Certified Local Government Program (CLG)

2013-2014 CLG GRANT AWARDS

Nine cities and counties will receive $185,000 in federal grants to assist local historic preservation programs.  California is required to pass through a minimum of 10 percent of its yearly share of federal funds received through the National Park Service Historic Preservation Fund Grants Program to local governments whose preservation programs have been certified by the NPS. 

The Certified Local Government (CLG) Program is a partnership among local governments, the State of California (OHP) and the National Park Service which is responsible for administering the National Historic Preservation Program.  The CLG program encourages the direct participation of local governments in the identification, evaluation, registration, and preservation of historic properties within their jurisdictions and promotes the integration of local preservation interests and concerns into local planning and decision-making processes.

California’s Certified Local Government grants are awarded on a competitive basis and require a 40 percent local government match that can be provided using a combination of public funds, private funds, and allowable in-kind donations.

Burbank, $18,000.  The city will survey historic signage in commercially zoned properties to help develop an ordinance that will enable property owners to preserve and restore historic signs.

Elk Grove, $24,000.  Following up on its recently completed historic context statement the city will update the Elk Grove Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and document a potential Winemaker District.

Eureka, $12,000.  The city will develop a map-based, interactive, historic preservation website that will provide an architectural and historic tour of Eureka, along with existing histories and photos linked to points on a map.

Glendale, $24,000.  The city will prepare a historic context for the southern portion of Glendale, which will be included in the South Glendale Community Plan.

Los Angeles, $20,000.  The city will develop a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Historic Context to be included as part of SurveyLA’s citywide historic context statement.

Riverside, $24,000.  The city will design, complete and implement a mobile application called Landmark Connect:  a mobile app for Riverside’s historic landmarks.

San Francisco, $24,000.  The city will conduct a historic resource survey focused on neighborhood commercial buildings, constructed between 1870 and 1965, that are  subject to a  recently enacted mandatory seismic retrofit program for soft-story buildings.

South Pasadena, $15,000.  The city will augment, expand, and enhance South Pasadena’s city-wide historic context statement that identifies property types, associated character-defining features, and location patterns from pre-history to the mid-century modern era.

Ventura County, $24,000.  The county will develop a historic context statement and historic resources reconnaissance survey for the eastern Oxnard Plain, an area rich with agricultural history and cultural diversity.
 



The 1980 amendments to the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended, provided for the establishment of a CLG program to encourage the direct participation of local governments in the identification, evaluation, registration, and preservation of historic properties within their jurisdictions and promote the integration of local preservation interests and concerns into local planning and decision-making processes. The CLG program is a partnership among local governments, the State of California-OHP, and the National Park Service (NPS) which is responsible for administering the National Historic Preservation Program.


What are the requirements to be a CLG?

  • Enforce appropriate state and local laws and regulations for the designation and protection of historic properties;
  • Establish an historic preservation review commission by local ordinance;
  • Maintain a system for the survey and inventory of historic properties;
  • Provide for public participation in the local preservation program; and
  • Satisfactorily perform responsibilities delegated to it by the state.

  • How can a local government get certified?


    Any general purpose political subdivision with land-use authority is eligible to become a CLG. A local government may apply to become a CLG by submitting an application, signed by the chief elected official of the applying local government, to OHP. If the applicant meets the criteria, OHP will forward the application and recommend certification to the NPS who makes the final cerification decision. When the NPS is in agreement with OHP's recommendation, a certification agreement is signed by OHP and the local government, completing the certification process. It is the local government that is certified, not simply the preservation commission.


    Why become a CLG?


    What’s in it for the local jurisdiction? Why would you want to associate your local preservation program with state and federal programs? Would you be giving up autonomy?


    CLG LISTSERV

    CALCLG-L is maintained by the California State Office of Historic Preservation and is one of the ways we disseminate CLG program information and provide technical assistance to CLGs. It also serves as an open forum for the posting of questions by list members and discussion of issues of interest to CLGs.

    This list is open to Office of Historic Preservation staff, local government CLG coordinators, planners, members of local historical review commissions or boards, and other local government employees or volunteers who have professional responsibilities or interests related to the Certified Local Government Program. Guest memberships are available to staff members of cities who are considering or in the process of becoming CLGS.


    STAFF CONTACTS

    Lucinda Woodward, Supervisor
    State Historian III
    Ordinances, General Plans, CLG Coordinator.
    916-445-7028

    Amanda Blosser
    State Historian II
    Surveys & Contexts/CEQA/CLG Coordinator
    916-445-7048

    Shannon Lauchner
    State Historian II
    HUD-Section 106/Mills Act/CLG Coordinator
    916-445-7013


    California CLGs

    CLG Contact List.pdf
    Updated 04 March 2014

    CLG Annual Reports October 1, 2012 – September 30, 2013

    Due December 31, 2013

    Read this First

    2012-2013 Annual Report Template (WORD)

    CLG Commissioner Qualifications form (PDF)


    CLG APPLICATION

    CLG Application and Procedures

    Link to National Park Service CLG Information