CLG Grant Program

Clg grantsThrough the Certified Local Government (CLG) Program, local governments receive federal grants to assist with historic preservation programs. A required minimum of ten percent of California’s yearly allocation of federal funds received through the Historic Preservation Fund Grants Program (HPF) make up the grants awarded annually to qualifying certified local governments.

The Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) awards the HPF monies to CLGs in a competitive process. Forms, instructions, and deadlines for the current grant cycle are listed below. To see a list of recent and past award recipients, visit our CLG Grant Awards page.

2019-2020 CLG Grants - Application Process


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2019-2020 CLG Grant Application Manual (PDF)

2019-2020 CLG Grant Application Form (Fillable PDF Form) 

Forms to be included in Grant Application

Assurances - Non Construction 

Certificate of Professionalism and Conformance

Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualifications 

Helpful Resources

General Grant Information

Archeology and Historic Preservation: Secretary of the Interior's Standards 

California Federal Per Diem Rates 

Environmental Compliance Requirements 

Format for Historic Context Statements 

Historic Preservation Ordinances 

Historic Structure Report Format

Project Agreement General and Special Provisions

RFP Checklist

Standards for Allowability of Costs

Documents Needed for Grant Reports (After grant is awarded)

Competitive Contracting Documentation 

Volunteer or Donated Labor Time Sheet