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.

2021-2022 CLG Grant Application Process


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2021-2022 CLG Grant Manual and Application:
On February 24, 2021, the 2021-2022 CLG Grant Manual and Application was sent via the CLG Listserve to all Certified Local Government contacts currently on file with our office. If you did not receive that email or the copy of the grant manual, please contact as soon as possible. The 2021-2022 CLG Grant Manual and Application will not be posted to this webpage; it is only available through email. 
Forms to be included with the 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