CLG Grant Awards

2021-2022 CLG Grant Awards

The Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) is required to sub grant a minimum of ten percent of its yearly allocation of federal funds from the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) Grants Program to Certified Local Governments. These are local governments where the NPS has certified their preservation programs. The OHP awards Certified Local Government grants on a competitive basis; the local government must provide a 40 percent match that can be a combination of public funds, private funds, and allowable in-kind donations. The grants support local preservation efforts. 

Below are the five cities and one county awarded 2021-2022 grants. Congratulations!

  • Carmel-by-the-Sea: The CLG grant will be used to undertake an update to the city’s Historic Context Statement to cover the post-1965 era. The Context Statement was last updated in 2008. The project is aligned with State Preservation Plan goals to identify, preserve and protect significant historic resources.

  • Los Angeles (City): The city will use the CLG grant to assist Los Angeles City Planning (LACP), Office of Historic Resources (OHR) in the development of a mobile device and web-friendly public engagement program. The program will employ digital markers with Quick Response (QR) codes that connect mobile device users to new Augmented Reality (AR) content in HistoricPlacesLA, Los Angeles’s online historic resources inventory and management system.  
  • Los Angeles (County): The CLG grant will support development of a historic context statement and historic resources survey report for the community of Florence-Firestone and identify priority historic resources for this unincorporated area of Los Angeles County. A specific plan for three Transit Oriented Districts and a comprehensive land use planning effort are currently in development for the area, and the community has expressed concerns about the impacts of future development on their community’s historic resources. This project will help to address those concerns.

  • Pomona: The City of Pomona, in its efforts to identify and protect its historical and cultural resources, will develop a first-ever citywide historical context statement. The context statement is a necessary first step that will provide a foundation for future preservation planning and successful survey work by describing the broad patterns of historical development within the city that are represented by the physical development and character of the built environment.
  • Richmond: The city will use the CLG grant to develop Rooted in Richmond, an app and web-based self-guided tour of the city’s historic sites, features, and important cultural districts and neighborhoods. Over a dozen of Richmond’s historic features, with a specific focus on the downtown core, will be highlighted on a six-mile biking or walking route that will examine the most significant sites in the city’s history, and make that history accessible to city residents and visitors alike.

  • Santa Barbara: The CLG grant will be used to support development of an African American Context Statement for the City of Santa Barbara that provides a holistic history of Santa Barbara’s African American community and identifies possible historic resources associated with that history.

Previous CLG Grant Recipients

The mission of the OHP, in partnership with the people of California and governmental agencies, is to preserve and enhance California's irreplaceable historic heritage as a matter of public interest.