CLG Grant Awards

2018-2019 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 Grants Program to Certified Local Governments. These are local governments where the NPS has certified their preservation programs. This year's annual allocation is approximately $1,580,000. The OHP received ten applications requesting $289,790, and awarded six grants totaling $158,570. The OHP awards Certified Local Government grants on a competitive basis; the local government must provide a 40 percent match that can a combination of public funds, private funds, and allowable in-kind donations. The grants support local preservation efforts. 

Below are the cities awarded 2018-2019 grants. Congratulations!

  • Elk Grove. The city will evaluate 81 resources, both individual properties and contributors to historic districts, and one cultural landscape. This includes 79 previously identified resources that will be reevaluated using the significance and integrity criteria of the city's updated preservation ordinance. The city will also survey and evaluate two previously unevaluated properties, both mid-century modern: The Williamson Ranch Historic District (1979), and the Valley High Country Club (1961).
  • Eureka. The CLG grant will be used to increase substanially the number of historic wooden windows preserved in historic properties. The city will collect relevant information on rehabilitation and weatherization methods to create a content portfolio for use at the planning counter, on the city website, and in production of printed materials for contractors and homeowners. A one-day, hands-on Wooden Window workshop will also be developed.
  • Los Altos. The city will prepare a Historic Structure Report and Recommended Work Plan for the Halsey House, a city-owned locally designated property. For many years, the house was used as the Nature Center and Ohlone Interpretive Center, but was closed in 2008 due to disrepair. The CLG grant - Los Altos' first since becoming certified in 1990 - will support improvements that will make it possible for the house to function once again as a community center.
  • Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Office of Historic Resources will use the CLG grant to support tasks associated with the integration of data into HistoricPlaces, the city's online historic resources inventory and management system. The project will involve data from SurveyLA, surveys completed by other city agencies, and data for properties listed under local, state, and national designation programs.
  • Monterey. The city will prepare their Alta Mesa Residential Neighborhood Historic Context Statement and Survey. This will fulfill the city's requirement, as outlined in its Historic Preservation Plan, to develop contexts and surveys of Monterey neighborhoods as a basis for a variety of preservation programs. Public outreach will be an important component of the project.
  • Ontario. The city's Public Works Agency and Planning Department will collaborate to develop a Historic Structure Report (HSR) for the Jay Littleton Ballpark, to inform future improvements. A public awareness and educational campaign will be launched to promote the historical and cultural value of the ballpark, a rare example of a WPA-funded, 1930s wood-framed ballpark used by traveling professional teams, and local semi-professional and amateur teams.

The OHP is a Division of California State Parks. 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.  

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