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 active grant cycles are posted to this page during the application periods. To see a list of recent and past award recipients, visit our CLG Grant Awards page.

CLG Grants - Application Process

The 2023-2024 CLG Grant application cycle is now closed. Information and forms for the 2024-2025 CLG Grant cycle will be posted to this page in early 2024. 

2023-2024 grants were awarded to six communities. Congratulations! To see a list of the grantees and their awarded projects, visit our CLG Grant Awards page. 

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