CLG Grant Program
Through 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.
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
Standards for Allowability of Costs
Documents Needed for Grant Reports (After grant is awarded)