This article originally appeared on the National Park Service website.
The National Park Service is accepting application for the second round of funding for the Semiquincentennial Grant Program. This grant program was created by Congress in 2020 to support the preservation of State owned sites and structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places that commemorate the founding of the nation.
The FY2022 round features several notable changes from the previous round:
- In addition to resources that were built during the founding period (i.e. prior to 1800), resources that commemorate the people, places, and events of the founding period are eligible for funding if they meet the other program requirements related to ownership and National Register listing.
- Resource specific plans, studies, and reports are eligible as standalone projects and do not need to be conducted as part of a preservation project. Pre-preservation projects that do not include physical work to a resource may apply for grants of $15,000-$75,000.
- The maximum awards for physical preservation projects have been increased to $75,000 - $750,000. Read more...