Congress approved $10 million to preserve and restore sites and structures that commemorate the founding of the nation. These are capital improvement funds, not programmatic funds.
Different from the previous two offerings, NPS has expanded the field of eligible applicants. For the FY2023 round, eligible properties include those places owned by:
- state and local governments
- non-profit organizations
- public and non-profit institutions of higher education
- Native American tribes
All resources must be listed or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places at the time of application.
The buildings, structures, sites, districts, and objects considered significant for their association with or commemoration of people, places, or events between the earliest known resources and December 31, 1800, may be considered as associated with the “founding of the nation.”
The deadline for applications is March 5, 2024.
The national America250 commission, in partnership with the National Park Service, an ex-officio agency of the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission, will participate in a webinar on the National Park Service’s Semiquincentennial Grant Program on January 11, 2024, at 3:00 pm EST.
To receive an invitation to the webinar, please send an email to [email protected]