Historic Preservation Fund Grants

The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 authorizes a program of federal matching grants known as the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) to assist various states in carrying out historic preservation activities. The program is sponsored by the Department of the Interior, National Park Service (NPS), and in Missouri, is administered through the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Under changes made to the Act in 1980, each state is required to earmark a minimum of 10 percent of their Historic Preservation Fund monies for exclusive use by Certified Local Governments (CLGs). Only Missouri's CLGs are eligible to apply for this grant at this time.

What is a Certified Local Government?

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Missouri Heritage Properties Grants

The Missouri Heritage Properties Program provides grants for the preservation of important National Register listed properties that cannot benefit from other development tools. The program is administered by the SHPO of the Department of Natural Resources and funded with money from the Missouri Historic Preservation Revolving Fund. Priority is given to projects facilitating the preservation of county courthouses primarily in use for their historic purposes. Only governmental entities are eligible to apply for these funds.

For more information about the Missouri Heritage Properties Program, the grant application process, or the National Register status of your county courthouse, contact the SHPO.

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