Underrepresented Community Grants

Posted: October 12, 2021

Deadline: January 11, 2022

Grantor: National Park Service (NPS) Historic Preservation Fund

Additional Information

The National Park Service’s (NPS) Underrepresented Community Grant Program (URC) is intended to diversify the nominations submitted to the National Register of Historic Places to include communities that are currently underrepresented. Projects include surveys and nominations of historic sites associated with communities underrepresented in the National Register. Every application must include a National Register nomination or amendment.

All funded projects must result in:

  • The submission of a new nomination to the National Register of Historic Places or National Historic Landmark program, or

  • An amendment to an existing National Register or National Historic Landmark nomination to include underrepresented communities

Application packages must be submitted using grants.gov in response to a notice of funding opportunity number under Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) 15.904. To apply: www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=336053

If your organization has never received a Federal grant before, you should allow yourself several weeks to prepare to submit an application. You must have an IRS Employee ID Number (EIN), a DUNS number and SAM.gov registration. View processing times here: https://www.nps.gov/subjects/historicpreservationfund/howtoapply.htm


Eligible applicants are limited to State Historic Preservation offices, Federally Recognized Indian Tribes, Alaska Native Villages/Corporations, Native Hawaiian Organizations (as defined by 54 USC 300309, 54 USC 300313, 54 USC 300314), and Certified Local Governments (CLG). Find out if you are a CLG here.


State, Tribal and Local Plans and Grants Division: 202-354-2020 or STLPG@nps.gov

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