WASHINGTON — The National Park Service is accepting applications for Battlefield Restoration Grants until Wednesday, May 15.

The grants support preservation partners across the country in their effort to restore eligible American Revolution, War of 1812, and Civil War sites to day-of battle conditions.

The program provides up to 50% in matching funds for scoping or implementation grants, allowing preservationists, property owners, and local communities to define, articulate, and realize their shared vision for these special places. Projects eligible include preservation, rehabilitation, and restoration activities for properties acquired with the assistance of a Battlefield Land Acquisition Grant, as well as properties managed by state and local governments, according to a news release from the National Park Service.

The grants are administered using funds from the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which reinvests revenue from offshore oil and natural gas leasing to help strengthen conservation and recreation opportunities across the nation.

By restoring landscapes, grant recipients can preserve important historic sites at the same time they are conserving open spaces, protecting natural resources, and providing public access to the sites of our shared heritage.

Eligible applicants are: Tribal, state, and local governments, institutions of higher education, and nonprofit organizations.


Eligible properties are those that have been previously acquired through NPS Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants and have an executed/recorded easement or preservation letter of agreement or properties that are owned by state or local government.

Eligible properties must be within the boundary of a Revolutionary War, War of 1812 or Civil War battlefield. They must be outside National Park Service boundaries.

The grants require a dollar-for-dollar non-federal match.

The program encourages applications that preserve historic sites associated with the American Revolution in advance of the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence in 2026.

To apply or for more information visit grants.gov.


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