Battlefields and sites of armed conflict are powerful reminders of the shared heritage of all Americans. To learn and heal from the past, the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program (NPS ABPP) promotes the preservation and interpretation of these important places. NPS ABPP supports community-driven stewardship of historic resources through four grant programs: Preservation Planning, Battlefield Restoration, Battlefield Interpretation, and Battlefield Land Acquisition.
NPS ABPP administers the Battlefield Restoration Grant Program to provide assistance for the restoration of day-of-battle conditions of American Revolution, Civil War, and War of 1812 properties that have been acquired and protected with assistance from the NPS’s Battlefield Land Acquisition Grant (BLAG) Program established under 54 U.S.C. §308103(b) and are located outside the external boundaries of a unit of the National Park System. These grants are funded from the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which invests earnings from offshore oil and gas leasing to help strengthen communities, preserve history and protect the national endowment of lands and waters. Funding will support planning and implementation activities for historic preservation projects at eligible properties and will be awarded competitively.
The objective of NPS ABPP Battlefield Restoration Grant program supports the agency's priorities of enhancing the public's experience with protected lands and large-scale conservation efforts, including state and local battlefield parks. Our goal is to increase investment in protected battlefields and engage a diverse community of preservation partners. As the nation approaches the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence in 2026, NPS ABPP encourages projects that promote and expand preservation as well as enhance our understanding of the origins of the United States. Special thematic priority will be given to applications that preserve and interpret historic sites associated with the American Revolutionary War as a living part of community life and development.
For more information about project categories, see Page 3 of the guidelines document listed in RFP & Supporting Documents.
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