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Interior and Park Service: $60 Million in Historic Preservation Grants to States and Tribes

Interior and National Park Service Announce more than $60 Million in Historic Preservation Grants to States and Tribes

The U.S. Department of the Interior and the National Park Service (NPS) today announced $48.9 million in historic preservation grants for U.S. states, territories, and partnering nations, and $11.4 million for historic preservation grants to 175 tribal historic preservation offices.

"The Department of the Interior and the National Park Service are committed to preserving U.S. and tribal history and heritage," said U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke. "Fees collected from drilling on the Outer Continental Shelf help fund important conservation tools like these grants. Through valuable partnerships we are able to assist communities and tribes in ensuring the diverse historic places, culture and traditions that make our country unique are protected for future generations."

Administered by the National Park Service, these funds are appropriated annually by Congress from the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF). Since its inception in 1977, the HPF has provided more than$1.8 billion in grants to states, tribes, local governments, and non-profit organizations. Funding is supported by Outer Continental Shelf oil lease revenues, not tax dollars, with intent to mitigate the loss of a non-renewable resource to benefit the preservation of other irreplaceable resources.

“The National Park Service works closely with states and tribes to preserve our nation’s diverse history and cultural heritage,” National Park Service Deputy Director Dan Smith said. “These grants help promote historic preservation at the community level, including funding much needed restoration and maintenance to these special places.”

The HPF grants fund preservation programs at state offices and ensure support of local preservation with a required 10% pass-through to Certified Local Governments via competitive subgrants. Examples of state and local work accomplished with this annual funding include:

  • After Hurricane Matthew, the Georgia Historic Preservation Division coordinated an agency-wide initiative to train employees on the national Incident Command System and as a result, assumed a leadership role following Hurricane Irma in conducting agency-wide after-action reviews for regional incidents, and piloted a report on historic preservation response that was distributed to Georgia policy makers.
  • The Montana Historical Society leveraged National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, state, and private funding to overhaul its statewide geodatabase of cultural resources, which now holds over 59,000 historic and pre-contact sites and 37,000 survey and cultural resource studies. The data will speed the review and compliance process associated with federal projects.
  • The Massachusetts Historical Commission completed a historic context focused on resources associated with Chinese immigrants and Chinese Americans in the city of Boston, which has led to National Register listing these underrepresented resources in New England.

The HPF grants fund tribal preservation programs and assist Tribes in the preservation of their cultural heritage and promote the protection of historically significant sites. Examples of tribal efforts and accomplishments with this annual funding include:

  • Funding for the annual Cultural Hualapai River Monitoring Trip by the Hualapai Tribal Historic Preservation Office in Arizona supports education outreach programs. Each year the trip engages youth and elders to monitor vegetation, archaeological sites, and traditional cultural places, and discuss traditional ecological knowledge about the Grand Canyon.
  • The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians Tribal Historic Preservation Office in Wisconsin is working on a site monitoring schedule and developing a management plan for 31 historic maple sugarbush sites where Ojibwe families moved each spring and camped for the production of maple syrup.
  • Four partner Tribal Historic Preservation Offices, the Narragansett Tribe, the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah), the Mashantucket (Eastern) Pequot, and the Mohegan, collaboratively consulted with federal agencies on federal undertakings where ceremonial stone landscapes were in danger of impacts. The result was submission of a National Register of Historic Places draft nomination entitled “Indigenous American Ceremonial Stone Landscapes of the Northeast.”

For more information about the National Park Service historic preservation programs and grants, please visit

State Historic Preservation Office Grants






 $ 858,103


 $ 817,809


 $ 1,062,416


 $ 818,251

American Samoa

 $ 399,210


 $ 775,515


 $ 895,168

New Hampshire

 $ 640,455


 $ 783,535

New Jersey

 $ 967,486


 $ 1,579,932

New Mexico

 $ 820,716


 $ 925,024

New York

 $ 1,436,726


 $ 763,826

North Carolina

 $ 969,074


 $ 541,155

North Dakota

 $ 705,578

District of Columbia

 $ 538,039

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

 $ 414,877


 $ 1,082,678


 $ 1,162,212

Federated States of Micronesia

 $ 429,730


 $ 866,119


 $ 953,493


 $ 903,609


 $ 413,040


 $ 249,048


 $ 591,360


 $ 1,242,810


 $ 760,515

Puerto Rico

 $ 666,772


 $ 1,203,263

Rhode Island

 $ 595,644


 $ 958,392

South Carolina

 $ 790,910


 $ 884,264

South Dakota

 $ 730,843


 $ 877,307


 $ 887,274


 $ 848,523


 $ 1,408,576


 $ 864,288


 $ 804,018


 $ 735,596


 $ 590,381

Republic of the Marshall Islands

 $ 249,048


 $ 935,975


 $ 831,006

Virgin Islands

 $ 419,485


 $ 959,479


 $ 965,815


 $ 1,170,481

West Virginia

 $ 732,959


 $ 986,092


 $ 995,082


 $ 773,236


 $ 713,890


 $ 978,892







Tribal Historic Preservation Office Grants



Absentee Shawnee Tribe


Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians


Aroostook Band of Micmacs


Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians


Bay Mills Indian Community


Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria


Big Pine Paiute Tribe of Owens Valley


Big Valley Band of Pomo Indians of the Big Valley Rancheria


Bishop Paiute Tribe


Blackfeet Nation


Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe of Indians


Bois Forte Band of Chippewa Indians


Bridgeport Indian Colony


Buena Vista Rancheria Me Wuk Indians of California


Burns Paiute Tribe


Caddo Tribe of Oklahoma


Cahuilla Band of Indians


Catawba Indian Nation


Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria


Cherokee Nation


Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes


Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe


Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy's Reservation


Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana


Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma


Citizen Potawatomi


Coeur d'Alene Tribe


Colorado River Indian Tribes of the Colorado River Indian Reservation


Comanche Nation


Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Indian Nation


Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation


Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation


Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation


Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw


Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Indian Community of Oregon


Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation


Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation in Oregon


Coquille Indian Tribe


Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana


Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians


Crow Creek Sioux Tribe


Crow Tribe of Indians


Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians


Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians


Eastern Shawnee of Oklahoma


Elk Valley Rancheria


Enterprise Rancheria of Maidu Indians


Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria


Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe


Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa


Forest County Potawatomi Community


Fort Belknap Indian Community


Fort Independence Indian Community of Paiute Indians of the Fort Independence Indian Reservation


Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes


Gila River Indian Community


Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa


Ho-Chunk Nation


Hoopa Valley


Hopland Band of Pomo Indians


Hualapai Tribe


Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska


Jena Band of Choctaw Indians


Jicarilla Apache Nation


Karuk Tribe


Kashia Band of Pomo Indians of Stewarts Point Rancheria


Keweenaw Bay Indian Community


Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin


Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians


Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians


Leech Lake Band of Chippewa Indians


Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians


Lower Sioux Indian Community


Lummi Nation


Makah Tribe


Mashantucket Western Pequot Tribe


Mechoopda (Chico Rancheria)


Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin


Mescalero Apache Tribe


Miami Tribe of Oklahoma


Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians


Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Indians


Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut


Morongo Band of Mission Indians


Muscogee (Creek) Nation


Narragansett Indian Tribe


Navajo Nation


Nez Perce Tribe of Indians


Nooksack Tribe


Northern Arapaho Tribe


Northern Cheyenne Tribe


Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potowatomi


Oglala Sioux Tribe


Omaha Tribe of Nebraska


Oneida Nation of Wisconsin


Organized Village of Kake


Osage Nation


Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Oklahoma


Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma


Pala Band of Mission Indians


Passamaquoddy Tribe


Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma


Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Pechanga Reservation


Penobscot Nation


Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians


Pinoleville Pomo Nation


Pit River Tribe


Poarch Band of Creek Indians


Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians


Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma


Ponca Tribe of Nebraska


Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe


Prairie Island Indian Community in the State of Minnesota


Pueblo of Acoma


Pueblo of Isleta


Pueblo of Jemez


Pueblo of Laguna


Pueblo of Pojoaque


Pueblo of San Felipe


Pueblo of San Ildefonso


Pueblo of Santa Ana


Pueblo of Santa Clara


Pueblo of Tesuque


Pueblo of Zuni


Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe


Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma


Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa


Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians


Reno Sparks Indian Colony


Rosebud Sioux Tribe of Indians


Round Valley Indian Tribe


Saginaw Chippewa


Samish Indian Nation


San Carlos Apache Tribe


Santee Sioux Tribe


Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe


Seminole Tribe of Florida


Seneca Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma


Seneca Nation of Indians


Sherwood Valley Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians of California


Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians


Shoshone Tribe of the Wind River Reservation


Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate


Skokomish Indian Tribe


Spirit Lake Tribe of Fort Totten


Spokane Tribe of Indians


Squaxin Island Tribe


St. Regis Mohawk


Standing Rock Sioux Tribe


Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians


Stockbridge-Munsee Community


Suquamish Tribe


Susanville Indian Rancheria


Swinomish Indian Tribal Community


Thlopthlocco Tribal Town


Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation (Mandan, Hidatsa, & Arikara Nation)


Timbisha Shoshone Tribe


Tohono O'odham Nation


Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation


Tunica-Biloxi Indians of Louisiana


Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa


Twenty-nine Palms Band of Mission Indians


United Auburn Indian Community of the Auburn Rancheria


Upper Sioux Community


Ute Mountain Ute


Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah)


Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California


White Earth Band of Minnesota Chippewa


White Mountain Apache Tribe


Wichita and Affiliated Tribes


Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska


Wiyot Tribe


Wyandotte Nation


Yankton Sioux Tribe


Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation


Yurok Tribe