National Park Service's FY2016 African American Civil Rights Grant Program

23 Aug 2016 9:31 AM | Jina Lee (Administrator)

The National Park Service’s (NPS) FY 2016 African American Civil Rights Grant Program (Civil Rights Grants) will document, interpret, and preserve the sites and stories related to the African American struggle to gain equal rights as citizens in the 20th Century.  The Civil Rights Grant awards are funded by the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF), and administered by the NPS. 


This competitive grant program provides grants to states, tribes, local governments (including Certified Local Governments), and nonprofits. Non-federal matching share is not required, but preference will be given to applications that show community commitment through non-federal match and partnership collaboration.  Grants will fund a broad range of planning, development, and research projects for historic sites including: survey, inventory, documentation, interpretation, education, architectural services, historic structure reports, preservation plans, and bricks and mortar repair. $7,750,000 is available for FY 2016 Civil Rights Grants.




Application packages must be submitted using ( ). Search in for Funding Opportunity #P16AS00485, under Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 15.904 or African American Civil Rights Grants. Awards are issued under Public Law 114-113. Deadline for submittal through is 11:59pm EST Friday, October 14, 2016.


Detailed instructions for the application process are posted under Application Guidance. If you have questions about the application please contact  or 202-354-2020.


For assistance with registration and/or technical issues, please contact their help desk at 1-800-513-4726

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