The American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) from the National Park Service (NPS) promotes the preservation of significant historic battlefields associated with wars on American soil. The goals of the program are

1) to protect battlefields and sites associated with armed conflicts that influenced the course of our history

2) to encourage and assist all Americans in planning for the preservation, management, and interpretation of these sites

3) to raise awareness of the importance of preserving battlefields and related sites for future generations. The ABPP focuses primarily on land use, cultural resource and site management planning, and public education.

The ABPP awards two types of grants:

  • Battlefield Preservation Planning Grants are awarded annually to groups, institutions, organizations, or governments sponsoring preservation projects at historic battlefields. Any battlefield on American soil is eligible for this grant.
  • Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants are awarded to state and local governments seeking fee simple acquisition of eligible Revolutionary War, War of 1812, or Civil War battlefield land, or for the acquisition of permanent, protective interests (easements) in Revolutionary War, War of 1812, or Civil War battlefield land. Only Civil War battlefields listed in the Civil War Sites Advisory Commission’s (CWSAC) 1993 Report on the Nation’s Civil War Battlefields and Revolutionary War and War of 1812 battlefields listed in the 2007 The Revolutionary War and War of 1812 Historic Preservation Study are eligible for this grant.

The deadline is April 8, 2019

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