Battlefield Preservation Program Planning Grants- Take a Look!

Thursday, December 03, 2020 12:49 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Sites of armed conflict are part of our American heritage - how can your students help preserve a battlefield or associated historic site and share its stories with and for communities today? 

The National Park Service's American Battlefield Protection Program wants organizations involved in heritage education to know that Battlefield Preservation Planning Grants are available to help. These grants are awarded annually and competitively to State, local, and tribal governments, other public entities, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions. Eligible projects must focus on planning for, interpreting, and protecting battlefields and historic sites associated with armed conflicts on American soil from any time period in history. Grants fund two-year projects involving research, documentation, oral history, community engagement activities, interpretation and education, preservation planning, and more. They do not require matching funds. 

The 2021 competition is now open until February 12, 2021. The funding announcement and application materials are available at https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=329813

You can learn more at https://www.nps.gov/subjects/battlefields/battlefield-planning-grants.htm, or sign up for a free webinar: 

  • A New Tide: Armed Conflict through the Eyes of Black America, December 8, 2:00 PM EST (register here)
  • Amplifying Indigenous Voices in Battlefield Preservation, December 9, 7:00 PM EST (register here)
  • 2021 Battlefield Preservation Planning Grant Overview, December 10, 2:00 PM EST (register here)

American Battlefield Protection Program staff welcome your questions, and invites you to contact us about your ideas for proposals, at abpp@nps.gov


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