The Save America’s Treasures grant program was established in 1998 and first awarded grants in 1999 to help preserve nationally significant historic properties and collections that convey our nation’s rich heritage to future generations.
Grants are available to fund two type of projects: "Collections" and "Preservation". Collections projects must be determined to be of national significance based on the supportive description of its significance within the application. Collections include artifacts, documents, sculptures, and other works of art. Preservation projects fund planning and "bricks and mortar" preservation/conservation work on historic buildings and structures.
Full Notice of Funding Opportunity: Collection Grants, Preservation Grants
Eligible Preservation projects must be:
- a National Historic Landmark; or
- a contributing property within a National Historic Landmark district; or
- individually listed in the National Register of Historic Places for national significance; or
- a contributing property within a National Register Historic District.
A list of past, funded projects can be found at: go.nps.gov/satmap
Match: Grants are awarded through a competitive process and require a dollar-for-dollar, non-Federal match, which can be cash or documented in-kind. (50%)
How to Apply