Battlefield Land Acquisition Grant- American Battlefield Protection ProgramThe National Park Service (NPS) makes available funds from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to help States and local communities acquire and preserve threatened Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Civil War Battlefields.
Pronghorn (Antilocapra americana), Theodore Roosevelt National Park, 2015
Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants (BLAG) are administered by the American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) and awarded through a competitive process.
Each grant requires a dollar-for-dollar non-Federal match.
Grants are available to purchase 1) land in fee simple or 2) permanent, protective interests in land (easements) at battlefields listed in the Civil War Sites Advisory Commissions (CWSAC) 1993 Report on the Nations Civil War Battlefields or the 2007 Report to Congress on the Historic Preservation of revolutionary War and War of 1812 Sites in the United States (Reports).
Foremost consideration is given to application packages for acquisition proposals at battlefields defined as Priority I or II sites in the Reports.
The Reports and a listing of battlefields priority status can be found at on the Web at https://www.nps.gov/abpp/grants/CWBLAGgrants.htm Potential applicants should carefully review the guidelines before preparing an application package.
The ABPP also encourages applicants to contact the ABPP staff before submitting an application package.