The 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.
The Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants (BLAGs) 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 Civil War Battlefields listed in the Civil War sites Advisory Commission's (CWSAC) 1993 Report on the Nation's Civil War Battlefields and at Revolutionary War and War of 1812 Battlefields listed in the American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) 2007 Report to Congress on the Historic Preservation of Revolutionary War and War of 1812 Sites in the United States (Reports).