The National Park Service’s (NPS) African American Civil Rights Grant Program (AACR) will document, interpret, and preserve the sites and stories of the full history of the African American struggle to gain equal rights as citizens from the transatlantic slave trade forward.
The NPS 2008
report, Civil Rights in America, A Framework for Identifying Significant Sites, will serve as a guide in determining the appropriateness of proposed projects and properties.
AACR Preservation Grants are funded by the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF), administered by the NPS, and will fund a broad range of preservation projects for historic sites including:
architectural services, historic structure reports, preservation plans, and physical preservation to structures.
Grants are awarded through a competitive process and do not require non-Federal match.There are separate funding announcements for physical preservation projects and for historical research/documentation projects.
Funding announcement P22AS00648 is for physical preservation of historic sites only; P22AS00647 is for historical research/documentation/survey/nomination projects.
Please ensure you apply under the correct opportunity number for your project.Perhaps also of interest is the History of Equal Rights grant program under P22AS00644 for physical preservation only of sites involved in the struggle for All American’s civil rights and closes September 13, 202 2. FY2022 Public Law 117-103 provides $2 1. 75 million for the AACR Grant Program.