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 from the transatlantic slave trade forward.
The program funds history
and preservation projects using the NPS report, Civil Rights in America, A Framework for Identifying Significant Sites, as a guide in determining the appropriateness of proposed projects and properties.
AACR grants are funded by the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF), administered by the NPS, and will fund a broad range of history projects including survey and planning, research and documentation, interpretation and education, and collections conservation.
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 he History of Equal Rights grant program, under opportunity number P22AS00644, for physical preservation only of sites related to the struggle of all Americans to gain equal rights.FY2022 Public Law 117-103 provides $21,750,000 million for the AACR Grant Program.