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National Park Service Survey and Planning Grants
Each year the Division of Historic Preservation distributes an allocation of federal funds
for Survey and Planning projects through a competitive grants process. These funds are
from the National Park Service, U. S. Department of the Interior. The focus of the grant
proposals should be related to on-going state and federally mandated programs and
initiatives that are outlined in the Louisiana Comprehensive Plan entitled, Our Places,
Our Heritage: A Plan for Historic Preservation and Archaeological Conservation in
Louisiana. These initiatives include:
Typical recipients include historical organizations, parish governments, economic
development districts, planning commissions, museum houses, state agencies,
municipal governments, educational institutions and historic district commissions.
Typical projects include public education proposals, survey projects in which every
building over 50 years old in a given geographical region is recorded and mapped,
publications, projects to develop nominations to the National Register of Historic Places,
and Historic American Buildings Survey projects in which architecture students develop
measured drawings of important and/or endangered buildings.
- Regional, parish, and local historic standing structure surveys of properties fifty years and older within the following areas:
- Northeastern Parishes where no surveys have been completed.
- South Central Parishes where partial surveys have been completed;
- Development of historic structure reports;
- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) Program, using HABS as an educational tool for the cultural economy, highlighting issues such as traditional design and building practices, cultural and historic trends and traditions.
These awarded grant funds must be matched by non-federal monies on at least a
50/50 basis, though grantees may elect to overmatch. In addition, funds are
distributed on a reimbursable basis, i.e., the recipient makes an expenditure and
is subsequently reimbursed for the grant portion of the expenditure, once the
necessary billing documentation is received.
Grant application packets are due and must be postmarked by March 8, 2013.
Grant awards will be announced in June; grant projects will begin July 1, 2013 and must
end by June 30, 2014.
Forms and Documents
|National Park Service Survey and Planning Funds 2013-2014 Grant Year
|Louisiana Comprehensive Plan – Our Places, Our Heritage: A Plan for
Historic Preservation and Archaeological Conservation in Louisiana