Battlefield Project Grants
The 2012 Battlefield Project grants are closed.Once a year as part of its grants program, the ABPP invites proposals for battlefield preservation projects. Since 1990, the ABPP and its partners have helped protect and enhance more than 100 battlefields by co-sponsoring 429 projects in 42 states and territories. Individual project funding has ranged from $5,000 to more than $80,000; the average grant is $32,000. The ABPP encourages, but does not require, matching funds or in-kind services to these projects.
The ABPP supports projects that lead to the protection of battlefield land and sites associated with battlefields.
Types of projects that support this goal may include: Site Identification and Documentation Projects
- Historical research
- Resource surveys and inventories
- Nominations to the National Register of Historic Places
- GIS/GPS mapping
Planning and Consensus Building Projects
- Acquisition, strategic, and preservation plans
- Studies of land related to, or adjacent to, publicly owned and
protected battlefield lands
- Management, landscape, and stabilization plans
- Interpretation plans
- Preservation advocacy and consensus building within a community
Interpretation or Education Projects
- Brochures stressing preservation
- Interpretive programs stressing preservation techniques
- Sign development and design
The ABPP Battlefield Grants do not fund land acquisition or capital improvement projects. For more information on acquisition grants visit the Land and Water Conservation Fund Grants web page. Projects associated with lands already owned by the National Park Service are not eligible for ABPP grants.
The average ABPP Battlefield grant roughly follows the timeline below:
Battlefield Land - Sites where armed conflict, fighting, or warfare occurred between two opposing military organizations or forces recognized as such by their respective cultures (not civil unrest).
Associated Sites - Sites occupied before, during, or after a battle at which events occurred that had a direct influence on the tactical development of the battle or the outcome of the battle. A site must be associated with a battle in order to be considered an Associated Site.
NOTE: The grant guidelines and application form on this site are examples only and are subject to change.
Please contact the ABPP Grants Manager if you have questions about the ABPP's grant program. The ABPP encourages potential applicants to contact the ABPP Grants Manager and discuss proposed projects before preparing an application.
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