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Underrepresented Communities (URC) Funding Opportunity Deadline

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

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Underrepresented Communities (URC)

Notice of Funding Opportunity for FY2023

Applications are due July 18, 2023

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W.R. Dorsey grocery store in Helena, MT. Courtesy of Montana Historical Society, Helena.


The State, Tribal, Local, Plans & Grants Division is now accepting applications for the Underrepresented Communities Grant Program. Before applying, please make sure that you have read and understand the limitations of each funding program and have carefully reviewed the Notice of Funding Opportunity. The Notice of Funding Opportunity contains all the information you will need to create a successful application.

Congress has appropriated $1.25 million for the Underrepresented Communities Grant Program (URC) for FY 2023. The URC Grant Program supports the survey, inventory, and designation of historic properties that are associated with communities currently underrepresented in the National Register of Historic Places and among National Historic Landmarks.

Eligible applicants include: State Historic Preservation Offices; Federally Recognized Indian Tribes, Alaska Native Villages/Corporations, and Native Hawaiian Organizations, as defined by 54 USC 300309, 54 USC 300313, and 54 USC 300314; and, Certified Local Governments. NEW! The NPS will now accept URC Grant applications from U.S. nonprofit entities!

What is Funded

URC Grant Projects include the survey, inventory, and designation of historic properties that are associated with communities currently underrepresented in the National Register of Historic Places, and among National Historic Landmarks. All funded projects must result in:

  • The submission of a new nomination to the National Register of Historic Places or National Historic Landmark program to include underrepresented communities, or
  • An amendment to an existing National Register or National Historic Landmark nomination to include underrepresented communities

What is Not Funded

  • Physical work on historic properties
  • Reconstruction or new construction
  • Moving historic properties, or work on moved properties that are no longer eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places
  • Lobbying or advocacy activities
  • Costs for work already completed, or funded through other federal programs
  • Acquisitions of historic sites or collections
  • Conservation of collections, except as part of gathering oral history documentation
  • Long-term maintenance or curatorial work beyond the grant period
  • Work completed prior to execution of Grant Agreement
  • Cash reserves, endowments, revolving funds, or fundraising costs
  • Administrative and indirect costs beyond 25% of the total project budget

Applications are due July 18, 2023.

Go.nps.gov/urc

Apply to URC

Funding Opportunities Accepting Applications

History of Equal Rights (HER) Grant Program

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This program supports the preservation of sites related to the struggle for any or all people to achieve equal rights in America. The History of Equal Rights grants are not limited to any specific group and are intended to include the broadest possible interpretation of equal rights for any American. Grants fund physical preservation work and pre-preservation planning activities. Congress has appropriated $5 million for the program in FY2023. Applications are anticipated early spring 2023. 

Learn more about the History of Equal Rights Grant Program

Apply now via Grants.gov P23AS00474


Funding Opportunities Coming Soon

African American Civil Rights (AACR) Grant Program

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This program preserves and protects sites associated with the struggle for equality from the transatlantic slave trade forward. Projects are split into two categories: physical "preservation projects" and "history projects." "Preservation" grants are for the repair of historic properties. "History" grants are for more interpretive work, like exhibit design or even historical research. Congress has appropriated $24 million for this grant program in FY2023. Applications are anticipated Summer of 2023. 

Learn more about the African American Civil Rights Grant Program


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The Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFO) for our FY23 programs are anticipated spring through fall 2023. We recommend applicants set up a saved search on Grants.gov for CFDA 15.929 for Save America's Treasures and 15.932 for Historically Black Colleges & Universities and 15.904 for all other programs to be notified when the opportunity becomes available. Here are instructions on setting up a saved search on Grants.gov Subscribe to Saved Searches (grants.gov)

The application period is typically 90 days. Therefore, the deadline to apply will be 90 days after the NOFO is posted to Grants.gov. Because the window to apply for funding is limited, we encourage applicants to plan well ahead of the deadline. Information on applying to all our programs is available through our website year-round: State, Tribal, Local, Plans & Grants Division (nps.gov)


State, Tribal, Local, Plans & Grants

State, Tribal, Local, Plans & Grants (STLPG) Division of the National Park Service manages eleven competitive and formula grant programs funded by the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF). Our grant programs assist with a variety of historic preservation projects through partnerships with State and Tribal Historic Preservation Offices, local communities, and preservation organizations across the 50 states, the District of Columbia, 5 territories, and the 3 Freely Associated States.

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