The American Battlefield Protection
Program (ABPP) of the National Park Service invites non-profit groups,
academic institutions, and local, regional, state, and tribal
governments, and other private sector organizations to submit
applications for grants. The purpose of this grant program is to
provide seed money for projects that lead directly to the
identification, preservation and interpretation of battlefield land
and/or historic sites associated with battlefields. Project funding has
ranged from $5,000 to $80,000.
The ABPP encourages
potential applicants to contact the ABPP staff and discuss proposed
projects before preparing an application. Contact the ABPP Grants Manager by email or at (202) 354-2037 for more information.
Applications sent by
commercial express delivery service or hand-delivered by the applicant
must be received in the ABPP office by 4:00 p.m. January 21, 2010.
and/or incomplete Grant Application Packages will not be considered for
funding and will be discarded without action or notification.
Standard Form (SF) 424 submitted without original signatures will be
discarded without action causing the Grant Application Package to be
ABPP encourages applicants to
use an express delivery service, as packages sent via regular USPS mail
will be irradiated – a process that destroys photographs and colored
Project areas must be on American soil and/or within U.S. territorial waters.
– 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).
– 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.
Please read the 2010 Grant Application and Guidelines carefully before attempting to prepare the application.
If you need additional help please contact the ABPP Grants Manager by email or at (202) 354-2037.
- Download 2010 Battlefield Grant Guidelines (MSWord 2000)
Download 2010 Battlefield Grant Application Form (MSWord 2000)
N.B. The MicroSoft Word 2000 version of the
application is formatted to encourage concise answers to questions on
the form. Any adjustment to the form’s layout, margins, or spacing may
result in disqualification of the grant application.
- Download Standard Form 424 — Application for Federal Assistance. The SF424 must be completed and sent as the cover sheet of your ABPP project grant application.
To complete question #16 on Standard Form 424, the first page of the application, go to the Office of Management and Budget
to see if your state participates in the intergovernmental review
process (pursuant to Executive Order 12372). If your state does
participate, you may be required to send a copy of your application to
the state clearinghouse.