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Local Preservation: CLG Grants

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Providence HDC Standards and Guidelines (a 2001 CLG project). A 2004 CLG grant will translate the publication into Spanish.

(9/24/14): Applications are available for FY 2015 CLG Grants. Visit the FY 2015 CLG Grants page.

The Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission administers a Certified Local Government (CLG) Grant Program for municipal historical preservation activities.

The following eightteen Rhode Island communities are Certified Local Governments: Bristol, Coventry, Cranston, Cumberland, East Greenwich, East Providence, Glocester, Hopkinton, Narragansett, New Shoreham, Newport, North Kingstown, North Providence, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, Providence, South Kingstown, and Warwick.

To qualify for CLG status, a community must have a historic district zoning ordinance and a historic district commission. CLG communities may participate in the nomination of properties to the National Register of Historic Places, and are eligible to apply for federal 50% matching grants for survey and planning projects. Eligible projects for grant funding would include identification and evaluation of significant historic and archaeological properties, the nomination of eligible properties to the National Register, historic preservation plans and certain education-related activities. All projects must be carried out in accordance with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards and Guidelines for Archaeology and Historic Preservation.

CLG grant awards can assist a wide range of projects, from National Register (NR) nominations to underwater archaeology. Click here to view a list of recent grant recipients.

For more information about applying for a CLG grant, please email Jeffrey Rosenberg or call him at (401)222-4131. For more information about CLG certification, please email Richard Greenwood or call him at (401)222-2078.