The State, Tribal, Local, Plans & Grants Division is now accepting applications for $13 million in funding for the 2018 African American Civil Rights (AACR) grant program. These competitive grants support the survey, documentation, interpretation, and preservation of sites that are associated with the African American struggle to gain equal rights in the 20th century.

Eligible applicants are Federally Recognized Indian Tribes, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiian Organizations, States and Territories, Local Governments, and nonprofit organizations. Matching funds are not required, but may be considered as part of the evaluation process.

Types of eligible projects include survey, inventory, documentation, interpretation, education, architectural services, historic structure reports, preservation plans, and physical preservation projects.

To apply, head to and search for Funding Opportunity Numbers: P18AS00485 for Preservation projects, P18AS00484 for History projects, or African American Civil Rights (AACR) Grants. The deadline is October 8, 2018 at 11:59 PM ET. Read the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) under each opportunity number for more details. 

Questions? Contact us at 202-354-2020 or

State, Tribal, Local, Plans & Grants Division

National Park Service
1849 C Street NW, Mail Stop 7360
Washington, DC 20240
phone: 202-354-2020
To apply for a grant, please visit, where all funding opportunity announcements are posted.

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