Black history in American history – but for far too long, historic sites of African American achievement, resilience, and activism have been overlooked.

That’s why, in 2017, the National Trust for Historic Preservation launched the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, dedicated to preserving and protecting the places and stories that represent generations of African American activism, achievement, and resilience.

Today, we are proud to announce that the Action Fund is currently accepting applications for this year’s National Grant Program. These grants are designed to support capital projects, organizational capacity building, project planning, and programming and interpretation activities at historic sites of African American history across the country.

Last year, the Action Fund awarded $3.8 million to 40 projects, which you can read more about at the link here.

If you are involved with a site that you think could benefit from preservation funding and expertise, visit the Action Fund’s website linked here to learn more about the program and eligibility requirements.

Together, we can make sure that we tell the full American story.

Application deadline: February 1, 2024


Date posted: December 21, 2023