African American Civil Rights FY2022 Notice of Funding Opportunity

07 Aug 2022 6:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The goal of the African American Civil Rights grant program is to preserve and protect sites associated with the struggle for equality from the transatlantic slave trade forward. Additional funding will also be available to tell the civil rights story of all Americans through a separate notice of funding for fiscal year (FY) 2022 (see History of Equal Rights Notice of Funding Opportunity P22AS00644).

Who May Apply

  • States and Territories
  • Indian Tribes that meet the definition in 54 USC 300309 and Native Hawaiian Organizations that meet the definition in 54 USC 300314
  • Local Governments, including Certified Local Governments
  • Non-profit Organizations

What Is Funded

Pre-preservation and Preservation Projects

  • Preservation projects must range from $75,000 to $750,000 in federal share, of which 20% may go toward pre-preservation costs such as architectural or engineering services. Grant applications that solely involve pre-preservation work must range from $15,000 to $75,000.
  • Preservation projects fund physical preservation of historic sites to include historic districts, buildings, sites, structures, and objects. Projects must comply with laws, such as Section 106 and NEPA, and execute a preservation covenant/easement.
  • Eligible costs: pre-preservation studies, architectural plans and specifications, historic structure reports, and the repair and rehabilitation of historic properties according to the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Archeology and Historic Preservation.
  • Properties must be listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places or designated a National Historic Landmark either individually or as part of a district.

History Projects

  • History grant projects must range from $15,000 to $75,000 in federal share.
  • Eligible costs include survey, planning, and documentation of historic sites/events, creation of interpretive and educational materials around significant sites (including oral histories), and conservation of significant civil rights collections.
  • Successful applications will emphasize innovative strategies, creative projects with measurable results, and include cross-generational engagement that promote and preserve the community’s civil rights resources. Projects should involve public-private partnerships and serve as models to communities nationwide. Your project must ft one of the categories listed below. If a project overlaps more than one category, select the dominant category.
    • Survey and Planning
    • Interpretation and Education
    • Research and Documentation
    • Collections Conservation
Apply to AACR

Process and Deadlines

This program is administered by the National Park Service. Congress has appropriated $21,750,000 for this grant program in Fiscal Year 2022. Applications are due November 8, 2022. All applications must be made through No paper applications will be accepted. Registration in,, and other federal systems can take up to four weeks, so please start early. To be notified when the opportunity opens, please go to and subscribe to a saved search for CFDA 15.904.

Now Accepting Applications

Underrepresented Community (URC) Grant Program

The goal of the Underrepresented Community grant program is to support 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.

Application Deadline is August 10, 2022

The URC grant opportunity number is P22AS00294.

History of Equal Rights (HER) Grant Program

The goal of the History of Equal Rights grant program is to preserve and protect sites associated with efforts to achieve equal rights. 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.

Application Deadline is September 14, 2022

The URC grant opportunity number is P22AS00644.

FY2022 Funding Opportunities Coming Soon...

Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grant Program

The Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grant Program, named in honor of the late preservation leader from Vermont, fosters economic development in rural communities through the rehabilitation of historic buildings in those communities. The program provides recipients (referred to as prime grantees) with a single grant that is then regranted in smaller amounts to individual projects (subgrants). 

Opening Fall 2022

CFDA 15.904

The Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFO) for our FY22 programs are anticipated spring through fall 2022. We recommend applicants set up a saved search on 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 Subscribe to Saved Searches (

The application period is typically 90 days. Therefore, the deadline to apply will be 90 days after the NOFO is posted to 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 (

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