Certified Local Government Program

THE CERTIFIED LOCAL GOVERNMENT PROGRAM

The Certified Local Government Program was established by Congress in 1980 to assist local governments with integrating historic preservation initiatives at the local level.  Joining the CLG program is an important way to incorporate historic preservation planning to ensure New Mexico’s diverse cultural resources are preserved.

To get more information about the Certified Local Government Program please visit the National Park Service’s website.

What are the benefits of becoming a CLG?

  • Upon certification, local governments become eligible to apply for federal historic preservation grants;
  • CLGs participate with the State Register of Cultural Properties and the National Register of Historic Places by reviewing local nominations prior to their consideration by the state Cultural Properties Review Committee;
  • CLGs receive technical assistance in historic preservation through training, information materials, statewide meetings, workshops, and conferences.

GRANTS TO CERTIFIED LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMUNITIES

HPD must set aside 10% of its annual Historic Preservation Fund allocation for a grant program to communities that are certified through the National Park Service as a Certified Local Government. It is projected that about $78,000 will be available for the 2015 grants program.

New Mexico's eight Certified Local Governments (the City of Albuquerque, The Village of Columbus, the City of Deming, the City of Las Vegas, the County of Lincoln, the City of Santa Fe, the Town of Silver City, and the Town of Taos) are eligible to apply for up to three grants per CLG before January 5, 2015.

If you are not a CLG Community and are seeking grant funding, HPD has also set an additional portion of its annual funding aside for a small grant program.  Please see this section of the HPD website for more information:   http://www.nmhistoricpreservation.org/programs/grants.html

Please read the 2015 Grant Announcement and the 2015 New Mexico Grants Manual to learn more about these financial incentives for advancing preservation in your community.

2015 GRANTS INFORMATION

2015 CLG Grants - Announcement

2015 CLG – Announcement.pdf

2015 Grants Manual

2015 Grants Manual.pdf

How to Apply

2015 how to apply.pdf

New Mexico State Historic Preservation Plan, Goals & Objectives

NM HP Plan Goals & Objectives.pdf

2015 GRANTS APPLICATION DOCUMENTS

Grant Application – Checklist

2015 checklist.pdf

Grant Application – Form

2015 application form.docx

Project Narrative – Directions

2015 project narrative directions.pdf

Project Narrative – Template

Template – Narrative.docx

Project Schedule – Template

Template – Schedule.docx

Project Budget – Template

Template – Budget.xls

Sample Project Budgets

Budget – Examples.pdf

CERTIFICATIONS & ASSURANCES

The Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards

SOIProfQuals.pdf

Assurances

Assurances.pdf

Certificate of Professionalism & Conformance

CertificateofProf&Conform.pdf