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?

  • Establishing a local community policy towards historic preservation;
  • 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. In 2017 this was about $80,000.

New Mexico's nine 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 Village of Santa Clara, the Town of Silver City, and the Town of Taos) are eligible to apply for grants

A Grant Announcement will be sent out to all CLG communities and posted below when CLG Grant funding is available.  Please read the Grant Announcement and the Grants Manual to learn more about these financial incentives for advancing preservation in your community.

Below are application forms and information regarding current CLG Grants as well as forms for reporting during the grant and when the grant is finished.  

CLG GRANTS - INFORMATION

2018-19 CLG Grant Announcement

 CLG Grant Announcement

New Mexico Grants Manual

 New Mexico Grants Manual

New Mexico State Historic Preservation Plan, Goals & Objectives

 New Mexico State Plan, Goals & Objectives

CLG GRANTS – APPLICATION DOCUMENTS

Application Form

 Grant Application Form

Grant Application Checklist

 Grant Application Checklist

Project Narrative Form

 Grant Application - Narrative

Project Schedule Template

 Grant Application - Schedule

Project Budget Template

 Grant Application - Budget

Sample Project Budget

 Grant Application - Budget Sample

Trip Cost Estimate

 Grant Application - Trip Cost Estimate

CLG GRANTS – APPLICATION DOCUMENTS - CERTIFICATIONS

SOI Professional Qualifications Standards

 SOIPQS

Assurances

 Assurance

DOI Certification Drug Free, Debarment

 DOI Certification

CLG GRANTS – REPORTING DOCUMENTS

Progress Report

 Grant Reporting - Progress Report

Progress Report, Final

 Grant Reporting - Final Progress Report

Request for Reimbursement (R4R)

 Grant Reporting - R4R

Invoice, Sample

 Grant Reporting - Invoice

Timesheet, Project & Volunteer Staff

 Grant Reporting - Timesheet

Match, Cash Match Verification

 Grant Reporting - Cash Match Verification

Match, Sources of Match

 Grant Reporting - Sources of Match

Donated Items

 Grant Reporting - Donated Items

Completion & Closeout

 Grant Reporting - Completion & Closeout

Post Trip Report

 Grant Reporting - Post Trip Report