Certified Local Government Program

THE CERTIFIED LOCAL GOVERNMENT PROGRAM

The Certified Local Government Program

In 1980, Congress enhanced the role of local governments in the nation’s historic preservation program that was set forth in the National Historic Preservation Act by establishing the Certified Local Government Program.  The certification program supports local governments willing to make a commitment to historic preservation. 

A Certified Local Government or “CLG” demonstrates its commitment to historic preservation by enacting a preservation ordinance and establishing a citizen-led commission to oversee the local preservation program.  As a CLG, the community is a partner in preservation with the Historic Preservation Division (HPD) and the National Park Service. 

A National Park Service program enabled by the National Historic Preservation Act, the CLG program gives municipalities the option of strengthening local historic preservation activities through exclusive funding incentives and enhanced technical assistance from HPD.

In New Mexico, the CLG program is administered by the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division. For more information on the CLG program or how to become certified, download the CLG Program Manual, or the guiding legislation, below. 

 

CERTIFIED LOCAL GOVERNMENT PROGRAM - INFORMATION

CLG Program, Fact Sheet

CLG Program, Legislation

CLG Program, Manual

(formerly the State Procedures for the CLG Program)

CLG Program, Certification Documents

 

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 2021, we have about $130,000 in grant funding available.  

New Mexico's Certified Local Governments (the City of Albuquerque, The Village of Columbus, the City of Deming, the City of Las Vegas, the County of Lincoln, Los Alamos County, the City of Santa Fe, the Village of Santa Clara, and the Town of Taos) are eligible to apply for these grants.

A Grant Announcement was sent out to all CLG communities and is posted below.  Please read the Grant Announcement to learn more about these financial incentives for advancing preservation in your community.

The CLG grant announcement, application forms, guiding documents, and grant reporting forms may be found below. 

 

CLG GRANTS – INFORMATION:

2020-2021 – CLG Grant Announcement

New Mexico Historic Preservation Division, Grants Manual

Historic Preservation Fund, Grants Manual

National Park Service

New Mexico, State Historic Preservation Plan

Goals & Objectives

 

CLG GRANTS – APPLICATION MATERIALS

All of the grant application forms are available for download below.  Please complete the forms per examples in the New Mexico Grants Manual, available above. 

Application Checklist

Application Form

Narrative

Schedule

Budget

Trip Cost Estimate

Professional Qualifications (SOIPQS)

 

CLG GRANTS – REPORTING DOCUMENTS & FORMS

These forms are used by grant recipients while a grant is in process or being completed. 

Progress Report

Request for Reimbursement (R4R)

Invoice

Timesheet

Match, Sources

Match, Cash

Donated Items

Completion & Closeout

Final Progress Report

Post Trip Report