ABOUT THE CLG GRANTS
Probably the biggest benefit to becoming a Certified Local Government is gaining access to the CLG Grant program. By law, a certain percentage of the money that the SHPO receives from the National Park Service each year must get passed on the CLGs. These grants are only available to CLGs, and are used for a wide range of projects to help support the historic preservation efforts of communities across the state. The grants are competitive and require a 50/50 match from the community (matches can be in-kind and/or cash matches). The yearly grant funds are awarded based on merit, severity of need, and the community’s ability of meet the match requirements.
Details on the CLG Grant program, can be found in the CLG Grants Manual.
FY21 CLG Grants
The application period for the FY21 CLG Grants has closed. For FY21, the Idaho State Historic Preservation Office was able to pass through $85,000 to our Certified Local Government partners. Eleven communities were awarded funds for FY21. The following projects were approved:
- Ada County – $7,000 for the survey of properties along State Street in Garden City.
- Canyon County – $13,000 for continued survey and documentation of agricultural resources in the County, and $7,000 for an expansion of the Map Rock Archaeological Historic District.
- Gem County – $10,000 to support the rehabilitation of the Ola School building.
- Kootenai County – $7,000 for identification and documentation of historic properties.
- Latah County – $7,000 for a reconnaissance survey of the Town of Julietta.
- City of McCall – $5,000 for an update to the City’s Historic Preservation Plan.
- City of Meridian – $5,000 for identification and documentation of historic properties.
- City of Pocatello – $9,600 for the continued survey and documentation of the Bonneville neighborhood.
In addition to the projects listed above, over $16,000 was awarded to support members of Historic Preservation Commissions to attend the 2021 Idaho’s Heritage Conference in Pocatello, and other capacity building projects. The CLGs receiving funds for these projects are: Ada County, City of Idaho Falls, Kootenai County, City of Nampa, City of Pocatello, and City of Twin Falls.
By supporting so many people attending the Idaho’s Heritage Conference, these HPC members will be getting some a great deal of excellent training and education in historic preservation principles and practices, which they will be able to share with their communities all around Idaho.
The application period for the FY22 CLG Grants will open on October 1, 2021.
For more information on Idaho’s Certified Local Government Grant program, please contact:
Idaho State Historic Preservation Office
Those considering applying for CLG Grant funds are also encouraged to watch our webinar on the Grants: