The National Park Service is pleased to announce that the Save America’s Treasures (SAT) grant program is now accepting applications. The Save America’s Treasures grant program was established in 1998 and first awarded grants in 1999 to help preserve nationally significant historic properties and collections that convey our nation’s rich heritage to future generations. Since 1999, there have been more than 4,000 requests for funding totaling more than $1.54 billion. More than $315,700,000 has been awarded to 1,300+ projects.
The program is administered by the NPS in cooperation with its partners, Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).The NPS manages the Preservation grants and the IMLS administers Collections grants. Congress has appropriated $26.5 million in FY2022 funding for Collections and Preservation projects.
Applications are due December 20, 2022.
Available Grant Funding
Grants are available to fund two type of projects: “Collections” and “Preservation”. Collections projects must be determined to be of national significance based on the supportive description of its significance within the application. Collections include artifacts, documents, sculptures, and other works of art. Preservation projects fund planning and “bricks and mortar” preservation/conservation work on historic buildings and structures.
Eligible Preservation projects must be:
- a National Historic Landmark; or
- a contributing property within a National Historic Landmark district; or
- individually listed in the National Register of Historic Places for national significance; or
- a contributing property within a National Register Historic District.
Website link: https://www.nps.gov/articles/000/save-america-s-treasures-grant-opportunity.htm