2024 Preservation Technology and Training Grants

Funding Agency:
National Park Service

The Preservation Technology and Training (PTT) Grants are administered by the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT), the National Park Service’s innovation center for the preservation community. The 2024 PTT Grants are intended to create better tools, better materials, and better approaches to conserving buildings, landscapes, and cultural resources. The Grants should be seen as pushing the field of preservation forward and any application should be innovative in nature. The Grant’s scope should disseminate to the broadest audience and impact national, regional, and/or local preservation practices.

2024 Priorities. While all innovative applications will be reviewed, NCPTT’s 2024 program prioritizes grant applications with the following themes:

  • Innovative grant applications related to the utilization of augmented reality and machine learning for innovative approaches within the field of cultural resources are strongly encouraged.
  • Innovative grant applications involving climate change response to fire related and inland hydrological (too much water, too little water) issues and their impacts on cultural resources are strongly encouraged.
  • Innovative grant applications applying new techniques and technologies to the preservation field from descendant communities and underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged.

Deadline: Jan. 16, 2024

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

In accordance with 54 U.S.C. § 305304(c), Preservation Grants, eligible applicants may include—

(1) Federal and non-Federal laboratories;

(2) accredited museums;

(3) universities;

(4) nonprofit organizations;

(5) System units and offices and Cooperative Park Study Units of the System;

(6) State Historic Preservation Offices;

(7) tribal preservation offices; and

(8) Native Hawaiian organizations

Amount Description

PTT Grants will support the following activities:

  • Innovative research that develops new technologies or adapts existing technologies to preserve cultural resources (typically $20,000)
  • Specialized workshops or symposia that identify and address national preservation needs (typically $5,000 to $15,000)
  • Media: how-to videos, podcasts, best practices publications, or webinars that disseminate practical preservation methods or provide better tools for preservation practice (typically $5,000 to $15,000)

Funding Type





Arts & Humanities
Community Outreach and Engagement
Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

January 16, 2024