Save America's Treasures - Collections

Funding Agency:
Department of the Interior

Save America’s Treasures grants from the Historic Preservation Fund provide preservation and/or conservation assistance to nationally significant historic properties and collections. Grants are awarded through a competitive process and require a dollar-for-dollar, non-Federal match, which can be cash or documented in-kind. The grants are administered by the National Park Service (NPS) in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).  

Deadline: Dec. 3, 2018

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Eligibility Requirements

In accordance with the National Historic Preservation Act as amended, 54 USC §300101, this funding opportunity is limited to: • Nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3), U.S organizations • Units of state or local government • Federally-recognized Indian Tribes, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiian Organizations, as defined by 54 USC § 300300 • Educational institutions • Federal agencies funded by the Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, with the exception of the National Park Service (NPS). o Grants will not be available for work on sites or collections owned by the NPS. o Other federal agencies collaborating with a nonprofit partner to preserve the historic properties or collections owned by the federal agency may submit applications through the nonprofit partner. 



Amount Description

The FY2018 and FY2019 appropriations for this program may be combined to total at least $13,000,000 (FY2018 appropriation) and awarded dependent on receipt of sufficient eligible applications. The amount above will be divided between preservation projects and collections projects through the selection process. Preservation projects: P18AS00728 Collections projects: P18AS00727. 

An estimated range of $125,000.00 to $500,000.00 of funding is anticipated for each award. The amount of funding available per award for this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) will be determined as part of the application review process based on applications received and funding made available through appropriations.

Funding Type





Arts & Humanities
Community Outreach and Engagement
Social Sciences

External Deadline

December 3, 2018