Save America’s Treasures Grant Opportunity

From the National Park Service –

Deadline December 20, 2022

The Gamble House designed by architects Greene & Greene in 1908 National Park Service

Applications are now being accepted for the next round of Save America’s Treasures (SAT) grants. SAT funds the preservation and conservation of nationally significant historic properties and collections throughout the country, and is run by the National Park Service in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). NEA participates in the review of the Collections grants, while the NPS manages the Preservation grants and the IMLS administers Collections grants. From 1999 to 2021, more than 1,438 projects received $380 million; Congress has appropriated $26.5 million in FY2022 funding for this opportunity.

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:

  • Individually listed in the National Register of Historic Places for national significance (not state or local); or
  • A contributing property within a NR Historic District listed at the national level of significance (not state or local).

Historic properties eligible for Preservation projects include buildings, sites, structures and objects.