CLG Grant Application Package

CLG Grant Application

Funds are available for 2014 projects. For questions or additional information please contact OHPO Grants Manager Kathy Fortener at 614-298-2000 or by email at

Certified Local Government Grant application materials for the 2014 funding cycle are available.

CLG Grants will be awarded on a 60:40 basis; that is, up to 60% of the total project costs can be paid by the CLG grant, 40% funded with local match.  Local Match can be any combination of cash, in-kind or volunteer time, or donated materials.  CDBG funds are an allowable match.  The project period will be May 2014 – September 2015, approximately 18 months.  

The application deadline is Monday, February 3, 2014, earlier than in recent years. OHPO staff are available to discuss proposed projects, answer questions, and/or review draft applications.

Annual Announcment
Application Format (PDF)
Application Format (MS Word)
Application Instructions 

For registration projects: If seeking CLG funds to designate properties to the National Register of Historic Places, The CLG Registration Questionnaire must be completed and submitted to the State Historic Preservation Office by January 10, 2014, three weeks prior to the CLG grant application deadline of February 3, 2014.

For development or acquisition projects: All applications for development or acquisition projects must include a signed Acquisition or Development Certification Form. This form certifies that the project for which CLG funds are being sought has not previously claimed the Federal Rehabilitation Investment Tax Credit. It also serves as an acknowledgement that a preservation agreement or covenant, as applicable, will be executed prior to release of the grant payment.

Related Materials

Secretary of the Interior's Standards & Guidelines for Archaeology & Historic Preservation (48 FR 44716)
All projects must be overseen by a person meeting applicable professional qualification standards established by the National Park Service.

Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Historic Preservation Projects
All proposals submitted for CLG grant consideration must comply with appropriate standards. For example, survey projects must comply with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Identification and Evaluation, planning projects must comply with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Planning, development projects with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation, etc.