July 08, 2011
Nearly $9 million dollars in grant money is available from the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) to help states and local communities acquire and preserve threatened Civil War battlefield land. The National Park Service is now accepting applications and will continue to do so until all funds have been awarded. Last year, Land & Water Conservation Fund Civil War Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants funded 26 projects in six states totaling $8,995,628. The grants ranged in size from $14,000 for the preservation of the Bentonville battlefield in North Carolina, to a $1.9 million award which helped acquire 84 acres of the Spring Hill battlefield in Tennessee. The LWCF Civil War Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants are awarded through a competitive process to units of state and local governments. For more information and instructions on how to apply, visit the grants page online.