About the Certified Local Government Program

The Certified Local Government (CLG) Program is a preservation partnership between local, state and national governments focused on promoting historic preservation at the grass roots level. The program is jointly administered by the National Park Service (NPS) and the State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPOs) in each state, with each local community working through a certification process to become recognized as a Certified Local Government (CLG). Grant funds are made available from the National Park Service through the State Historic Preservation Offices for Certified Local Governments to initiate and support historic preservation activities at the local level. CLGs then become an active partner in the Federal Historic Preservation Program and the opportunities it provides.