Certified Local Government Program
This nationwide program helps local preservation groups transform themselves from grass-roots advocates to policymakers. A city, county or township with a qualifying heritage preservation ordinance and commission (HPC) may become a Certified Local Government (CLG) by applying to the SHPO.
CLG status enables the local government to apply for federal matching grants to preserve historic properties. This local-state-federal partnership encourages the integration of historic preservation into local government policy.
- Establish and maintain a qualified HPC.
- Maintain a system for identifying historic properties.
- Enforce appropriate legislation for the designation and protection of historic properties.
- Provide for public participation in the local preservation program.
- Play an expanded role in nominating properties to the National Register.
- Perform other agreed-upon functions delegated by the SHPO.
How to Apply
See Procedures for Applying for and Maintaining CLG Status (pdf).