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CLG Matching Grants


Matching grants of federal funds made available by the National Park Service, through the Illinois State Historic Preservation Office are available to the 81 Certified Local Governments (CLGs) in Illinois each year. To learn more about the criteria for eligibility, application, selection, reporting and reimbursement procedures for successful projects, download the CLG Grant manual.


CLG Grants are available to reimburse participating CLG communities for funding projects that focus on Survey, Public Education, Planning, and National Register of Historic Places Nominations. Construction projects to restore or rehabilitate public or private property are not eligible for CLG Grant funding.

Current grantees can download the CLG Grants Manual and Application Forms here: