What the Heck is a CLG?

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What the Heck is a CLG?

Never Heard of a CLG? It's a community certified by the state and the National Park Service (NPS) as having a commitment to the preservation of its history. This certification makes communities eligible for a special pot of funding provided to the states each year, as well as technical assistance. In fact, more than 400 Main Streets are also CLGs! Learn from the NPS how to get "certified" so your town can receive the benefits of the program and protect the historic resources that make Main Street a special place in your community.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand what a CLG is and what it can do.
  2. Learn steps to take to become a CLG.
  3. Get to know what aspects of the CLG program that a Main Street can take advantage of to further their mission as well.
  4. Observe examples of CLG projects that can cross over and benefit Main Streets as well as preservation.

Learn more: www.nps.gov/history/hps/clg


For more information contact:

Megan Brown, National Park Service

Megan works as the Certified Local Government National Coordinator within the State, Tribal, and Local Plans and Grants Division of the National Park Service in Washington, DC. She works with over 1830 communities certified as having a commitment to preservation in partnership with the State Historic Preservation Offices in all 50 states. Through partnerships and the allocation of Historic Preservation Fund grants to local communities, Megan helps local preservationists take on projects to engage and save their communities. In addition she manages grants from the Historic Preservation Fund, including: Save Americas Treasures, Preserve America and annual funding to fifteen State Historic Preservation Offices.