Communities strengthen and expand their local preservation programs through Certified Local Government (CLG) designation. The CLG program was created by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (as amended in 1980). It establishes a partnership between local governments, the federal historic preservation program, and each state's State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), which in the case of Virginia is the Department of Historic Resources (DHR).
The program allows DHR, as the SHPO, to recommend for certification local governments that have put key elements of a sound local preservation program in place in their communities. Designation as a CLG gives local governments a way to participate more formally in the state and national historic preservation programs. General requirements for certification are identified in the federal program; specific requirements for the Virginia program have been established by DHR.
Goals of the Virginia CLG program are threefold:
To learn more about the CLG program, click on the various links featured in the top-right navigation box above.
Additional information is also available from your regional Department of Historic Resources preservation office (regional offices) and from the CLG Program Manager:
Manager, CLG Program
Department of Historic Resources
Tidewater Regional Preservation Office
14415 Old Courthouse Way, 2nd Floor
Newport News, Virginia 23608
Phone: (757) 886-2818
CLG designation also allows a jurisdication to apply for CLG grants through federal Historic Preservation Funds (HPF). Ten percent of all HPF monies that come to the Commonwealth of Virginia must be distributed to CLGs. DHR does this through a competitive grant process, open only to CLGs.
Certified Local Government (CLG) Grant Recipients & Projects for FFY 2012-13:
DHR awarded a total of $89,540 to CLGs. Here are the grant recipients for FFY2012-13 and projects:
Page Updated: 10.4.12