What is a Certified Local Government (CLG)?

Local governments that establish a historic preservation program meeting federal and state standards are eligible to apply to the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) and the National Park Service for certification as a CLG. The Certified Local Government Program is a preservation partnership between local, state and national governments focused on promoting historic preservation at the grass-roots level. The key reasons to become a CLG are:

  1. access to the expert technical advice of the State Offices as well as the NPS, and
  2. eligibility to compete for federal funds annually allocated to support local historic preservation projects.

CLG funds may be used for a wide variety of projects such as historic survey work, community planning, local design guidelines, archeology, public education and National Register nomination development as well as direct participation in the review and approval of nominations to the National Register of Historic Places.

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1. Are there incentives if I want to preserve my house?
2. Can I get grants or other funds to help me restore my historic building?
3. Can I make an addition to my old building without ruining its historic value?
4. How can I help the AHPB preserve the history and buildings of Anacortes?
5. I want to fix up my old house – must it be brought up to code?
6. What are the duties of the Preservation Board?
7. What can the Board do for me?
8. What is a Certified Local Government (CLG)?
9. What is a Preservation Easement?
10. What is a section 106 review?
11. What is the Anacortes Register of Historic Places?
12. What is the historic inventory (survey) and what is it for?
13. What kinds of buildings can be historic properties?
14. What makes an old building historic?
15. What projects does the AHPB sponsor?
16. Why is preservation important?