Certified Local Governments (CLG)
Partnerships to promote local preservation between:
- local government (city or county)
- Nebraska State Historic Preservation Office
- National Park Service
To qualify, a city or county must:
- establish a historic preservation ordinance that includes protection for historic properties
- create a preservation commission to oversee the preservation ordinance and the program
- provide for public education and participation, including nomination of properties to the National Register of Historic Places
- conduct and maintain a survey and inventory of historic properties.
- have access to a city staff person to serve as a liaison to the commission and the State Historic Preservation Office
Why should your government become a Certified Local Government?
Becoming a CLG gives your government entity:
- another tool when considering planning, zoning, and land use issues using your local landmark process and survey programs
- ability to preserve structures that reflect the community's heritage
- a way to promote pride in your community's history
- technical help and training from our office
- access to a network of local, state, federal, and private preservation groups
Your city or county is eligible for sub-grants to assist local preservation programs. You can use the sub-grant for:
- National Register nomination preparation
- staff support
What are Nebraska's Current CLGs?
- North Platte
- Red Cloud
Current FY2019 Sub-Grant Projects:
City of Auburn: personnel costs, Restore Nebraska conference attendance, development of educational materials for former Opera House: $8,805.00
City of Lincoln: personnel costs, National Trust for Historic Preservation conference attendance, subscriptions, public education endeavors, software: $24,000.00
City of North Platte: National Register of Historic Places district nomination for downtown: $20,000.00
City of Omaha: Multiple Property Documentation Form for historic streetcar system, National Register of Historic Places district nomination for a historic streetcar node, National Trust for Historic Preservation conference attendance, supplies: $65,200.00
City of Plattsmouth: National Register of Historic Places nomination for the former Plattsmouth High School: $9,000.00
City of Red Cloud: update QR code walking tour and website: $7,780.00
Examples of previous sub-grant funded projects:
Contact us to start the process of becoming a CLG.