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 grants to assist local preservation programs. You can use the grant for:
- National Register nomination preparation
- staff support
What are Nebraska's Current CLGs?
- North Platte
- Red Cloud
Current FY2018 Grant Projects:
City of Auburn: website development, personnel costs, conference attendance, supplies: $1,570
City of Lincoln: personnel costs, conferences, subscriptions, public education: $24,000
City of Omaha: survey, conference attendance, supplies: $44,800
City of Plattsmouth: web/mobile app development: $10,000
Sidney: mobile app development: $22,000
Examples of previous grant funded projects:
Contact us to start the process of becoming a CLG.