Civil War Battlefield Acquisition Grants

A portion of federal Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) monies are made available to help states and communities acquire and preserve threatened Civil War battlefield land. The grants are awarded on to state and local governments. Private, nonprofit organizations can apply for these funds in partnership with a state or local government agency. In Virginia, the designated agency partner is DCR.

LWCF grants are awarded through a competitive process. Each grant requires a dollar-for-dollar non-federal match. Grants are available for the fee simple acquisition of land, or for the acquisition of permanent, protective interests in land as listed by the Civil War Sites Advisory Commission's 1993 Report on the Nation's Civil War Battlefields. Greater consideration is given to proposals for acquisition of endangered Priority I or II battlefield lands.

Contact Civil War Battlefield Acquisition Grants

Bill Conkle
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
600 E. Main St.
24th Floor
Richmond, Virginia  23219
Phone: 804-786-5492


Service Area

Statewide Program in:
  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Georgia
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia

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