Certified Local Government

The Certified Local Government (CLG) Program is a local, state, and federal government partnership to empower local communities to better protect historic resources by identifying local priorities, meeting recognized historic preservation standards and providing access to financial and technical services to further the identification, evaluation, designation and protection of buildings, sites, districts, structures, and objects.

Local governments that participate in the CLG Program act independently to develop and maintain a successful preservation program. The Texas Historical Commission administers the program at the state level and the National Park Service is the responsible federal agency. 

The benefits of becoming a CLG are access to technical assistance from CLG Program Staff, a network of local preservation commissioners and historic preservation officers from around the state, workshops and other trainings specific to local preservation challenges, and the annual CLG Grant Program. 

What's New

Introducing Preservation Boot Camp

We are so excited to publicly launch the new online training tool, Preservation Boot Camp! This self-guided training is made as an introductory course to preservation for HPOs, Commissioners, Main Street Managers and anyone interested in learning more about historic preservation. Complete the modules and quiz and receive a certificate from our office!

FY22 CLG Grants

FY22 Application Cover

The application period for FY22 Grants is now closed. If you would like more information, please visit our grants page