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

Congratulations Brown County!

Congratulations to Brown County, the latest community to join the Certified Local Government program!

FY21 Grant Cycle Now Open

To apply for the FY21 Grant Cycle, please click HERE to download the application. To learn more about CLG Grants, please click HERE.