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Tennessee Wars Commission

Civil War Sites Preservation Fund

The Civil War Sites Preservation Fund grants funding for the acquisition and preservation of Civil War battlefields and Underground Railroad sites located in Tennessee. This grant requires a 1:1 match, where the recipient provides a 50 percent match from another non-state source. Applicants must be a 501(c)(3). Eligible sites must be associated with the 38 most significant Civil War battlefields as defined by the National Park Service, be an Underground Railroad site eligible for designation on the National Register, or eligible for National Historic Landmark status. Applications will be accepted August 16, 2021, through October 31, 2021. For more information please visit the Tennessee Wars Commission website or contact Program Director, Nina Scall, at Nina.Scall@tn.gov. To apply, please visit https://www.tn.gov/environment/about-tdec/grants-home.html

Tennessee Wars Commission Grant Fund

The Tennessee Wars Commission Grant Fund provides funds to coordinate planning, preservation, protection, promotion, and interpretation of structures, buildings, sites, and battlefields related to Tennessee’s military heritage. This grant can fund a wide variety of projects relating to the French and Indian War (1754-1763), the Revolutionary War (1776-1783), War of 1812 (1812-1815), Mexican-American War (1846-1848), and the Civil War (1861-1865). Examples include but are not limited to archaeological surveys and excavations, cemetery preservation, contraband camp preservation and interpretation, graphic displays and interpretative panels, historic markers, and living history and educational programs.

Any individual, museum, educational institution, private organization, or local government body can apply. Although there is no minimum matching requirement, applicant contributions will be a positive consideration. Applications will be accepted September 1, 2021, through November 17, 2021. For more information please visit the Tennessee Wars Commission website or contact Program Director, Nina Scall, at Nina.Scall@tn.gov.  To apply, please visit https://www.tn.gov/environment/about-tdec/grants-home.html