By Sheila Duncan

Governor Kay Ivey and the state legislature have provided the Alabama Historical Commission (AHC) with $6 million in funding for the Preservation of Alabama’s Significant Sites (PASS) grant program. This program aims to support the conservation and refurbishment of cherished historic locations across the state.

Priority will be given to the preservation of historic structures built for government or public purposes before 1840 that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and are owned by a local city, town, county government, or non-profit organization, as well as structures built before 1965 that are eligible for, or listed on, the National Register of Historic Places and have significantly contributed to the Civil Rights Movement.

The PASS program offers grant funds to local and county governments, non-profit organizations, and projects for the preservation of historic sites. However, those that receive funding from the National Park Service, state or federal historic tax credits are ineligible. No limit is set on the amount of grant funds allocated.

The application period is June 8 – July 10, 2023. AHC is looking forward to the partnership with Submittable for the application process. For info go to