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Jointly administered by the Michigan State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) and the National Park Service (NPS), the CLG program provides an effective framework for promoting, supporting, and enhancing historic preservation activities at the local level.
Through the CLG program, communities partner with SHPO to plan for, protect, and tell the story of important historic places. In exchange, communities gain special access to exclusive grant funding opportunities, technical assistance from SHPO, and other benefits.
Want to know more? Check out our introduction to the CLG program.
Learn more about the CLG program
Communities across Michigan routinely and purposefully choose to engage preservation activities because of their role in supporting community character, sense of place, economic vitality, and quality of life. From Calumet to Detroit, many of these communities have taken the next step and joined the Certified Local Government (CLG) program, thus making a formal commitment to preservation by engaging in a partnership with SHPO to plan for effective preservation strategies. Through the partnership, Michigan SHPO provides technical assistance and funding support for preservation activities in these communities.
Michigan's Certified Local Government Communities
As of January 2023, 41 Michigan communities have become CLGs. Explore our interactive map, view a printable map, or check out our CLG contact list.
Resources for CLG Communities