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Community-Focused Preservation and the CLG Program
The Certified Local Government (CLG) program is a preservation partnership between local, state, and national governments focused on promoting historic preservation at the local level. The program is jointly administered by the National Park Service (NPS) and the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) in each state.
Any community in Michigan can become a CLG--a county, township, city, or village. A community that wishes to become a CLG follows a certification process through which it works with SHPO to outline a plan for achieving its preservation goals. Once certified as a CLG, a community gains special access to technical assistance from SHPO, grant opportunities set aside specifically for CLGs, and other benefits.
Learn more about the CLG program
Michigan's Certified Local Government Communities
As of April 2021, 33 Michigan local governments have become CLGs.
Resources for Existing CLG Communities