Underrepresented Communities Grant Program

“Diversifying the nominations submitted to the National Register of Historic Places.”

The Underrepresented Community Grant Program, a 2-year program, is a multi-jurisdictional collaboration to support community-led preservation and recognition of African-American Settlement Communities and their significant historic/cultural sites. This program is made possible by a $75,000 grant from the National Park Service, matching funds from the City of Charleston and Preservation Society of Charleston; and significant contributions in staff time and support from Charleston County and the Town of Mt. Pleasant.

Read below to learn more about the program and how to get involved. 

  1. Program Goals
  2. Program Activities
  3. Eligibility
  4. Community Interest Form
  5. Contact Information
  1. Connect a cohort of African-American Settlement Communities with the resources and technical assistance necessary to achieve their historic and cultural preservation goals.

  2. Conduct historic surveys of community-identified sites and districts.

  3. Facilitate partnerships with a network of organizations to increase collaboration and sustainability for ongoing preservation efforts, beyond the grant period.

  4. Submit a successful nomination for the Scanlonville Cemetery to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and potentially other nominations if desired by participating communities.