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Certified Local Governments (CLG) Program

Under the CLG program, local governments that enforce appropriate historic preservation zoning ordinances are delegated certain SHPO responsibilities, receive federal matching funds for development of their local preservation program, and participate in the National Register of Historic Places nomination process. For detailed information, contact Shea Otley at 405-522-4485 or sjotley@okhistory.org.

CLG Program Manual DRAFT

(Revised 2019; Draft available for review until March 31, 2020)

An update to the Certified Local Governments Manual is now available until March 31, 2020, for public review. All Certified Local Governments coordinators are invited to read and provide their comments to Shea Otley, Oklahoma CLG Coordinator, at sjotley@okhistory.org.

CLG Program Manual

(Revised December 2000; Non-substantive revision November 2016, pending NPS approval)

Certified Local Governments Fact Sheet (PDF)

CLG Coordinator Guidelines and Forms

Current CLG Participants

CLG Preservation Plans & Design Guidelines

CLG Coordinators (PDF)

CLG Application

The application is due March 31, 2020. Please download, sign, and include the non-collusion certification and the federal assurances along with your application. Do not use previous versions as they may be outdated.

CLG Application

Required Documents with Application

Non-Collusion Certification
Federal Assurances

Additional Documentation

CLG Glossary

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