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SHPO Underrepresented Community Grant - Oklahoma’s All-Black Towns

On December 19, 2022, the Oklahoma State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) was announced as one of twenty-one recipients of a grant funded by the Underrepresented Community Grant program, through the Historic Preservation Fund, and administered by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.

The SHPO received $75,000 for the completion of an architectural survey of Oklahoma’s All-Black Towns; part one of the survey was completed in 2023 with an Underrepresented Community Grant funded in 2021. Oklahoma’s All-Black Towns represent a unique chapter in American history, and the State Historic Preservation Office is dedicated to providing a complete survey of all the towns.

The Request for Proposals will be available on May 1, 2023. All proposals will be due by June 30, 2023. All updates for this project will be available on this page. If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact Lynda Ozan with the Oklahoma State Historic Preservation Office at 405-522-4484 or Lynda.Ozan@history.ok.gov.

Public Notice   Request for Proposals


To read the completed Part 1 Survey of Oklahoma's All-Black Towns, please click the link below:

Architectural and Historical Survey of Oklahoma All-Black Towns, Pt 1