Marblehead, MA - Marblehead was one of 34 communities from across the United States designated as a Certified Local Government in 2015 by the National Park Service. More than 1,900 communities now participate in the program which provides local governments access to historic preservation guidance and grants.
Certified Local Government (CLG) designation makes communities official partners in the portion of the federal historic preservation program which engages local, state, and federal partners to promote historic preservation at the grassroots level. As a Certified Local Government, communities can use expert technical historic preservation advice from the National Park Service and their respective state historic preservation offices. The designation also gives localities access to grants for historic preservation that are available exclusively from the Historic Preservation Fund for Certified Local Governments.