Nacogdoches City Hall
Nacogdoches City Hall

The Certified Local Government (CLG) Program is a local, state, and federal government partnership to empower local communities to better protect historic resources by identifying local priorities, meeting recognized historic preservation standards and providing access to financial and technical services to further the identification, evaluation, designation and protection of buildings, sites, districts, structures, and objects.

Local governments that participate in the CLG Program act independently to develop and maintain a successful preservation program. The Texas Historical Commission administers the program at the state level and the National Park Service is the responsible federal agency. 

The benefits of becoming a CLG include access to technical assistance from the CLG Program staff, a network of local preservation commissioners and historic preservation officers from around the state, workshops and other trainings specific to local preservation challenges, and the annual CLG Grant Program.

Certified Local Government Grants

CLG grants provide funding to participating city and county governments to develop and sustain an effective local preservation program critical to preserving local historic resources.

Preservation Plans

Learn more about how to develop a preservation plan for your community, which the THC requires as part of the CLG certification process. 

Reference Center

The CLG Reference Center is a video training series designed to help Historic Preservation Officers, Main Street Managers, Landmark Commissioners, and others learn about historic preservation best practices at the local level.

Certified Local Government Contact

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Certified Local Government Program, please contact the program administrator using the information listed here.

  • Phone:
    +1 512-463-7812
  • Email:
  • Address:

    P.O. Box 12276
    Austin, TX 78711
    United States