Virginia Battlefield Preservation Fund

The General Assembly established the Virginia Battlefield Preservation Fund (VBPF) in 2010, and authorized DHR to administer the fund by evaluating and disbursing grant awards to eligible recipients for the protection of battlefield lands associated with Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Civil War.

In accordance with VBPF stipulations, recipients must be nonprofit organizations. Any such organization awarded a battlefield grants must donate an easement to the Virginia Board of Historic Resources on any acreage acquired with the state grants. The easements restrict or forbid development of the acreage, allowing for perpetual protection of the land.

In selecting the awards, DHR considered each battlefield’s significance and ranking in Congress’s mandated “Report on the Nation’s Civil War Battlefields,” issued in 1993 and subsequently updated. Additionally, DHR weighed factors in the grant applications such as the proximity of a battlefield parcel to already protected lands; the threat of encroaching development that could transform a parcel’s historic look and feel at the time of a battle; and the potential for education, recreation, research, or heritage tourism in connection with a battlefield tract.

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Contact Virginia Battlefield Preservation Fund

Virginia Department of Historic Resources
2801 Kensington Avenue
Richmond, Virginia  23221
Phone: (804) 482-6446


Service Area

Statewide Program in:
  • Virginia

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