Certified Local Government

Certified Local Government Program
The Certified Local Government (CLG) Program recognizes local governments that, through their own initiative, have established local historic preservation programs. The CLG program is administered jointly by the National Park Service and the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. Rock Island was designated the first Certified Local Government in Illinois in 1985. The City benefits from participation in the CLG program by:
  • playing a direct role in the National Register of Historic Places nomination process
  • being eligible to receive grant funds set aside specifically for CLG projects
  • participating in other state and federal historic preservation programs
  • receiving direct technical assistance from the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency
  • commenting on the effect of federal project funding on National Register-listed or National Register eligible properties in Rock Island

Certified Local Government Status

To maintain CLG status, Rock Island must maintain an adequate and qualified historic preservation commission and submit an annual report to the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. Each annual report is filed with the Rock Island Public Library, Augustana College Library and the Rock Island County Historical Society Library. View an excerpt of the most recent CLG report, which does not include commissioner resumes, meeting minutes and attachments. Past reports are archived here.