The Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM) promotes measures for the protection and preservation of historical monuments. An important pillar of monument promotion is the monument preservation programme "Nationally Valuable Cultural Monuments". The Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM) decides each year on the selection of objects and the amount of funding. You can receive funding for the following measures: Preservation and restoration of immovable, nationally valuable cultural monuments: architectural monuments historical parks and gardens ground monuments Cultural monuments are of national value if they exemplarily demonstrate architectural, urban planning, historical, political, or scientific achievements can be depicted or if the cultural monument has made a significant contribution to the development of a cultural landscape or the state as a whole as a cultural nation. You will not receive funding for: monument preservation measures not recognised by the State Office for the Preservation of Monuments, renovation work, conversion and use-related measures for modernisation, building maintenance and operation, movable monuments, monuments directly owned by the Länder. Eligible costs are: Expenditure that serves the substance preservation and restoration of cultural monuments and their essential components. You must prove that you have spent the grant on the preservation of a cultural monument. To do this, you must, among other things, keep all invoices and receipts relating to the eligible costs. You submit your application to Department ZM I 6 (Grants in the BKM Area) at the Federal Office of Administration (BVA). You have no claim to the granting of funding. Please refer to further funding opportunities offered by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM): You can receive further funding via the special monument protection programmes of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM).