|For Immediate Release:
||March 25, 2013|
|Contact(s):||Mike Litterst, 202-513-0354
Paul Hawke, 202-354-2023
|National Park Service Awards Civil War Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants
WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced more than $2.5 million in grants to help preserve 700 acres of land at four of America’s Civil War battlefields. The grant projects are in Marietta, Ga., Bentonville, N.C., Cool Springs, Va. and Summit Point, W.V.
Director Jarvis said, “These grants provide state governments and local organizations the ability to protect important Civil War sites for future generations as we commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.”
The grants are from the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP), one of more than a dozen programs administered by the National Park Service that provides states and local communities technical assistance, recognition, and funding to help preserve their own history and create close-to-home recreation opportunities.
Consideration for the Civil War battlefield land acquisition grants is given to battlefields listed in the National Park Service’s Civil War Sites Advisory Commission Report on the Nation’s Civil War Battlefields (CWSAC Report). Funds were awarded based on the property’s location within CWSAC-defined core and/or study areas, the threat to the battlefield land to be acquired, and the availability of required non-Federal matching funds.
Congress appropriated nearly $9 million for Civil War battlefield land acquisition grants in 2012. Applications for the balance of the funds are accepted at any time. Criteria to consider in the applying for the Civil War Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants include:
For further information, contact Kristen McMasters, Grants Manager, at 202-354-2037 firstname.lastname@example.org
About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 401 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.