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National Park Service News Release


For Immediate Release:
June 12, 2013
Contact(s):   Mike Litterst, 202-513-0354

Hampton Tucker, 202- 354-2067


National Park Service Historic Preservation Grants mean more than $21 million for projects in States and Territories

WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced $21.6 million in historic preservation grants to help states and territories preserve and protect historic sites.

“These historic preservation grant programs help states and territories tell the stories of their people and places, promote heritage tourism, preserve state and local historic sites, and provide a boost to local economies,” Jarvis said.

State officials may use the grants to fund projects ranging from the survey and inventory of historic properties, National Register of Historic Places nominations, preservation education, architectural planning, historic structures reports, community preservation planning, and bricks-and-mortar repair to buildings.  Examples of projects funded by grants in 2012 include:

  • In Vermont, the state is acquiring the Daisy Turner Homestead, an African American homestead established in 1873 by former slave and Civil War veteran Alexander Turner.  The state’s hstoric preservation office is using the grant to help the state’s natural resources agency understand how to manage the cultural resources on the property and open it to the public for interpretation of this rare story in their state.
  • With assistance from a Historic Preservation Fund grant, the Washington State Historic Preservation Office planned and executed the state’s first Latino Youth Summit to help young Latino students recognize the need to preserve places associated with their heritage.  Participants from around the state interacted with and learned about the Latino heritage of the Yakima Valley and nearby Mount Rainier National Park, then presented recommendations on preservation and promotion of these and other Latino sites to a panel of community leaders, government officials and educators.

The Historic Preservation Fund is derived by revenue from federal oil leases on the Outer Continental Shelf. The National Park Service administers the fund and distributes annual matching grants to state and tribal historic preservation officers from money made available in Congressional appropriations. This year’s appropriation was decreased by about five percent as a result of sequestration. 

Also today, more $3.7 million was distributed to Tribal Historic Preservation Offices to help American Indian tribes in carrying out national historic preservation program responsibilities on tribal lands.

For more information on the Historic Preservation Fund, please visit: http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/hpg/   

FISCAL YEAR 2013
HISTORIC PRESERVATION FUND APPORTIONMENT TO STATES
Under Public Law 113-6

ALABAMA

$379,066

 

MONTANA

$348,575

ALASKA

$533,664

 

NEBRASKA

$348,910

AMERICAN SAMOA

$31,829

 

NEVADA

$316,573

ARIZONA

$407,112

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE

$214,375

ARKANSAS

$322,641

 

NEW JERSEY

$461,832

CALIFORNIA

$925,258

 

NEW MEXICO

$350,775

COLORADO

$429,703

 

NEW YORK

$816,897

CONNECTICUT

$307,729

 

NORTH CAROLINA

$463,037

DELAWARE

$139,235

 

NORTH DAKOTA

$263,652

DIST. OF COLUMBIA

$136,879

 

CNMI

$43,685

FLORIDA

$548,997

 

OHIO

$609,179

FSM

$189,673

 

OKLAHOMA

$385,132

GEORGIA

$451,246

 

OREGON

$413,499

GUAM

$42,295

 

PALAU

$109,924

HAWAII 

$177,255

 

PENNSYLVANIA

$670,164

IDAHO 

$305,222

 

PUERTO RICO

$234,288

ILLINOIS

$640,243

 

RHODE ISLAND

$180,466

INDIANA

$454,952

 

SOUTH CAROLINA

$328,221

IOWA

$398,864

 

SOUTH DAKOTA

$282,771

KANSAS 

$393,598

 

TENNESSEE

$401,138

KENTUCKY

$371,817

 

TEXAS

$795,596

LOUISIANA

$383,745

 

UTAH

$338,139

MAINE

$286,365

 

VERMONT

$176,483

MARSHALLS 

$109,924

 

VIRGINIA

$437,990

MARYLAND

$358,562

 

VIRGIN ISLANDS

$47,172

MASSACHUSETTS

$455,775

 

WASHINGTON

$460,570

MICHIGAN

$615,437

 

WEST VIRGINIA

$384,372

MINNESOTA 

$475,913

 

WISCONSIN

$482,715

MISSISSIPPI

$314,850

 

WYOMING

$269,941

MISSOURI 

$470,465 

     
     

TOTAL

$21,594,355

 

 

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