National Park Service Press Release

National Park Service Historic Preservation Grants go to Indian tribes, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Groups
For Immediate Release:
August 06, 2013
Contact(s):   Mike Litterst, 202-513-0354;

Hampton Tucker, 202-354-2067;

National Park Service Historic Preservation Grants go to Indian tribes, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Groups

WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced more than $645,000 in historic preservation grants to 17 American Indian tribes, Alaskan Natives and Native Hawaiian organizations.

“These grants will be used to help preserve the rich heritage of human experience from architectural and intellectual achievements to cultural identities,” said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. “Whether used to create oral history programs, operate museums and cultural centers, or develop training and education programs, the grants will help all Americans can gain a greater appreciation of our nation’s rich traditions and cultures.”

The competitive grants can be used to fund projects such as nominations to the National Register of Historic Places, preservation education, architectural planning, historic structure reports, community preservation plans, and bricks-and-mortar repair to buildings.

Congress provides these grant appropriations each year with revenue from Federal oil leases on the Outer Continental Shelf. The National Park Service administers the grants through the Historic Preservation Fund.  This year’s appropriation was decreased by about five percent as a result of sequestration. 

For more information about the National Park Service tribal preservation programs and grants, please visit:


Burns Paiute Tribe $39,211
Chilkat Indian Village $39,935
Confederated Tribe of Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon $40,000
Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes  $40,000
Hula Preservation Society $39,610
Karuk Tribe  $37,628
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community $24,210
Koniag, Inc.  $39,402
Makah Nation   $39,568
Organized Village of Kake  $39,779
Pedro Bay Village Council   $33,548
Penobscot Nation  $32,897
Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians $40,000
Pueblo of Laguna     $39,622
Santo Domingo Pueblo – Tribal Housing Authority $39,946
Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak  $40,000
Ute Mountain Ute Tribe  $39,995
TOTAL $645,351 


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