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Secretary of the Interior's 2016 Historic Preservation Awards - Call for Nominations
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Contributed By: David Banks
Website: https://www.nps.gov/articles/preservation-awards.htm

Secretary of the Interior’s 2016 Historic Preservation Award

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Recognizing the Outstanding Contributions of Employees in a Federal Preservation Office, State Historic Preservation Office, Tribal Historic Preservation Office, or Certified Local Government to the Preservation of Historic Places. 

DEADLINE – JANUARY 6, 2017


SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR’S HISTORIC PRESERVATION AWARD 2016 NOMINATION

INTRODUCTION

Section 110(h) of the National Historic Preservation Act (54 U.S.C. 306110) directs the Secretary of the Interior to establish an annual award program to recognize the
outstanding contributions in the area of historic preservation. The Secretary’s
award is distinguished from other historic preservation award programs because
it: is statutorily mandated as a Cabinet-level recognition; focuses on the
accomplishments of individual employees whose work enhanced and/or improved
historic preservation in their agency, state, tribal, or local government; and
recognizes the contributions of employees at multiple levels of government.  The award comes with a special citation and a monetary award of $1,000. 

ELIGIBILITY

Officers and employees of Federal Preservation Offices, State Historic Preservation Offices, Tribal Historic Preservation Offices, and Certified Local Governments are eligible for the award.  Employees of the National Park Service’s Washington Office are not eligible for this award.  The officer or employee must have worked in the office for which they are being nominated at least part of the 2016 calendar year.

CRITERIA

The award recognizes special achievements by employees of federal, state, tribal, and local preservation programs who have made outstanding contributions to the preservation of historic places. Nominees must be individuals whose contributions surpass the expected scope of their position, and whose creativity and expertise have significantly fostered the overall goals of the National Historic Preservation
Act.  In your nomination please describe the significant achievements for which the employee is being nominated and how their accomplishments have helped the Federal Agency, State Historic Preservation Office, Tribal Historic Preservation Office or Certified Local Government fulfill and improve their preservation program responsibilities and/or requirements.

Below is information on where to find preservation program responsibilities and requirements for each category:

Federal Preservation Offices:  The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and Guidelines for Federal Agency Historic Preservation Programs Pursuant to the National Historic Preservation Act  can be found at https://www.nps.gov/fpi/Section110.html.  Also, please see 54 U.S.C. 306101-306131.

State Historic Preservation Offices: The National Park Service’s “Procedures for State,
Tribal, and Local Government Historic Preservation Programs” can be found
at http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/retrieveECFR?gp=&SID=12a065772470d399cfccaf1cbd40e34f&mc=true&n=pt36.1.61&r=PART&ty=HTML#se36.1.61_14.  Also, please see 54 U.S.C. 302303.

Tribal Historic Preservation Offices:  “Appendix A, Historic Preservation
Officer Responsibilities That May Be Assumed by Indian Tribes” on page 10
of the National Park Service’s “Tribal Historic Preservation Officer
Application Instructions” can be found at https://www.nps.gov/thpo/downloads/2016THPOApplication.pdf.   Also, please see 54 U.S.C. 302702.

Certified Local Governments: The National Park Service’s “Procedures
for State, Tribal, and Local Government Historic Preservation Programs”
can be found at http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/retrieveECFR?gp=&SID=12a065772470d399cfccaf1cbd40e34f&mc=true&n=pt36.1.61&r=PART&ty=HTML#se36.1.61_16.  Also please see 54 U.S.C. 302502-302505.


NOMINATION PROCESS AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION

The National Park Service encourages Federal agencies, State Historic Preservation Offices, Tribal Historic Preservation Offices, and Certified Local Governments to nominate outstanding employees for this recognition. The Secretary may present up to four annual awards, one for each type of government agency (federal, state, tribal, and local). The National Park Service on behalf of the Office of the Secretary,
Department of the Interior will administer a national competition to select the
winners.

The nomination must include contact information (name, title, address, work phone, email address) for both the nominee and the nominator. Nominations must also include a narrative statement (no more than three pages) that addresses the award
criteria (i.e., explain how the nominee’s worked fulfilled and improved their preservation program responsibilities under the requirements of the National
Historic Preservation Act).

Electronic nominations are strongly encouraged.  Please send your nomination, either as an attached file, to preservation_grants_info@nps.gov.  Nomination
packages must be delivered to our office on or before January 6, 2017.  An awards announcement is expected by Summer 2017. For additional information, please contact the National Park Service at 202-354-2020 or by email at preservation_grants_info@nps.gov.

Submit paper nominations by express mail or commercial courier service to:
2016 Historic Preservation Award Nomination
National Park Service
1201 Eye Street, NW (2256)
Washington, DC 20005

~~Nominations Close January 6, 2017~~


Keywords: Awards, historic, preservation, Secretary, recognition

Posted: December 28, 2016
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