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Information on funding sources and awards for historic preservation and cultural resource management.  Includes information on grants, tax incentives, awards, scholarships, fellowships and other preservation funding sources. 
Funding, Tax Incentives, Grants & Awards for Preservation Projects

Information on funding sources and awards for historic preservation and cultural resource management.  Includes information on grants, tax incentives, awards, scholarships, fellowships and other preservation funding sources. 

Richard L. Blinder Award (up to $15,000) - NEW!
Contributed by James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation
Posted: September 19, 2017

  The Blinder Award is presented biennially to an architect or other professional in a related historic preservation field for a proposal exploring architecture and preservation. The proposal may focus on...

Graham Foundation 2018 Grants to Individuals - NEW!
Contributed by Graham Foundation
Posted: September 2, 2017

  Since 1956, the Graham Foundation has provided direct funding to individuals for projects that foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about...

Fitch Fellowships: Now Accepting Applications for 2018 Funding
Contributed by James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation
Posted: August 18, 2017

  Since 1989, the James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation has been in the vanguard of historic preservation practice and theory. The mission of the Fitch Foundation is to support professionals in the field...

The Technical Assistance Grant Program (TAG) Deadline on Monday, September 11, 2017
Contributed by The Preservation League of New York State
Posted: August 14, 2017

  Grants of up to $3,000, with a required $500 match from each applicant, are available to non-profit groups and municipalities that manage historic sites, museums, arts facilities and other important institutions...

National Park Service awards more than $1.7 million in Maritime Heritage Grants
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: July 7, 2017

  WASHINGTON – The National Park Service announced today the apportionment of $1,752,073 for 27 maritime heritage grants to applicants in 13 states and the District of Columbia. In partnership with the U.S....

Spokane Preservation Advocates Seeking Nominations
Contributed by Spokane Preservation Advocates
Posted: June 28, 2017

  Spokane Preservation Advocates 4th Annual Historic Preservation Awards will be held on Sunday, Nov. 5th 2017 at the Montvale Event Center at no charge. We are soliciting nominations for...

National Park Service Announces $1.6 Million in Grants to Preserve and Interpret World War II Japanese American Confinement Sites
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: June 9, 2017

  WASHINGTON – Today, the National Park Service announced $1.6 million in grants to fund preservation, restoration and education projects at several Japanese American confinement sites. The 14 grantees in...

2017 DeMuro Award Nomination
Contributed by Restore Oregon
Posted: June 8, 2017

  The DeMuro Award honors extraordinary examples of the rehabilitation and reuse of historic buildings, homes, public spaces, or landscapes, and compatible infill development that enhances historic...

President Proposes $2.55 Billion FY18 Budget for National Park Service
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: May 25, 2017

  WASHINGTON – President Donald J. Trump today proposed a $2.55 billion Fiscal Year 2018 budget for the National Park Service (NPS), including funding increases for top Trump Administration priorities like...

Essex Heritage Announces 2017 Partnership Grant Recipients
Contributed by Essex Heritage
Posted: May 18, 2017

  May 18, 2017 – The Essex National Heritage Commission(Essex Heritage), in keeping with its long tradition of supporting the region’s unique cultural heritage, announced the 2017 Essex Heritage...

Call for Nominations: Doris Duke Preservation Awards
Contributed by Newport Restoration Foundation
Posted: May 15, 2017

  HELP US ACKNOWLEDGE EXCELLENCE IN HISTORIC PRESERVATION BY NOMINATING PROJECTS, COMPLETED IN THE LAST THREE YEARS, THAT ENRICH AND ADD VALUE TO THE CHARACTER OF NEWPORT. A joint program...

Call for Nominations: 2018 SAH Publication Awards
Contributed by Society of Architectural Historians
Posted: May 12, 2017

  2018 SAH Publication Awards Deadline July 1, 2017 The Society of Architectural Historians is accepting nominations for its 2018 Publication Awards. The program includes five...

Announcing the 2017 Great American Main Street Award Winners
Contributed by National Main Street Center
Posted: May 2, 2017

  The National Main Street Center, Inc. is pleased to announce Renaissance Covington, Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard Merchants and Business Association, and West Chester Business Improvement District, as...

Docomomo US Study Grants
Contributed by Liz Waytkus
Posted: April 18, 2017

  Docomomo US is pleased to announce the development of a Study Grant program to provide financial support for qualified individuals whose work or educational focus demonstrates a continued interest and...

2017 “Best of the South: Preserving Southern Architecture” Award
Contributed by The Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians (SESAH)
Posted: April 14, 2017

  The Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians (SESAH) seeks nominations for the “Best of the South: Preserving Southern Architecture” Award. This annual award honors a project that preserves,...

National Trust for Canada Heritage Awards: Call for Nominations
Contributed by National Trust for Canada
Posted: April 12, 2017

  Madame Gabrielle Léger (1916-1998) consented to serve as patron for an award that recognizes individuals for their outstanding service to the country in the cause of heritage conservation. Founded in 1978,...

Call for Nominations - 2017 Preservation Achievement Awards
Contributed by Boston Preservation Alliance
Posted: April 11, 2017

  Boston is in the midst of one of the largest construction booms in the city's history. Which projects have demonstrated how to best blend the old and the new? We're gearing up...

National Trust Heritage Awards: Call for Nominations
Contributed by The National Trust for Canada
Posted: March 19, 2017

  The National Trust for Canada is pleased to announce the opening of the nomination period for its National Heritage Awards. Each year, our awards honour contributions to community, identity...

FY2018 Legacy Program Request for Pre-proposals - Due April 21 on dodlegacy.org
Contributed by Moshe Muller
Posted: March 16, 2017

  The Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Environment, Safety and Occupational Health has signed the Fiscal Year 2018 DoD Legacy Resource Management (Legacy) Program Request for Pre-Proposals. Pre-proposals...

Apply for National Fund for Sacred Places
Contributed by Partners of Sacred Places
Posted: March 6, 2017

  From prairie churches to urban cathedrals and synagogues, historic sacred places are often the oldest, and most beautiful, buildings within our communities. This fund aims to help keep these places as...

RFP: Historic Architectural Survey, CNMI Historic Preservation Office, Capitol Hill, Saipan, CNMI
Contributed by CNMI Historic Preservation Office
Posted: February 14, 2017

  Governor Ralph DLG. Torres and Lt Governor Victor B. Hocog, through the Acting Secretary of the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs and the Office of the Historic Preservation Office (HPO) are...

HPEF Partners in Training Call for Proposals
Contributed by The Historic Preservation Education Foundation (HPEF)
Posted: January 30, 2017

  The Historic Preservation Education Foundation (HPEF) is currently accepting proposals for the Spring 2017 round of its Partners in Training initiative. HPEF established Partners in Training in 2014 to...

Celebrate Excellence in Historic Preservation - Call for Nominations
Contributed by Preservation League of NYS
Posted: January 28, 2017

  The Preservation League is seeking nominations for its 2017 Excellence in Historic Preservation Awards, which recognize significant achievements in historic preservation throughout New York State. The...

Advocacy Alert! We Need You to Help Protect the Historic Tax Credit!
Contributed by Preservation Massachusetts
Posted: January 21, 2017

  With a new Congress in place and a new Administration taking over Washington DC today, there is an urgent need for advocacy to protect the Historic Tax Credit, the Federal Government's largest...

NYSCA/PLNYS Preservation Grants Available
Contributed by New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) / Preservation League of New York State
Posted: January 9, 2017

  ALBANY, NY (01/05/2017)(readMedia)-- Applications are now available to eligible municipalities and not-for-profit organizations to compete for 2017 Preserve New York and Technical Assistance Grants (TAG),...

2017 Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Competition
Contributed by The Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program
Posted: January 8, 2017

  ACLS invites applications for the seventh competition of the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program. This year, the program will place up to 22 recent PhDs from the humanities and humanistic social sciences...

Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Architecture and the Humanities
Contributed by Rice University's Humanities Research Center
Posted: January 8, 2017

  Rice University's Humanities Research Center, in association with the School of Architecture and the Department of Art History, is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Fellow with a terminal degree in the...

NEH 2017 Public Scholar Program
Contributed by National Endowment for the Humanities
Posted: January 8, 2017

  The Public Scholar Program supports well-researched books in the humanities intended to reach a broad readership. Although humanities scholarship can be specialized, the humanities also strive to engage...

Essex Heritage Catalyzes New Initiatives By Announcing Matching Grants for Local Heritage Projects
Contributed by Essex Heritage
Posted: January 5, 2017

  January 5, 2017 (Salem, MA) — The Essex National Heritage Commission (Essex Heritage), in keeping with its long tradition of supporting the region’s unique cultural heritage, announces the 2017 Essex Heritage...

Secretary of the Interior's 2016 Historic Preservation Awards - Call for Nominations
Contributed by David Banks
Posted: December 28, 2016

  Secretary of the Interior’s 2016 Historic Preservation Award CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Recognizing the Outstanding Contributions of Employees in a Federal...

2017 Preservation Awards Nominations (Historic Ithaca)
Contributed by Historic Ithaca
Posted: December 16, 2016

  Every year Historic Ithaca, Inc. presents awards for sensitive restoration and preservation projects within Tompkins County. Any preservation, restoration, rehabilitation or adaptive reuse project...

Call for Entries: The Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence (RBA)
Contributed by Bruner Foundation Inc.
Posted: October 22, 2016

  The Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence (RBA) is a national urban design award that seeks to promote innovative thinking about the built environment and advance conversation about making...

The National Center Announces Call for Proposals for 2017 Preservation Technology and Training Grants Program
Contributed by Andy Ferrell
Posted: September 26, 2016

  The Call for Proposals is now available for the 2017 Preservation Technology and Training Grants...

Fitch Fellowship: Now Accepting Applications for 2017 Funding (James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation)
Contributed by James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation
Posted: September 12, 2016

  Since 1989, the James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation has been in the vanguard of historic preservation practice and theory. The mission of the Fitch Foundation is to support professionals in the field...

National Park Service Providing Historic Preservation Support to American Indian Tribes
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: September 1, 2016

  The National Park Service today announced the awarding of $531,187 in grants from the Historic Preservation Fund to 16 American Indian tribes to support the protection of America's native cultures.

National Park Service Announces Availability of New Civil Rights Grants
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: August 17, 2016

  WASHINGTON – The National Park Service (NPS) today opened the application period for new grants to preserve and highlight the sites and stories related to the African American struggle for equality in...

Newport Restoration Foundation Announces 10th Annual Doris Duke Preservation Award Honorees
Contributed by Newport Restoration Foundation
Posted: July 26, 2016

  July 25, 2016, Newport RI - The tenth annual Doris Duke Preservation Awards recognizes three recent projects for their contributions to preserving Rhode Island's historic architectural heritage. The awards...

National Park Service Providing Preservation Technology and Training Grants across the Country
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: July 20, 2016

  WASHINGTON –The National Park Service announced today $324,700 in grants to fund research, training, and online and social media projects that promote innovative uses of technology in the preservation...

National Park Service Awards More Than $1.6 million to Protect Civil War and Revolutionary War Battlefields
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: July 13, 2016

  WASHINGTON – The National Park Service (NPS) has awarded more than $1.6 million in grants from the Land and Water Conservation Fund in 2016 to preserve 397.61 acres at 11 of America’s battlefields. The...

New Funding for Young Canada Works
Contributed by The National Trust for Canada
Posted: July 12, 2016

  NEW FUNDING FOR YOUNG CANADA WORKS Get funds to hire a recent graduate! Here’s some great news! The National Trust for Canada is pleased to announce that...

Ontario150 Community Capital Program
Contributed by Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF)
Posted: July 9, 2016

  2017 marks the 150th anniversary of Canada and the Province of Ontario. This milestone in Ontario’s history provides a unique opportunity to strengthen our communities and celebrate the people, places...

Win Cash and Revitalize Your Main Street
Contributed by National Trust for Canada
Posted: July 9, 2016

  Calling all main street groups! We’re seeking project ideas for a national crowdfunding competition this fall. The 2016 This Place Matters competition will give eligible project groups the chance to win...

The Votes Are In: Partners in Preservation Awards $2 Million in Grants for Projects in National Parks
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: July 6, 2016

  American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation today announced the winners of the Partners in Preservation: National Parks campaign. The winning parks, determined by a popular vote,...

ABPP Announces FY16 Planning Grant Awards
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: June 23, 2016

  More than $1.19 million in National Park Service grants will be used to help preserve and protect America’s significant battlefield lands. The funding from the National Park Service’s American Battlefield...

National Park Service Awards over $1 Million to Preserve American Battlefields
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: June 23, 2016

  WASHINGTON –The National Park Service announced today $1.19 million grants to support 20 projects at significant battlefields across the country. The projects will research, document, or interpret dozens...

Call for Project Ideas: National Trust for Canada Crowdfunding Competition
Contributed by National Trust for Canada
Posted: June 15, 2016

  Ottawa, June 15, 2016 – The National Trust for Canada invites community groups undertaking main street projects to participate in a national crowdfunding competition this fall. The 2016 This Place Matters...

Best of the South: Preserving Southern Architecture Award
Contributed by The Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians (SESAH)
Posted: June 3, 2016

  The Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians (SESAH) seeks nominations for the “Best of the South: Preserving Southern Architecture” Award. This annual award honors a project that preserves,...

Announcing Funding for Regeneration Works
Contributed by The National Trust for Canada
Posted: May 30, 2016

  Ottawa, May 30, 2016 – The National Trust for Canada is pleased to acknowledge $161,234 in new funding from the Government of Canada. With this funding, the National Trust will build Regeneration Works,...

National Cost-Sharing Program for Heritage Places (Parks Canada)
Contributed by Parks Canada
Posted: May 13, 2016

  NEW! The Guidelines and Application Forms are now available for the newly expanded National Cost-Sharing Program for Heritage Places. Through Budget 2016’s investment in social infrastructure,...

The Drucker Prize
Contributed by
Posted: May 3, 2016

  Previously known as the Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation, the program has now moved in a bold new direction. The Drucker Prize has been turned into a resource-rich learning platform—one...

National Park Service Awards over $56 Million in Historic Preservation Grants to States and Tribes
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: May 2, 2016

  WASHINGTON – The National Park Service announced today the awarding of $46.9 million for historic preservation grants to every U.S. state, territory, and the District of Columbia, in addition to $9.8 million...

National Park Service Awards $2.58 Million in Matching Grants for Maritime Heritage Education and Preservation Projects in 19 States
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: April 27, 2016

  WASHINGTON – The National Park Service, in partnership with the Maritime Administration, today announced the award of $2.58 million in Maritime Heritage Program grants for projects in 19 states...

H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship
Contributed by The Society of Architectural Historians
Posted: April 26, 2016

  The Society of Architectural Historians is accepting applications for the 2016 H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship. The prestigious fellowship of $50,000 will allow a recent graduate or emerging scholar...

Call for Microfunding Proposals
Contributed by Andrew Bryans
Posted: April 10, 2016

  Northwest History Network - Call for Microfunding Proposals The Northwest History Network is seeking applications for competitive awards of up to $250 to fund equipment, services,...

The Heritage Society Receives Houston First Corporation Grant
Contributed by Deborah Duty
Posted: March 16, 2016

  Historians and preservation enthusiasts now have a chance to relive Houston's storied past thanks to Houston First Corporation for awarding $12,500 to The Heritage Society (THS), Houston's only outdoor,...

Call for Nominations: National Trust for Canada Awards
Contributed by National Trust for Canada
Posted: March 14, 2016

  Ottawa, March 14, 2016 – The National Trust for Canada is pleased to announce the opening of the nomination period for its National Awards. Each year, our awards honour individuals, organizations,...

Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee Releases Annual Report to Congress
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: March 14, 2016

  WASHINGTON – The National Park Service has released the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee’s

Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation: 2016 Historic Preservation Awards - Call for Nominations
Contributed by Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: March 9, 2016

  Time to nominate projects and preservation leaders to the Preservation Awards!! Every year we honor those who have sacrificed and toiled for the goal of preserving places. Please think...

Application Period for Herb Stovel Scholarship Fund Now Open
Contributed by National Trust for Canada
Posted: March 7, 2016

  Ottawa, March 7, 2016 – The National Trust for Canada is now accepting applications for the Herb Stovel Scholarship Fund. Students studying built heritage and young professionals working in the field are...

Call for Nominations: 2016 Preservation Achievement Awards
Contributed by Boston Preservation Alliance
Posted: March 7, 2016

  It's time to recognize that fantastic project in your neighborhood. Whether it's the restoration of an old home on your block, the new development that fits right in with your historic street,...

A Call for Action! Input Needed for 2016 Preservation Awards (Historic Wilmington Foundation)
Contributed by Historic Wilmington Foundation
Posted: March 3, 2016

  The Foundation's awards recognize and honor the businesses and individuals who make preservation a reality in our historic region. We are now accepting nominations for current preservation and restoration...

Arlington Memorial Bridge Deterioration Illustrates Nationwide Need for National Park Road Maintenance Funds
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: March 3, 2016

  WASHINGTON – Arlington Memorial Bridge – the symbolic entry to Washington, D.C. and its iconic monument core – needs a major overhaul or it will have to be closed in 2021. An inspection...

Now Accepting Applications: Preservation Massachusetts' Predevelopment Loan Fund
Contributed by Preservation Massachusetts
Posted: March 1, 2016

  Do you know of a project in your community that is in need of funds for architectural and engineering studies, legal fees, historic consultant costs, etc? Preservation Massachusetts is actively...

National Trust for Canada shares its recommendations for Budget 2016
Contributed by National Trust for Canada
Posted: February 24, 2016

  Ottawa, February 23 – Responding to Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s pre-budget town hall, the National Trust for Canada is encouraging heritage supporters to promote its recommendations, designed to help...

The Mayor Thomas M. Menino Legacy Award Nomination Period Open
Contributed by Preservation Massachusetts
Posted: February 12, 2016

  In 2015, Preservation Massachusetts introduced the Mayor Thomas M. Menino Legacy Award. This award was created to honor the incredible contribution that Mayor Menino made to the historic preservation community...

Historic Preservation Education Foundation (HPEF) Partners in Training Call for Proposals
Contributed by Historic Preservation Education Foundation (HPEF)
Posted: February 10, 2016

  The Historic Preservation Education Foundation (HPEF) is currently accepting proposals for the Spring 2016 round of its Partners in Training program. HPEF established Partners in Training in 2014...

Call for Nominations: Prince of Wales Prize
Contributed by The National Trust for Canada
Posted: February 4, 2016

  The National Trust for Canada is accepting nominations for the Prince of Wales Prize for Municipal Heritage Leadership. Under the generous patronage of His Royal Highness The Prince of...

A Crowdfunding Success Story!
Contributed by National Trust for Canada - Fiducie nationale du Canada
Posted: December 17, 2015

  The National Trust for Canada congratulates the Fairbairn House Heritage Centre, the first project team to complete a crowdfunding campaign on the National Trust's new crowdfunding platform – THIS...

Historic Chicago Bungalow Association Presents 11th Annual Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Bungalow Awards
Contributed by Historic Chicago Bungalow Association
Posted: December 14, 2015

  CHICAGO (December 14, 2015): Highlighting the very best in bungalow rehabilitation and restoration projects from the past year, while encouraging others to strive for greatness in their own projects, the...

Society of Architectural Historians Announces 2015 H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellow
Contributed by Society of Architectural Historians
Posted: December 14, 2015

  CHICAGO) December 11, 2015 — The Society of Architectural Historians has awarded the 2015 H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship to architectural designer and historian Danielle S. Willkens, Assoc. AIA,...

Nearly $800,000 Goes to Fund Arts Projects in National Parks
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: December 8, 2015

  WASHINGTON – America’s national parks have inspired artists for generations. As the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Park Service commemorate milestone anniversaries in 2015 and 2016, the...

National Trust for Canada Launches REGENERATION Blog
Contributed by National Trust for Canada - Fiducie nationale du Canada
Posted: December 5, 2015

  Ottawa, ON, December 3, 2015 – The National Trust for Canada is launching REGENERATION, a new blog designed to share inspiring and provocative stories and ideas about saving and regenerating places that...

Charles E. Peterson Fellowship of the Buildings of the United States and the Athenaeum of Philadelphia
Contributed by Society of Architectural Historians (SAH)
Posted: November 20, 2015

  Purpose In a joint program with the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, the Society of Architectural Historians is pleased to offer an annual fellowship that will support the participation of a graduate...

Call for Scholarship Applications (Architecture Foundation of Oregon)
Contributed by Architecture Foundation of Oregon
Posted: November 13, 2015

  When Senator Mark O. Hatfield was our Honored Citizen back in 1998, afo created a scholarship in his name. Awarded annually to an Oregon student of architecture, the scholarship’s focus is on architectural...

Window Preservation Alliance Awards Student Memberships
Contributed by Alison Hardy
Posted: November 11, 2015

  Window Preservation Alliance Welcomes Next Generation of Window Restorers Scholarships for Three Student Memberships Awarded Boston, MA—The Window Preservation Alliance (WPA), an non-profit...

National Park Service Awards over $500,000 to Protect over 180 acres at 3 Civil War Battlefields in Kentucky, Mississippi and Virginia
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: November 3, 2015

  WASHINGTON, DC – National Park Service (NPS) Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced more than $500,000 in grants from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to help preserve over 180 acres...

The National Trust of Canada Launches New Crowdfunding Site With a Special Matching Fund Opportunity
Contributed by The National Trust of Canada
Posted: October 25, 2015

  Ottawa, Ont., October 23, 2015 – The National Trust for Canada is pleased to announce the launch of THIS PLACE MATTERS – Canada’s first crowdfunding site dedicated to heritage places.

Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant (Center for Architecture)
Contributed by Center for Architecture
Posted: October 16, 2015

  Application Deadline: Monday, November 2, 2015 at 5:00pm Purpose: To further the personal and professional development of an architect...

A New Fundraising Tool is Coming Soon
Contributed by The National Trust for Canada
Posted: October 13, 2015

  Ottawa, Ont., October 13, 2015 – In just ten days the National Trust for Canada will launch THIS PLACE MATTERS – Canada’s first national crowdfunding platform dedicated to heritage.

The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) Accepting Nominations for the 2016 Charles E. Peterson Fellowship of the Buildings of the United States & the Athenaeum of Philadelphia
Contributed by The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH)
Posted: October 6, 2015

  The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) is accepting nominations for the 2016 Charles E. Peterson Fellowship of the Buildings of the United States and the Athenaeum of Philadelphia. The deadline...

National Trust for Canada’s Annual Report is Now Available
Contributed by National Trust for Canada
Posted: October 5, 2015

  Ottawa, ON October 2, 2015 – The National Trust for Canada’s 2014-2015 Annual Report is now available online. The National Trust thanks the many members, donors, sponsors and volunteers who share...

2016 ABPP Planning Grant Applications Available
Contributed by
Posted: October 2, 2015

  The American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) of the National Park Service invites non-profit groups, academic institutions, and local, regional, state, and tribal governments to submit applications...

National Park Service Announces $106,500 in Preservation Technology and Training Grants
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: October 1, 2015

  WASHINGTON – The National Park Service today announced the award of three Preservation Technology and Training grants totaling $106,500. Administered by the National Center for Preservation Technology...

National Park Service Reports Historic Investments in 2014 Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Program
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: September 15, 2015

  WASHINGTON – Private investment in historic preservation is alive and well, as outlined in a series of reports on the National Park Service’s Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Program. ...

NAGPRA Grants Awarded to 2 Indian Tribes and 1 Museum
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: September 11, 2015

  WASHINGTON – The National Park Service today announced the award of three Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act(NAGPRA) repatriation and consultation grants totaling $90,000. The...

Fitch Fellowships: Applications for 2016 Funding Due October 15, 2015
Contributed by James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation
Posted: August 25, 2015

  The James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation provides mid-career grants of up to $15,000 to professionals working in preservation, landscape architecture, urban design, environmental planning,...

National Park Service Awards Historic Preservation Grants to American Indian Tribes and Alaskan Native Groups
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: August 11, 2015

  WASHINGTON – In villages beside Neah Bay, Makah artisans pass on the tradition of basketry, carving, and jewelry-marking to younger generations, celebrating cultural heritage dating back more than 600...

Help The Neon Museum Repaint the Desert Rose Motel Sign
Contributed by The Neon Museum
Posted: July 27, 2015

  We need your help to conserve and protect the Desert Rose Motel sign! The Desert Rose Motel sign is one of the largest and most striking motel signs in our collection. We need approximately $50,000...

NAGPRA Consultation and Repatriation Grants Awarded to 15 Tribes and 16 Museums
Contributed by Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Program
Posted: July 23, 2015

  WASHINGTON – The National Park Service announced the award of more than $1.5 million in Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Program repatriation and consultation grants. ...

National Park Service Awards $1.19 Million in Battlefield Planning Grants
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: July 22, 2015

  WASHINGTON – From lesser known battles to world war, historians and preservationists study and preserve battlefields across the country that capture the American story. Today the National Park Service...

Accepting Applications for 2016 Fitch Funding - Deadline October 15, 2015
Contributed by James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation
Posted: July 21, 2015

  Since 1989, the James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation has been in the vanguard of historic preservation practice and theory. The mission of the Fitch Foundation is to support professionals in the field...

Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) International Travel Grant Program
Contributed by Society of Architectural Historians (SAH)
Posted: July 15, 2015

  The Society of Architectural Historians is accepting applications for the 2016 SAH International Travel Grant Program. In 2015, SAH will award between 14 and 16 grants to practicing professionals...

NCPTT Announces 2015 PTT Grant Awards
Contributed by National Center for Preservation Technology and Technology (NCPTT)
Posted: July 13, 2015

  The National Park Service’s National Center for Preservation Technology and Technology (NCPTT) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 Preservation Technology and Training Grants. This year,...

The National Trust for Canada Announces 2015 Scholarship Fund Recipients
Contributed by The National Trust for Canada
Posted: July 13, 2015

  Ottawa, ON, July 13, 2015 –The National Trust for Canada joins members of the Stovel family in congratulating this year’s recipients of educational assistance from the Herb Stovel Scholarship Fund. The...

Six-To-Fix Accepting Nominations
Contributed by Preservation Maryland
Posted: July 9, 2015

  Maryland’s Six-to-Fix is a new program designed to help save threatened resources statewide. Rather than creating lists of threatened buildings, we’re ready to do something about it. The...

This House Matters - A Documentary
Contributed by Tina Traster
Posted: July 8, 2015

  This House Matters – A Documentary Blink and another house is bulldozed. Most don’t even notice. If you read this blog, likely you do. That’s why I’m making a documentary...

Secretary Jewell Applauds Designation of San Antonio Missions in Texas as Nation’s 23rd World Heritage Site
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: July 7, 2015

  WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today applauded the decision by the World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)...

Legislative Update - The Revitalize Main Street Act
Contributed by Restore Oregon
Posted: June 22, 2015

  If our Main Streets and historic places matter to you, take 5 minutes to email your legislators today! We’re in the final rounds of a prize fight for preservation and economic development! With...

National Park Service Announces $2.8 Million in Grants to Preserve and Interpret World War II Japanese American Confinement Sites
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: June 16, 2015

  WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced 20 grants totaling more than $2.8 million to help preserve and interpret the World War II confinement sites of Japanese Americans....

NSDAR Awards a $10,000 Historic Preservation Grant to Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest
Contributed by Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest
Posted: June 2, 2015

  Washington, D.C.: The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) announced today that the organization is donating $10,000 to Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest for its doorway restoration...

National Trust for Canada Accepting Applications for Herb Stovel Scholarship Fund
Contributed by National Trust for Canada
Posted: May 20, 2015

  Ottawa, ON, May 19, 2015 – Applications are now being accepted for the Herb Stovel Scholarship Fund. The Herb Stovel Scholarship Fund is administered by the National Trust for Canada in cooperation with...

National Trust for Canada Welcomes Funding Announcement for Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program
Contributed by National Trust for Canada
Posted: May 15, 2015

  Ottawa, ON May 15, 2015 – The National Trust for Canada welcomes today’s announcement of $150 million for the new Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, which will provide essential support...

Essex Heritage Announces Fundraiser to Restore Bakers Island Lighthouse
Contributed by Essex Heritage
Posted: May 14, 2015

  May 14, 2015 (Salem, MA) – Essex Heritage, a non-profit that manages and provides numerous programs preserving and enhancing Essex County’s historic, natural and cultural sites, is slated to launch a Kickstarter...

Society of Architectural Historians Receives 3-Year Grant from The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
Contributed by Society of Architectural Historians
Posted: May 8, 2015

  (CHICAGO) May 8, 2015 — The Society of Architectural Historians has been awarded a general operating grant of $150,000 from The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Fund at The Chicago Community Foundation....

David Rubenstein Donates $5.37 Million to the National Park Foundation to Restore U.S. Marine Corps ‘Iwo Jima’ Memorial
Contributed by National Park Foundation
Posted: April 29, 2015

  WASHINGTON (April 29, 2015) – Today a $5.37 million gift commemorates the bravery of U.S. Marines who gave their lives to defend freedom, and honors the continued patriotism and sacrifice of America’s...

Canada’s First Centennial Project is Recipient of the Prix du XXe Siècle
Contributed by The National Trust for Canada
Posted: April 27, 2015

  OTTAWA, ON, April 27, 2015 – The National Trust for Canada, in partnership with the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC), announces the Fathers of Confederation Buildings Trust in Charlottetown,...

National Park Service and Maritime Administration Announce $2.6 Million in Grants for Maritime History Education and Preservation Projects
Contributed by National Park Service and Maritime Administration
Posted: April 27, 2015

  WASHINGTON — The National Park Service, in partnership with the Maritime Administration, today announced the award of approximately $2.6 million in Maritime Heritage Program grants for projects...

NPS Announces Centennial Challenge Projects: Cost Share Partnerships Grow $10 Million Appropriation to $26 Million
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: April 23, 2015

  WASHINGTON – From trail repairs to new wayside interpretive panels, road and bridge repairs and restoring the most photographed barn in America, the National Park Service this week announced $26 million...

DAR Awards $10,000 Grant to the Essex Heritage for the Restoration of the Bakers Island Lighthouse, Salem, MA
Contributed by Daughters of the American Revolution
Posted: April 22, 2015

  Washington, D.C. – The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) announced today that the organization will be donating $10,000 to the Essex...

The National Trust for Canada Responds to Regeneration Opportunities in 2015 Federal Budget
Contributed by The National Trust for Canada
Posted: April 21, 2015

  Ottawa, ON April 21, 2015 – The National Trust for Canada is encouraged by the 2015 federal Budget’s recognition that history guides our future, reflected in new funding to renew and celebrate places that...

Essex Heritage Announces 2015 Partnership Grant Recipients
Contributed by Essex Heritage
Posted: April 17, 2015

  April 17, 2015 (Salem, MA) – Essex National Heritage Commission (Essex Heritage), a non-profit that manages and provides numerous programs preserving and enhancing Essex County’s historic, natural...

SAH Announces 2015 Award Winners and Fellows
Contributed by Society of Architectural Historians
Posted: April 17, 2015

  (CHICAGO) April 17, 2015 — The Society of Architectural Historians announced the winners of the 2015 Publication Awards and the 2015 SAH Award for Film and Video at its 68th Annual International Conference...

NAGPRA Grants Awarded to Eight Tribes
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: April 13, 2015

  WASHINGTON – The National Park Service today announced the award of eight Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Repatriation grants totaling $74,348. The grants will assist...

Lee Nelson Book Award - Call for Nominations Deadline June 1, 2015
Contributed by Association for Preservation Technology International
Posted: April 10, 2015

  The Association for Preservation Technology International (APT) established the Lee Nelson Book Award to recognize outstanding and influential publications in the field of preservation technology. It is...

Northwest History Network - Call for Microfunding Proposals
Contributed by Andrew Bryans
Posted: April 1, 2015

  NHN is pleased to announce that its Microfunding Program for emerging history projects will run again in 2015! The program is open to members and non-members. The Northwest History...

Save Historic Gullah Homes for Gullah Families - Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation
Contributed by Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: March 25, 2015

  Today is the first day of the GoFundMe Campaign for the Daufuskie Endangered Places project! The Palmetto Trust developed a program whereby Gullah built homes that are still standing...

National Park Service Announces Historic Preservation Grants for American Indian Tribes
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: March 18, 2015

  WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis this week announced $8.78 million of grants to 154 American Indian tribes to support their historic preservation offices in order to carry...

Call for Nominations: 2015 Best of the South Award
Contributed by Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians (SESAH)
Posted: March 17, 2015

  The Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians seeks nominations for the Best of the South: Preserving Southern Architecture Award. This annual award honors a project that preserves or...

NYSCA Independent Project Grants Available Through Van Alen
Contributed by Van Alen Institute
Posted: March 17, 2015

  Van Alen Institute is pleased to offer an opportunity for architecture, design, and historic preservation professionals to apply for fiscal sponsorship by New York State Council on the Arts Independent...

Association for Preservation Technology: Lee Nelson Book Award - Call for Nominations
Contributed by Association for Preservation Technology
Posted: March 12, 2015

  The Lee Nelson Book Award - RECOGNIZING BOOKS THAT CONTRIBUTE TO THE FIELD OF PRESERVATION TECHNOLOGY Call for Nominations for the 2015 Award The Association...

Now Accepting Applications for Herb Stovel Scholarship Fund
Contributed by The National Trust for Canada
Posted: March 3, 2015

  Ottawa, ON, March 3, 2015 – The National Trust for Canada is now accepting applications for the Herb Stovel Scholarship Fund. The Fund was established to support one or more Canadian students or young...

Diversity Scholarship Available for Program in New England Studies
Contributed by SCrampton
Posted: February 6, 2015

  Diversity scholarship available for Program in New England Studies BOSTON – February 2015 – Historic New England is now accepting Diversity Scholarship applications...

2015 Charles E. Peterson Prize Competition
Contributed by Heritage Documentation Programs, NPS
Posted: February 5, 2015

  Announcing the 2015 Charles E. Peterson Prize Competition The Peterson Prize annually recognizes the best set of measured drawings prepared to Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) standards...

2015 Leicester B. Holland Prize: A Single-Sheet Measured Drawing Competition
Contributed by Heritage Documentation Programs, NPS
Posted: February 5, 2015

  Announcing the 2015 Leicester B. Holland Prize: A Single-Sheet Measured Drawing Competition. The Holland Prize is an annual competition, open to both students and professionals, that recognizes...

President’s Budget Requests $3 billion for National Park Service
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: February 2, 2015

  Innovative Centennial Initiative Proposes Robust Investment to Revitalize National Parks and Public Lands for the Next Century WASHINGTON – President Obama’s budget request for fiscal year...

The Georgia Alliance of Preservation Commissions (GAPC) Awarding Two Scholarships to GAPC Members to Attend the 2015 Georgia Historic Preservation Commission Training
Contributed by The Georgia Alliance of Preservation Commissions (GAPC)
Posted: January 29, 2015

  The Georgia Alliance of Preservation Commissions (GAPC), in partnership with the Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources...

Historic Preservation Education Foundation (HPEF) Accepting Proposals for the Spring 2015 Round of its Partners in Training Program
Contributed by Historic Preservation Education Foundation (HPEF)
Posted: January 28, 2015

  The Historic Preservation Education Foundation (HPEF) is currently accepting proposals for the Spring 2015 round of its Partners in Training program. HPEF established Partners in Training last year to...

Society of Architectural Historians Announces 2014 H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship Recipient
Contributed by Helena Karabatsos
Posted: January 27, 2015

  Architectural historian Patricia Blessing will spend a year visiting sites in nine countries on the prestigious $50,000 H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship The Society...

2015 AIA Michigan and MIplace "MISSING MIDDLE" Michigan Housing Design Competition
Contributed by Nancy Finegood
Posted: January 26, 2015

  An open Design Competition intended to spur the development of creative, mixed-income, and affordable "Missing Middle" Michigan Housing Developments in our State's Downtowns and along key transit corridors.

Grants Available for Historic Properties and Archaeology Projects
Contributed by Oregon Heritage
Posted: January 20, 2015

  The State Historic Preservation Office is offering grants for work on historic properties and for archaeology projects. The annual grants fund up to $20,000 in matching funds for preservation...

Apply for Young Canada Works in Heritage Funding
Contributed by Heritage Canada National Trust
Posted: January 19, 2015

  Ottawa, ON, January 19, 2015 – The Young Canada Works (YCW) program assists employers in the creation of jobs for students and recent graduates in such areas as historic research, heritage site interpretation,...

Announcing the 2015 Charles E. Peterson Prize Competition
Contributed by Heritage Documentation Programs, NPS
Posted: January 15, 2015

  The Peterson Prize annually recognizes the best set of measured drawings prepared to Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) standards and donated to HABS by students. AWARD AMOUNTS

Essex Heritage Offers Matching Grants to Local Organizations
Contributed by Essex Heritage Partnership
Posted: January 14, 2015

  January 14, 2015 (Salem, MA) — Essex National Heritage Commission (Essex Heritage), in its tradition of celebrating the region’s unique cultural heritage,...

Heritage Canada National Trust Accepting Applications for Young Canada Works in Heritage Funding
Contributed by Heritage Canada National Trust
Posted: January 14, 2015

  Ottawa, ON, January 14, 2015 – The Young Canada Works (YCW) program assists employers in the creation of jobs for students and recent graduates in such areas as historic research, heritage site interpretation,...

LA County Preservation Award Applications Due Jan. 30, 2015
Contributed by Los Angeles Conservancy
Posted: January 13, 2015

  Each year, we honor outstanding preservation projects from across L.A. County at our Preservation Awards Luncheon. If you know of a preservation project that deserves special recognition, apply for our...

Preservation League Seeks Entries for 2015 Preservation Awards
Contributed by The Preservation League of New York State
Posted: January 12, 2015

  ALBANY, NY (12/18/2014)(readMedia)-- The Preservation League of New York State is seeking nominations for its 2015 Excellence in Historic Preservation Awards, which recognize significant achievements in...

Historic Tax Credit to be Introduced in Oregon (Preservation Action)
Contributed by Restore Oregon
Posted: January 10, 2015

  The Revitalize Main Street Act is set to be introduced this month in Oregon. This legislation would create a state Historic Rehabilitation Fund to help offset the costs of restoring historic commercial...

2015 AIA Institute Honor Awards Recognize Excellence in Architecture, Interiors, and Urban Design
Contributed by AIA Institute
Posted: January 9, 2015

  Washington, D.C. – January 9, 2015 – The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected the 2015 recipients of the Institute Honor Awards, the profession’s highest recognition of works that exemplify...

Supporters of North Carolina’s Historic Tax Credit Launch Petition (Preservation Action)
Contributed by
Posted: January 9, 2015

  Supporters of North Carolina’s historic preservation tax credit have launched an online petition to urge state legislators to re-introduce the tax credit. The N.C Metropolitan Mayors Coalition...

$1 Million in New Grant Funding Available to Celebrate the Arts and National Parks
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: January 7, 2015

  WASHINGTON – “Art is the child of Nature,” said American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. A new grant initiative created in partnership by the NEA and the National Park Service celebrates the intersections...

Historic Nashville Launches Preservation Revolving Fund
Contributed by Historic Nashville
Posted: December 9, 2014

  GREAT NEWS! Today, the Historic Nashville board of directors voted unanimously to create a Preservation Revolving Fund with an initial donation of $5,000! Nashville will now join cities such as Savannah,...

Historic Renovation: The Beacon - Rialto and Capitol
Contributed by Rachel Cunningham
Posted: December 8, 2014

  One of our favorite projects is the renovation of the most famous Art Deco building in the middle of Jersey City – The Beacon. Originally the Jersey City Medical Center, the Beacon includes 10 major high...

The National Coal Heritage Area Now Accepting Proposals for the 2015 National Coal Heritage Area Partnership Grants
Contributed by National Coal Heritage Area
Posted: December 8, 2014

  National Coal Heritage Area Issues Request for Proposals To support community efforts to preserve, interpret and promote coal heritage resources, the National Coal Heritage Area Authority requests proposals...

The National Trust - Heritage Canada Applauds Federal Infrastructure Funding for Heritage
Contributed by The National Trust - Heritage Canada
Posted: December 3, 2014

  Ottawa, ON, November 25, 2014 – The National Trust for Canada welcomes Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s announcement of $5.8 billion in additional spending on historic sites, museums, research centres,...

The Vernacular Architecture Forum’s Bishir Prize
Contributed by The Vernacular Architecture Forum
Posted: November 18, 2014

  The Vernacular Architecture Forum awards this prize annually to the scholarly article from a juried North American publication that has made the most significant contribution to the study of vernacular...

Docomomo US Invites Submissions for the 2015 Modernism in America Awards
Contributed by Docomomo US
Posted: November 12, 2014

  The Modernism in America Awards is the first national program of its kind to celebrate the projects and the people working to sensitively preserve and rehabilitate significant mid-century modern...

National Park Service Awards $2.2 Million to Protect Four Civil War Battlefields
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: October 17, 2014

  WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced more than $2.2 million in grants from the Land and Water Conservation Fund to help preserve land at four of America’s Civil...

Call for Nominations for 10th Annual Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Bungalow Awards
Contributed by Historic Chicago Bungalow Association
Posted: October 7, 2014

  CHICAGO (October 6, 2014) –It’s time to celebrate Chicago’s historic bungalows and their owners’ dedication to renovating and restoring them through the 10th Annual Richard H. Driehaus Foundation...

The Architectural Heritage Center has Partnered with the “Save the Markham Home” Campaign
Contributed by The Architectural Heritage Center
Posted: October 7, 2014

  The Architectural Heritage Center has partnered with the “Save the Markham Home” campaign. The group has negotiated with the developer to sell the home rather than demolish it and they have found...

2015 NPS ABPP Planning Grant Application Cycle is Open
Contributed by The American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP)
Posted: October 2, 2014

  The American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) 2015 Battlefield Preservation Project Grant Application is now available on our web site and www.Grants.gov. Applicants may download the form,...

National Park Service Awards Grants to Support Historic Preservation through Technology
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: September 29, 2014

  Washington – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced the award of two grants totaling $73,650 from the National Center for Preservation Technology Training to assist with...

Apply Now! Fitch Mid-Career Fellow and Samuel H. Kress Fellow
Contributed by James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation
Posted: September 5, 2014

  The James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation will award grants of up to $15,000 in two categories; the Fitch Mid-Career Fellow and The Samuel H. Kress Mid-Career Fellow. Since 1989 the James Marston Fitch...

National Park Service Awards $1.7 Million in Grants to Protect Four Significant Civil War Battlefields
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: September 3, 2014

  WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced more than $1.7 million in grants from the Land and Water Conservation Fund to help preserve land at four of America’s Civil...

2014 Vets Restore Begins in September
Contributed by Vets Restore
Posted: August 27, 2014

  4Culture is happy to announce that Vets Restore 2014 will begin mid-September. Welcome to a great new group of trainees. Our cadre of recruits includes both men and women, Army and Navy veterans, bringing...

Valerie Sivinski Washington Preserves Fund
Contributed by The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: August 27, 2014

  The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation offers this annual grant program that provides up to $2,000 to organizations around the state. Eligible projects include purchasing materials or...

National Park Service Awards $500,000 in Grants to Protect Four Significant Civil War Battlefields
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: August 26, 2014

  WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced more than $500,000 in grants from the Land and Water Conservation Fund to help preserve land at four of America’s Civil War...

SAH Receives $10,000 Challenge Grant for Charnley-Persky House Restoration
Contributed by Helena Karabatsos
Posted: August 26, 2014

  As news of flood damage to the Charnley-Persky House spread,...

Van Alen Institute Launches Future Ground Competition in New Orleans
Contributed by Van Alen Institute
Posted: August 13, 2014

  We're thrilled to announce the launch of a new international competition, Future Ground, inviting multidisciplinary teams to generate flexible design and policy strategies to reuse vacant land in...

National Park Service Awards Historic Preservation Grants to Indian Tribes, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiian Organizations
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: July 29, 2014

  WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced more than $700,000 in historic preservation grants to 18 American Indian tribes and Alaskan Natives organizations.

National Park Service Awards $1.3 Million in Battlefield Preservation Grants
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: July 24, 2014

  WASHINGTON – The National Park Service has awarded 21 preservation grants totaling more than $1.3 million to help preserve, protect, document and interpret America’s significant battlefield lands. The...

H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship - $50K Fellowship for Year of Study by Travel
Contributed by Helena Karabatsos
Posted: July 23, 2014

  The Society of Architectural Historians is accepting applications for the 2014 H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship. The prestigious fellowship of $50,000 will allow a recent graduate or emerging scholar...

Heritage Canada The National Trust Announces 2014 Fund Recipients
Contributed by Heritage Canada
Posted: July 10, 2014

  Ottawa, ON, July 10, 2014 – Heritage Canada The National Trust (HCNT) joins members of the Stovel family in congratulating this year’s recipients of educational assistance from the Herb Stovel Scholarship...

National Park Service to Award $1.7 Million in Grants for Maritime History Education and Preservation Projects
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: June 23, 2014

  WASHINGTON — The National Park Service, in partnership with the Maritime Administration, today announced the availability of approximately $1.7 million in grant funding through its

National Park Service Announces $2.9 Million in Grants to Preserve and Interpret World War II Japanese American Confinement Sites (Posted: June 15, 2014)
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: June 15, 2014

  WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced 21 grants totaling more than $2.9 million to help preserve and interpret the World War II confinement sites of Japanese Americans. More...

Secretary of the Interior’s 2014 Historic Preservation Award
Contributed by Secretary of the Interior
Posted: June 13, 2014

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

Applications Open for the 2015 SAH Publication Awards
Contributed by Helena Karabatsos
Posted: June 9, 2014

  The Society of Architectural Historians is accepting submissions for the 2015 SAH Publication Awards. Each year, the Society presents five awards...

Call for Candidates for the 26th Richard Morris Hunt Fellow 2015 Fellowship Application
Contributed by The American Architectural Foundation (AAF)
Posted: June 4, 2014

  The Richard Morris Hunt Fellowship (RMHF) is an intensive six-month program that carries a $25,000 award for registered architects to pursue research related to contemporary challenges in historic preservation...

NYSCA Independent Project Grants Available through Van Alen Institute
Contributed by Van Alen Institute
Posted: June 4, 2014

  Van Alen Institute is pleased to offer an opportunity for architecture, design, and historic preservation professionals to apply for fiscal sponsorship for New York State Council on the Arts Independent...

National Park Service Awards $200,000 to Protect Two Civil War Battlefields
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: May 29, 2014

  WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced more than $200,000 in grants from the Land and Water Conservation Fund to help preserve land at three of America’s Civil War...

Call for Nominations: Ecclesiastical Insurance Cornerstone Awards for Building Heritage
Contributed by The National Trust – Heritage Canada
Posted: May 20, 2014

  Ottawa, Ont., May 20, 2014 – Heritage Canada The National Trust (HCNT) is accepting nominations for the Ecclesiastical Insurance Cornerstone Awards for Building Heritage to recognize excellence in...

National Park Service Announces Grants to Help Native Americans Identify and Repatriate Human Remains, Cultural Objects
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: May 20, 2014

  WASHINGTON – The National Park Service today announced nearly $40,000 in repatriation grants under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) to assist museums, Indian tribes...

National Park Service Awards Grants to Support Historic Preservation through Technology
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: May 16, 2014

  Washington – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced the award of $195,200 in grants from the National Center for Preservation Technology Training to assist with projects...

Preservation Massachusetts' Predevelopment Loan Fund
Contributed by Preservation Massachusetts
Posted: May 13, 2014

  Historic preservation is a movement and an ethic that is built upon belief; belief that historic, often underutilized and undervalued buildings are important to their communities. Preservation is...

Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) International Travel Grants
Contributed by Society of Architectural Historians
Posted: May 6, 2014

  The Society of Architectural Historians is accepting applications for the 2015 SAH International Travel Grant Program. Generously funded by a grant from the Getty Foundation, the program provides funding...

2014 World Monuments Fund - Knoll Modernism Prize
Contributed by World Monuments Fund
Posted: May 5, 2014

  World Monuments Fund invites you to submit a nomination for the 2014 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize. The prize will be awarded this fall to a design professional or firm in recognition of innovative...

Grabar Grants and Fellowships: The Historians of Islamic Art Association (HIAA)
Contributed by The Historians of Islamic Art Association (HIAA)
Posted: May 5, 2014

  The Historians of Islamic Art Association (HIAA) has established a permanent fund in memory of Professor Oleg Grabar and in support of the annual award of a program of Grabar Grants and Fellowships. These...

H. Allen Brooks Traveling Fellowship
Contributed by Society of Architectural Historians
Posted: May 5, 2014

  Fellowship Description Purpose: The Society of Architectural Historians’ prestigious H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship will be offered for 2014 and will allow a recent graduate...

National Park Service Awards $400,000 to Protect Three Civil War Battlefields
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: May 5, 2014

  WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced more than $400,000 in grants from the Land and Water Conservation Fund to help preserve more than 300 acres of land at three...

The Hermitage to Partner With Monticello for Beyond the Mansion 2.0 Project
Contributed by The Hermitage
Posted: May 5, 2014

  HERMITAGE, Tenn. - Thanks to a $300,000, three-year grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), 30 years of archaeological research at The Hermitage, Home of Andrew Jackson,...

Applications Open for the 2014 SAH/Mellon Author Awards
Contributed by Helena Karabatsos
Posted: May 1, 2014

  The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) is accepting applications for the 2014 SAH/Mellon Author Awards. The awards provide financial assistance to scholars to help defray the high costs...

National Park Service Announces $6.5 million in Historic Preservation Grants for American Indian Tribes
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: March 31, 2014

  WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today awarded more than $6.5 million in historic preservation grants to 147 American Indian Tribal Historic Preservation Offices to support...

Applications Now Being Accepted for the Herb Stovel Scholarship Fund (Heritage Canada The National Trust)
Contributed by Heritage Canada The National Trust
Posted: March 23, 2014

  Ottawa, ON, March 14, 2014 – Applications are now being accepted for the Herb Stovel Scholarship Fund. The Herb Stovel Scholarship Fund is administered by Heritage Canada The National Trust in cooperation...

Call for Submissions: The Deborah J. Norden Fund 2014
Contributed by The Architectural League of New York
Posted: March 23, 2014

  The Deborah J. Norden Fund is a program of The Architectural League of New York. Submission Deadline Thursday, April 17, 2014 Download a

Historic Harrisburg Association's Community Historic Preservation Fund Grant Opportunities
Contributed by Historic Harrisburg Association
Posted: March 23, 2014

  The Historic Harrisburg Association has announced grant opportunities to organizations which are exploring or conducting projects that promote and accomplish the preservation of historic buildings, neighborhoods,...

Robert A. M. Stern Architects 2014 Travel Fellowship
Contributed by Robert A. M. Stern Architects
Posted: March 21, 2014

  The RAMSA Travel Fellowship is a $10,000 prize awarded yearly by Robert A. M. Stern Architects for the purpose of travel and research. More specifically, the RAMSA Travel Fellowship seeks to promote investigations...

Stitch: an AIA Portland Ideas Competition
Contributed by AIA Portland
Posted: March 21, 2014

  As the City of Portland continues to grow we find ourselves needing urban living rooms to offer space that is open and free for the public to use and gather. Pioneer Square is a great success as an urban...

National Park Service Awards Historic Preservation Grants of Nearly $34 million to States, the District of Columbia and Territories
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: March 6, 2014

  WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today awarded more than $33.8 million in grants from the Historic Preservation Fund to help states and territories preserve and protect our...

President’s Budget Requests $2.6 billion for National Park Service
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: March 4, 2014

  WASHINGTON – President Obama’s budget request for 2015 includes $2.6 billion for the critical conservation, preservation, and recreation mission of the National Park Service (NPS) as it approaches its...

Secretary Jewell, NPS Director Release New Report Showing National Parks Remain Strong Economic Engines, Support 243,000 Jobs Nationwide
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: March 4, 2014

  WASHINGTON – Boosted by an additional 4 million visitors in 2012, national parks across the country continued to be important economic engines, generating $26.75 billion in economic activity and supporting...

National Park Service Awards $525,000 to Protect Four Civil War Battlefields
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: February 28, 2014

  WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced more than $525,000 in grants from the Land and Water Conservation Fund to help preserve more than 120 acres of land at four...

Announcing the 2014 Leicester B. Holland Prize: A Single-sheet Measured Drawing Competition
Contributed by Heritage Documentation Programs (HABS/HAER/HALS)
Posted: February 27, 2014

  The Holland Prize is an annual competition, open to both students and professionals, that recognizes the best single-sheet measured drawing of an historic building, site, or structure prepared to HABS,...

Call for Proposals: Buffalo Bill Center of the West 2014-2015 Resident Fellowship Program
Contributed by Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Posted: February 20, 2014

  Buffalo Bill Center of the West (Center) in Cody, Wyoming, invites proposals for its 2014 – 2015 Resident Fellowship Program. Fellowships are intended to fund research advancing...

Decade of Design: The AIA Global Urban Solutions Challenge - Deadline March 15, 2014
Contributed by The American Institute of Architects
Posted: February 20, 2014

  Decade of Design: The AIA Global Urban Solutions Challenge Targeted Research for Real-World Solutions to Urban and Regional Design Problems Deadline: March 15, 2014

The Graham Foundation Invites Applications for the 2014 Carter Manny Award
Contributed by The Graham Foundation
Posted: February 20, 2014

  Since the Carter Manny Award’s establishment in 1996, over $600,000 has been awarded in recognition of outstanding doctoral students whose work represents some of the most innovative and advanced scholarship...

MIT's School of Architecture & Planning Receives Mellon Grant to Help Create a Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative
Contributed by MIT's School of Architecture & Planning
Posted: February 19, 2014

  The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded MIT's School of Architecture + Planning (SA+P) a $1 million grant to help create a Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative. Aimed...

AIA New York State Excelsior Awards
Contributed by American Institute of Architects New York State (AIANYS)
Posted: February 9, 2014

  The American Institute of Architects New York State (AIANYS) has announced a new competition celebrating design and professional excellence in publicly funded buildings in New York State. The...

Call for Nominations: SESAH Best of the South Award 2014
Contributed by Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians
Posted: February 9, 2014

  The Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians seeks nominations for the Best of the South: Preserving Southern Architecture Award. This annual award honors a project that preserves or...

Kress Digital Mapping Summer Institute for Art Historians, Middlebury College, Middlebury VT
Contributed by Middlebury College, Middlebury VT
Posted: February 9, 2014

  Summer Institute on Digital Mapping and Art History Call for Applicants Middlebury College, Middlebury VT August 3-15, 2014 Middlebury College is pleased to invite applications for Fellows...

Partners in Training Initiative, Historic Preservation Education Foundation - Call for Proposals
Contributed by Historic Preservation Education Foundation
Posted: February 9, 2014

  HPEF is launching a new initiative, Partners in Training, to further its mission of providing training opportunities on technical topics associated with preservation technology. This initiative has...

ACLS Public Fellows Program
Contributed by The American Council of Learned Societies
Posted: January 31, 2014

  Expanding the Reach of Doctoral Education in the Humanities: The American Council of Learned Societies invites applications for the fourth competition of the Public...

Grants Awarded to 19th Ward and Landmark Society of Western New York Will Help in Neighborhood Revitalization Efforts
Contributed by The Landmark Society of Western New York
Posted: January 27, 2014

  (Rochester, NY, January 27, 2014) - Three recently awarded grants will support efforts to nominate four areas in Rochester’s 19th Ward for listing in the...

Society of Architectural Historians / Mellon Author Awards Accepting Applications
Contributed by Society of Architectural Historians
Posted: January 27, 2014

  In 2013, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) a grant of $51,330 to administer the SAH/Mellon Author Awards. The award is designed to provide financial...

Registration Now Open for 2014 Arizona Historic Preservation Conference
Contributed by Dave Ryder
Posted: January 23, 2014

  Registration is now open for the 12th Annual Arizona Historic Preservation Conference which will take place at the Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico, June 11-13, 2014, emphasizing the theme “Economic Engines...

Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest Receives a $79,000 Federal Grant for Research and Interpretive Planning
Contributed by Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest
Posted: January 22, 2014

  Forest, VA: Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest recently received a $79,000 federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) in Washington, DC, to help the museum conduct research...

Oregon Heritage Accepting Applications for its Four Grant Programs
Contributed by Oregon Heritage
Posted: January 21, 2014

  Oregon Heritage, part of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, is accepting applications for its four grant programs. Separate grant programs offer funding for museums, historic cemeteries, historic...

Oregon State University Resident Scholar Program - Call for Applications
Contributed by Oregon State University Libraries and Press
Posted: January 19, 2014

  The Oregon State University Libraries Special Collections Archives Research Center (SCARC) invites applications for its Resident Scholar Program (

National Park Service Awards $2.2 million in Historic Preservation Grants for American Indian Tribes
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: January 10, 2014

  WASHINGTON –National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today awarded more than $2.2 million in historic preservation grants to 135 American Indian tribes. The grants assist tribes in carrying out...

Northwest History Network Microfunding Program for Emerging History Projects
Contributed by Northwest History Network
Posted: January 6, 2014

  NHN is pleased to announce that its Microfunding Program for emerging history projects will run again in 2014! The program is open to members and non-members. Please see below for details on applying.

Advocacy Scholars Program
Contributed by Kayla Calloway
Posted: January 3, 2014

  We’re happy to announce the inaugural year of the Preservation Action Advocacy Scholars Program. The deadline is January 15, 2014. You may have questions about this new program, please contact us at

National Park Service Awards $950,000 to Protect Seven Civil War Battlefields
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: December 30, 2013

  WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced $950,000 in grants to help preserve more than 760 acres of land at seven of America’s threatened Civil War battlefields; South...

National Park Service Historic Preservation Grants to States, the District of Columbia and Territories at $13 million
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: December 25, 2013

  WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today awarded more than $13 million in historic preservation grants to help states and territories preserve and protect our nation’s historic...

Los Angeles Conservancy Preservation Awards
Contributed by Los Angeles Conservancy
Posted: December 17, 2013

  Deadline for 2014 Applications: January 31, 2014 If you know of a project anywhere in Los Angeles County that demonstrates outstanding achievement in historic preservation, we encourage...

Conservation Assessment Program Application Available
Contributed by Heritage Preservation
Posted: December 11, 2013

  Eligibility: To be eligible for the 2014 Conservation Assessment Program, museums must meet all five of the following criteria: It must be...

Sally Kress Tompkins Fellowship
Contributed by National Park Service, Heritage Documentation Programs
Posted: September 19, 2013

  Attention Architectural Historians! The Sally Kress Tompkins Fellowship is a joint program of the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) and the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) of the #NPS...

Apply Now to Receive a Grant from the Valerie Sivinski Washington Preserves Fund
Contributed by Washington Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: September 18, 2013

  Established in 1997, the program has awarded grants to 99 projects totaling nearly $90,000 in funding to local historic preservation organizations and advocates engaged in the important work of preserving...

National Council on Public History Seeking Working Groups Participants for Annual Meeting in Monterey, California
Contributed by National Council on Public History
Posted: September 18, 2013

  The National Council on Public History conference will be held in Monterey, California March 19-22, 2014. Working Groups The call is out for working group discussants....

Oregon Heritage to Award Up to Three Fellowships
Contributed by Oregon Heritage
Posted: September 10, 2013

  Oregon Heritage will award up to three $2,000 fellowships to full-time students of an Oregon university or college for researching, writing and presenting a topic related to history, geography, archaeology,...

Public History Awards Call for Nominations
Contributed by National Council on Public History
Posted: September 10, 2013

  The National Council on Public History awards recognize excellence in the diverse ways public historians apply their skills to the world around us. The purpose of the award program is to promote professionalism...

Grants Available for Historic Preservation Projects (Maine Community Foundation)
Contributed by Maine Community Foundation
Posted: August 27, 2013

  ELLSWORTH PORTLAND— The Maine Community Foundation in partnership with the Maine Historic Preservation Commission’s New Century Grant Program, is seeking proposals to its Belvedere Historic Preservation...

Maine Theater Fund Seeks Grant Proposals
Contributed by Maine Theater Fund of the Maine Community Foundation
Posted: August 21, 2013

  PORTLAND ELLSWORTH— The Maine Theater Fund of the Maine Community Foundation seeks grant proposals to support professional and community theaters in the production and presentation of live theater...

Society of Architectural Historians Announces New Film and Video Award
Contributed by Society of Architectural Historians
Posted: August 19, 2013

  August 19, 2013 (Chicago, IL) – The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) has established the SAH Award for Film and Video, which will recognize annually the most distinguished international work...

National Park Service Announces Grants to Help Native Americans Identify and Repatriate Human Remains, Cultural Objects
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: August 13, 2013

  WASHINGTON – The National Park Service today announced more than $65,000 in grants under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) to assist museums, Indian tribes and Native...

Expansion Arts Fund Offers Grants for Projects in Underserved Parts of Maine
Contributed by Maine Community Foundation
Posted: August 12, 2013

  PORTLAND ELLSWORTH—Small to medium-sized organizations involved in indigenous, ethnic, or rural arts programs or projects, particularly those that serve areas with limited access to arts activities,...

National Park Service Awards Battlefield Preservation Grants
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: July 12, 2013

  WASHINGTON – More than $1.1 million in National Park Service grants have been awarded to help preserve and protect America’s significant battlefield lands. Funds from the National Park Service’s...

National Park Service Awards Grants to Support Historic Preservation through Technology
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: July 12, 2013

  Washington – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced the award of $195,000 in grants from the National Center for Preservation Technology Training to assist with projects...

National Park Service Grants $1.3Million to Preserve and Interpret World War II Japanese American Confinement Sites
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: July 11, 2013

  WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced more than $1.3 million in grants to help preserve and interpret the sites where more than 120,000 Japanese Americans – two-thirds...

Oregon Cultural Trust Tax Credit Gets Six-Year Extension
Contributed by
Posted: July 8, 2013

  The Oregon House of Representatives, following similar action by the Oregon Senate, has approved a six-year extension of the Oregon Cultural Trust's tax credit. The bill containing the extension now goes...

DAR Awards $9,400 Education Grant to American College of the Building Arts
Contributed by American College of the Building Arts
Posted: June 29, 2013

  Washington, D.C. – The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) announced today that the organization will be donating $9,400 to The American College of the Building Arts...

National Park Service Grants to Help Native Americans Identify and Repatriate Human Remains and Cultural Objects
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: June 29, 2013

  WASHINGTON – Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced nearly $1.5 million in grants under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation...

Interior Highlights 35th Anniversary of the Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Program
Contributed by National Park Service, Technical Preservation Services
Posted: June 18, 2013

  WASHINGTON, DC – Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today marked the 35th anniversary of the highly successful Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Program, which has helped preserve historic...

National Park Service Announces $3.7 million in Historic Preservation Grants for American Indian Tribes
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: June 14, 2013

  WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced more than $3.7 million in historic preservation grants to 142 American Indian tribes. The grants assist tribes in carrying...

National Park Service Grants to Protect Civil War Battlefields
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: June 14, 2013

  WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced more than $3.3 million in grants to help preserve more than 200 acres of land at five of America’s Civil War battlefields. The...

National Park Service Historic Preservation Grants Mean More Than $21 million for Projects in States and Territories
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: June 14, 2013

  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.

Call for Portfolios: Van Alen Institute's Ground/Work Competition
Contributed by Van Alen Institute
Posted: May 21, 2013

  We’re pleased to announce the launch of Ground/Work: A Design Competition for Van Alen Institute’s New Street-Level Space, an international architecture competition seeking innovative designs for...

One-of-a-kind Greystone property faces RFEI deadline MAY 30, 2013: Popular but neglected castle-like former mental hospital gets one more chance
Contributed by Adam McGovern
Posted: May 20, 2013

  The former Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital is a historic gem long beloved by many and long endangered by the elements, politics and neglect. Now there is a chance to revive this national treasure,...

Applications for Oregon Heritage Preservation Scholarship Available
Contributed by Oregon Heritage Preservation
Posted: May 5, 2013

  Would you like to attend a preservation-related conference, workshop, or training in the next year? The Oregon Heritage Preservation Scholarship provides financial assistance for Oregon residents to attend...

Samuel H. Kress Fellowship in Painting Conservation
Contributed by The Walters Art Museum
Posted: April 29, 2013

  The Walters Art Museum is offering a rare opportunity to a recent graduate in paintings conservation to develop research and treatment skills on artworks from two distinct time periods and cultures: Italian...

NJ Statewide Conference on Tax Credits for Historic Properties
Contributed by Barbara Kerr
Posted: April 25, 2013

  A statewide conference on tax credits for historic properties will be held on May 18, 2013 at the Plainfield Public Library. The event will be held from 9:30am-12:30pm followed by lunch and a walking tour....

Northwest History Network - Call for Microfunding Proposals
Contributed by Northwest History Network
Posted: April 24, 2013

  The Northwest History Network is seeking applications for competitive awards of up to $250 to fund equipment, services, and other one-time needs for history projects. Proposed projects should advance...

Jefferson County Historical Commission’s (JCHC) Writers’ Award Contest (Jefferson County, Colorado)
Contributed by Jefferson County Historical Commission
Posted: April 19, 2013

  The Jefferson County Historical Commission’s (JCHC) Writers’ Award Contest is an annual event with a submission deadline of May 1st. The purpose of the contest is to stimulate interest in research...

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Fund for Historic Interiors: Guidelines & Eligibility
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: April 17, 2013

  In July 1997, George P. Mitchell made a generous gift to the National Trust for Historic Preservation to establish the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Fund for Historic Interiors in honor of his wife. The...

Two Oregon Museums Association Stipends Available for 2013 Oregon Heritage Conference
Contributed by Oregon Museums Association
Posted: April 17, 2013

  Two OMA stipends are available for this year's Oregon Heritage Conference: 1. Oregon Heritage Conference REGISTRATION STIPEND Portland, May 9-10th, 2013

Van Alen Institute Announces NYSCA Independent Project Grants
Contributed by Van Alen Institute
Posted: April 8, 2013

  Van Alen Institute is pleased to offer an opportunity for architecture, design, and historic preservation professionals to apply for fiscal sponsorship for New York State Council on the Arts Independent...

Lake Oswego Preservation Society High School Essay Contest
Contributed by Lake Oswego Preservation Society
Posted: April 5, 2013

  The Society is pleased to present the first annual Historic Preservation Essay Contest and to extend a special thank you to The Bank of Oswego for funding the scholarship awards. As Bridget Smith, The...

New Residential Rehabilitation Tax Credit Booklet Available Online (Preservation Alliance of West Virginia)
Contributed by Preservation Alliance of West Virginia
Posted: April 5, 2013

  West Virginia has had its Residential Rehabilitation Tax Credit for over 10 years. With this tax credit, historic homeowners benefit from a 20% credit on qualified expenditures, which include roof...

National Park Service Announces $1.4 Million in Grants to Preserve and Interpret World War II Japanese American Confinement Sites
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: April 3, 2013

  WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced 10 grants totaling more than $1.4 million to help preserve and interpret the World War II confinement sites of Japanese Americans. ...

Washington Trust for Historic Preservation Invites 45 High School Students & 5 Teachers to Participate in Discover Washington: Youth Heritage Project
Contributed by Washington Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: March 26, 2013

  The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation invites 45 high school students and five teachers to participate in Discover Washington: Youth Heritage Project. The Youth Heritage Project is a...

National Park Service Awards Civil War Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: March 25, 2013

  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...

Hart Family Fund for Small Towns (National Trust for Historic Preservation)
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: March 24, 2013

  Grants from the Hart Family Fund for Small Towns are intended to encourage preservation at the local level by providing seed money for preservation projects in small towns. These grants help stimulate...

Oregon Museums Association Offering Stipend for Upcoming Oregon Heritage Conference
Contributed by Oregon Museums Association
Posted: March 21, 2013

  The Oregon Museums Association (OMA) will offer one registration stipend for the upcoming Oregon Heritage Conference in Portland, May 9 – 10, 2013 and an additional stipend to attend the Collections Care...

Preservation Commission Scholarship, Georgia Historic Preservation Conference
Contributed by The Georgia Alliance of Preservation Commissions
Posted: March 12, 2013

  The Georgia Alliance of Preservation Commissions (GAPC), in partnership with the Historic Preservation Division, Georgia DNR (HPD), is pleased to announce that it will be awarding 5 scholarships...

The Gov. John B. Swainson Award (Michigan Historical Commission)
Contributed by Michigan Historical Commission
Posted: March 10, 2013

  The Governor John B. Swainson Award is presented by the Michigan Historical Commission to state, county, municipal or township employees who have contributed to the preservation of Michigan history even...

2013 Awards in Historic Preservation (Arizona State Historic Preservation Office)
Contributed by Arizona State Historic Preservation Office
Posted: March 7, 2013

  Do you know a person, group, agency or project that deserves recognition for excellence in historic or cultural preservation efforts in Arizona? You have until April 12th, 2013 to submit...

Northwest History Network - Call for Microfunding Proposals
Contributed by Northwest History Network
Posted: February 27, 2013

  The Northwest History Network is seeking applications for competitive awards of up to $250 to fund equipment, services, and other one-time needs for history projects. Proposed projects should advance...

Call for Nominations: 2013 South Carolina Historic Preservation Awards
Contributed by Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: February 26, 2013

  Each year, thousands of South Carolinians work to preserve the state's legacy that is reflected in our historic buildings, structures, and sites. Since 1995, the Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation,...

National Parks Serve as Powerful Economic Engines for Local Communities, Supporting 252,000 Jobs
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: February 25, 2013

  WASHINGTON, DC – National Parks continued to be important economic engines for local communities, with visitors generating $30.1 billion in economic activity and supporting 252,000 jobs nationwide in 2011,...

New Northwest History Network (NHN) Program for Emerging History Projects
Contributed by Northwest History Network (NHN)
Posted: February 25, 2013

  If you’re working on an emerging history project, consider NHN’s new microfunding program – it could fund travel, equipment, supplies, professional services and other basic needs for your project. You...

1772 Foundation Capital Preservation Grants
Contributed by 1772 Foundation, in cooperation with the New Jersey Historic Trust
Posted: February 12, 2013

  In 2013, the 1772 Foundation, in cooperation with the New Jersey Historic Trust, is offering Capital Preservation Grants, up to $15,000, available to nonprofit organizations for repair and...

Rivers of Steel Receives $100,000 Grant to Help Reduce Carbon Footprint, Add Interpretative Amenities, To Steel Heritage Sites
Contributed by Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area
Posted: February 11, 2013

  Recently announced by State Sen. Jay Costa, D-Forest Hills, Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area will be receiving a grant from theDepartment of Conservation and Natural Resources for eco-friendly...

National Park Service Awards Civil War Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: January 23, 2013

  WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced the award of more than $1.8 million in grants to help with 310.79 acres of land acquisition at six Civil War battlefields. ...

Call for Nominations! 2013 National Trust/ACHP Federal Partnership Award
Contributed by National Trust/ACHP
Posted: January 11, 2013

  The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and the National Trust for Historic Preservation announce the call for nominations for the 2013 National Trust/ACHP Award for Federal Partnerships in...

National Park Service Announces Nearly $23 million in Historic Preservation Grants to States
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: January 7, 2013

  WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced $22.9 million in historic preservation grants. The grants will enable states and territories to preserve and protect our nation’s...

National Park Service Announces $4.1 million in Tribal Historic Preservation Grants
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: January 4, 2013

  WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced the apportionment of more than $4.1 million in grants to 135 American Indian tribes to support Tribal Historic Preservation...

HABS/HAER/HALS Announces the 2013 Holland Prize: A Single-Sheet Measured Drawing Competition
Contributed by Heritage Documentation Programs
Posted: December 12, 2012

  The Heritage Documentation Programs (Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscapes Survey) announces and seeks your assistance in promoting the Leicester...

National Council on Public History's Blog History@Work is Seeking Contributions
Contributed by National Council on Public History
Posted: December 12, 2012

  "History@Work" (www.publichistorycommons.org) is a multi-authored, multi-interest blog sponsored by the National Council on Public History...

Call for Nominations: The Museum Association of New York Awards of Merit, Museumwise
Contributed by Museumwise
Posted: November 27, 2012

  New York’s museums and heritage organizations are many and diverse. These institutions collect and interpret art, history, natural history, science, technology and culture. These valuable organizations...

Seeking Excellence in Oregon Heritage
Contributed by Oregon Heritage
Posted: November 14, 2012

  What do projects like the Chambers Railroad Bridge in Cottage Grove, the World War II Veterans Historic Highway in central Oregon, and window restoration in Astoria by the Clatsop County...

Belleview Preservation Launches Fundraising Website
Contributed by Belleview Preservation
Posted: November 12, 2012

  Belleview Preservation has launched a fundraising website (www.belleviewpreservation.com) with the sole purpose of raising capital to...

Call for Nominations: Society for History in the Federal Government (SHFG) Powell Prize
Contributed by Society for History in the Federal Government (SHFG)
Posted: November 2, 2012

  The Society for History in the Federal Government (SHFG) seeks nominations for its 2013 John Wesley Powell Prize for excellence in the field of historic exhibit or display project. The prize commemorates...

Landmark Society Preservation Grant Program will Fund Improvements To Historic Buildings and Resources
Contributed by Landmark Society of Western New York
Posted: November 2, 2012

  (Oct 17, 2012) A new grant program administered by The Landmark Society of Western New York will provide funding assistance to help save historic resources. The Preservation Grant Program will...

Sally Kress Tompkins Fellowship - Applications Due Dec 14, 2012
Contributed by Heritage Documentation Programs, NPS
Posted: October 27, 2012

  The Sally Kress Tompkins Fellowship, a joint program of the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) and theHistoric American Buildings Survey (HABS), permits an architectural historian to work...

Commodore Inn Sign Restoration Project
Contributed by Matt Ames
Posted: October 21, 2012

  The Commodore Inn sign stood above a building on Patterson Ave from the late 1930s until just recently when it was removed to make way for a new business. The sign was given to me,...

Society of Architectural Historians: First Annual Awards
Contributed by Society of Architectural Historians
Posted: October 17, 2012

  The Society of Architectural Historians honors the past and future of the Charnley-Persky House.When the Charnley-Persky House, a Sullivan-Wright-designed national landmark, celebrates its 120th anniversary...

2013 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence - Call for Entries
Contributed by Bruner Foundation
Posted: October 12, 2012

  We are now accepting applications for the 2013 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence. Submissions are due December 10, 2012. Visit our

NCPH Call for Public History Awards Nominations
Contributed by The National Council on Public History
Posted: October 8, 2012

  The National Council on Public History awards recognize excellence in the diverse ways public historians apply their skills to the world around us. The purpose of the award program is to promote professionalism...

National Park Service Awards Civil War Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: September 27, 2012

  WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced the award of more than $2.4 million in grants to help with land acquisition at eight Civil War battlefields. Grant...

National Park Service Awards Grants to Support Historic Preservation through Technology
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: September 27, 2012

  Washington – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced the award of $50,000 in grants from the National Center for Preservation Technology Training to assist with...

Preservation Plus Student Scholarship
Contributed by Preservation Buffalo Niagara
Posted: August 30, 2012

  Preservation Buffalo Niagara is hosting Preservation Plus, a week long conference focused on the intersection of preservation, urban planning, sustainability and community revitalization. The...

Village of Palmyra Secures Grant from Preservation League of NYS
Contributed by Preservation League of New York State
Posted: August 29, 2012

  ALBANY, NY (08/24/2012) -- The Preservation League of New York State has awarded a $2,500 Technical Assistance Grant to the Village of Palmyra. The grant will support the completion of a building conditions...

The Power Of Three Gives Preservation Project Huge Boost As Donation Supports Adaptive Re-Use Of 1930s Gas Station
Contributed by Judith Broeker
Posted: August 27, 2012

  Master of Plaster Finishing Systems has come to the rescue with a significant donation of materials to the Edge Hill Preservation Adaptive Re-use project organized by The Fairfield Foundation...

Grant Applications for the 2013 Valerie Sivinski Washington Preserves Fund Now Being Accepted
Contributed by Washington Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: August 24, 2012

  The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation has announced that grant applications for the 2013 Valerie Sivinski Washington Preserves Fund are being accepted. The deadline for submitting applications...

HABS Announces the Winners of the 2012 Charles E. Peterson Prize
Contributed by
Posted: August 21, 2012

  The Charles E. Peterson Prize, sponsored jointly by the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, the American Institute of Architects, and the National Park Service, is awarded annually for the best set of measured...

Preservation Pitch ($2,000 Contest), Preservation Virginia
Contributed by Preservation Virginia
Posted: August 17, 2012

  Step up to the plate. Do you have an historic preservation project in your area that you really want to get underway? Could you use $2,000 in seed money? Then the Preservation Pitch is for you.

National Park Service Awards Civil War Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: August 16, 2012

  WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced the award of more than $1.3 million in grants to help with land acquisition at four Civil War battlefields. Grant...

Emerging Professional Conference Attendance Grant, Association for Preservation Technology International (APT)
Contributed by Association for Preservation Technology International (APT)
Posted: August 7, 2012

  The Association for Preservation Technology International (APT) provides APT Charleston 2012 registration and housing grants to five preservation professionals who have worked in the...

Mid-Career Research Grant, James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation
Contributed by James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation
Posted: August 7, 2012

  The James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation will award Fitch Mid-Career research grants of up to $15,000 to mid-career professionals who have an academic background, professional...

National Trust Conference Scholarship, Washington Trust for Historic Preservation (Deadline: August 8, 2012)
Contributed by Washington Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: August 7, 2012

  The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation invites residents of Washington State and students at Washington universities to apply for scholarships that cover conference registration fees...

Salazar, Jarvis Announce $1.66 Million in Grants Under Native American Graves and Repatriation Act
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: August 2, 2012

  WASHINGTON -- Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced that the National Park Service is awarding $1,663,382 in grants to assist...

Rural Business Opportunity Grants (RBOG) - United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development
Contributed by United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development
Posted: July 18, 2012

  The primary objective of the RBOG program is to promote sustainable economic development in rural communities with exceptional needs. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis. Program Status: OPEN;...

American Academy in Rome - Rome Prize 2013
Contributed by American Academy in Rome
Posted: July 17, 2012

  Competition Deadline: 1 November 2012 Extended Deadline: 15 November 2012* The American Academy in Rome invites applications for the Rome Prize competition. One of the leading overseas...

National Park Service Awards Battlefield Preservation Grants
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: July 9, 2012

  WASHINGTON – More than $1.3 million in National Park Service grants will be used to help preserve, protect, document, and interpret America’s significant battlefield lands. The funding from the...

2013 Richard Morris Hunt Fellowship Application Information
Contributed by American Architectural Foundation
Posted: July 7, 2012

  Purpose: The Richard Morris Hunt Fellowship is an intensive six-month, $25,000 award for registered architects to pursue research related to contemporary challenges in historic preservation and...

Historic Site Management Grants from the Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund
Contributed by Catherine Goulet
Posted: June 27, 2012

  $1.2 Million Available for Historic Preservation Grants The New Jersey Historic Trust is now accepting applications for Historic Site Management Grants from the Garden State Historic...

A Student Contest! Expressions of Freedom: A National Park Service Art Competition Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: June 18, 2012

  A Student Contest! Expressions of Freedom: A National Park Service Art Competition Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation In commemoration and celebration of...

National Park Service Awards Civil War Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: June 9, 2012

  WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced the award of more than $3.8 million in grants to help with land acquisition at six Civil War battlefields. Grant...

2012 Holland Prize: A Single-Sheet Measured Drawing Competition
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: May 22, 2012

  The Heritage Documentation Programs (Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscapes Survey) seeks your assistance in promoting the 2012 Leicester...

2012 World Monuments Fund / Knoll Modernism Prize
Contributed by World Monuments Fund
Posted: May 22, 2012

  World Monuments Fund invites nominations for the 2012 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize. The Prize will be awarded in fall 2012 to a design professional or firm in recognition of innovative...

Theatre Historical Society Establishes Dubuque Research Fellowship
Contributed by Theatre Historical Society
Posted: March 29, 2012

  The Theatre Historical Society is pleased to announce the Thomas R. DuBuque Research Fellowship, with annual grants of up to $1,500 for research in its American Theatre Architecture Archive in Elmhurst,...

The Evans Historic Preservation Award (Michigan Architectural Foundation)
Contributed by Michigan Architectural Foundation
Posted: February 28, 2012

  Promotes the practice of historic preservation Gives encouragement and support to not-for-profit (501c3) community groups seeking to restore important resources Showcases...

Ask Your Senators to Support Preservation in the Transportation Enhancements Program
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: February 9, 2012

  Dear Preservationist, Transportation Enhancements (TE), the single largest source of federal funding for historic preservation, is still under siege.With your help, we successfully...

Preserve New York Grants Available
Contributed by Preserve New York
Posted: February 1, 2012

  ALBANY, NY (02/01/2012) -- Applications are now available to eligible municipalities and not-for-profit organizations to compete for funds through Preserve New York, a grant program of the Preservation...

Sign the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Historic Tax Credit Pledge
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: February 1, 2012

  The federal historic tax credit has been quietly and effectively transforming historic buildings into new uses for more than 30 years. These projects: Create more and better paying...

2012 Kentucky Main Street Program Awards Announced
Contributed by Kentucky Heritage Council
Posted: January 30, 2012

  FRANKFORT, KY – Heart of Danville was the big winner during presentation of the 2012 Kentucky Main Street Program Awards, which took place Wednesday at the Grand Theatre in Frankfort. In addition...

2012 Richard H. Driehaus National Preservation Awards
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: January 23, 2012

  The National Trust for Historic Preservation is now accepting nominations for the 2012 Richard H. Driehaus National Preservation Awards. Please read our eligibility, requirements,...

Rethinking Preservation (Dwell Magazine contest)
Contributed by Dwell Magazine
Posted: January 20, 2012

  We believe that designing for the modern world begins with honoring the precedents of the past. So we joined forces with Sub-Zero to conceive a contest dedicated to rethinking preservation. Here's...

Are You a High School Student with a Passion for Architecture or Design? Second Annual Stickley Design Invitational
Contributed by The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms
Posted: January 11, 2012

  We are proud to announce the second annual Stickley Design Invitational will be held on Saturday March, 31, 2012. This annual program offers talented teens the opportunity to test...

Call for Entries: Neel Reid Prize and Scholarships (Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation)
Contributed by The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: January 11, 2012

  CALL FOR ENTRIES: The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation is now accepting entries for the J. Neel Reid Prize, B. Phinizy Spalding, Hubert B. Owens The National Society of The Colonial Dames...

Los Angeles Conservancy 2012 Preservation Awards
Contributed by Los Angeles Conservancy
Posted: January 10, 2012

  The Conservancy welcomes applications for our 31st Annual Preservation Awards, recognizing outstanding achievement in historic preservation throughout L.A. County. Applications are due Tuesday,...

The Evans Historic Preservation Award (Michigan Architectural Foundation)
Contributed by Michigan Architectural Foundation
Posted: January 10, 2012

  Promotes the practice of historic preservation Gives encouragement and support to not-for-profit (501c3) community groups seeking to restore important resources Showcases...

Historic Preservation, NLCS Funding and Historic Leasing Provisions Preserved in Year-End FY'12 Omnibus Spending Bill
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: December 23, 2011

  Historic preservation funding for FY'12 was settled at the eleventh hour when Congress approved a year-end omnibus spending bill just before a temporary continuing resolution (CR) expired on December...

Historic Harrisburg Association Awarded $10,000 from Kline Foundation
Contributed by Historic Harrisburg Association
Posted: December 21, 2011

  This week, the Historic Harrisburg Association was awarded $10,000 from the Josiah W. and Bessie H. Kline Foundation to be used toward the completion of the Historic Harrisburg Resource Center Redevelopment...

Apply Today: 2012 Sustainable Cities Design Academy (SCDA)
Contributed by American Architectural Foundation
Posted: December 15, 2011

  Apply Today: 2012 Sustainable Cities Design Academy (SCDA) Deadline: December 30, 2011 Contact Information: Elizabeth Blazevich, Program Director 202-639-7615

Call for Submissions: 2012 Allan Bérubé Prize
Contributed by
Posted: December 7, 2011

  Call for Submissions: 2012 Allan Bérubé Prize The Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History, an affiliate society of the American Historical Association, has established...

FY'12 Omnibus Spending Bill Could Spell Trouble for Historic Preservation Funding
Contributed by National Trust's Public Policy Department and Center for State and Local Policy
Posted: December 7, 2011

  Federal funding for historic preservation in FY'12 may be decided in the next two weeks, provided lawmakers do not extend a temporary continuing resolution (CR) into early next year. The FY’12 Interior...

Preservation Books for the Holidays
Contributed by PreservationDirectory.com
Posted: November 29, 2011

  Looking for a good book to give as a present to the preservationist in your life? Or are you looking to improve your professional and/or personal...

HUD Announces 2011 Sustainable Communities Grantees
Contributed by US Department of Housing and Urban Development
Posted: November 21, 2011

  The Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities has announced the winners of the FY2011 competitions for the Sustainable Communities Regional Planning and Community Challenge grant programs. This new...

Museum Assessment Program Applications Due December 1, 2011
Contributed by American Association of Museums
Posted: November 15, 2011

  "MAP has spurred us to reinvigorate our collections policies, given us ammunition for governing support and helped us reshape our future."—Sue Grosboll, director, University of Northern Iowa Museum ...

Preservation Green Lab, Vulcan and City of Seattle Team Up to Pilot New Strategies for Maximizing the Energy Efficiency of Historic Buildings
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: November 12, 2011

  SEATTLE, WA – As local governments across the country struggle to balance economic and environmental goals, a new agreement announced today creates a national model to do both. The City of Seattle, in...

Federal Rehabilitation Tax Credit in Cross-hairs of Deficit Reduction, Tax Reform Proposals
Contributed by National Trust's Public Policy Department and Center for State and Local Policy
Posted: November 11, 2011

  The Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction has apparently reached a major impasse on a plan to reduce the federal budget deficit in spite of holding two public hearings in the last two weeks. ...

Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards
Contributed by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Heritage Programs: Oregon Heritage Commission
Posted: November 2, 2011

  The Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards recognize individuals, businesses and organizations for outstanding efforts on behalf of Oregon heritage and raise the quality of heritage-oriented activities....

“Preserve Our Past” Campaign to Protect Lancaster County Historic Landmarks
Contributed by Joe Patterson
Posted: November 1, 2011

  Lancaster, PA -- Community leaders are rallying behind the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County’s “Preserve Our Past” campaign to raise $1 million to fund trust program and operations.

Raise Money for Preservation in Ohio
Contributed by Preservation Ohio
Posted: November 1, 2011

  Preservation Ohio needs your help! By clicking the link below between 11:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. tomorrow morning (Wednesday, November 2), you can literally "double the money" for preservation in Ohio....

2012 Preservation Action Grassroots Survey
Contributed by Preservation Action
Posted: October 27, 2011

  Hey Preservationists! Preservation Action is conducting our annual grassroots survey to find out what issues are important to you. It only takes a few mintues:

American Battlefield Protection Program FY'2012 Battlefield Project Grants
Contributed by American Battlefield Protection Program (National Park Service)
Posted: October 25, 2011

  The American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) of the National Park Service invites non-profit groups, academic institutions, and local, regional, state, and tribal governments, and other private sector...

Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant (American Library Association)
Contributed by Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
Posted: October 20, 2011

  Purpose: The Award is established by the Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS) of the Association for Library Collections Technical Services (ALCTS) to honor the career...

Congress Returns from Summer Recess to Appropriations Logjam
Contributed by National Trust's Public Policy Department and Center for State and Local Policy
Posted: September 13, 2011

  Congress returned from its summer recess facing a major logjam in considering unfinished FY12 appropriations bills and a looming deadline with the end of the fiscal year approaching on September...

Apply for Inclusion in the 2012 Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT) Program
Contributed by Erin Simmons
Posted: September 7, 2011

  The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Center for Communities by Design is pleased to release the 2012 Sustainable Design Assessment Team program Application Packet. The application solicits submissions...

National Park Service Director Issues Call to Action for Second Century
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: September 1, 2011

  WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis marked the agency’s birthday with the release of A Call to Action: Preparing for a Second Century of Stewardship and Engagement.

NCPTT Seeks Grant Proposals from Preservation Innovators
Contributed by NCPTT - National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
Posted: September 1, 2011

  Since 1994, NCPTT has funded science and technology projects in historic preservation from Sentricon termite baiting to disaster management tools such as dPlan. The 2012 Preservation Technology and...

Participate in a Survey on Artist Residencies (The Noguchi Foundation / Judd Foundation / Philip Johnson Glass House)
Contributed by The Philip Johnson Glass House
Posted: August 17, 2011

  Participate in the artist residency survey and inform a future joint residency between Judd Foundation, The Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum + The Philip Johnson Glass House! The...

National Park Service Announces FY 2011 NAGPRA Consultation/Documentation Grant and Repatriation Grant Awards
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: August 15, 2011

  (Washington, D.C.) --- The National Park Service (NPS) announces the awarding of $215,247 to assist museums, Indian Tribes, and Alaska Native Villages with implementation of the Native American...

National Task Force Releases Report Recommending Improvements to the Federal Historic Preservation Program
Contributed by Preservation Action
Posted: August 11, 2011

  WASHINGTON, DC – A national task force of historic preservation organizations, leaders and advocates, convened by Preservation Action and the Preservation Action Foundation, today released Aligned...

Historic Harrisburg Announces Plan for Resource Center Renovations
Contributed by Historic Harrisburg
Posted: August 9, 2011

  Harrisburg, Pa. – (August 3, 2011) – The Historic Harrisburg Association is excited to announce plans to restore the Historic Harrisburg Resource Center located in the heart of Midtown, Harrisburg. With...

Congress Adjourns But Leaves FY'12 Interior Bill Unfinished
Contributed by National Trust's Public Policy Department and Center for State and Local Policy
Posted: August 5, 2011

  Congress adjourned for its August recess and House consideration of the Interior spending bill, which began last week, was put on hold as of last Thursday in order to resolve the debt-ceiling crisis. The...

FY 2012 Historic Preservation Funding is at Stake
Contributed by Preservation Action
Posted: August 5, 2011

  Prior to the debt crisis deal that was reached earlier this week, the House was in the midst of debating the FY 2012 spending bill for the Department of the Interior. More than 200 amendments had...

National Park Service Awards Preservation Grants
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: August 4, 2011

  The National Park Service today announced the recipients of $68,000 in federal competitive preservation technology and training grants. These grants constitute the second round of awards since...

Historic Homeownership Credit Bill Introduced in House
Contributed by National Trust's Public Policy Department and Center for State and Local Policy
Posted: July 27, 2011

  Reps. Michael Turner (R-OH) and Russ Carnahan (D-MO) introduced the "Historic Homeownership Revitalization Act of 2011" (HR 2555) on July 15. The bill would would create a 20...

American College of the Building Arts Graduate Receives Prestigious Fellowship to Study in France
Contributed by American College of the Building Arts
Posted: July 19, 2011

  Charleston, SC—Stonemason Meghan Elizabeth Shogan (Class of 2011) has been chosen to attend the Coubertin Foundation, a prestigious French educational center for intensive training in stone,...

Streamlined Federal Rehab Tax Credit Bill Introduced in House
Contributed by National Trust's Public Policy Department and Center for State and Local Policy
Posted: July 17, 2011

  Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL) introduced --'Creating American Prosperity through Preservation Act of 2011' (CAPP)— a bill making improvements to the federal historic rehabilitation tax credit on July...

New Slideshows Feature Los Angeles Conservancy Easement Properties
Contributed by Los Angeles Conservancy
Posted: July 11, 2011

  Take a virtual tour of twenty-seven historic sites covered by Los Angeles Conservancy conservation easements, the best way to permanently protect a historic place. This new section of the Los Angeles Conservancy...

Secretary of Interior Salazar Announces $4.4 Million in Grants for Historic Preservation by American Indian Tribes
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: July 9, 2011

  WASHINGTON – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced $4.4 million in grants from the Historic Preservation Fund to 117 American Indian tribes to assist with the preservation...

Secretary of the Interior Salazar Announces $26.7 Million in Grants to States, Territories and Pacific Nations for Historic Preservation
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: July 9, 2011

  WASHINGTON – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced $26.7 million in grants from the Historic Preservation Fund to the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. territories,...

House Appropriators Slash Preservation Funding by Nine Percent for FY'12
Contributed by National Trust's Public Policy Department and Center for State and Local Policy
Posted: July 8, 2011

  The House Subcommittee on Interior and Environment Appropriations marked up and approved the FY’12 Interior spending bill on Thursday. Prior to the markup, the subcommittee released the draft bill...

Ohio State Tax Credit Signed into Law
Contributed by National Trust's Public Policy Department and Center for State and Local Policy
Posted: July 8, 2011

  At the end of the session, the Ohio legislature passed and Governor John Kasich (R) signed a measure (Sub H.B. 153) that would make permanent the two year pilot tax credit program that provides 25% credit...

2012 Rome Prize Competition
Contributed by Caroline Jennings
Posted: July 7, 2011

  The American Academy in Rome invites applications for the Rome Prize competition. One of the leading overseas centers for independent study and advanced research in the arts and...

National Park Service Grants Available for Civil War Battlefield Preservation
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: July 6, 2011

  WASHINGTON – Nearly $9 million dollars in grant money is available from the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) to help states and local communities acquire...

Antiquities Act Amendment Expected in Appropriations Markup in July
Contributed by National Trust's Public Policy Department and Center for State and Local Policy
Posted: June 27, 2011

  The July 6th appropriations subcommittee markup will also be the first salvo in a battle to preserve the Antiquities Act of 1906, the most powerful tool the President has in preserving threatened natural...

Debt Ceiling Talks Collapse Threatens to Implode FY'12 Appropriations and Preservation Funding
Contributed by National Trust's Public Policy Department and Center for State and Local Policy
Posted: June 27, 2011

  Vice President Biden met with the congressional leadership four times this week in the hopes of breaking the impasse about the size and scope of a deficit reduction agreement necessary to get all...

National Preservation Conference Scholarship (Recent Past Preservation Network)
Contributed by Recent Past Preservation Network
Posted: June 6, 2011

  The Recent Past Preservation Network (RPPN) is proud to announce its new scholarship program for the National Trust for Historic Preservation Annual Conference. This year, in Buffalo, New York. The...

Los Angeles County Preservation Fund: Seed Grants for Los Angeles County Historic Preservation Projects Available
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: June 3, 2011

  The National Trust for Historic Preservation announces a grant program targeting historic preservation across Los Angeles County. Grants from the Los Angeles County Preservation Fund will provide seed...

Congress Passes and President Signs Year-End CR for FY'11 Spending with Preservation Funding Cuts
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: April 18, 2011

  Congress passed a final year-end continuing resolution (CR) to finally conclude FY'11 appropriations. The six-month CR includes $38.5 billion in spending cuts, including elimination...

National Trust for Historic Preservation Renews Funding Opportunity for Los Angeles County Preservation Projects
Contributed by Melita Juresa-McDonald
Posted: April 13, 2011

  On Friday, April 8, 2011 the National Trust for Historic Preservation announced the opening of the application period for the third round of grants from the Los Angeles County Preservation Fund. Grants...

$217,000 awarded to new projects in NCPTT Grants Program
Contributed by National Center for Preservation Technology & Training
Posted: April 8, 2011

  Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced today the award of $217,000 for competitive preservation technology and training grants. In all, grants from ten applicants were funded, including...

Preservation Funding in FY’11 Remains Uncertain
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: April 8, 2011

  Preservation funding in FY’11 remains uncertain as negotiations between the White House and the House leadership teetered on the brink of collapse this week in the attempt to find a level of spending...

2011 Elisabeth Potter Historic Preservation Advocacy & Education Awards
Contributed by Oregon State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO)
Posted: April 7, 2011

  The Elisabeth Potter Historic Preservation Advocacy and Education Awards are given eachyear by the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). The awards are named inhonor of Elisabeth Walton...

Adventures in Preservation Project Competes to Win GlobalGiving’s Open Challenge
Contributed by Jamie Donahoe
Posted: April 6, 2011

  Boulder, Colorado, April 1, 2011 – Today Adventures in Preservation joined GlobalGiving’s Open Challenge, a fundraising challenge for non-profits whose work spans the globe. Adventures in Preservation...

Preserve the New York State Rehabilitation Tax Credit
Contributed by Landmark Society of Western New York
Posted: March 28, 2011

  Action Needed on Tax Credits Your voice can help make the New York State Rehabilitation Tax Credit program work. Last year the New York State Rehabilitation Tax Credit program...

House Votes to Rescind Funding for Neighborhood Stabilitation Program
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: March 21, 2011

  The House passed a bill (HR 861) on Wednesday that would rescind $1 billion of funding under HUD’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP). NSP grantees can create “land banks” to assemble, temporarily...

Temporary Continuing Resolution Averts Government Shutdown but Save America's Treasures Funding Rescinded in the Process
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: March 21, 2011

  Congress passed a second temporary CR this week that includes $6 billion in cuts and will run through April 8th. However, White House-led negotiations on a year-end deal for FY’11 spending appear...

National Park Service Starts Architectural Drawing Competition
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: March 16, 2011

  Washington – Sharpen your pencils, the National Park Service has a $1,000 prize at stake in a new competition for architectural artists who create drawings of historic buildings. “Drawings from...

Nebraska State Historical Society 2011 Research Grants Call for Applications
Contributed by Nebraska State Historical Society
Posted: March 9, 2011

  In May 2011 the Nebraska State Historical Society will award up to three research grants of $1,000 each to support the work of scholars pursuing original research and interpretive writing on some aspect...

Diversity Scholarship Program Accepting Applications for the 2011 National Preservation Conference
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: March 2, 2011

  The Diversity Scholarship Program is now accepting applications for the 2011 National Preservation Conference, to be held in Buffalo, New York, October 19-22, 2011. The Program provides financial...

Historic New England Offers Community Preservation Grants for Affiliate Members
Contributed by Historic New England
Posted: February 15, 2011

  Historic New England is pleased to offer $1,000 project-based Community Preservation grants to one Affiliate member in each of the six New England states. When founding Historic New England in 1910,...

Texas Governor Proposes Elimination of State Historical Commission in State of the State Address
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: February 13, 2011

  Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) has ask the Texas Legislature to indefinitely suspend funding for four Texas agencies and consolidate the functions of dozens more as part of a sweeping budget plan that...

Save America’s Treasures Grant Program Announces $14.3 Million in Awards
Contributed by Save America’s Treasures
Posted: February 1, 2011

  Federal-private partnership funds historic preservation and conservation WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the National Park Service (NPS) and the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities...

The Holland Prize 2011: A Single-Sheet Measured Drawing Competition
Contributed by Historic American Buildings Survey, Heritage Documentation Programs, NPS
Posted: January 28, 2011

  The Heritage Documentation Programs (Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/HistoricAmerican Landscapes Survey) seeks your assistance in promoting the Leicester B. Holland...

HUD Secretary's Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation
Contributed by US Department of Housing and Urban Development
Posted: January 25, 2011

  Each year the National Trust for Historic Preservation celebrates the best of preservation by presenting National Preservation Awards to individuals and organizations whose contributions demonstrate...

National Trust Preservation Fund Grants Available for Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawai`i, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon & Washington
Contributed by Melita Juresa-McDonald
Posted: January 19, 2011

  The National Trust for Historic Preservation is inviting applications from nonprofit organizations with current 501(c)3 status, as well as local governments and public agencies, for its National Trust...

Federal Historic Preservation Program Task Force: Survey Invitation
Contributed by Preservation Action
Posted: November 29, 2010

  Please Help Us Improve the Federal Historic Preservation Program Federal programs such as the National Register, the Historic Tax Credit, State and Tribal grants-in-aid, Heritage Areas and Save...

The New Jersey State Assembly will consider the “Historic Property Reinvestment Act”
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: November 29, 2010

  The New Jersey state assembly will consider a bill, the “Historic Property Reinvestment Act,” (A1851/S 659) on November 22nd that would create the state’s first-ever state rehabilitation tax credit. ...

2011 Conservation Assessment Program (CAP) Application Now Available
Contributed by Conservation Assessment Program (CAP)
Posted: November 18, 2010

  The 2011 Conservation Assessment Program (CAP) application is now available! CAP supports a general assessment of the collections, environmental conditions and site of small and mid-sized museums. This...

Congress Approves Continuing Resolution (CR) with FY’10 Level Funding for Historic Preservation
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: October 4, 2010

  Congress adjourned for the mid-term election more than a week earlier than scheduled but not before passing a continuing resolution (CR) that will keep the federal government running through December...

Take Action: Tell Congress to Restore Preservation Funding
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: September 29, 2010

  In early February, President Obama released his FY 2011 budget request that would eliminate funding for Save America's Treasures and Preserve America, and cut funding for National Heritage Areas by...

University Students win National Park Service’s Charles E. Peterson Prize
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: September 27, 2010

  WASHINGTON: Students from Universities in Arkansas, South Carolina, Texas, and Florida were announced as the winners of the 2010 Charles E. Peterson Prize for the best set of measured drawings prepared...

Civil War Battlefields Protected with National Park Service grants to Tennessee and Virginia
Contributed by National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP)
Posted: September 24, 2010

  WASHINGTON: The National Park Service has awarded over $2.1 million in grants for land acquisition at two endangered Civil War battlefields: Spring Hill Battlefield in Tennessee and Cold Harbor Battlefield...

Congress Returns from Summer Recess But Uncertainty Still Looms for Preservation Funding
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: September 20, 2010

  Congress returned from its summer recess this week and did nothing to allay the uncertainty surrounding the FY'11 appropriations cycle and, in particular, funding for historic preservation...

National Park Service Awards $1.3 Million in Preserve America Grants Projects in 16 States
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: September 20, 2010

  WASHINGTON— National Park Service (NPS) Director Jon Jarvis and Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) Chairman Wayne Donaldson, today announced $1.3 million in Preserve America grants to...

Save Our Signs - Knox Heritage and JFG Announce Preservation Partnership
Contributed by Knox Heritage
Posted: August 26, 2010

  JFG Coffee and the non-profit preservation organization Knox Heritage, Inc. announced a new joint initiative called Save Our Signs - Knoxville. The initiative will help preserve East Tennessee's...

Civil War Battlefields to be Protected - National Park Service Announces Grants
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: August 17, 2010

  WASHINGTON: The National Park Service has awarded close to $1 million in grants for easements and land acquisition at three endangered Civil War battlefields: Richmond Battlefield, Ky.; Franklin Battlefield,...

Oregon Cultural Trust Announces $1.47 Million in Grants
Contributed by Oregon Cultural Trust
Posted: July 26, 2010

  July 26, 2010. Salem, ORE – The Oregon Cultural Trust announces $1.47 million in FY2011 (July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011) grants to humanities, heritage and arts nonprofits across Oregon. Each...

2011 AIA Sustainable Design Assessment Team Appplication
Contributed by Erin Simmons
Posted: July 17, 2010

  The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Center for Communities by Design announces the release of the 2011 Sustainable Design Assessment Team Program (SDAT) Application. The application solicits...

$1.2 Million Awarded to Preserve Battlefields: National Park Service Announces 25 Grants
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: July 9, 2010

  WASHINGTON – More than $1.2 million in National Park Service grants will be used to help preserve and protect America’s significant battlefield lands. The funding from the National Park Service’s American...

Provision Prohibiting Banks from Investing in Projects Not in Low-Income Areas Removed from Reform Bill
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: July 2, 2010

  A late-night, conference committee session last Friday on the financial services reform bill provided some drama for preservation. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) worked with Reps. Allyson Schwartz...

Utah State History Announces Grants to Local Governments
Contributed by Utah State History
Posted: June 25, 2010

  Salt Lake City, UT – Utah State History has awarded more than $100,000 in matching grants to 22 Certified Local Governments (CLGs) for the 2010-2011 grant year. For more information on the Certified...

Nominations Solicited for the 2011 CAA-Heritage Preservation Joint Award for Distinction in Scholarship and Conservation
Contributed by Heritage Preservation
Posted: May 27, 2010

  Heritage Preservation and the College Art Association invite nominations for the 2011 Award for Distinction in Scholarship and Conservation. This award was initiated in 1990 to recognize an outstanding...

Maryland Governor Signs Sustainable Communities Act Into Law
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: May 23, 2010

  Governor Martin O'Malley signed House Bill 475, the Sustainable Communities Act of 2010 on May 20th. The legislation, a major piece of Governor O'Malley's Smart, Green and Growing Initiative, also provides...

$134,000 in Cultural Heritage Grants Awarded by State Historical Society to 24 Recipients Throughout North Dakota
Contributed by State Historical Society of North Dakota
Posted: April 23, 2010

  BISMARCK – North Dakota’s history agency has awarded $134,000 in Cultural Heritage Grants to distribute for the coming year to 24 eligible organizations throughout the state. A total of 65 organizations...

$14 Million in Save America’s Treasures Grants Available Applications due May 21, 2010
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: April 22, 2010

  WASHINGTON – Applications for the National Park Service’s Save America’s Treasures (SAT) grants are due May 21, 2010, at 11:59 p.m. EST. The SAT program awards competitive,...

Announcing Partners in Preservation Seattle-Puget Sound Area!
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: April 21, 2010

  We need your help to give $1 million away! For the past four years, the National Trust for Historic Preservation has been proud to partner with American Express in Partners in Preservation. Through...

Partnership-in-Scholarship Grants for African American Historic Places
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: April 8, 2010

  Partnership-in-Scholarship Grants support collaborative projects between African American Historic Places and college/university scholars. In spring 2010, up to twelve grants of $5,000 each (1:1 match...

Oklahoma Heritage Scholarship Competition - Registration Deadline 4/16/10
Contributed by Oklahoma Heritage Association
Posted: April 7, 2010

  Each year, the Oklahoma Heritage Association offers more than $400,000 in scholarships to high schoolers who have paid attention in their Oklahoma history classes. In the Oklahoma Heritage Scholarship...

Alaska Association for Historic Preservation (AAHP) 10 Most Endangered Properties Grant Application Available
Contributed by Alaska Association for Historic Preservation (AAHP)
Posted: April 6, 2010

  The Alaska Association for Historic Preservation (AAHP) has provided for the establishment, operation and administration of the AAHP Endangered Properties Preservation Grants program. This grant program...

New York Landmark Conservancy Receives Major Gift from The David Berg Foundation to Launch Historic Synagogue Fund
Contributed by New York Landmark Conservancy
Posted: April 6, 2010

  The David Berg Foundation has awarded a two-year, $100,000 grant to help establish a new Historic Synagogue Fund. The Historic Synagogue Fund will, for the first time, allow the Conservancy to make...

Preserve America Stewards Application Deadline
Contributed by Druscilla Null
Posted: March 22, 2010

  The next quarterly deadline for submitting applications to the Preserve America Stewards program is June 1, 2010. Preserve America Stewards is a federal program which recognizes organizations...

Preservation Caucus Letter Requests Appropriators to Restore SAT and HPF Funding
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: March 19, 2010

  A ‘Dear Colleague’ letter circulated by the Congressional Historic Preservation Caucus supporting the restoration of funding for the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) for FY’11 garnered 100 signatures...

Storm Windows Rebate for Historic Properties May Be Included in Tax Extenders Package
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: March 15, 2010

  The National Trust is spearheading efforts to include an amendment to the Obama administration’s HOME STAR energy program that would provide a rebate for the purchase of storm windows for National Register-eligible...

Tax Extenders Bill Includes Key Preservation Tax Credits and Investment Provisions for Rehab
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: March 15, 2010

  The Senate passed a $137.9 billion tax extenders package on Wednesday which includes extensions of key tax credits important to historic preservation, including the New Markets Tax Credit, the expanded...

Illinois Preservationists Push for State Rehab Credit
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: March 7, 2010

  The National Trust is galvanizing its membership and preservation advocates across Illinois to support the creation of a state rehabilitation tax credit based on Missouri’s successful state rehab credit....

Oregon Cultural Trust Announces Opening of FY2011 Cultural Development Grant Applications
Contributed by Oregon Cultural Trust
Posted: February 28, 2010

  Salem, ORE - The Oregon Cultural Trust is Oregon's innovative funding mechanism to support culture in the broadest sense. It has a single grant cycle each year. Applications are now open for its...

Minnesota Senate Includes Historic Rehab Credit in Construction Stimulus Bill
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: February 15, 2010

  A historic rehabilitation tax credit is among the key provisions of a “construction stimulus” bill that’s on the move in the Minnesota Senate. On Monday, the Senate Business Industry and Jobs Committee...

$104,000 in Cultural Heritage Grants Available from State Historical Society of North Dakota
Contributed by State Historical Society of North Dakota
Posted: February 4, 2010

  BISMARCK -- In 2009, the North Dakota Legislative Assembly authorized $504,500 to the State Historical Society of North Dakota (SHSND) for the Cultural Heritage Grant Program. The program has been administered...

President’s FY’11 Budget Slashes Historic Preservation Funding
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: February 4, 2010

  President Obama submitted his FY’11 budget request to Congress on February 1st and delivered a stunning blow to preservationists by slashing funding for some of the nation’s signature historic preservation...

FY 2010 Teaching American History Grants Competition Underway
Contributed by U.S. Department of Education
Posted: January 31, 2010

  On January 21, 2010, the U.S. Department of Education announced the opening of the fiscal year 2010 Teaching American History (TAH) grant competition. The deadline for “Notice of Intent to Apply” is...

New York Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Funding Slashed in State Budget
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: January 29, 2010

  Facing a projected $7.4 billion in revenue shortfalls, New York Governor David Paterson proposed a “budget of necessity” last week that holds state spending to a 0.6% increase over 2009-2010 levels...

Opportunities for Preservation Jobs Stimulus Grow in Senate
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: January 29, 2010

  The Senate began work on a draft $82 billion jobs stimulus bill this week which is being assembled by Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND) and Senator Majority Whip Richard Durbin (D-IL) and features four broad...

Rehab Tax Credit Bills Introduced in Mississippi and New Jersey State Legislatures
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: January 29, 2010

  Mississippi: A bill (HB 579) has been introduced in the Mississippi House that would make the Mississippi state rehab tax credit transferable and has been referred to the...

HUD’s Neighborhood Stabilization Grants Favors Regional and National Consortium Projects
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: January 22, 2010

  On January 15th, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced $2 billion in funding awarded to 56 grantees through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP). NSP was created...

State Budget Crises Threaten Historic Preservation Incentives, Programs and Sites
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: January 22, 2010

  The continuing budget crises faced by State governments are continuing to wreak havoc on historic preservation programs and sites across the country. For example, both Iowa and Missouri could face legislative...

Save America’s Treasures Grant Program Announces $9.5 Million in Awards
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: December 12, 2009

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) and the National Park Service (NPS), jointly announced the awarding of $9.5 million in federal competitive Save...

Los Angeles Conservancy's Preservation Award Nominations Due February 1, 2009
Contributed by Los Angeles Conservancy
Posted: December 4, 2009

  Presented each May during National Preservation Month, the Los Angeles Conservancy's Preservation Awards recognize outstanding achievement in the field of historic preservation. Nominations...

President Obama Signs Interior Spending Bill Into Law with Final Funding Levels for Historic Preservation
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: November 9, 2009

  President Obama signed the FY’10 Interior Appropriations Bill (HR 2996) in law (PL 111-88) on October 30th with final funding levels for historic preservation. As previously reported, House...

Interior Conference Report Passes House and Senate with Historic Preservation Funding
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: October 31, 2009

  The Interior Appropriations Bill (HR 2996) conference report (H. Rept. 111- 316), which settled final funding levels for historic preservation for FY 2010, passed the House and Senate on Thursday. The...

Advocacy Campaign for Community Restoration and Revitalization Act Begins: Proposes to Make Major Improvements to the Federal Rehabilitation Tax Credit
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: October 13, 2009

  Following up on introduction of the “Community Restoration and Revitalization Act of 2009” (HR 3715/S. 1743) on October 1st, the National Trust has begun a major advocacy campaign to gain co-sponsors...

PreservationDirectory.com page added to Facebook
Contributed by PreservationDirectory.com
Posted: October 13, 2009

  (Portland, OR) - PreservationDirectory.com, the leading online resource for historic preservation and cultural resource management, has launched a companion page on Facebook. The focus...

Community Restoration and Revitalization Act Reintroduced with Proposed Amendments to Federal Rehab Tax Credit
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: October 6, 2009

  Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-PA) introduced a revamped version of the “Community Restoration and Revitalization Act” (CRRA) that proposes to significantly expand the scope of the existing federal rehabilitation...

A New Funding Opportunity: Los Angeles County Preservation Fund
Contributed by Melita Juresa-McDonald
Posted: October 5, 2009

  The National Trust for Historic Preservation announces a grant program targeting historic preservation across Los Angeles County. Grants from the newly created Los Angeles County Preservation Fund will...

Apply Now for Designation as Preserve America Steward
Contributed by Druscilla Null
Posted: October 2, 2009

  The next quarterly deadline for submitting applications to the Preserve America Stewards program is December 1, 2009. Preserve America Stewards is a federal program which recognizes organizations and...

Deadline Approaching for Third Annual Free Intermuseum Conservation Association (ICA) Collections Survey
Contributed by Nicole Hayes
Posted: September 22, 2009

  The Intermuseum Conservation Association (ICA) is pleased to announce its third annual “Subsidized Survey Program.” The purpose of the program is to help a cultural institution identify...

Congress Returns for Busy Fall Agenda
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: September 14, 2009

  Lawmakers returned from the August recess this week to confront a busy fall agenda that includes the major issues of health care reform, energy and climate change, FY10 appropriations and extension...

Rome Prize 2010 Competition from the American Academy in Rome
Contributed by American Academy in Rome
Posted: August 11, 2009

  The American Academy in Rome invites applications for the Rome Prize competition. One of the leading overseas centers for independent study and advanced research in the arts and the humanities, the...

Congress Adjourns for Summer Recess But Leaves Major Preservation Issues Unresolved Until Fall
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: August 7, 2009

  Congress adjourned for the August congressional recess and left major issues unresolved for when lawmakers return in September. Top priorities for both House and Senate will be finishing FY’10 appropriations...

Oregon Arts Commission Announces More Than $1 Million to Oregon Arts Groups
Contributed by Oregon Arts Commission
Posted: July 29, 2009

  The Oregon Arts Commission announces $1,087,000 in 99 grants to Oregon arts organizations. The total FY2010 awards are distributed through the Commission's Operating Support, Arts Services, and Arts...

Senate Panel Holds Hearing on Bill to Preserve and Protect Historic Lighthouses
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: July 24, 2009

  On July 22, the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks held a hearing to discuss a number of bills, including S. 715, the “National Lighthouse Stewardship Act...

National Park Service Announces Battlefield Preservation Project Grants for 2009
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: June 22, 2009

  WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the National Park Service announced the award of 33 grants totaling $1,360,000 to assist in the preservation and protection of America’s significant battlefield lands. This year’s...

Senate Finance Committee Passes Historic Preservation Tax Credit in New York Legislature
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: May 25, 2009

  On May 19, the New York State Senate Finance Committee passed the Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit bill (S2960-A/Valesky), sending it to the full Senate which is expected to pass the measure next...

Senators Seek Support for Historic Preservation Funding in FY’10 Appropriations Cycle
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: May 25, 2009

  Senators Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME) are circulating a "Dear Colleague" letter this week in support of the Administration's FY2010 spending request for Historic Preservation Fund...

A chance to attend the National Preservation Conference
Contributed by Melita Juresa-McDonald
Posted: May 18, 2009

  The Diversity Scholarship Program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation is accepting applications for the 2009 Diversity Scholars. Approximately 60 candidates will receive a scholarship...

House Appropriations Hearings Expose Shortfalls in Cultural Resource Management and Funding
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: May 15, 2009

  The House Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies held its first set of hearings on the FY10 Interior Appropriations Bill this week, which included testimony from Interior Secretary...

Obama’s FY 2010 Budget Boosts Historic Preservation Funding
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: May 11, 2009

  President Obama released his entire FY2010 budget on Thursday and provided overall funding of $12 billion for the Department of the Interior, including $77.675 million for the Historic Preservation...

Minnesota State Rehab Tax Credit Lands in Omnibus Tax Bill
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: May 4, 2009

  Minnesota state legislators are currently considering a rehab tax credit to encourage private investment in the state’s older communities through rehabilitation of the state’s historic buildings. Originally...

Battlefields Bill Gets Second Chance
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: April 26, 2009

  On Capitol Hill this week, a bill (HR 146) protecting historic battlefields of American Revolution and the War of 1812 that ultimately became the omnibus public lands legislation and the vehicle for...

Missouri State Parks and Historic Sites in Serious Jeopardy
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: April 26, 2009

  The National Trust is galvanizing its members and preservation advocates in Missouri and asking them to contact legislators in support of funding for state parks. Missouri is widely recognized as having...

National Park Service Stimulus Funding Will Rehab Historic and Cultural Sites and Historically-Black Colleges and Universities
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: April 26, 2009

  The National Park Service announced on Wednesday the distribution of $750 million in nearly 800 projects to stimulate the economy through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Projects will preserve...

The National Trust for Historic Preservation and American Express are Giving Away $1 Million in Preservation Grants to Historic Places
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: April 14, 2009

  Help give $1 million away! The National Trust for Historic Preservation and American Express are giving away $1 million in preservation grants to historic places. Following our successful...

Historic Preservation Caucus Letter on Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) Funding Gathers Support for HPF
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: April 9, 2009

  The Congressional Historic Preservation Caucus’s “Dear Colleague” letter in support of increased funding for the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) has garnered 82 signatories to date. The letter...

Maryland Legislature Debates State Rehab Tax Credit Program Reauthorization
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: April 9, 2009

  The Maryland state legislature is debating bills (HB 309 and SB 258) to reauthorize the Maryland Heritage Structure Rehabilitation Tax Credit program, which sunsets in 2010. The National Trust...

Oregon Cultural Trust Announces May 12 Deadline for Cultural Development Grant Applications
Contributed by Cynthia Kirk
Posted: April 6, 2009

  April 6, 2009. Salem, OR -- The Oregon Cultural Trust announces a Tuesday, May 12, 2009 deadline for FY2010 Cultural Development grant applications. Oregon arts, heritage and humanities...

Arkansas Becomes 30th State to Offer Tax Credit for Historic Preservation
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: March 29, 2009

  Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe signed a bill (HB1953) creating a historic rehabilitation tax credit program for the state. Capped at $4 million a year, the program offers a 25% credit for certified costs...

Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) Introduces REEP Energy Bill with Enhanced Incentives for Historic Buildings
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: March 27, 2009

  Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) introduced an energy/climate change bill this week which provided financial incentives to homeowners and businesses to reduce their energy use and save them money. The...

Historic Preservation Caucus Pushes for Increased Preservation Funding in FY 2010
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: March 26, 2009

  A “Dear Colleague” letter from Historic Preservation Caucus chairs Russ Carnahan (D-MO) and Mike Turner (R-OH) has been circulated on the Hill requesting increased support for the Historic Preservation...

House Passes FY’09 Omnibus Appropriations But Reduces Overall Historic Preservation Funding
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: February 27, 2009

  The House passed the FY’09 omnibus spending bill (HR 1105) this week by a vote of 245-178 with increases in funding for State and Tribal Preservation Offices, but reduced funding for Save America’s...

President Recommends $12 Billion for Interior in Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Proposal
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: February 27, 2009

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – The President’s 2010 Budget includes $12 billion for the Department of the Interior to undertake initiatives to promote energy security with a focus on clean renewable sources and...

2009 Pennsylvania Heritage Parks Grant Program
Contributed by Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area
Posted: February 21, 2009

  The Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area, in conjunction with the PA Department of Conservation Natural Resources announces that applications are now available for the 2009 Pennsylvania Heritage...

New Scholarship Supports Historic Preservation Professionals
Contributed by JaneA Kelley
Posted: February 13, 2009

  The Keepers Preservation Education Fund, a scholarship managed by the Maine Community Foundation, provides financial support to aspiring or established historic preservation professionals...

Governor O’Malley Proposes Extending Maryland’s Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: February 2, 2009

  As part of his Smart, Green, and Growing Legislative Initiatives, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley is calling for the extension of the historic preservation tax credit program and also proposes key...

House Passes Economic Stimulus Package Without GOP Support
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public
Posted: February 2, 2009

  The House passed an $816 billion economic stimulus package by a margin of 244-188 that did not include a single Republican member vote on January 28th. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (H.R....

Oregon Cultural Trust Releases 2008 Fundraising Results
Contributed by Oregon Cultural Trust
Posted: January 30, 2009

  January 30, 2009-Salem, ORE. The Oregon Cultural Trust, Oregon's unique public-private partnership to raise money for cultural funding, reports calendar year 2008 donations of $3,374,453, a decline...

Economic Stimulus Package Includes Incentives for Energy Efficiency Retrofits of Residential and Commercial Buildings
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: January 27, 2009

  House appropriators began the task of moving forward on an $825 billion economic stimulus package this week that includes major spending for energy efficiency initiatives that could benefit older and...

Save Our History Grant Applications Posted for 2009/2010
Contributed by Save Our History
Posted: January 21, 2009

  Applications are due June 5th, 2009. Please read the below listed requirements and criteria before downloading the instructions and application at

Senator Dole Makes $150,000 Gift to Kansas Historical Society
Contributed by Kansas Historical Society
Posted: January 20, 2009

  TOPEKA, KS—The Kansas Historical Society announced it has received a $150,000 gift from Senator Robert Dole. The gift will assist with the Historical Society’s programs including Fort Hays State Historic...

Oregon Arts Commission Announces Arts Build Communities Grant Awards
Contributed by Oregon Cultural Trust
Posted: January 13, 2009

  The Oregon Arts Commission announces $110,000 in grants in its Arts Build Communities (ABC) program. Now in its thirteenth year, the program fosters community arts partnerships that broaden the impact...

Texas Office of Partners for Sacred Places Dedicates 2009 funding and resources to assist congregations affected by Hurricane Ike in Galveston
Contributed by Partners for Sacred Places
Posted: January 12, 2009

  Partners for Sacred Places is the only national, non-sectarian, non-profit organization devoted to helping congregations and their communities sustain and actively use older and historic sacred places....

110th Congress Adjourns But $850 Billion Stimulus Bill in the Works for Early January
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: January 6, 2009

  The 110th Congress will officially sine die adjourn on January 3rd after a stuttering lame duck session failed to pass either an auto industry bailout or even a limited stimulus package to address the...

Save America’s Treasures Grant Program Announces $10.52 Million in Awards
Contributed by National Park Service (Save America's Treasures)
Posted: December 17, 2008

  Innovative federal/private partnership funds the preservation and conservation of the U.S’s irreplaceable and endangered historic properties, sites, documents, artistic works and artifacts. WASHINGTON,...

Visser Historical Preservation Award Seeks Applicants
Contributed by Seth Peterson Cottage Conservancy, Inc.
Posted: December 15, 2008

  The Seth Peterson Cottage Conservancy Board of Directors will grant the second biannual Kristin Visser Historical Preservation Award in 2009. The award is given every other year to an idividual...

What's New on PreservationDirectory.com - November 2008
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Posted: November 24, 2008

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Show Me the Money - Federal Grant Opportunities Service Provided by the National Trust for Historic Preservation
Contributed by Tony Martinez
Posted: November 14, 2008

  In early 2008, the Grants Office of the National Trust began posting preservation related federal grant opportunities in a blog called "Show Me the Money". We initially created the blog as...

Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Grants Available
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: November 12, 2008

  Washington, DC - Indian tribes, Alaska Native villages and corporations, Native Hawaiian organizations, and museums are eligible for Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) grants...

Louisiana lighthouse destroyed by Hurricane Katrina touches the public's heart, earns top spot in JELD-WEN Windows & Doors' restoration initiative
Contributed by JELD-WEN Reliable Lighthouse Restoration Initiative
Posted: October 29, 2008

  With a story of devastating destruction followed by unwavering hope and hard work, New Canal Lighthouse in Louisiana captures the spirit of New Orleans' rebuilding efforts and has earned the top spot...

What's New on PreservationDirectory.com - October 2008
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Posted: October 15, 2008

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Nominations sought for 2008 Providence Preservation Society Preservation Awards
Contributed by Providence Preservation Society
Posted: October 14, 2008

  Providence Preservation Society (PPS) is soliciting nominations for outstanding examples of historic preservation to be recognized at its Awards Presentation on February 7, 2009. Each year PPS...

Architecture Foundation of Oregon 2009 Grants Available
Contributed by Architecture Foundation of Oregon
Posted: October 9, 2008

  The Architecture Foundation of Oregon (AFO) is pleased to announce its 2009 Grants to nonprofit organizations throughout Oregon with projects that further AFO’s mission. Grant applications are due 5:00...

House Passes Financial Bailout Package with Expanded Rehab Tax Credits for Disaster Relief in Gulf States and Midwest
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: October 6, 2008

  The House leadership and the White House mounted a frantic campaign this week to assemble enough votes to pass a financial bailout of Wall Street after the first version of the bill was defeated in...

Michigan’s Senate Approves Add-On to State Rehabilitation Tax Credit
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: September 22, 2008

  Sponsored by Senator Cameron S. Brown, Senate Bill 973 (Substitute S-1) passed the Senate this week. This bill amends the Michigan Business Tax Act which says that if an owner’s expenditures qualify...

Resource Guide for Historic Preservation
Contributed by PreservationDirectory.com
Posted: August 26, 2008

  Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 26, 2008 Contact: Tim Cannan (503) 223-4939 Portland, Oregon - As part of a presentation given...

Save Our History National Grants for the 2008-2009 Grant Cycle Announced
Contributed by The History Channel
Posted: August 20, 2008

  HISTORY is proud to announce the winners of Save Our History National Grants for the 2008-2009 grant cycle. This year, HISTORY awarded grants of up to $10,000 to 11 history organizations across the...

What's New on PreservationDirectory.com - August 2008
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Posted: August 19, 2008

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Partners In Preservation Grants In Action
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: August 13, 2008

  Over the past 2 years, American Express in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation has given over $2 million in grants to community-based preservation projects in...

Oregon Cultural Trust Announces More Than $1.65 Million in Grants
Contributed by Oregon Cultural Trust
Posted: August 1, 2008

  Today, in a statewide, three-city press conference led by Governor Ted Kulongoski, the Oregon Cultural Trust announced more than $1.65 million in grants that benefit cultural nonprofits in every county...

Housing Relief Package with Rehab Tax Credits Near Final Passage
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: July 28, 2008

  The House passed the Housing/Mortgage relief bill (HR 3221) on July 23rd with three amendments to the federal rehabilitation tax credit included and President Bush rescinded his previous veto threat...

Housing Relief Package Still On Track With Rehab Tax Credit Amendments in Tow
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: July 21, 2008

  The Senate passed its version of the Housing/Mortgage relief bill (H.R. 3221) on July 11th with three amendments to the federal rehabilitation tax credit safely in tow. However, the expanded non-profit...

Center for History and New Media Launches National History Education Clearinghouse
Contributed by National History Education Clearinghouse
Posted: July 18, 2008

  George Mason's Center for History and New Media (CHNM) has publicly launched the National History Education Clearinghouse, an online project that brings U.S. history teachers high-quality support and...

Colorado’s Preservation Tax Credit Extended
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: July 14, 2008

  On June 5, Colorado Governor Ritter signed HB 1033 which authorizes the Colorado state historic rehabilitation tax credit program for another 10 years. The new law also eliminates the annual resolution...

Continuing Resolution for Appropriations and Historic Preservation Funding a Near Certainty
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: July 14, 2008

  House Appropriations Committee chairman David Obey (D-WI) has put a hold on all full committee markups of FY’09 appropriations bills until Republicans concede to follow the agreed-upon order for considering...

Disaster Assistance Grants and Tax Credits Proposed for Flood-Damaged Historic Properties in Midwest
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: July 14, 2008

  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced this week that a second supplemental bill/economic stimulus package — which could include disaster assistance funding for historic properties damaged...

Preserve America/Save America’s Treasures Authorization Passes House
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: July 14, 2008

  The House passed the Preserve America (PA)/Save America’s Treasures authorization (SAT) bill (HR 3981) on July 7th. However, even with all of its tremendous success and support of these preservation...

Rehab Tax Credit Amendments Included in Stalled Housing Relief Package
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: July 14, 2008

  The Senate began floor consideration of the housing relief package this week that contains three significant amendments to the federal rehabilitation tax credit, but failed to make any progress in the...

2nd Annual ICA Subsidized Survey
Contributed by Nicole Hayes
Posted: July 8, 2008

  The Intermuseum Conservation Association (ICA) is pleased to announce its second annual “Subsidized Survey Program.” The purpose of the program is to help a cultural institution identify...

Free Resource Guide for Historic & Cultural Resource Preservation Available
Contributed by Tim Cannan, PreservationDirectory.com
Posted: June 30, 2008

  As part of a presentation that Tim Cannan, President of PreservationDirectory.com, gave at the Architectural Heritage Center's "Old House Fair", we are pleased to announce the availability of a free...

Midwest Flood Disaster Assistance May Be Included Second Supplemental Spending Bill
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: June 30, 2008

  The National Trust and its preservation partners have being laying the groundwork for a possible disaster assistance package for the affected flood states in the Midwest — Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin,...

National Park Service Announces Battlefield Preservation Grants for 2008
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: June 30, 2008

  Today, the National Park Service announced the award of 32 grants totaling $1,367,144 to assist in the preservation and protection of America’s significant battlefield lands. With an increase in funding...

Pennsylvania Advocates Press for Rehab Grant Incentives
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: June 30, 2008

  The National Trust and preservation advocates in Pennsylvania are pressing their state legislators and the governor to pass HB 221, a bill that would provide grant incentives to buyers and sellers of...

3rd Annual Architectural Heritage Center Photo Contest Captures “Angels in the Architecture”
Contributed by Peggy Moretti
Posted: June 26, 2008

  Portland architecture offers an endless amount of photographic inspiration – from the balusters on a Queen Anne cottage, to the portico of City Hall. This year’s Architectural Heritage Center...

House Appropriators Set Benchmark Funding for Historic Preservation Programs in FY’09
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: June 14, 2008

  The House Subcommittee on Interior and the Environment marked up the FY’09 Interior Appropriations Bill (HR 2643) on Wednesday to set benchmark funding levels for the national preservation program....

New Technical Assistance and Grants to Encourage Community Centered Schools
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: June 14, 2008

  The National Trust Center for State and Local Policy is offering a new grant and technical assistance to encourage community-centered schools. Concerned about the abandonment of older neighborhood schools...

Preserve America and Save America’s Treasures Authorization Bill Approved by House Natural Resources Committee
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: June 14, 2008

  The House Natural Resources Committee marked up and approved with amendments a bill (H.R. 3981) authorizing the Preserve America (PA) and Save America’s Treasures (SAT) programs on June 11th. The three...

Ohio's Historic Preservation Tax Credit Awaits Governor’s Signature
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: June 9, 2008

  As previously reported, the Ohio Department of Development capped the state's two-year pilot Historic Preservation Tax Credit at $120 million instead of the 100 projects mandated for FY 2008 by legislators....

Rome Prize 2009
Contributed by Claudia Cannizzaro
Posted: June 9, 2008

  The American Academy in Rome invites applications for the Rome Prize competition. One of the leading overseas centers for independent study and advanced research in the arts and the humanities, the...

Georgia Expands State Historic Preservation Tax Credit
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: May 29, 2008

  On May 14th, Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue signed HB 851 which strengthened the state’s rehabilitation tax credit. Through the leadership of Georgians for Preservation Action and the Georgia Trust for...

House Passes Rehab Tax Credit Amendments as Part of Housing Bill
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: May 12, 2008

  The House passed a major housing bill (H.R. 3221) on Thursday that incorporates a number of other housing proposals relating to the subprime housing fallout (H.R. 5820) as well as the Housing Assistance...

Seven Below Arts Announces Summer 2008 Barn Residencies
Contributed by The Seven Below Arts Initiative
Posted: May 11, 2008

  The Seven Below Arts Initiative, in partnership with Burlington City Arts is pleased to announce the artists selected for the Seven Below Artist-in-Residence Program (Seven Below A.I.R.). Six artists...

National Trust Testifies in Support of Save America's Treasures and Preserve America Authorization in House
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: May 10, 2008

  National Trust Vice President for Public Policy, Emily Wadhams, testified before the House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands in support of HR 3891, a bill authorizing two key...

Interior Secretary to Announce First National Park Centennial Challenge Projects
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: April 22, 2008

  On Thursday April 24, 2008, Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne will announce, at a press conference on the west steps of the U.S. Capitol, the final list of Centennial Challenge Projects and...

Preserve America Grants in 25 States to be Announced On April 7, 2008 During Call-in Press Conference
Contributed by Preserve America Grant Program
Posted: April 5, 2008

  Deputy Secretary of the Interior Lynn Scarlett, along with Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Chairman John L Nau III, will announce Preserve America grants in 25 states on a teleconference on...

What's New on PreservationDirectory.com - March 2008
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Posted: March 27, 2008

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National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Unveils "Picturing America" Program
Contributed by National Endowment for the Humanities
Posted: March 3, 2008

  On February 26, at White House ceremony presided over by President George W. Bush, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) launched its new Picturing America program. Picturing America is composed...

The Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation announces its new Barn Grant
Contributed by Todd Levine, Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: February 21, 2008

  In the past two years, the Connecticut Trust has surveyed almost 900 barns across the state. This survey has yielded a wealth of information about Connecticut’s agricultural history and buildings, but...

What's New on PreservationDirectory.com - February 2008
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Posted: February 21, 2008

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Save Our History's 2008/2009 Grant Program Application Available (Due June 6th, 2008)
Contributed by Save Our History (The History Channel)
Posted: February 20, 2008

  Program Components: The History Channel will award a total of $100,000 in grants of up to $10,000 this year; Applicants may apply for up to $10,000 in project...

National Register Nomination grant assistance is now available through the Oklahoma State Historic Preservation Office
Contributed by Oklahoma Historical Society
Posted: February 10, 2008

  Would you like to list your historic property in the National Register of Historic Places? The Oklahoma State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) announced its annual matching grants for the preparation...

Federal Rehab Tax Credit Expenditures Revised in President’s FY'09 Budget
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: February 9, 2008

  The President’s FY’09 federal budget included new tax expenditure estimates for both the historic and commercial rehabilitation tax credits, which previously had been estimated at $200 million and $30...

President’s FY’09 Federal Budget Cuts Historic Preservation Funding
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: February 9, 2008

  President Bush delivered a three-trillion dollar federal budget to Congress outlining the nation’s budget for fiscal year 2009 that provided FY’06 enacted funding levels for both State Historic Preservation...

Maryland’s FY09 Budget Cuts Historic Tax Credit Program
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: February 4, 2008

  Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley’s recently released 2009 state budget contains a $10.3 million cut in the state’s highly successful Heritage Structure Rehabilitation Tax Credit program. The Governor's...

Colorado’s Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program Seeks Extension
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: January 28, 2008

  In their January 24th meeting, the House Finance committee heard testimony from six advocates about the benefits of the historic preservation tax credit (HB08-1033). This legislation would extend the...

Michigan Historic Rehab Credit Amended
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: January 28, 2008

  HB 5126, an amendment which allows insurance companies to claim historic preservation credits under the Michigan Business Tax, was filed in the Office of the Great Seal on December 28, 2007 and took...

Rehab Tax Credit Bill Reintroduced in New Jersey
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: January 28, 2008

  The Historic Properties Reinvestment Act (HPRA) was reintroduced in the New Jersey Assembly on January 8th after opposition from the Administration stalled the bill in the 2007 legislative session....

Rhode Island’s Rehab Credit Threatened
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: January 28, 2008

  Rhode Island’s Coalition for Neighborhood Economic Renewal members are gearing up to protect the state’s 30% uncapped commercial rehabilitation tax credit. The Governor’s supplemental budget,...

Support Grows for Rehab Tax Credit in Maine
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: January 28, 2008

  The historic rehabilitation tax credit that was carried over to the short session was highlighted in Governor Baldacci’s state of the state speech. To read the full text of the speech, go to

What's New on PreservationDirectory.com - January 2008
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Posted: January 25, 2008

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Foundation Grants for Preservation in Libraries, Archives & Museums
Contributed by The Library of Congress
Posted: January 24, 2008

  Foundation Grants for Preservation in Libraries, Archives, and Museums is a collaborative project of the Library of Congress and the Foundation Center. This publication lists 1,725 grants of $5,000...

National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) Announces $2.8 Million in Grant Awards
Contributed by National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC)
Posted: January 24, 2008

  The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) recently awarded $2.8 million for 34 projects in 22 states and the District of Columbia for preserving and publishing historical records....

National Trust for Historic Preservation Accepting Nominations for 2008 National Preservation Honor Awards
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: January 24, 2008

  The National Trust for Historic Preservation is now accepting nominations for the 2008 National Preservation Honor Awards. The coveted annual awards recognize singular success in preserving, rehabilitating,...

Seven Below Arts Initiative
Contributed by Seven Below Arts Initiative
Posted: January 14, 2008

  Reductions in public funding for the arts have dramatically minimized opportunities to advance and explore the richness of sculpture, painting, music, dance, and other artistic endeavors at all levels....

The History Channel Announces the Launch of the 2008/2009 Save Our History Grant Cycle
Contributed by Sarah Goodnow
Posted: January 10, 2008

  The Save Our History Grant Program provides funding to history organizations that partner with schools on a local community preservation project. Since launching the Save Our History Grant Program...

National Park Service implements plan to improve the Federal Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: December 31, 2007

  National Park Service (NPS) Director Mary A. Bomar recently announced the adoption of a plan designed to improve the Federal Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program. The plan, entitled Making...

Education Department Accepting Applications for FY '08 Teaching American History Grants
Contributed by National Coalition for History
Posted: October 13, 2007

  On October 10, the U.S. Department of Education announced that has begun accepting applications for new fiscal year (FY) 2008 Teaching American History Grants (TAH). The deadline for Notice of Intent...

Partners in Preservation - Vote Today and help the National Trust for Historic Preservation give away a million dollars!
Contributed by National Trust for Historic Preservation
Posted: October 4, 2007

  Here is your chance to help the National Trust for Historic Preservation and American Express give away $1 million in preservation grants to deserving projects in the Chicago area through Partners...

National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) Announces its 2008 PTT Grants Call for Proposals
Contributed by National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT)
Posted: October 3, 2007

  The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) announces its 2008 Call for Proposals to the Preservation Technology and Training Grants program. NCPTT awards grants for up to $50,000...

Save Our History 2007/2008 Grant Awards Announced
Contributed by Save Our History
Posted: October 2, 2007

  The History Channel congratulates the winners of the 2007-2008 Grant Cycle for their exceptional project ideas. This year, The History Channel awarded $250,000 in grants of up to $10,000 to 27 organizations...

National Park Service Grants Reunite Native American Remains With Ancestral Homes
Contributed by National Park Service
Posted: September 25, 2007

  The remains of at least 187 Native Americans presently housed in museum collections will soon be returned to ancestral lands for burial. The National Park Service has awarded six Native American Graves...

National Center for Preservation Technology and Training Announces 2008 PTT Grants Call for Proposals
Contributed by Mary F. Striegel, National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
Posted: September 19, 2007

  The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) announces its 2008 Call for Proposals to the Preservation Technology and Training Grants program. NCPTT awards grants for up...

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Announces Expanded Eligibility for 2008 Preserve America Presidential Awards
Contributed by Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
Posted: September 7, 2007

  The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) is accepting nominations through November 1, 2007, for the 2008 Preserve America Presidential Awards that are now open to all exemplary historic...

Historic Theatre Insurance Program
Contributed by League of Historic American Theatres
Posted: August 16, 2007

  The League of Historic American Theatre announces a new membership benefit offering insurance products and services to historic theatres. This new service is offered through the League's partnership...

2007 Preserve America Grant Recipients Announced
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: July 13, 2007

  First Lady Laura Bush, Honorary Chair of Preserve America, announced this week the awarding of 43 Preserve America grants for 2007 totaling nearly $2.6 million. The announcement also designated 20 new...

Historic Preservation Funding Subject to Appropriations Cycle Uncertainties
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: July 13, 2007

  Historic preservation funding for fiscal year 2008 will remain subject to a brewing battle between Congress over overall discretionary spending limits and Iraq war funding come this fall. Although the...

Historic preservation and cultural resources blog has launched
Contributed by PreservationDirectory.com
Posted: June 26, 2007

  We are thrilled to announce that the newest feature on PreservationDirectory.com - the "Preservation Blog" - has officially launched. The Preservation Blog serves as a collection of "mini-blogs"...

Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit Resource Center Launched
Contributed by PreservationDirectory.com
Posted: June 20, 2007

  Preservation Ohio has launched the new Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit Resource Center, a one-stop location for information on the newest financial incentive for renovation and restoration of...

Coalition for Expanding Federal Rehabilitation Tax Credit Grows
Contributed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
Posted: June 8, 2007

  The National Trust and its preservation partners are continuing to work on broadening the coalition of organizations and agencies endorsing the Community Restoration and Revitalization Act of 2007 (HR...

Funding Sources and Tax Incentives Available for Preservation Projects
Contributed by PreservationDirectory.com
Posted: June 7, 2007

  We receive many requests for information on available funding sources and tax incentives available for restoration and other preservation projects. Our first response is to start with your State...
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