From Preservation Action:
Urgent action is needed to advance the National Heritage Area Act of 2021 (S. 1942, H.R. 1316). This important bill would create a much-needed uniform system to reauthorize National Heritage Areas, allocate standard funding, and provide universal standards to how current and future National Heritage Areas (NHAs) are managed and designated. This bill would reauthorize and provide certainty for the 55 current NHAs, including reauthorizing 30 NHAs that are in immediate need and establish 5 new ones. NHAs produce nearly $13 billion in annual economic impact and every dollar in federal funding is matched by an average of $5.50 from other funding sources.
The National Heritage Area Act was advanced by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee with strong, bipartisan support and was added to the Senate Calendar for the current legislative session. This does not mean the Senate will get to it and time is running out, as Congress needs to take action before the end of the year.
Take action! Urge your Representative and Senators to support the National Heritage Area Act and include it as part of any omnibus package. Check out the Alliance of National Heritage Areas to learn more about National Heritage Areas and this important bill.
Learn more: https://www.nationalheritageareas.us
Posted: December 17, 2022
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