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Preserve America is a national initiative in cooperation with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation; the U.S. Departments of Defense, Interior, Agriculture, Commerce, Housing and Urban Development, Transportation, and Education; the National Endowment for the Humanities; the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities; and the President's Council on Environmental Quality.

President Bush Requests $12.5 Million in Preserve America Grants

The Bush Administration's fiscal year 2006 budget includes a request for $12.5 million in grants for which Preserve America Communities, Certified Local Governments, and others will be eligible to apply.

These matching grants of $10,000 to $100,000 would be distributed on a competitive basis to projects that preserve and use important historic resources for promotion of heritage tourism and other economic revitalization projects.

The proposed Preserve America grants would provide upfront planning and assistance to communities looking for ways to preserve their local heritage in self-sustaining ways.

If Congress enacts the President's grant request, the Preserve America grant program will begin this fall.

Updated April 8, 2005

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