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2010 Preserve America Grants Now Available
Utah Teacher is History Teacher of the Year
NEH Grants Available; Deadline is Wednesday
Department of Transportation Wins Award
Sign Up for Section 106 Classes
Four Preserve America Communities Win Save Our History Grants
Seeking Heritage Tourism Examples


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Preserve America News |January  2010



2010 Preserve America Grants Now Available

2010 Preserve America Grants Now Available

Preserve America Grants are now available through the National Park Service. The deadline is Feb. 12. Read more information on the grants.

Pitkin County, Colo., received a $25,000 Preserve America Grant for its Redstone Coke Ovens Education and Interpretation Program.


Utah Teacher is History Teacher of the Year

Utah Teacher is History Teacher of the Year

Tim Bailey, a fifth grade teacher at Escalante Elementary School in Salt Lake City, Utah, was awarded the 2009 Preserve America History Teacher of the Year award Dec. 16 in Washington, D.C. Bailey received a $10,000 award and was congratulated by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan during the ceremony. Read the press release . Read more about the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. The institute partners with Preserve America and HISTORY to present the award. 

Tim Bailey


NEH Grants Available; Deadline is Wednesday

The National Endowment for the Humanities Interpreting America’s Historic Places grant applications are due Jan. 13 – see the Web site for more information. Interpreting America’s Historic Places projects may interpret a single historic site or house, a series of sites, an entire neighborhood, a town or community or a larger geographical region. Grants for Interpreting America’s Historic Places should encourage dialogue, discussion and civic engagement, and they should foster learning among people of all ages. 


Department of Transportation Wins Award

Department of Transportation Wins Award

At the ACHP's fall business meeting Dec. 4, 2009 in Washington, D.C., the ACHP Award for Federal Preserve America Accomplishment was presented to the U.S. Department of Transportation for its support of the Preserve America program and its leadership in historic preservation efforts across the nation. Read more.

From left: Gary Jensen, Byways, TCSP and Delta Programs Team Leader; MaryAnn Naber, FHWA Federal Preservation Officer; Linda Lawson, DOT Federal Preservation Officer; Beth Osborne, DOT Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy and ACHP Chairman John L. Nau, III


Sign Up for Section 106 Classes

Sign Up for Section 106 Classes

Preserve America Practitioners: Sign up now for training in Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Courses are taught by skilled historic preservation specialists from the ACHP, the only federal agency responsible for administering the National Historic Preservation Act’s Section 106 review process. This is useful for community leaders and members of the public who are dealing with projects in the community that involve any sort of federal involvement. The ACHP is offering a variety of classes in 2010 across the country. Find the right course for you.

Photo simulation of the proposed net barrier on the Golden Gate Bridge designed by the California Department of Transportation, as part of a Section 106 case.


Four Preserve America Communities Win Save Our History Grants

Four Preserve America Communities Win Save Our History Grants

The History Channel announced the 11 organizations across the country who will receive Save Our History preservation grants to further their efforts in conserving local history. Four winners are Preserve America Communities Redlands, Calif.; New Orleans, La.; Green Bay, Wisc. and Virginia City, Mont. Each winning organization, with the support of their television cable affiliates, will use the grant money to fund educational projects that are designed to bring communities together and actively engage young people with innovative plans to preserve their local heritage. This year, HISTORY has committed $100,000 in support of 11 outstanding initiatives which have been awarded grants of up to $10,000 each.

For all grant recipients see the Web site.

Historic organizations interested in receiving funding for preservation projects developed with local schools or youth groups are encouraged to apply for a 2010/2011 Save Our History Grant. Applications will be available beginning in January 2010.


Seeking Heritage Tourism Examples

Seeking Heritage Tourism Examples

The Preserve America program is seeking good examples of heritage tourism projects or programs from Preserve America Communities that, in the opinion of local organizations and partners, have been especially successful at attracting visitors or interpreting heritage resources; have been relatively cost-effective with low to moderate implementation costs; have been used or maintained for some time with available resources and without major new annual investments of time and money; and might be replicated by other communities. We would love to hear from you, especially if you would like to brag about a particularly innovative or creative approach to local heritage tourism. Selected projects may be featured on the Preserve America Web site or used in presentations and publications. Please send a very brief description (no more than a paragraph) and contact information to ranzalone@achp.gov so we can follow up with you.

Preserve America Community Natchitoches, La., Tour of Homes

 




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