Preserve America News |January
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.
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
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.
NEH Grants Available; Deadline is Wednesday
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org so we can follow up with you.
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