Tag Archives: Historic Preservation

Historic Preservation is a Major Opportunity in West Virginia

West Virginia is redefining itself as a diversified economy supported by a high quality of life rooted in the natural splendor of its mountains, streams and valleys, accentuated by historic downtowns with a size and scale of communities making it Almost Heaven. There is a renewed interest in increasing West Virginia’s historic rehabilitation tax credit. The suggestion has considerable merit, even given the state’s current financial situation. Read more... Read more

Pennsylvania Cities Find Creative New Uses for Old School Buildings

Shifting demographics, diminishing resources, and the costs of maintaining large and aging facilities have all contributed to the steady stream of school closures in Pennsylvania — even when those buildings had historic backgrounds and architectural importance. Conversion into residential space is the most common fate of old school buildings in Pennsylvania. Read more... Read more

Preservationists Say Tax Incentive Protects Historic Buildings in Phoenix

National threats to the Historic Tax Credit has local activists worried about its future as an economic development tool in downtown Phoenix. According to a document provided by Arizona Preservation Foundation Board of Directors, the Historic Tax Credit (HTC) encourages private investment in the rehabilitation of historic buildings. Read more... Read more

2017 National Preservation Awards

The National Preservation Awards honor the very best in preservation. Each year, the National Trust for Historic Preservation presents a select number of major awards at PastForward: the national preservation conference. These exclusive awards serve to educate and inspire, as well as raise the visibility of the preservation movement. Nominate a deserving individual, organization, or project by March 1. Learn more and apply... Read more

National Park Service Designates 38 New Certified Local Governments in 2016

The National Park Service designated 38 communities from across the United States as Certified Local Governments (CLG) in 2016. The CLG designation makes communities official partners in the federal historic preservation program, which engages local, state, and federal governments to promote historic preservation at the grassroots level. Read more... Read more

New Grants Give Out Millions to Preserve African-American History

Lunch counters. Churches. Bus stations. Schools. The Civil Rights Movement was an extraordinary social movement that took shape in the most ordinary of places. And precisely because they were so commonplace, those locations are often endangered by development or forgotten altogether. Now, the National Park Service will combat that by giving out millions of dollars of grants to sites and projects that have to do with the Civil Rights Movement and African-American history. Read more... Read more

The State of State Historic Tax Credits

Like the federal government, 34 states currently use Historic Tax Credits (HTCs) to encourage the redevelopment and preservation of qualifying historic buildings. By amplifying the federal HTC, state credits help protect states’ unique heritage while creating new jobs and places to house new businesses. The road to success has not been without setbacks, but progress was made by many states in 2016. Read more... Read more

Tribal Heritage Grants

The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 authorizes grants to Federally recognized Indian tribes for cultural and historic preservation projects. These grants assist Indian Tribes, Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiian Organizations in protecting and promoting their unique cultural heritage and traditions. Applications due March 24. Learn more and apply... Read more
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