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Route 66 Grant Program

Standard Oil Station on Route 66 in Odell, Illinois (Source: National Park Service)
This National Park Service program provides financial assistance in the form of competitive, cost-share grants for building, structures, road segments, and cultural landscapes along the length of the Route 66 corridor covering Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California. Cost-share grants are also available for planning, researching, and education initiatives related to the preservation of Route 66. Applications due April 3. Learn more and apply... Read more

National Park Service Designates 38 New Certified Local Governments in 2016

Gloucester, Massachusetts, is one of the new designated Certified Local Governments (Source: Massachusetts Historical Commission)
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

Central High School, where school integration battles of the Civil Rights Movement played out, is among 39 sites and historical projects to get National Park Service grants. (Erick Gustafson)
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

Land Overlooking Great Falls is Preserved

Paterson's iconic Great Falls (Credit: NorthJersey.com)
Once slated for a large housing complex, an area overlooking the Great Falls in Paterson, New Jersey, will instead be preserved under a $5.7 million open space purchase. The purchase is among the first wave of land acquisitions under the newly restored Green Acres program, which had been without a dedicated funding source for years. That changed in 2014 when voters approved a constitutional amendment that provided corporate tax money for open space purchases. Read more... Read more

Cultural Resources Climate Change Strategy

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Cultural resources are our record of the human experience. Collectively, these archeological sites, cultural landscapes, ethnographic resources, museum collections, and historic buildings and structures connect one generation to the next. The National Park Service is charged with conserving cultural resources so that they may be enjoyed by future generations. Climate change is adding challenges to this role, and will continue to affect cultural resources in diverse ways. At the same time, through the tangible and intangible qualities they hold, cultural... Read more

Is Everyone in on America’s ‘Best Idea’? The National Park Service Looks Inward

The future of the national parks depends on building connections with next generation of stewards. (Credit: Mim Adkins)
If you’ve ever explored a national park—especially one of the busier ones, like Yosemite or Yellowstone—you might have noticed all kinds of staff working to make your visit a good one: from the friendly face that greeted you at the entrance gate, to trail crews and firefighters, botanists and wildlife biologists. But there’s another part of the National Park Service that few visitors have heard of. It’s called the Office of Relevancy, Diversity, and Inclusion, and though the name is... Read more

Preservation Technology and Training Grants

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2017 Preservation Technology and Training Grants (PTT Grants) from the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT), the National Park Service’s innovation center for the preservation community, are intended to create better tools, materials and approaches to conserving buildings, landscapes, sites and collections. PTT Grants will support the following activities: Innovative research that develops new technologies or adapts existing technologies to preserve cultural resources, Specialized workshops or symposia that identify and address national preservation needs, How-to videos, mobile applications, podcasts,... Read more
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