Salazar Announces $46.5 Million in Grants to States and Territories for Historic Preservation

12/11/2009


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced today that the National Park Service is awarding $46.5 million in historic preservation grants to 59 states and U.S. territories.

“Preserving and celebrating our nation's rich history is a vital part of the Department of the Interior's mission,” Salazar said. “These grants from the Historic Preservation Fund will assist state, tribal and local governments in telling their stories while providing both cultural and economic benefits to their communities and to the nation as a whole.”

Last year, projects funded through the Federal Historic Preservation Tax Program generated 67,705 jobs, created 10,392 housing units, and led to more than $5.64 billion of private investments in the rehabilitation of commercial historic properties, Salazar noted.

The National Park Service will administer the grants through a fund established under the National Historic Preservation Act. The grants can be used through September of 2011 for historic property inventories, resource protection planning, nominations for the National Register of Historic Places, monitoring Federal historic preservation requirements, technical assistance for those seeking to preserve and protect historic resources, assisting local government preservation programs, and acquisition or development of historic properties.

The funds will be distributed to all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Territories, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau based on a formula that considers the size, population, and number of historic properties of each area.

Following are the apportionments:

FISCAL YEAR 2010

HISTORIC PRESERVATION FUND APPORTIONMENT TO STATES

UNDER P. L. 111-88

ALABAMA

$815,534

MONTANA

$778,664

ALASKA

$1,002,486

NEBRASKA

$779,069

AMERICAN SAMOA

$395,634

NEVADA

$739,966

ARIZONA

$849,450

NEW HAMPSHIRE

$616,382

ARKANSAS

$747,302

NEW JERSEY

$915,623

CALIFORNIA

$1,476,028

NEW MEXICO

$781,325

COLORADO

$876,769

NEW YORK

$1,344,989

CONNECTICUT

$729,271

NORTH CAROLINA

$917,077

DELAWARE

$525,518

NORTH DAKOTA

$675,970

DIST. OF COLUMBIA

$522,668

CNMI

$409,971

FLORIDA

$1,021,027

OHIO

$1,093,803

FSM

$408,430

OKLAHOMA

$822,870

GEORGIA

$902,818

OREGON

$857,174

GUAM

$408,291

PALAU

$236,704

HAWAII

$571,458

PENNSYLVANIA

$1,167,552

IDAHO

$726,240

PUERTO RICO

$640,462

ILLINOIS

$1,131,366

RHODE ISLAND

$575,378

INDIANA

$907,302

SOUTH CAROLINA

$754,052

IOWA

$839,474

SOUTH DAKOTA

$699,089

KANSAS

$833,108

TENNESSEE

$842,226

KENTUCKY

$806,769

TEXAS

$1,319,232

LOUISIANA

$821,194

UTAH

$766,045

MAINE

$703,437

VERMONT

$570,562

MARSHALLS

$236,704

VIRGINIA

$886,789

MARYLAND

$790,739

VIRGIN ISLANDS

$414,187

MASSACHUSETTS

$908,297

WASHINGTON

$914,094

MICHIGAN

$1,101,370

WEST VIRGINIA

$701,024

MINNESOTA

$932,649

WISCONSIN

$940,873

MISSISSIPPI

$737,880

WYOMING

$683,576

MISSOURI

$926,059

TOTAL

$46,500,000