AMERICA'S GREAT OUTDOORS: Secretary Salazar Announces $47 million in Historic Preservation Grants to States

3/7/2012


WASHINGTON -- Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced $46.9 million in historic preservation grants to the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Territories, and three affiliated Pacific island states. The grants will enable the states to preserve and protect our nation's historic sites without expending tax dollars.

“National Preservation Grants invest revenue from oil and gas development into telling the story of America by enabling the people of each state and territory the opportunity to preserve the places that are unique to their heritage,” Secretary Salazar said. “These grants leverage private investments in historic preservation activities and help spur tourism, create jobs, and build pride in communities across the nation.”

The Historic Preservation Fund is supported by revenue from federal oil leases on the Outer Continental Shelf. The National Park Service administers the fund and uses the majority of appropriated funds to distribute matching grants to State and Tribal Historic Preservation Officers.

“Throughout the country, historic preservation fund grants and other federal historic preservation programs help sustain and revitalize communities,” Director of the National Park Service Jonathan B. Jarvis said. “Historic preservation promotes heritage tourism and can transform under-utilized and often-vacant historic buildings into revenue-generators for local economies. The National Park Service is honored to be invited into so many communities and is proud to assist in saving and sharing history.”

States officials use the grants to fund preservation projects, such as survey and inventory, National Register nominations, preservation education, architectural planning, historic structure reports, community preservation plans, and bricks-and-mortar repair to buildings.

Grants and programs funded by the HPF encourage private and nonfederal investment in historic preservation efforts nationwide. Recent achievements of the HPF can be found in its annual report at http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/hpg/downloads/2011_HPF_Report.pdf

For more information on the Historic Preservation Fund, please visit: http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/hpg/index.htm

Amounts made available to each jurisdiction are listed below.

FISCAL YEAR 2012

HISTORIC PRESERVATION FUND APPORTIONMENT TO STATES

Under Public Law 112-74

ALABAMA $822,991 MONTANA $785,522
ALASKA $1,012,985 NEBRASKA
$785,932
AMERICAN SAMOA $396,261 NEVADA $746,194
ARIZONA $857,460 NEW HAMPSHIRE $620,598
ARKANSAS
$753,650
NEW JERSEY $924,707
CALIFORNIA
$1,494,229 NEW MEXICO $788,226
COLORADO
$885,222 NEW YORK $1,361,060
CONNECTICUT $735,325 NORTH CAROLINA $926,187
DELAWARE
$528,258 NORTH DAKOTA $681,157
DIST. OF COLUMBIA $525,361 CNMI $410,831
FLORIDA $1,031,826 OHIO $1,105,786
FSM $412,161
OKLAHOMA
$830,447
GEORGIA $911,695 OREGON $865,309
GUAM $409,123 PALAU $238,866
HAWAII
$574,945 PENNSYLVANIA $1,180,736
IDAHO
$732,243 PUERTO RICO $645,071
ILLINOIS $1,143,960 RHODE ISLAND $578,929
INDIANA $916,252
SOUTH CAROLINA $760,507
IOWA $847,320
SOUTH DAKOTA $704,651
KANSAS
$840,849 TENNESSEE
$850,118
KENTUCKY $814,083 TEXAS $1,334,882
LOUISIANA $828,743
UTAH
$772,697
MAINE $709,070 VERMONT $574,034
MARSHALLS
$238,866
VIRGINIA $895,405
MARYLAND $797,793 VIRGIN ISLANDS $415,115
MASSACHUSETTS $917,262 WASHINGTON $923,154
MICHIGAN $1,113,476 WEST VIRGINIA
$706,619
MINNESOTA
$942,010 WISCONSIN $950,369
MISSISSIPPI $744,073
WYOMING $688,885
MISSOURI
$935,314
TOTAL $46,924,800

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