Forum Webinar: Resources for Congressional Appropriations

By Forum Online posted 03-04-2020 10:53


Last week Preservation Leadership Forum held its first webinar of the year, focusing in on the FY21 Congressional Appropriations process. The webinar examined funding levels for a variety of different programs and discussed the potential impact of changes on the field.

Credit: Architect of the Capitol
Panelists included Tom Cassidy, Vice President of Government Relations at the National Trust; Erik Hein, Executive Director of the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers; Dr. Valerie Grussing, Executive Director of the National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers; Pam Bowman, Director of Public Lands Policy at the National Trust; and Janelle DiLuccia, Associate Director of Public Lands Policy at the National Trust.

You can watch the recording here.

In addition to the webinar, the National Trust also announced the publication of The Preservation Budget: Select Preservation Priorities for FY 2021 Appropriations. Similar to last year’s report, this document provides essential information for preservation partners and congressional staff in appreciating and advocating for key federal programs. You can access the report in its entirety or download individual two-pagers for each program to use as you advocate at home or on the hill.

These two resources are just some of the materials available to Forum members and preservation professionals here on the Preservation Leadership Forum website. To make things easier, we’ve aggregated it all in one place, including past and present National Trust testimony and stories related to various preservation priorities. As we produce additional materials, we’ll share it with you and place it on this page.

Next week, many of you will arrive in Washington, D.C., for the National Preservation Advocacy Week. Presented by Preservation Action and the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers, this event includes training and policy briefings for all those advocating for historic preservation. While the event is sold out, we hope that those unable to attend in person will use these resources to reach out to their Congressmen at home.

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