Preservation & Appropriations

The annual federal appropriations process has big impacts on historic preservation work nationwide. Learn more about the National Trust’s appropriations work and how you can advocate for key federal programs that help steward and protect historic places in every state and congressional district.

Action Alert

Join us now in urging Congress to reject cuts in the President's proposed FY21 budget, and instead fully fund the Historic Preservation Fund!

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Webinar Recording

Congressional Appropriations for Historic Preservation
An Overview of Funding Goals for Select Federal Programs
February 27, 2020 | 3pm-4pm EST


Stories on the FY21 Appropriations Process

Read more about the FY21 Appropriations Process, written by the National Trust Government Relations Team.

President’s FY21 Budget Requests Alarming but Familiar Cuts for Historic Preservation

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The Preservation Budget (FY21)

Updated for FY21, The Preservation Budget,  is designed to assist congressional staff and our preservation partners in appreciating—and advocating for—key federal programs that protect our nation’s legacy of historic resources and benefit all Americans.   Download the full report, or individual two pagers on a variety of topics. 

Advocacy Resource Center

At any given moment, preservationists need to serve as advocates for a variety of issues. These resources—from tools to talking points—can equip preservation leaders to make a strong case both on the Hill and at home. The broad range of available resources addresses a variety of national- and local-level issues.

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