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Final FY20 Appropriations Bills Headed Toward Passage (Updated 1/2/2020)

Editor's Note: The Senate passed the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020 by a vote of 71-23 and President Trump signed it into law on Friday, December 20. The most preservation-friendly funding bill in history is poised to pass the Senate and head to the president’s desk following...

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FINAL FY20 Interior Appropriations Preservation Summary

The most preservation-friendly funding bill in history is poised to pass the Senate and head to the president’s desk following House passage on Tuesday, December 17. The FY 2020 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill was wrapped into the Further Consolidated...

FINAL FY20 Interior Appropriations Preservation Summary 12-18-19.pdf


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BLM Reorganization Sign On Letter (November 25, 2019)

On November 25, the National Trust led a letter about the impact that reorganization of the Bureau of Land Management will have on the agency’s capacity to steward the largest, most diverse and most scientifically important body of cultural resources managed by any federal agency. The letter...

Cultural Resources Sign-on Letter re BLM reorganization11.25.19.FINAL.pdf


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Early Integration of Historic and Cultural Resources into Infrastructure Planning: If You Don’t Map It, You Can’t Save It

This post originally appeared on Bipartisan Policy Center as part of a series on environmental review and permitting. Federal investment in our country’s aging infrastructure is overdue and is critical to the vitality of the communities where we live and work. Efficient delivery of...

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Opportunity Zones

Preservation & Opportunity Zones Authorized in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Opportunity Zones present both the promise of new investment for historic buildings in distressed communities, and the risk associated with a valuable and uncapped federal incentive that does not attempt to steer...


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How Does the National Mall Tidal Basin Actually Work?

Before we can save something, we must understand it. Even as a fresh graduate of a landscape architecture program, I was surprised by the design and operation of the National Mall Tidal Basin. I knew about the Tidal Basin before working on the campaign to save it at the National Trust for...

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Opportunity Zones and Historic Preservation: At the Crossroads

At the National Trust’s 2019 PastForward Conference in Denver, Opportunity Zones were a popular topic. Opportunity Zones have gained significant attention and notoriety as either a potential new tool for historic preservation or a modern iteration of Urban Renewal. For those that missed the...

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Testimony on The Julius Rosenwald and the Rosenwald Schools Act of 2019 (H.R. 3250)

The Julius Rosenwald and the Rosenwald Schools Act of 2019 (H.R. 3250) would require the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resources study of sites associated with the life and legacy of philanthropist and businessman Julius Rosenwald, with a particular focus on Rosenwald Schools. ...

NTHP Letter - HR 3250 HR 139 - SubCom Hearing 10-29-2019 FINAL.pdf


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Funding Opportunity: Putting the Historic Preservation Fund to Work for Women’s History

The Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) is the principal source of federal funding for implementing the nation’s preservation programs, including core funding for State and Tribal Historic Preservation Officers. The National Park Service (NPS) administers several competitive grant programs within...

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