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On the Hill: Strong Start for Preservation as Congressional Appropriations Kick Off (Updated 6/26/19)

By Janelle DiLuccia and Tom Cassidy Update: On June 25, the House of Representatives approved H.R. 3055 by a vote of 227 – 194 . The bill combines five individual appropriations bills, including the FY2020 Interior Appropriations bill. During consideration of the bill, the House adopted...

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National Trust Sign-on Letter for FY20 Appropriations for the Bureau of Land Management (May 2019)

The National Trust for Historic Preservation and 90 other organizations sent a letter to congressional appropriators requesting increased funding for key accounts within the Bureau of Land Management in the FY 2020 Interior Appropriations bill. The requested increases support cultural resources...

Sign on letter for FY20 BLM appropriations to House 5-10-19.pdf


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National Trust Save America's Treasures Support Letter (May 2019)

The National Trust for Historic Preservation led a diverse coalition of organizations representing historic preservation, architecture and the arts and humanities in requesting that Congress increase funding for the popular Save America’s Treasures (SAT) grant program for the preservation of...

FINAL FY20 House SAT Approps Support Letter 5.9.19.pdf


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National Trust Testimony on the Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act (May 2019)

The National Trust for Historic Preservation provided testimony in support of the Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act (S. 1079) for the record of a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining legislative hearing that took place on May...

NTHP Testimony Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act hrg 5-14-19.pdf


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Historic Leasing Opportunities in America’s Newest National Park—and Across the Country

Historic leasing plays an important part in protecting historic assets and increasing community engagement in America’s most recently designated national park. Indiana Dunes National Park —formerly Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore—manages multiple leases for a variety of purposes, including...

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National Trust Testimony to the Connecticut Government Administration and Elections Committee (March 2019)

The National Trust supports efforts to protect Connecticut’s preservation laws and encourage the use of historic preservation incentives like tax credits in designated Opportunity Zones. #testimony #Advocacy

NTHP SB 1107 Letter 3-25-19.pdf


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National Trust Testimony to the California Senate Committee on Governance and Finance Committee (April 2019)

The National Trust is supporting the effort to gain a state historic tax credit for California and submitted testimony about the multitude of benefits this incentive provides. #testimony #Advocacy

NTHP SB 451 Support Letter 4-3-19.pdf


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National Trust and Tennessee Mayors Support Historic Tax Credit for Tennessee (April 2019)

The National Trust for Historic Preservation is supporting the effort to gain a state historic tax credit for Tennessee and organized a mayor’s sign-on letter extolling the many benefits this incentive would provide the Volunteer state. Renee Kuhlman, director of Policy Outreach for the...

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Action Alert: Comment on Proposed Rule Changes to National Register of Historic Places Nominations

By Sharee Williamson and Elizabeth S. Merritt Editor's Note: Read the National Trust for Historic Preservation's formal comments . The National Park Service (NPS) recently proposed making substantial, troubling changes to the rules that govern nominations to the National Register of...

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