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Advocacy Toolkit (Updated July 2020)

Originally developed for the Advocacy Training Manual Produced by the Center for State and Local Policy these five sections were updated in July 2020. They include: Communicating with Elected Officials Working with a n Advocacy Coalition Developing a Grassroots Network Growing a...

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National Park Service Underrepresented Community Grants Help to Tell the Full American Story

By Christine Grubbs and Tom Cassidy In early July, the National Park Service (NPS) announced the FY 2019 grants for the Underrepresented Community Grant Program, a competitive grant program that helps to protect and interpret the sites that tell the stories of all Americans. This small, but...

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On the Hill: House Considering FY21 Appropriations with Historic Funding Levels for the Historic Preservation Fund

Editor’s Note: The House of Representatives passed H.R. 7608—a package of four appropriations bills including the FY21 Interior Appropriations bill—by a vote of 224 to 189 on Friday, July 24, 2020. This week, the House is considering legislation that would provide a new record high of $136...

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COVID-19 Stimulus Requests Documents

A collection of documents related to Stimulus requests regarding COVID-19 in 2020. Sign On Letter for Preservation and Cultural Resources (April 30) On April 30, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and an alliance of 379 historic preservation and business partners recently urged...

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Forum Webinar: Resources for Congressional Appropriations

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...

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Congressional Appropriations for Historic Preservation: An Overview of Funding Goals for Select Federal Programs

Learn how Congress sets funding levels for key federal programs impacting preservation and the wide-ranging impacts these funds have in the field. Panelists will discuss this year’s FY 2021 appropriations season and provide a deep dive on the suite of programs funded through the Historic...

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The most effective preservation advocate is an informed preservation advocate. 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...

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The Preservation Budget: FY 2021

The National Trust for Historic Preservation is pleased to release “The Preservation Budget: Select Preservation Priorities for FY 2021 Appropriations.” This report is designed to assist congressional staff and our preservation partners in appreciating—and advocating for—key federal programs...

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

Following enactment of the most preservation-friendly funding bill in history, the Trump Administration released its FY 2021 budget proposal this week with alarming but familiar calls for steep cuts to the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) and other key preservation programs, as well as proposing...

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National Trust Testimony Regarding FY 2021 Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations (February 2020)

Tom Cassidy, Vice President of Government Relations at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, testified to the House Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee on February 6, 2020 in favor of increased funding for a number of select preservation priorities for FY 2021...

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