California Office of Historic Preservation
May is a chance to celebrate and promote historic preservation! Also honored and celebrated this month are  Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and  Jewish American Heritage Month . Images clockwise from upper left: Case Study House #18, courtesy Larry Underhill/LA Conservancy; cultural festival at China Camp State Historic Park, courtesy California State Parks; historic Temple Beth Israel , San Diego, courtesy Save Our Heritage Organisation; WWI memorial Ingram Plaza, San Diego, courtesy Alexander D. Bevil; Dedication of California Historical Landmark No. 1052 Asilomar, courtesy California State Parks; California Theatre marquee, Pittsburg, courtesy City of Pittsburg, California; Signing of Ancestors 1 & Lake County Memorandum of Agreement, courtesy Dino Beltran, Koi Nation of Northern California.
In This Issue

SHRC Heading to Southern California for Next Meeting 

The State Historical
Resources Commission (SHRC) will hold its May 10, 2017 meeting in Pasadena in conjunction with the annual conference of the California Preservation Foundation. The commission will hear a slate of new nominations for the National Register of Historic Places and the California Register of Historical Resources. Visit our Pending Nominations webpage for a descriptive list of the nominated properties. 

Also on the agenda is the presentation of two Commission resolutions recognizing the 100th anniversary of World War I, and a quarter century of service by Ms. Linda Dishman on behalf of the Los Angeles Conservancy. SHRC meeting time and location can be found on the SHRC Meeting Schedule and Notices webpage.

Image: Pasadena City Hall will be the location of the May 10, 2017, SHRC meeting. Photo courtesy of the City of Pasadena.
NTHP Seeking California Grantees

The National Trust for Historic Preservation offers a variety of grants through their National Trust Preservation Funds grant program. Grants range up to $5,000 and encourage preservation at the local level by supporting planning and education projects. 

NTHP is especially encouraging applications from California; there is $50,000 of grant funding available for our state. The application deadlines are June 1, 2017, and October 1, 2017. Please visit the NTHP website for details.

Image: Officers Quarters, Angel Island State Historic Park. Photo courtesy of California State Parks.

WWI Centennial Task Force Needs You!
The California World War I Centennial Task Force is a volunteer organization dedicated to educating about and commemorating the 100th anniversary of World War I (WWI). Recently, the Task Force launched the California WWI Centennial website highlighting California's role in the War, and promoting commemorative events taking place statewide. 

The WWI Centennial website is intended to be ever-evolving, with new material frequently contributed to the site. It is for this project that the Task Force is inviting your participation! Specifically, they are seeking an individual with website/electronic media skills (including familiarity with joomla, and jpg files) and an appreciation of history to help make the website as robust and user-friendly as possible. Interested in helping to create a site that shares this important history with others? Please contact Mr. Bill Betten, Co-Director, California WWI Centennial Task Force, at , or (909) 804-2585.

News and Updates

HPF Funds Released by the DOI
On April 27, 2017, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced the release of more than $32 million in Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) grants to states and tribes. The HPF grants fund preservation programs and activities of state preservation offices, tribal communities, and state and local governments. Read the full press release here.

Deadline is May 15!
There is still time to submit a nomination for the 2017 Governor's Historic Preservation Awards. Do you know of a project, individual, or organization whose work demonstrates outstanding achievements in preserving California's heritage? Visit our Governor's Historic Preservation Awards webpage to download nomination forms and criteria. The nomination deadline is May 15, 2017   

CPF Still Accepting Nominations for Design Awards
The California Preservation Foundation is still accepting nominations for the 34th Annual Preservation Design Awards, recognizing preservation efforts large and small. An awards ceremony will be held in October in San Francisco. The deadline for nominations is June 15, 2017.

New Section 101 Guidance for Tribes 
From the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP): "Section 101(d)(5) of the National Historic Preservation Act allows the ACHP to enter into agreements with Indian tribes to substitute tribal historic preservation regulations for the ACHP's regulations on tribal lands. This guidance will assist tribal governments that may be considering such an agreement with the ACHP."

Opportunities to Work and Learn With the ACHP
For Fall Semester 2017, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) is offering two learning opportunities for college and university students.

The ACHP Alumni Foundation is sponsoring a 10-12 week scholar position with the ACHP Office of Native American Affairs. The position is available to American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander students. The deadline to apply is May 30, 2017. Click here for details and the application form.
The ACHP and the Smithsonian Institute have partnered to offer a fellowship focused on Latino culture, heritage, sites, and artifacts. The deadline to apply is July 15, 2017. Click here for details and application instructions.

A Familiar Face Returns to the OHP
We are pleased to announce the return of former staff member, Ron Parsons, to our Local Government and Environmental Compliance Unit (LGU). Ron's name may be familiar to some of you from his time with our office a few years ago as our CEQA contact and workshop coordinator. He will once again be the contact for CEQA, and oversee the LGU's outreach efforts, including the popular Local Government Workshop Series. It is good to have him back at the OHP!  
Events and Education

California Preservation Foundation Webinar, May 11
The webinar  "Going on the Offensive: Telling the True Story of Preservation Impact on Affordability" looks at recent challenges faced by some of California's popular preservation programs.

Scholarship Opportunity from the NTHP
The National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) 2017 Diversity Scholarship Program is now accepting applications. The NTHP and its preservation partners are committed to increasing diversity and equity within their organizations and the preservation community as a whole. The Diversity Scholarship Program provides funding support to students from underrepresented communities to attend the NTHP annual conference PastForward, and connect with preservation professionals from all regions of the country. Application deadline is May 12, 2017.

CPF 2017 Annual Conference, May 10-13
The California Preservation Foundation (CPF) is holding its Annual Conference in Pasadena this year, in partnership with Pasadena Heritage. Conference sessions will provide an opportunity to look at historic preservation work and successes of the past and present, and consider directions for the future. Visit the CPF website for registration and conference details.  

California Preservation Program Workshop, May 23
The California Preservation Program is offering a free workshop to be held in the City of Belmont.  Protecting Cultural Collections: Disaster Prevention, Preparedness, Response & Recovery will address topics such as developing disaster response plans, setting action priorities, and salvage procedures for collection materials.

New Technical Preservation Brief From the NPS
Preservation Brief #49: Historic Decorative Metal Ceilings and Walls: Use, Repair, and Replacement, discusses the history and manufacturing of decorative metal for ceilings and walls, and addresses paint removal, maintenance, repair, and replacement. Preservation Brief #49 joins the valuable library of technical documents provided by the Technical Preservation Services of the National Park Service.

Did You Know....

....the OHP has a Section 106 Submission Checklist to help ensure your Section 106 review process gets off to a good start. The checklist is available in a quick-check format and a more detailed version. Visit our Section 106 webpage to download the version of your choice. To learn more about Section 106 consultation with the State Historic Preservation Officer, view the video of our webinar: I Concur: Consulting with the SHPO under Section 106

State Historical Resources Commission Meetings for 2017
May 10 - Pasadena
July 28 - TBD
October 27 - TBD

Learn More about Commission meetings,  actions, and responsibilities