2021 March Preservation ePost
Included in This Issue:
2021 Governor's Historic Preservation Awards-Accepting Nominations!
2021-2022 CLG Grant Manual and Application Now Available
ACHP/HUD Preservation Award-Nominations Now Open
RFQ for California Indian Heritage Center
Online Webinars and Trainings
And more....

News & Updates
2021 Governor's Historic Preservation Awards
Accepting Nominations!
The Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) is pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the 2021 Governor’s Historic Preservation Awards. We welcome nominations for individuals, projects, organizations, or agencies whose work exemplifies the best in cultural heritage stewardship, bringing to light places, buildings, cultural traditions, or challenges such as climate change.

Nomination Deadline: May 7, 2021
for nomination forms and instructions.

In the weeks ahead, we invite you to join us, via the OHP Facebook page, in a retrospective of past awarded projects. Through dedicated and often innovative endeavors, these awardees exemplify Californians uplifting their communities and preserving the broad diversity of our shared California heritage. That is something worth celebrating!


Image: Members of the Chicano Royal Air Force art collective and fellow project partners accepted a 2013 Governor's Historic Preservation Award for the Chicano Park Murals Restoration project.
Now Accepting Applications for 2021-2022 CLG Grants

Every year the Office of Historic Preservation receives federal funds from the Historic Preservation Fund Grants Program (HPF). A minimum of 10% of the funds received are then awarded to qualifying Certified Local Governments (CLG) in the form of grants to help support local preservation programs and efforts.

The 2021-2022 grant cycle is now underway! On February 24, the 2021-2022 CLG Grant Manual and Application was emailed out to all CLG Contacts currently on file with our office. Any CLG who did not receive the email or manual should contact Lucinda Woodward of our Local Government Unit as soon as possible.

Application Deadline: May 14, 2021.
Please visit our CLG Grant Program page for additional forms and instructions.
Grants for Local Businesses

Do you know of a small, local restaurant that has been an important part of the life of your community? You are invited to nominate them for a grant award!

Backing Historic Small Restaurants is a grant program sponsored by American Express in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, with additional support from Main Street America, AT&T Business, Dell Technologies, and the National Restaurant Association.

Grants of $40,000 each will be awarded to 25 small, local restaurants, located in historic buildings or historic neighborhoods, that have long been anchors in the life of their communities. The nomination process has been made quick and straightforward, so restaurant owners and the public alike can easily identify and nominate historic small restaurants.

Submission deadline: March 9, 2021.
Other Grant Deadlines for March

The following grant opportunities are coming due this month:

The NTHP in partnership with the National Fund for Sacred Places is accepting applications for grants to preserve and sustain historic places of worship. Visit the How to Apply page for details.
Letters of Intent deadline: March 15, 2021.

The National Park Service (NPS) is accepting applications for Underrepresented Community Grants. The grants are awarded to projects that help to increase the diversity of properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places and tell the full story of American life and history.
Application deadline: March 31, 2021.

Applications also are being accepted for the NPS Historically Black Colleges and Universities Grant Program (HBCU). Grants support efforts to document and preserve structures on HBCU campuses.
Application deadline: March 31, 2021.
Request for Qualifications for Indian Heritage Center

The California Department of Parks and Recreation, in collaboration with the Governor's Office and Natural Resources Agency has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) from design firms for the development of the California Indian Heritage Center (CIHC).

Project and design requirements include working with a public-private partnership that aligns with California Indian perspectives. The CIHC will be a multi-use site for "cultural preservation, learning and exchange, land stewardship based on Native American values, and a place to engage all visitors in celebrating the living cultures of California tribe communities."

Deadline for submissions: April 2, 2021.
ACHP/HUD Preservation Award Accepting Nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2021 ACHP/HUD Secretary's Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation, a joint venture of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). As stated in the award announcement, the award recognizes "an outstanding project that has advanced the goals of historic preservation while promoting affordable housing, community revitalization, and/or enhanced economic opportunities for low- and moderate-income families."

Nomination Deadline: April 16, 2021.
ACHP Report on Status of Federal Preservation

This past month, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation presented President Biden with the report In the Spirit of Stewardship: A Report on Federal Historic Property Management. In their announcement about the report, the ACHP notes that the report "summarizes the state of the federal government’s inventory of historic properties. It examines timely issues that are critical to the management of these holdings and... includes recommendations to address current concerns in federal preservation practice and further improve federal stewardship of these important properties." The federal preservation report is required every three years as part of the "Preserve America" program.

Designating California!
Education & Events
CPF Offers Five-Part Webinar Series
The California Preservation Foundation (CPF), in partnership with Docomomo-US, is offering a five-part webinar series, Modernist Masters and Methods, beginning March 16, and continuing on March 23, 25, 30, and April 1. The programs are free with donations welcome. Registration is required.

Visit the CPF website for additional online learning opportunities.
NTHP Online Programming for March
The National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) is offering a number of online programs throughout the month of March. Glass House: Pandemic Domesticity; Design Talk with Mitch Owens; and Virtual Walking Tour: Search for Slave Houses, are just a few of the programs offered. The programs are free with donations accepted. Registration is required.
NPI Releases Calendar of Online Training Opportunities
The National Preservation Institute (NPI) has posted their calendar of online training programs covering a variety of preservation topics such as Section 106, NAGPRA, Cultural Landscapes, and more.
Main Street America Annual Conference Goes Virtual
Main Street America will hold their 2021 Main Street Now Conference online, April 12-14. Session topics will include Recovery and Resilience, Equity and Inclusion, and more. Registration is now open with Early Bird registration closing March 22.


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