2019 April Preservation ePost
Included in This Issue:
California Projects Receive NEH Grants
Federal Historic Tax Projects Report Available
Award Program Deadlines Approaching
OHP Local Government Workshop
And more....

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News & Updates
California Receives NEH Grants

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) recently announced the awarding of $28.6 million in grants for 233 humanities projects nationwide. NEH grants support cultural infrastructure projects, scholarly research, humanities exhibitions and documentaries, and the preservation of historic collections.

California received a total of $2,639,101 awarded in grants to 18 projects statewide in the cities of Berkeley, Claremont, El Cerrito, Los Angeles, Oakland, Pomona, Salinas, San Marcos, Whittier, and Yuba City.

Visit the online NEH Awards List for information about all of the awarded projects.
Preservation Awards - Don't Miss These Deadlines

Excellent work in the cause of preserving California's heritage deserves to be recognized and celebrated! Don't miss the deadlines for the following preservation award programs:

Governor's Historic Preservation Awards , California's state-sponsored awards program recognizing a broad array of community centered, grass roots preservation efforts.
Deadline is April 16, 2019.

ACHP/HUD Secretary's Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation , honoring preservation efforts with affordable housing and community revitalization successes.
Deadline is April 30, 2019.

California Preservation Foundation Preservation Design Awards and President's Awards , recognizing outstanding achievements in historic preservation.
Deadline is May 31, 2019.

Image: Santa Barbara County Courthouse Mural Room project, recipient of a 2018 Governor's Historic Preservation Award. Courtesy of California State Parks.
How Will You Celebrate Preservation Month?
We Want to Know!
May is Preservation Month, a chance to celebrate, discover, and share our collective California heritage. Does your organization or community have preservation events planned for May? Send us information about your events (links and/or pdfs) and we will add them to our Preservation Month webpage!
2018 Federal Tax Incentives Report Published

Now available online: the Federal Tax Incentives for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2018 . The report lists all tax incentive projects by state. California ranked sixteenth in the nation in terms of certified expenses.

For a complete report of 2018 and earlier tax credit projects, visit our Certified California Tax Incentive Projects page.
 Preservation Grants Still Accepting Applications

Applications are still being accepted for the following preservation and cultural grant programs:

National Fund for Sacred Places . Deadline is May 1, 2019

Deadline is May 17, 2019.

National Trust Preservation Funds . Deadline for the next round of grants is June 1, 2019.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation also oversees a number of Special Grant Programs , each with its own criteria and deadlines.
Education & Events
OHP Local Government Workshops are Back!
Staff from our Local Government & Environmental Compliance Unit are heading north to Eureka to conduct the first Local Government Preservation Workshop for 2019. Rescheduled from last year, and hosted by the cities of Eureka and Arcata, this May 2, 2019 workshop will provide a full day of preservation topics important to local governments. Join us! OHP workshops are free, but do require pre-registration.
California Preservation Foundation Webinar, April 10
California Preservation Foundation Annual Conference, May 8-11
Registration is now open for the 2019 Annual Conference of the California Preservation Foundation (CPF) . This year's conference is set for May 8-11, 2019, in Palm Springs, and will explore the innovative methods and strategies used in the ongoing efforts to preserve cultural and architectural resources.
State Historical Resources Commission Meeting, May 8
The next meeting of the State Historical Resources Commission takes place Wednesday, May 8, 2019 in Palms Springs, in conjunction with the California Preservation Foundation Annual Conference. Commission actions will include hearing nominations to the National Register of Historic Places and the California Register of Historical Resources.

Visit our Pending Nominations page to read about all of the nominated properties. Meeting agendas are posted to the Meeting Schedule and Notices page ten days prior to the meeting. All SHRC meetings are live-streamed via the Cal-Span network.

For recent California properties added to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP), visit the NRHP Weekly List page.
Scholarship Opportunity from the NTHP
The National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) is offering scholarships to attend their 2019 PastForward Annual Conference in Denver, October 10-12, 2019. The Diversity Scholarship Program (DSP) helps support the opportunity for leaders from underrepresented communities new to preservation, and emerging preservation professionals to attend the conference. Deadline to apply is May 15, 2019.
Volunteer Opportunities with HistoriCorps
HistoriCorps is now accepting volunteer registrations for their schedule of 2019 preservation projects . Volunteers learn valuable skills, and about the history of specific sites, while helping to preserve historic resources throughout the nation. Three project opportunities are available in California.
Wakamatsu 150th Anniversary
Wakamatsu Tea & Silk Farm Colony, Placerville, California, is marking its sesquicentennial with WakamatsuFest150 , a celebration of Japanese American heritage, arts, and cuisine, June 6-9, 2019. Japanese colonists arrived at Wakamatsu on June 8, 1869, establishing the first permanent Japanese colony in the U.S. The site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is California Landmark No. 815.
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