2019 March Preservation ePost
Included in This Issue:
News from the Legislative Front
Nomination Deadline Approaching
Grants for Sacred Places
CPF Workshops & Webinars
And more....

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News & Updates
Awards Deadline Approaching!

April 16, 2019 is the deadline for submitting nominations for the 2019 Governor's Historic Preservation Awards . This state-sponsored awards program has been recognizing outstanding achievements in historic preservation for more than thirty years.

Do you know of an individual, group, organization, or project that exemplifies the best in preserving California's heritage? Now is the time to nominate and celebrate them!

Nomination forms and instructions are available on our Governor's Historic Preservation Awards webpage. Visit our Past Award Recipients page to learn about previous awardees.


Image: Chapman University's Digital Media Arts Center rehabilitation project earned a 2018 Governor's Historic Preservation award. Photo courtesy Tom Bonner, Chapman University.
News From the Legislative Front

The recent spending budget passed by Congress includes increases in funding for historic preservation. According to the non-profit lobbying organization Preservation Action , "The Historic Preservation Fund will receive a record level $102.66 million in funding, $5.75 million over FY18 levels. This includes increases for Sate and Tribal Historic Preservation Offices, and increases for competitive grants programs." Learn more .

Also passed recently, is the Natural Resources Management Act , which includes among other things, establishment of four new national monuments, expansion of existing national parks, reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and continued funding for preservation projects at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).


Image: U.S. Capitol. Photo courtesy of Carol Highsmith Collection, Library of Congress.
NAGPRA Grants - Still Time to Apply
The National NAGPRA Program of the National Park Service (NPS) is still accepting applications for their Consultation/Documentation and Repatriation grant programs . Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, and museums with possible NAGPRA collections are eligible to apply.

Consultation/Documentation grant deadline: March 8, 2019.
Repatriation grant deadline: May 17, 2019.
Grant Funding for Sacred Places

Sacred places play a critical role in shaping the character of communities. The National Fund for Sacred Places is offering funding to help preserve these historic places of worship. Past grants helped fund projects that ranged from steeple stabilization to exterior masonry repair to HVAC replacement.

The National Fund for Sacred Places provides training, planning grants, and capital grants from $50,000 to $250,000 for congregations of all faiths. It is a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation in collaboration with Partners for Sacred Places .

Application Deadline: May 1, 2019.


Image: Church of the Epiphany , Los Angeles was a grant recipient in 2017-2018. Photo courtesy of Christopher John SSF/Creative Commons.
 California on the National Register

Since the first of the year, the following California properties, and two multiple property submissions (MPS), achieved listing on the National Register of Historic Places. Posting of the listings experienced some delay due to the government shutdown.



Mar Vista Gardens , Los Angeles County
Filipino Christian Church , Los Angeles County
Kelso Depot , San Bernardino County
Webber Lake Hotel , Sierra County

Visit the National Register Weekly List webpage for recent and past California listings on the Register.


Image: Filipino Christian Church, Los Angeles. Photo courtesy of Robby Aranguren.
Education & Events
California Preservation Foundation Workshops & Webinars
CPF Annual Conference Now Accepting Registrations
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. Early bird registration is now through April 5.
SCA 2019 Annual Meeting, March 7-10, 2019
The Society for California Archaeology (SCA) will hold their 2019 Annual Meeting in Sacramento, March 7-10, 2019. This year's theme is Women in Archaeology, looking at the work and contributions of women to the field. Early and pre-registration are now closed; on-site registration is available.
Main Street Conference, March 25-27, 2019
Main Street America will hold their 2019 Main Street Now Conference in Seattle, March 25-27, 2019. The conference offers an opportunity to share and learn best practices for sustaining and revitalizing historic downtowns. Registrations are still being accepted.
NTHP TrustLive Talk Available on Video
The National Trust for Historic Places (NTHP) has made available via video the TrustLive talk, Resaving Saved Places . The talk was first presented in partnership with Colorado Preservation at the Colorado Saving Places Conference, February 4-7, 2019.
NPI 2019 Training Schedule
The National Preservation Institute (NPI) released their calendar of 2019 Training Seminars . A number of seminars are scheduled for here in California, addressing topics on the management, preservation, and stewardship of cultural heritage.

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