2019 December Preservation ePost
Included in This Issue:
Climate Action Plan Launched!
Supporting Native American Heritage
African American Heritage Grants
SHRC Meeting Dates for 2020
And more....

News & Updates
Climate Action Plan Launched!

The newly formed Climate Heritage Network released its first climate action plan to help mobilize the arts, culture, and heritage sectors for climate action. The action plan outlines eight scalable, culture-based climate action tools and policy solutions.

"The Office of Historic Preservation is proud to be part of the Climate Heritage Network," says SHPO Julianne Polanco. "This collective effort will address climate action and cultural heritage for greater outcomes in the work of sustaining our communities and stewarding our treasured cultural resources."

Learn more about California's efforts to address climate change.
Funding Program to Support Native American Heritage

A special interest license plate can now be purchased to help preserve and protect Native American heritage. A percentage of annual fees for the Protect Native Culture plate go to support programs of the California Native American Heritage Commission that protect cultural resources, historic and ceremonial sites, ancient burials, and Native American artifacts and human remains. The plate funding will also aid in implementing the California Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (CalNAGPRA).
CAMSA Accepting Membership Enrollments

California Main Street Alliance (CAMSA) is accepting applications for 2020 memberships . In January of 2019, CAMSA launched a new partnership effort with the National Main Street Center that provides more member services and benefits to California communities. Amanda Elliott of Richmond, California recently accepted the position of Senior Program Officer and Director of California Programs with the Main Street Center. She will work with CAMSA and California communities to implement the new program services and benefits.

CAMSA membership enrollment deadline is January 6, 2020.

Grants Available for African American Cultural Heritage

The National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) is now accepting Letters of Intent for the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund . Grants ranging from $50,000 to $150,000 will go to support historic sites, museums, or landscapes representing African American cultural heritage.

Deadline for Letters of Intent is January 15, 2020.
Designating California!
Education & Events
Fellowship Opportunity with HABS
The Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) in partnership with the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) is accepting applications for the Sally Kress Tompkins Fellowship . Graduate students in architectural history or a related field if accepted to the program will have the opportunity to work with HABS conducting research and writing a history on a nationally significant site or building. Applications due December 31, 2019.
VAF Accepting Award Applications
Applications are being accepted for the Ambassador Awards of the Vernacular Architecture Forum (VAF) . Award recipients receive funding to attend the VAF annual conference and then act as "ambassadors" promoting the study, documentation, and preservation of vernacular buildings and landscapes. Applications due January 5, 2020.
California Preservation Foundation Workshop

Visit the CPF website for a full list of educational opportunities.
Section 106 Training with the ACHP
The ACHP is pleased to announce its onsite Section 106 training schedule for 2020. Starting in April, ACHP staff will offer the training sessions in cities nationwide. A series of online Section 106 training webinars are available as well, as is a series of free e-Learning courses .
New Publication from the NPS
The National Park Service (NPS) recently announced the publication of Guidelines on Flood Adaptation for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings . The timely publication offers guidance and information on "adapting historic buildings to be more resilient to flooding in a manner that will preserve their historic character and meet the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation." Learn more .
Historic Preservation Masters Program Accepting Applications
The University of Oregon Historic Preservation Graduate Program is accepting applications for their Masters of Science in Historic Preservation . The two year program focuses on history, cultural resource management, and cultural heritage preservation. Application deadline is January 31, 2019. For questions and additional details, contact Jessica Wu at jwu21@uoregon.edu .

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