2021 February Preservation ePost
Included in This Issue:
New Preservation Certification Forms
Documenting Asian American and Pacific Islander History
Coming Soon-Governor's Historic Preservation Awards
Grant Opportunities
Workshops, Webinars, and Award Nominations
And more....

News & Updates
New Federal Historic Tax Credit Program Certification Application Forms

The Technical Preservation Services office of the NPS has released new Historic Preservation Certification Application forms. The three-part application is used to apply for certifications required to qualify for federal historic preservation tax credits.

Beginning March 1, 2021, all certification applications received into State Historic Preservation Offices must use the new forms, which are labeled "Rev. 2019" in the top left corner. Follow instructions carefully and exactly when downloading the forms; otherwise the fillable format does not download properly and an error message is received when opening the file.

Visit our Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives page to learn more about this important program. Some of the California properties previously certified can be viewed on our Certified California Tax Incentive Projects page.

Image: The Francis House, Calistoga, CA, a certified historic rehabilitation tax project. Photo courtesy of The Francis House.

2021 Governor's Historic Preservation Awards

Established in 1986, the Governor’s Historic Preservation Awards Program offers an opportunity to recognize outstanding, community driven efforts to preserve and celebrate the broad diversity of our collective California heritage. Awards are presented annually under the sponsorship of the Office of Historic Preservation and California State Parks. 

Nomination criteria, forms, and instructions will be announced later this month – stay tuned! In the meantime, we encourage you to consider nominating a project, individual, or organization that exemplifies the best in California preservation. Visit our Past Award Recipients page to learn about previous awardees and be inspired!

Image: California Capitol, Sacramento. Photo courtesy of California State Parks.
Documenting Asian American and Pacific Islander History
In January 2020, the Keeper of the National Register approved the Multiple Property Documentation Form (MPDF) for the Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in California, 1850-1970 Multiple Property Submission (MPS). The MPS includes three historic contexts for eight Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities.
We have posted a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the development of an Amended Submission to the MPDF for historical resources associated with AAPI in California. The MPDF Amended Submission will include three additional historic contexts for the eight AAPI communities and period of significance previously established. At the proposer’s discretion, the MPDF Amended Submission may also include one additional AAPI community and a possible extension of the period of significance that may or may not impact the original contexts and AAPI communities.
The Request for Proposals is posted on Cal eProcure at: https://caleprocure.ca.gov/event/3790/0000018525, and is available by request.

Questions about this RFP: Submit in writing by 4:00 pm on Friday, February 12, 2021.
Proposals: Due by 4:00 pm on Monday, March 8, 2021, in either all electronic format or hard copy.

Any and all questions pertaining to this RFP should be directed to Amy Crain, Project Lead, amy.crain@parks.ca.gov.

Image: The Japanese YWCA, San Francisco, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in association with the Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in California, 1850-1970 MPS. Photo courtesy of Donna Graves and Stacy Farr.

Grant Opportunities from the California Arts Council

The California Arts Council is accepting applications for grants to support local arts and culture programming throughout the state. A number of grant program deadlines are coming up this month:

Deadline: February 11

Deadline: February 17

Statewide and Regional Networks - Deadline: February 24

Deadline: February 25

Still Time to Apply for NTHP Grants

There is still time to apply for grant programs of the National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP):

Application deadline for both programs: March 1, 2021.

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 and to register for a February 10 introductory webinar about the 2021 grant cycle.
Letters of Intent deadline: March 15, 2021.

NPS Grant Opportunities Also Available
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.

Designating California!
Education & Events
California Preservation Foundation Workshops & Webinars

If you missed the California Preservation Foundation's (CPF) free programming in 2020, you can catch up with it now via the CPF website.
National Trust for Historic Preservation Webinar

This is the first in a series of webinars the National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) will be offering about the landmark Brown case. The webinars are presented under the auspices of the NTHP African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund.
NTHP Accepting Award Nominations & Conference Proposals
The National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) is accepting nominations for their annual National Preservation Awards. The awards recognize efforts to preserve the architectural and cultural heritage of communities. Included within the awards is a category for Federal Partnerships in Preservation. The federal award is given in partnership with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. Nomination deadline for the awards: February 15, 2021.

The NTHP also extended the deadline for submitting session proposals for the 2021 Past/Forward Conference, set to take place November 2-6. The new deadline is February 15, 2021.
SCA Annual Meeting Goes Virtual
The Annual Meeting of the Society for California Archaeology (SCA) takes place March 4-6, 2021. This year's meeting will be virtual and addresses the theme Inside Out, Reflecting on Our Community. Registration deadline: February 24, 2021.
Modernism Week Online Experience
Modernism Week, Palm Springs, is offering an online experience this year. The event will stream February 1-28, 2021. The traditional on-site Modernism Week is still planned for April 2021.

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