2020 June Preservation ePost
Included in This Issue:
Be a Part of the California Story
Extension Issued on Emergency Procedures
Designating California!
Learning Opportunities
And more....

News & Updates
Be a Part of the California Story

Our knowledge about the impacts of historic events on the lives of ordinary people is thanks in great part to collections of carefully preserved documents, photographs, artifacts, and personal stories from the time of those events. That will be the case again now for this era of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The California State Archives and the California Historical Society are each extending an invitation for California citizens to share their personal stories about the pandemic. Your stories will be preserved as part of each institution's documentation of life in California during this global event.

As observed on the California Historical Society website: "Modern historians have argued that history isn’t simply comprised of actions of remarkable or grand figures. The thoughts and experiences of everyday people are valuable keys to unlock what it’s like to live in any era."

Image courtesy of the California Historical Society.
ACHP Issues Extension of Emergency Procedures

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) has issued an extension on the use of emergency procedures for federal undertakings responding to COVID-19 emergency and disaster declarations. As explained in the opening statement of the extension: "On April 3, 2020, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation issued a   blanket extension   regarding the review under 36 CFR 800.12 of undertakings responding to COVID-19 emergency and disaster declarations. That initial extension was set to expire on May 29, 2020. Considering the likelihood of such declarations remaining in place into the foreseeable near future, and the ongoing need for federal agency responses to them, that extension is now set to expire on July 31, 2020."
Designating California!
Education & Events
Learning Opportunities on the OHP Channel
Available on the OHP YouTube channel are a number of educational presentations recorded by our staff in recent years. The presentations cover topics such as nominating a property to the National Register of Historic Places, preparing a successful Section 106 review, incentives for local governments, writing historic contexts, applying for historic tax credits, and more. Also available is the full recording of the Climate Heritage Mobilization session at the Global Climate Action Summit of 2018. It is our hope that these online resources will inform and inspire your commitment to historic preservation! 
California Preservation Foundation Webinars & Workshops
CPF Accepting Nominations for Preservation Design Awards
There is still time to submit a nomination for the California Preservation Foundation (CPF) Preservation Design Awards recognizing preservation achievements large and small. Nomination deadline: June 15, 2020.

Applications Now Being Accepted for NTPF Grants
The National Trust Preservation Funds Program (NTPF) is accepting applications for their next cycle of preservation grants. Grants range from $2,500 up to $5,000 and support preservation education, programs, and projects at the local level.
Application deadline: June 15, 2020.

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