2021 December Preservation ePost
Included in This Issue:
Tim Brandt: Farewell and Thank You
NTHP and NPS Grant Opportunities
Designating California!
Catch Up on Online Training
News & Updates
Farewell and Thank You
As we say goodbye this month to the year 2021, our office also bids farewell to a longtime member of our OHP staff, Tim Brandt. Tim began his OHP career just over twenty years ago as supervisor and Senior Restoration Architect of our Architectural Review Unit, where he has provided review and guidance on federal historic tax credit projects and Section 106 consultations. Tim also headed our Disaster Response team, offering guidance to communities dealing with the impacts of disasters on historic resources. He has conducted webinars and workshops on preservation topics, and for years hosted the popular Three-Minute Success Stories at California Preservation Foundation annual conferences, earning fame for his creative and memorable costumes and props! 

Tim notes that some of the best moments of his time at OHP included “resolving issues to ensure historic buildings were properly recognized and cared for and balancing all the issues to come up with a win-win solution as often as possible.”
 
As Tim heads off to a well-deserved retirement, we wish him the best, and thank him for the years of friendship and service to our office and for the many good works accomplished on behalf of California’s citizenry and heritage! 

NTHP & NPS Accepting Grant Applications
The deadline is approaching for the National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) grant program: Telling the Full History Preservation Fund. Made possible through support from the National Endowment for the Humanities' American Rescue Plan Humanities Grantmaking Program, grants will be given to help interpret and preserve historic places of importance to underrepresented communities.
Application Deadline: December 15, 2021.

The NTHP also is accepting applications for the next round of grants for the African American Cultural Heritage Fund. Grants ranging from $50,000 to $150,000 will go to support sites, museums, or landscapes representing African American cultural heritage.
Letters of Intent are due January 14, 2022.

The National Park Service is accepting applications for the Underrepresented Communities Grant Program (URC). Grants support efforts to identify, preserve and interpret historic properties associated with underrepresented communities.
Application Deadline: January 11, 2022.


Photo courtesy of NTHP/Detroit Sound Conservancy
Designating California!
Education & Events
Online Preservation Trainings Available
As winter weather makes outdoor activities more limited, it may provide a good opportunity to brush up on preservation knowledge and skills. Below are some of the online training video and webinar opportunities now available (most are free unless otherwise noted):

The Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) is pleased to offer a series of OHP Preservation Training videos via our YouTube channel. Videos cover topics such as understanding the role and operations of the OHP, National Register nominations, preparing a successful Section 106 consultation, navigating the California Historical Resources Information System (CHRIS), the Mills Act, and more.

A variety of preservation webinar videos is available as well from the California Preservation Foundation (CPF), covering subjects such as historic contexts, the state historical building code, modernist design masters and methods, sites of cultural significance, and more.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) has made their Forum webinar series free to view by all, and covers important and current topics and issues in preservation.

The Technical Preservation Services (TPS) division of the National Park Service, offers a series of free, Online Trainings on a variety of preservation topics and technical skills. Some of their offerings include incentives, rehabilitation guidelines, managing moisture in historic homes, roofing for historic buildings, and more.

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) provides free eLearning courses on Section 106 topics.

A calendar of online training webinars is offered by the National Preservation Institute (NPI) covering topics such as funding in challenging times, Section 106, disaster response, and NAGPRA, among others. Some offerings are free, others are fee based.

Historic Preservation Degree Program Accepting Applications
For those considering a graduate degree in preservation, the University of Oregon is accepting applications for their Master of Science in Historic Preservation, a two-year program with an emphasis on history, cultural resource management, and cultural heritage preservation. To learn more about the program, please contact Jessica Wu at jwu21@uoregon.edu.

Application priority deadline is January 31, 2022.
Rolling Admissions deadline is August 1, 2022.
Items posted in the ePost are presented as an informational courtesy and do not constitute an endorsement by the Office of Historic Preservation.
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