2021 January Preservation ePost
Included in This Issue:
OHP Submission Guidance
State Historian II Exam
Grant Opportunities for 2021
FEMA Emergency Procedures Extended
Free Learning Opportunities
And more....

News & Updates
OHP Updated Submission Guidance

The Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) would like to highlight the electronic submission system instituted last year in response to the current pandemic. This effort is intended to make submissions more convenient for partners experiencing changes to their work formats. Most items needing review, consultation, or a response from OHP can now be delivered via this system. Information and instructions can be found on  the Submission Guidance page of our website.

Important: As per the instructions, all electronic submittals should be sent to the office inbox: calshpo.ohp@parks.ca.gov. This mailbox is checked frequently each work day. It is the best way to ensure your materials are received and routed in a timely manner. Please do not submit consultations directly to staff or the State Historic Preservation Officer.

We look forward to hearing from you!

State Historian II Exam Offered by California DPR

The California Department of Parks and Recreation is now accepting applications for the State Historian II Exam. State Historians are the keepers and interpreters of California's rich history, cultivating a deeper appreciation and understanding of California's heritage, past and present.

If you, or someone you know, enjoys managing programs and educating others on how to protect and preserve California's cultural, natural, and historical artifacts, and have historical research and resource management experience, then this is the opportunity for you!



Application deadline: January 14, 2021.


ACHP Extends FEMA Emergency Procedures

In early 2020, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) issued extensions regarding Section 106 review of undertakings responding to COVID-19 emergency and disaster declarations. The third in the series of extensions was set to expire on December 31, 2020. However, with declarations still likely to continue into the current year, the ACHP has set the extension to remain active until March 31, 2021.



NTHP Grant Opportunities

Applications are being accepted for grant programs of the National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP).

African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund grants are awarded in support of efforts to preserve sites and tell the stories associated with African American culture and history. Letter of Intent deadline: January 15, 2021.

National Trust Preservation Fund (NTPF) grants are given to support preservation projects at the local level. California is one of the states for whom the NTPF has dedicated funding for this grant cycle.
Application deadline: February 21, 2021.

The NTHP also is accepting applications for the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Fund for Historic Interiors and the Johanna Favrot Fund for Historic Preservation. Application deadline for both programs: March 1, 2021.

Most Endangered Historic Places 2021
The National Trust for Historic Places (NTHP) is accepting applications for the 2021 list of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. The NTHP has published an Endangered list annually since 1988, successfully raising awareness about the need to preserve threatened places of historic significance throughout the country.
Application deadline: February 1, 2021.

Designating California!
Education & Events
SHRC December Meeting Available on YouTube
The December 10, 2020 meeting of the State Historical Resources Commission (SHRC) focused on the processes of historic designation. Presentations included an overview of how nominations are reviewed by the Registration Unit of the OHP and the SHRC, the nomination requirements for the National and California Registers, California Historical Landmarks, and Points of Historical Interest programs, and the purpose and structure of Multiple Property Submissions. For those who may have missed this informative meeting, it is now available in its entirety via the OHP YouTube channel.
Seeking Conference Session Ideas
The California Preservation Foundation (CPF) is seeking your ideas on topics to address at the 2021 Annual Conference taking place, virtually, this July. As noted in the CPF Call for Ideas, "This year we have an unprecedented opportunity to expand our programs and address the enormous issues facing heritage conservation in California and beyond." Submission deadline for ideas: January 15, 2021.
Free Webinar Offerings for January
California Preservation Foundation Workshop
NTHP Accepting Session Proposals for PastForward 2021
The National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) is accepting session proposals for the 2021 PastForward Conference. The conference is scheduled to take place November 2-6, and will provide an opportunity to learn about, share, and discuss the latest topics, developments, and practices in historic preservation. Proposal submission deadline: February 1, 2021.
ACHP Continues Free Section 106 eLearning
The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) continues to offer free, online Section 106 trainings. Courses include among others, "Successfully Navigating Section 106 Review," "Early Coordination with Indian Tribes for Infrastructure Projects," and "What Now: Protecting Historic Properties During Disaster Response." Visit the ACHP eLearning page for a full list of courses and registration instructions.
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, with an emphasis on history, cultural resource management, and cultural heritage preservation.
Application priority deadline is January 31, 2021.

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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