2021 August Preservation ePost
Included in This Issue:
Sacramento, Oakland Receive Heritage Grants
California Resilience Challenge Accepts Proposals
NPS Turns 105 in August
Designating California!
Webinars, Conferences, and more....

News & Updates
California Awarded African American Heritage Grants

The City of Sacramento, and the African American Museum and Library at Oakland (AAMLO) are among the recipients of 2021 African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund grants. Administered by the National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP), the grants support efforts to preserve and tell the stories of places associated with African American life and history. A total of $3 million in grants was awarded to forty sites and organizations nationwide. Congratulations to Sacramento, the AAMLO, and all of the recipients for their achievements in telling the full story of our collective heritage!

California Resilience Challenge is Accepting Grant Proposals

The California Resilience Challenge (CRC) is accepting proposals for their 2021 Grant Program. The CRC is a statewide effort, led by businesses, utilities, and community and agency partners to build and support local and regional climate resilience. The 2021 grants will help under-resourced communities as well as local and regional entities assisting under-resourced communities, strengthen their resilience to severe climate threats such as fire, flood, heat, and drought. Non-governmental organizations, community-based organizations, and Tribes are invited to respond.

The Request for Proposals is open from July 12 through September 13, 2021.

NPS Turns 105 in August
The National Park Service (NPS) turns 105 years old on August 25, 2021. To celebrate, the NPS will host in-park programs and virtual experiences on its birth date as well as waiving entrance fees to national parks. Find more about specific events and fee waivers on the NPS Birthday webpage.

For the entire month of August, the NPS invites citizens to celebrate the NPS birthday by participating in a theme Park Scrapbooks campaign. Share your park "scrapbooks" of videos, poetry, art, photographs, etc., on social media using #ParkScrapbooks and #FindYourPark or #EncuentraTuParque.


Image: Yellowstone Arch, with its inscription "For the Benefit and Enjoyment of the People." (Photo courtesy of the NPS).
Designating California!
Education & Events
HistoriCorps is Going to Bodie, CA in September
The nonprofit HistoriCorps is offering project opportunities this September at Bodie State Historic Park. HistoriCorps volunteers will be trained in hands-on skills to help repair and preserve three of Bodie's historic buildings. Learn more about the Bodie project.
FCC Refresher on Nationwide Programmatic Agreements
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is offering a virtual review of the 2004 Nationwide and 2001 Collocation Programmatic Agreements (PA). The two PAs set specific procedural requirements for Section 106 review of wireless telecommunications facilities. The virtual review takes place Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 11:00 am PST. Registration is required via email to christine.heacock@fcc.gov. Please register by August 16, 2021.
Summer Webinar Offerings Continue in August
There is still time to catch some of the free webinars being offered this summer by the California Preservation Foundation and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

The California Preservation Foundation (CPF) offers a diverse slate of previously recorded webinars via the CPF YouTube Channel. Subjects include Mid-Century Modern, CEQA, architect Paul R. Williams, Tiki, Mapping Tools, Neon Noir, and more.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) continues to offer learning opportunities through their Forum Webinar Series, including among others, "Women Are Essential," exploring historic buildings and sites associated with the roles women hold in American life, and "From Concept to Reality: Preservation Project Planning Basics."
Registration Now Open for CCHS Annual Meeting
The Conference of California Historical Societies (CCHS) is accepting registrations for their Annual Meeting, to be held in person, September 10-11, 2021, along Route 66 in San Bernardino.
NTHP Conference - Registration, Diversity Scholarships
Registration is now open for the National Trust for Historic Preservation annual PastForward Conference, taking place online, November 2-5, 2021. This year's theme is "Lead the Change," looking at the role and place of historic preservation in the changing realities of the 21st century.

The NTHP is once again offering Diversity Scholarships to support up and coming preservationists' attendance at the PastForward Conference. All Diversity Scholars and the first fifty mentors will receive complimentary conference registration.
Deadline to apply: August 31, 2021.
Still Time to Submit Proposals for CPF 2022 Annual Conference
The California Preservation Foundation is still accepting ideas for sessions and speakers for their next Annual Conference to be held in the Spring of 2022. While the pandemic situation continues to change, at this time, the CPF plans to hold at least a portion of the 2022 conference in-person. Deadline to submit ideas and proposals: August 31, 2021.

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