2019 November Preservation ePost
Included in This Issue:
State Historic Tax Credit Becomes Law
Santa Barbara is a CLG!
Climate Heritage Network is Launched
Preservation Grants
And more....

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News & Updates
State Historic Tax Credit Becomes Law

On October 9, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law SB451 , the state historic preservation tax credit bill. The tax credit will provide incentives for investment in local economies and the preservation of historic buildings significant in the heritage and life of communities.

The Office of Historic Preservation, along with the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee, will administer the tax credit program, including preparing regulations, requirements, and an application process. No specific information on the program is available at this time. Further information will become available as regulations and specifics of the program are developed beginning in early 2020. Updates will be posted in our monthly ePosts and on our California State Historic Tax Credit webpage.


Photo courtesy of California State Parks.
Santa Barbara is California's Newest CLG!

Congratulations to the City of Santa Barbara on becoming California's newest Certified Local Government (CLG)! Designation as a CLG reflects a community's active commitment to integrating local preservation interests and concerns into local planning and decision-making processes.

The Certified Local Government Program is a partnership among local governments, the OHP, and the National Park Service which administers the National Historic Preservation Program. The program was established in 1980 as part of amendments to the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.

California currently has over 65 Certified Local Governments.


Photo courtesy of Carol Highsmith Collection/Library of Congress.
Climate Heritage Network Launched

State Historic Preservation Officer Julianne Polanco joined co-host Ewan Hyslop of Historic Environment Scotland, for the global launch of the Climate Heritage Network . The launch event took place October 24-25, 2019 in Edinburgh, Scotland, and brought together lead figures in the heritage, culture, and climate sectors.

The Climate Heritage Network provides a platform from which those in the cultural and heritage sectors can work together to help their communities address the challenges of climate change and meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Visit the Cultural Resources Climate Change Task Force webpage to sign on to the Network, learn more about California's climate initiative, and view a video of the October launch symposium. Also available to view is a video-enhanced program of the Climate Heritage Mobilization event held as part of the Global Climate Action Summit, San Francisco, 2018. Clicking on the blue-lined items in the program will open the videos.
HPF Grants - Apply Now!

The State, Tribal, Local, Plans & Grants Division of the National Park Service is now accepting applications for four grant programs. These competitive grant programs are funded through the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) and support a broad range of preservation projects.

Visit Grants.Gov and enter the following Opportunity Numbers:

P20AS00001 - African American Civil Rights Preservation Grants
P20AS00002 - African American Civil Rights History Grants
Deadline for both grants: 12/3/2019.

P20AS00004 - Save America's Treasures: Collections
P20AS00005 - Save America's Treasures: Preservation
Deadline for both grants: 12/10/2019.

P20AS00003 - Underrepresented Community Grants
Deadline: 12/17/2019.

P20AS00007 - Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Deadline: 2/4/2020.
Farewell and Thank You
At the November 7, 2019 meeting of the State Historical Resources Commission, Commissioner Rick Moss completed his service on the Commission to begin a well-deserved retirement. Moss was appointed to the Commission in 2006 by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. He represented Ethnic History on the Commission and also served multiple terms as Vice Chairperson. Throughout his tenure, Moss contributed insightful and balanced deliberations on all matters brought before the Commission. In addition to his service on the Commission, Rick Moss was Program Manager of History at the California African American Museum from 1990 to 2001, and served as director of the African American Museum and Library at Oakland from 2001 to 2017. He has been and will continue to be a leading voice in interpreting, promoting, and preserving the history of African Americans in California and the United States. We extend our deepest appreciation and best wishes to our colleague and friend, Rick Moss.

Education & Events
California Preservation Foundation Webinar, November 13

Visit the CPF website for a full list of educational opportunities.
ACHP Onsite Training Schedule for 2020
The ACHP is pleased to announce its onsite Section 106 training schedule for 2020. Starting in April, ACHP staff will offer the training sessions in cities nationwide. A series of online Section 106 training webinars are available as well, as is a series of free e-Learning courses .
PastForward Conference Videos Available
The 2019 PastForward Conference of the National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) took place in October in Denver, Colorado. If you missed attending, you now have a chance to view videos of some of the conference sessions and speakers, via the NTHP YouTube channel . Take a look!
Historic Preservation Masters Program Accepting Applications
The University of Oregon Historic Preservation Graduate Program is accepting applications for their Masters of Science in Historic Preservation . The two year program focuses on history, cultural resource management, and cultural heritage preservation. Application deadline is January 31, 2019. For questions and additional details, contact Jessica Wu at jwu21@uoregon.edu .

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