Historic Tax Credit Advocacy Alert – November 2016
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Historic Preservation Fund Authorization Has Expired
On September 30, 2015, funding for the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) expired, without reauthorization from Congress. Since 1976, the HPF has supported the identification and protection of historic places through grants to State Historic Preservation Offices and Tribal Historic Preservation Offices. Funding for HPF has come from Outer Continental Shelf oil lease revenue, not from tax dollars.
To find out more about the HPF and how to take action, go to preservationaction.org.
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell has written a letter supporting the HPF, which you can read here.
NAPC encourages local commissions to write to Congress, asking for the reauthorization of HPF and relating personal stories of how the HPF has helped their communities, through CLG grants or other means. Please share your letters with us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter or Facebook!