“The National Park Service is working with states, tribes, and local governments to help more people connect with their history and explore America’s diverse stories,” Deputy Director Michael T. Reynolds said. “These grants will fund projects that recognize and preserve places that will educate and inspire future generations of Americans.”
The grants are funded through the Historic Preservation Fund using revenue from federal oil leases on the Outer Continental Shelf. The fund provides assistance for a broad range of preservation projects without expending tax dollars.
Projects supported by the grants include surveys and inventories of historic properties associated with communities underrepresented in the National Register, as well as the development of nominations to the National Register for specific sites.
Survey projects will identify underrepresented communities resources for future nominations in Native American, African American, women’s, Asian American, and Latino American history and culture in Alaska, Arizona, California, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington.
Projects receiving an Underrepresented Communities grant include: