Preservation Action, Legislative Update
Volume 17, Number 3, January 17, 2014 →
Congress Rolls Out FY14 Budget, Includes $56.41 for Historic Preservation Fund
Congress completed consideration of the omnibus FY2014 budget. The $1.1 trillion budget is headed to the President for signing. Preservation Action and preservationists urged members of Congress to support Historic Preservation.
While the final bill increased Historic Preservation Fund funding to pre-sequester levels, the bill did not include language to allow dues payments to UNESCO.
Historic preservation funding in FY 2014: $56.410 million for the HPF, that is, $47.425 for SHPOs which includes $500,000 for grants to be used to conduct pre-nomination activities for communities underrepresented on the National Register of Historic Places. It also includes $8.985 for THPOs.
Historic Preservation Fund Levels in Recent Years
|Year||President’s Budget||Final Total||States||Tribes||S/THPO Total|
For more information on the FY 2014 budget bill see;
Advocacy Scholars Program Call for Papers Deadline Extended
Remembering that rush as students settle in to a new semester, Preservation Action extended the deadline for the Advocacy Scholars program. We are excited to see applications from undergrad and graduate students from universities and colleges from across the country. Keep them coming.
In order to be considered, applicants will submit a 3-5 page paper on a preservation policy or advocacy topic to be submitted by January 28, accompanied by a cover letter and proof of enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate Historic Preservation, Public Policy, Law, or related program.
Comment on FCC Wireless Infrastructure Placement Open
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) seeks comment on review procedures of the installation of DAS (distributed antenna systems) and small cell wireless infrastructure related to NEPA, Section 106 and review coordination that might be needed with ACHP, NCSHPO and tribal organizations. Options for treatment may exclude such installations from review or may modify the review process.
State of the Union Address will be January 28
Preservation Action will be watching on January 28th when President Obama delivers the annual State of the Union address.
From the Hopper
Sec. of the Interior, Sally Jewell announces Nomination of San Antonio Missions as World Heritage Site
“World Heritage Sites represent an incredible opportunity for the United States to tell the world the whole story of America and the remarkable diversity of our people and beauty of our land,” Jewell said. “The San Antonio Missions represents a vital part of our nation’s Latino heritage and the contributions of Latinos to the building of our country.”