CN gets $66K preservation grant from Interior, NPS
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Interior and National Park Service on May 29 announced that the Cherokee Nation would receive a $66,216 historic preservation grant as part of an $11.4 million package to 175 tribal historic preservation offices.
“The Department of the Interior and the National Park Service are committed to preserving U.S. and tribal history and heritage,” Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said. “Fees collected from drilling on the outer continental shelf help fund important conservation tools like these grants. Through valuable partnerships we are able to assist communities and tribes in ensuring the diverse historic places, culture and traditions that make our country unique are protected for future generations.”
Administered by the NPS, the funds are appropriated annually by Congress from the Historic Preservation Fund. Since its inception in 1977, the HPF has provided more than$1.8 billion in grants to states, tribes, local governments and nonprofit organizations.
The HPF grants fund tribal preservation programs and assist tribes in the preservation of their cultural heritage and promote the protection of historically significant sites.
For more information about historic preservation programs and grants, visit www.nps.gov/stlpg/