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Press Release - Federal Reduction Affects Historic Preservation Fund Grant Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 5, 2013
Contact: Amy Munson
701.328.3573

Federal Reduction Affects Historic Preservation Fund Grant Program

BISMARCK In 2013, the North Dakota State Historic Preservation Office (NDSHPO) received a 5% reduction of the annual appropriation. As a result Historic Preservation Fund grants will not be offered to the public this year. The number of grants to Certified Local Governments in North Dakota has also been reduced.

Each year NDSHPO receives a portion of the federal Historic Preservation Fund from the National Park Service. Funding helps NDSHPO provide survey work, comprehensive preservation studies, National Register nominations, project reviews, provide educational materials, and engage in community outreach. Part of this outreach has been in the form of Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) grants to city, county and state governments and individuals who own structures listed in the National Register of Historic Places, as well as providing grants to certified local governments.

Recent North Dakota grants have been used by the public to rehabilitate historic exteriors of homes, install new roofs, repair damage of historic stained glass windows and brick work. This funding has made it possible for many historic buildings throughout North Dakota to maintain and rehabilitate the historic features that make them unique.

For further information on grant programs, contact Grants and Contracts Officer Amy Munson at 612 East Boulevard Ave., Bismarck, ND 58505-0830, 701.328.3573, or email amunson@nd.gov.

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