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Interior and National Park Service Announce more than $60 Million in Historic Preservation Grants to States and Tribes

Offshore Drilling Funds Directed to Help Protect U.S. and Tribal Historic Places, Culture and Traditions

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of the Interior and the National Park Service (NPS) today announced $48.9 million in historic preservation grants for U.S. states, territories, and partnering nations, and $11.4 million for historic preservation grants 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," said U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke. "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 National Park Service, these funds are appropriated annually by Congress from the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF). Since its inception in 1977, the HPF has provided more than$1.8 billion in grants to states, tribes, local governments, and non-profit organizations. Funding is supported by Outer Continental Shelf oil lease revenues, not tax dollars, with intent to mitigate the loss of a non-renewable resource to benefit the preservation of other irreplaceable resources.

“The National Park Service works closely with states and tribes to preserve our nation’s diverse history and cultural heritage,” National Park Service Deputy Director Dan Smith said. “These grants help promote historic preservation at the community level, including funding much needed restoration and maintenance to these special places.”

The HPF grants fund preservation programs at state offices and ensure support of local preservation with a required 10% pass-through to Certified Local Governments via competitive subgrants. Examples of state and local work accomplished with this annual funding include:

• After Hurricane Matthew, the Georgia Historic Preservation Division coordinated an agency-wide initiative to train employees on the national Incident Command System and as a result, assumed a leadership role following Hurricane Irma in conducting agency-wide after-action reviews for regional incidents, and piloted a report on historic preservation response that was distributed to Georgia policy makers.

• The Montana Historical Society leveraged National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, state, and private funding to overhaul its statewide geodatabase of cultural resources, which now holds over 59,000 historic and pre-contact sites and 37,000 survey and cultural resource studies. The data will speed the review and compliance process associated with federal projects.

• The Massachusetts Historical Commission completed a historic context focused on resources associated with Chinese immigrants and Chinese Americans in the city of Boston, which has led to National Register listing these underrepresented resources in New England.

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. Examples of tribal efforts and accomplishments with this annual funding include:

• Funding for the annual Cultural Hualapai River Monitoring Trip by the Hualapai Tribal Historic Preservation Office in Arizona supports education outreach programs. Each year the trip engages youth and elders to monitor vegetation, archaeological sites, and traditional cultural places, and discuss traditional ecological knowledge about the Grand Canyon.

• The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians Tribal Historic Preservation Office in Wisconsin is working on a site monitoring schedule and developing a management plan for 31 historic maple sugarbush sites where Ojibwe families moved each spring and camped for the production of maple syrup.

• Four partner Tribal Historic Preservation Offices, the Narragansett Tribe, the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah), the Mashantucket (Eastern) Pequot, and the Mohegan, collaboratively consulted with federal agencies on federal undertakings where ceremonial stone landscapes were in danger of impacts. The result was submission of a National Register of Historic Places draft nomination entitled “Indigenous American Ceremonial Stone Landscapes of the Northeast.”

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State Historic Preservation Office Grants

State Amount State Amount

Alabama $ 858,103 Montana $ 817,809

Alaska $ 1,062,416 Nebraska $ 818,251

American Samoa $ 399,210 Nevada $ 775,515

Arizona $ 895,168 New Hampshire $ 640,455

Arkansas $ 783,535 New Jersey $ 967,486

California $ 1,579,932 New Mexico $ 820,716

Colorado $ 925,024 New York $ 1,436,726

Connecticut $ 763,826 North Carolina $ 969,074

Delaware $ 541,155 North Dakota $ 705,578

District of Columbia $ 538,039 Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands $ 414,877

Florida $ 1,082,678 Ohio $ 1,162,212

Federated States of Micronesia $ 429,730 Oklahoma $ 866,119

Georgia $ 953,493 Oregon $ 903,609

Guam $ 413,040 Palau $ 249,048

Hawaii $ 591,360 Pennsylvania $ 1,242,810

Idaho $ 760,515 Puerto Rico $ 666,772

Illinois $ 1,203,263 Rhode Island $ 595,644

Indiana $ 958,392 South Carolina $ 790,910

Iowa $ 884,264 South Dakota $ 730,843

Kansas $ 877,307 Tennessee $ 887,274

Kentucky $ 848,523 Texas $ 1,408,576

Louisiana $ 864,288 Utah $ 804,018

Maine $ 735,596 Vermont $ 590,381

Republic of the Marshall Islands $ 249,048 Virginia $ 935,975

Maryland $ 831,006 Virgin Islands $ 419,485

Massachusetts $ 959,479 Washington $ 965,815

Michigan $ 1,170,481 West Virginia $ 732,959

Minnesota $ 986,092 Wisconsin $ 995,082

Mississippi $ 773,236 Wyoming $ 713,890

Missouri $ 978,892

Total $48,925,000

Tribal Historic Preservation Office Grants

Tribe Amount

Absentee Shawnee Tribe $57,633

Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians $61,076

Aroostook Band of Micmacs $58,338

Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians $69,986

Bay Mills Indian Community $60,381

Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria $55,610

Big Pine Paiute Tribe of Owens Valley $56,763

Big Valley Band of Pomo Indians of the Big Valley Rancheria $56,977

Bishop Paiute Tribe $57,974

Blackfeet Nation $84,697

Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe of Indians $55,810

Bois Forte Band of Chippewa Indians $70,133

Bridgeport Indian Colony $55,776

Buena Vista Rancheria Me Wuk Indians of California $55,669

Burns Paiute Tribe $58,138

Caddo Tribe of Oklahoma $55,849

Cahuilla Band of Indians $63,629

Catawba Indian Nation $58,175

Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria $55,801

Cherokee Nation $66,216

Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes $62,126

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe $88,063

Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy's Reservation $69,826

Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana $57,218

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma $63,206

Citizen Potawatomi $58,248

Coeur d'Alene Tribe $75,588

Colorado River Indian Tribes of the Colorado River Indian Reservation $73,873

Comanche Nation $58,812

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Indian Nation $83,554

Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation $83,991

Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation $60,592

Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation $84,025

Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw $56,124

Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Indian Community of Oregon $62,227

Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation $73,178

Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation in Oregon $78,722

Coquille Indian Tribe $61,153

Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana $58,205

Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians $60,249

Crow Creek Sioux Tribe $74,064

Crow Tribe of Indians $88,056

Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians $55,733

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians $66,957

Eastern Shawnee of Oklahoma $57,651

Elk Valley Rancheria $57,109

Enterprise Rancheria of Maidu Indians $55,776

Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria $56,677

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe $59,232

Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa $69,161

Forest County Potawatomi Community $62,524

Fort Belknap Indian Community $78,663

Fort Independence Indian Community of Paiute Indians of the Fort Independence Indian Reservation $57,462

Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes $87,298

Gila River Indian Community $75,306

Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa $66,415

Ho-Chunk Nation $59,302

Hoopa Valley $68,698

Hopland Band of Pomo Indians $59,153

Hualapai Tribe $81,486

Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska $62,507

Jena Band of Choctaw Indians $55,631

Jicarilla Apache Nation $80,631

Karuk Tribe $57,897

Kashia Band of Pomo Indians of Stewarts Point Rancheria $57,386

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community $66,871

Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin $68,165

Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians $68,835

Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians $56,831

Leech Lake Band of Chippewa Indians $78,887

Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians $58,331

Lower Sioux Indian Community $58,904

Lummi Nation $63,913

Makah Tribe $64,715

Mashantucket Western Pequot Tribe $58,810

Mechoopda (Chico Rancheria) $57,628

Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin $72,891

Mescalero Apache Tribe $76,518

Miami Tribe of Oklahoma $56,124

Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians $55,993

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Indians $69,319

Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut $57,355

Morongo Band of Mission Indians $65,242

Muscogee (Creek) Nation $61,290

Narragansett Indian Tribe $59,082

Navajo Nation $109,273

Nez Perce Tribe of Indians $79,735

Nooksack Tribe $56,792

Northern Arapaho Tribe $87,991

Northern Cheyenne Tribe $76,381

Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potowatomi $56,473

Oglala Sioux Tribe $87,014

Omaha Tribe of Nebraska $72,072

Oneida Nation of Wisconsin $61,501

Organized Village of Kake $54,826

Osage Nation $57,849

Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Oklahoma $59,758

Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma $56,300

Pala Band of Mission Indians $62,307

Passamaquoddy Tribe $70,284

Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma $58,730

Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Pechanga Reservation $58,857

Penobscot Nation $68,184

Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians $56,330

Pinoleville Pomo Nation $55,931

Pit River Tribe $62,821

Poarch Band of Creek Indians $56,593

Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians $59,933

Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma $59,164

Ponca Tribe of Nebraska $56,280

Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe $58,545

Prairie Island Indian Community in the State of Minnesota $59,357

Pueblo of Acoma $76,035

Pueblo of Isleta $75,906

Pueblo of Jemez $68,670

Pueblo of Laguna $77,015

Pueblo of Pojoaque $62,500

Pueblo of San Felipe $67,192

Pueblo of San Ildefonso $65,762

Pueblo of Santa Ana $67,987

Pueblo of Santa Clara $66,909

Pueblo of Tesuque $63,328

Pueblo of Zuni $76,551

Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe $76,673

Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma $58,464

Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa $62,963

Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians $80,028

Reno Sparks Indian Colony $63,120

Rosebud Sioux Tribe of Indians $80,908

Round Valley Indian Tribe $65,560

Saginaw Chippewa $70,500

Samish Indian Nation $55,751

San Carlos Apache Tribe $86,277

Santee Sioux Tribe $69,737

Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe $56,032

Seminole Tribe of Florida $68,636

Seneca Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma $58,581

Seneca Nation of Indians $66,860

Sherwood Valley Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians of California $57,394

Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians $56,285

Shoshone Tribe of the Wind River Reservation $87,991

Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate $63,731

Skokomish Indian Tribe $60,650

Spirit Lake Tribe of Fort Totten $73,099

Spokane Tribe of Indians $70,990

Squaxin Island Tribe $59,086

St. Regis Mohawk $63,301

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe $88,243

Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians $57,886

Stockbridge-Munsee Community $63,335

Suquamish Tribe $61,531

Susanville Indian Rancheria $58,268

Swinomish Indian Tribal Community $62,181

Thlopthlocco Tribal Town $59,354

Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation (Mandan, Hidatsa, & Arikara Nation) $81,622

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe $61,527

Tohono O'odham Nation $90,041

Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation $55,376

Tunica-Biloxi Indians of Louisiana $57,755

Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa $68,077

Twenty-nine Palms Band of Mission Indians $56,966

United Auburn Indian Community of the Auburn Rancheria $58,415

Upper Sioux Community $58,650

Ute Mountain Ute $78,360

Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) $57,109

Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California $60,464

White Earth Band of Minnesota Chippewa $80,292

White Mountain Apache Tribe $85,395

Wichita and Affiliated Tribes $59,587

Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska $69,578

Wiyot Tribe $55,993

Wyandotte Nation $56,935

Yankton Sioux Tribe $66,953

Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation $58,281

Yurok Tribe $66,983

Total $11,485,000


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