Maryland Historical Trust has joined the Coalition for Full Funding

The Maryland Historical Trust has joined the Coalition for Full Funding of the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF). The Coalition is a diverse group of national, regional, state, and local organizations that believe full funding of the HPF should be the preservation community’s top priority.

It is easy to join – just visit http://www.fullyfundhpf.org/ – to participate in this national grassroots effort.

To learn more about the Historic Preservation Fund and its impact in Maryland, Click Here

The HPF provides funding for the Maryland Historical Trust and other State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPO) across the country. These funds are matched by the state and are used to support activities including implementation of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), administration of federal historic rehabilitation tax credits, nomination of resources to the National Register of Historic Places, development and implementation of state historic preservation plans, and the provision of technical assistance to local government and community organizations, the private sector, and federal agencies.

In addition, the HPF provides funding for Maryland’s Certified Local Government Subgrant Program which supports local government research, survey, planning and educational activities involving architectural, archeological or cultural resources.

The historic preservation movement has kept its promise to enhance, enrich, and inspire the American nation by preserving historic places of local, state, and national significance. Today, the recognized value of historic preservation as a green building practice, an essential element in the creation of sustainable communities, and a job generator makes this approach to growth more important than ever.

Full funding for the HPF is critical for the success of preservation efforts across the state. Please consider joining us in this national grassroots effort. Go to http://www.fullyfundhpf.org/ to join the Coalition and learn more about the HPF and the programs it supports.

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