Hurricane Sandy Programmatic Agreement
In 2012, Hurricane Sandy tore a destructive path up the Eastern Seaboard and beyond leaving damaged and destroyed historic resources in its wake. Following the successes of the Hurricane Katrina recovery grants, and with the same goals of identifying and saving the remaining historic resources, the National Park Service received a total of $47.5 million in federal grant assistance for the historic preservation efforts of the SHPO offices in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, and West Virginia. Additionally, the THPO offices of The Narragansett Indian Tribe and Mashantucket (Western) Pequot Tribal Nation have received grant awards.
Through a document called a programmatic agreement, the National Park Service, 12 states, and two tribes have developed a framework that will guide actions related to grants and sub-grants associated with damages to historic buildings, sites, and landscapes resulting from Hurricane Sandy. In cooperation with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the National Park Service consults with interested parties, state governments, and tribal governments on the effects of proposed actions (called undertakings) on historic properties as required by Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended.
To view or comment on the programmatic agreement for the Hurricane Sandy grant program, click on the "Open for Comment" link at left.
State, Tribal, and Local Plans & Grants Division
National Park Service
1201 Eye Street, NW (2256)
Washington, DC 20005