The National Park Service has awarded two grants with national scopes under the Fiscal Year 2019 Battlefield Preservation Planning Grant competition, administered by the American Battlefield Protection Program (NPS ABPP). This grant program provides preservation planning assistance to Federal, State, local, and tribal governments, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations for projects focused on planning, interpreting, and protecting sites where historic battles were fought on American soil.
Information about these two projects is provided here for the awareness of any interested Indian tribes, THPOs, and SHPOs, as well as the general public, due to their national scope. Summaries from the project proposals are available as a public document open for comment.
The applicant and project names are:
• Temple University, "Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere:" A legislative and administrative history of battlefield preservation in the Federal Government — The project activities are limited to historical research. Due to the nature of the proposed activities, NPS ABPP believes there is no potential to cause effect to historic properties (No Effect).
• American Battlefield Trust, Guidebook to Starting and Sustaining a Battlefield Friends Group — The project activities are limited to educational activities, such as museum exhibit plans, videos, brochures, and guides. Due to the nature of the proposed activities, NPS ABPP believes there is no potential to cause effect to historic properties (No Effect).
Award determinations were announced on August 20 following a competitive selection process. A complete list of Fiscal Year 2019 awards will be made available on NPS ABPP's website at https://www.nps.gov/orgs/2287/index.htm
Emily Button Kambic, (202) 354-2035