Earl Blumenauer

From the office of:

Earl Blumenauer

Sending Office: Honorable Earl Blumenauer
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        Request for Signature(s)


Dear Colleague:

As co-chairs of the Historic Preservation Caucus, we invite you to join us in requesting funding for the core historic preservation programs. These programs help to stimulate private investment, spur economic growth, and create jobs, while revitalizing our
communities and protecting our country’s cultural heritage.

Specifically, we ask that you sign the attached letter to the Interior and Environment Appropriations Subcommittee requesting $150 million in funding for the Historic Preservation Fund for Fiscal Year 2021. Of the total we request that $61 million support
State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPOs), $22 million support Tribal Historic Preservation Offices (THPOs), $18 million fund the Save America’s Treasures grant program, $10 million fund competitive grants for Historically Black Colleges and Universities,
$10 million for the Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization grants, and $1 million go toward a competitive grant program to survey and document historic resources. As part of this request, we also support $20 million for grants to preserve the sites and stories
of efforts to advance African American Civil Rights and $8 million for the newly established competitive grants programs to preserve the sites and stories associated with securing civil rights for All Americans.

To sign-on, please fill out this FORM by COB Tuesday, March 17. If you have any questions, contact Jon Bosworth with Rep. Blumenauer’s
office at 5-4811 ( or Dan Hare with Rep. Turner’s office at 5-6465 ( As this is a programmatic request, offices
are required to submit documentation online with the House Interior and Environment Appropriations Subcommittee.


Earl Blumenauer                                                         Michael R. Turner       
Co-Chair                                                                     Co-Chair
Historic Preservation Caucus                                     Historic Preservation Caucus