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Secretary Browning Announces Preserve America Grant Award

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Florida Department of State
Kurt S. Browning
Secretary of State

For Immediate Release
January 21, 2011

Crista M. Hosmer

Secretary Browning Announces Preserve America Grant Award

Tallahassee, FL The Florida Department of State is pleased to announce that the Bureau of Historic Preservation, Division of Historical Resources, has been awarded a $200,000 Preserve America grant award from the National Park Service. The 2012 Preserve America State of Florida Historic Preservation Training Initiative is designed to foster increased knowledge of and appreciation for historic preservation and historic preservation techniques among Floridians. The Bureau will meet this objective by funding historic preservation training programs throughout the state in the form of training sub grants of up to $20,000.

The Bureau of Historic Preservation will open the grant solicitation period on February 1, 2011. All applications will be due no later than April 4, 2011. Applications must pertain solely to historic preservation training activities and are limited to Florida federally-recognized tribal communities, and municipalities and counties with at least one of the following preservation designations:

*Preserve America Community
*Certified Local Government
*Florida Scenic Highway
*Florida Waterfront
*Florida Main Street

All applicants awarded the subgrants will have up to one year to spend the funds and complete their projects. As a condition of the grant award, all grantees, if not already designated, must apply for Preserve America designation. Visit www.preserveamerica.gov for more information on the National Park Service’s Preserve America Program.

Visit the Bureau of Historic Preservation’s grant program website, www.flheritage.com/grants, beginning February 1, 2011 to access a grant application and to view application instructions and guidelines. A grant application webinar for this solicitation is planned for February 15, 2011. For more information on this Preserve America State of Florida Historic Preservation Training Initiative grant opportunity, contact the Bureau of Historic Preservation at 850.245.6333 or 800.847.7278, visit www.flheritage.com/grants or by email at BHPGrants@dos.state.fl.us.

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