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Home News Laura Bush Announces Preserve America Grants Budget
Laura Bush Announces Preserve America Grants Budget
First Preserve America Communities Also Announced
Jan. 15, 2004, Washington, DCMrs. Laura Bush announced today that the President's budget for FY 2005 includes a proposal for $10 million in grants to assist communities in preserving their cultural and natural resources.
These grants will assist States, Indian tribes, and communities demonstrate sustainable uses of their historic and cultural sites and the economic and educational opportunities related to heritage tourism.
Mrs. Bush also honored eight communities with Preserve America designation for their commitment to protect the historic heritage of their hometowns. The first eight Preserve America communities to receive this designation are:
In addition, Mrs. Bush announced two new education efforts to enhance the teaching of history in America's classrooms:
For more information, visit www.PreserveAmerica.gov.
An independent Federal agency, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) promotes historic preservation nationally by providing a forum for influencing Federal activities, programs, and policies that impact historic properties, advising the President and Congress, advocating preservation policy, improving Federal preservation programs, protecting historic properties, and educating stakeholders and the public. For more information, visit the ACHP's Web site at www.achp.gov, or contact Bruce Milhans at 202-606-8513 or firstname.lastname@example.org.