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Home arrowNews arrowJanuary 29,2012
Call for Outstanding Federal Historic Preservation Partnerships!

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and the National Trust for Historic Preservation are seeking nominations for the 2012 National Trust/ACHP Award for Federal Partnerships in Historic Preservation. A category of the Richard H. Driehaus National Preservation Awards, this joint award honors outstanding federal partnerships that advance the preservation of important historic resources.

This award requires a demonstrated partnership with a federal organization. Partners may include Indian tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations, not-for-profit organizations, individuals, businesses, state and local governments, and other non-federal persons or organizations. Nominated projects or programs can include one or more non-federal partners and more than one federal agency.

The deadline for nominations is March 15, 2012.

The entire application must be completed online. Please fully read the general eligibility and nomination requirements, and especially the award description for the National Trust/ACHP award before submitting.

Please share this information as widely and quickly as possible. For more information contact Patricia Knoll, ACHP Awards Coordinator, at 202-606-1385 or pknoll@achp.gov.

2012 marks a new decade for the National Trust/ACHP Award for Federal Partnerships in Historic Preservation. Past winners include the following:


2011 – United States Army, Fort A.P. Hill, and the U.S. Army Environmental Command along with The Conservation Fund, the Rappahannock Tribe of Virginia, and Virginia State Historic Preservation Office for an innovative model to purchase an easement preserving archaeological sites within an off-base buffer area and the Camden National Historic Landmark in Caroline County, Virginia.


2010 - National Park Service, Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, Hartrampf, Inc. and its contractors, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee Airmen, Inc., and the City of Tuskegee to preserve Moton Field where the famed Tuskegee Airmen learned to fly in Tuskegee, Alabama.


2009 – Federal Transit Administration, Lower Manhattan Recovery Office and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, and National September 11 Memorial and Museum for Section 106 work related to the Vesey Street Staircase and World Trade Center Site Preservation Project, New York, New York.


2008 – Department of Energy, Los Alamos National Laboratory along with the Atomic Heritage Foundation, Crocker LTD/ Crocker & Associates, and the New Mexico State Historic Preservation Office for the V-Site Restoration Project in Los Alamos, New Mexico.


2007 – Bureau of Land Management’s Anasazi Heritage Center and Canyons of the Ancients National Monument for numerous multi-faceted partnerships that have significantly broadened the scope of preservation and advocacy in the Four Corners region of the United States.


2006 – General Services Administration and New Mexico State Historic Preservation Office for the Amy Biehl High School project in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico.


2005 – Bureau of Land Management and the Arizona Site Steward Program for its Arizona-wide project of enlisting volunteers to monitor and protect archaeological sites.


2004 – National Park Service and the Alliance for National Heritage Areas (Homestead, Pennsylvania) for the more than two dozen National Heritage Areas nationwide.


2003 – General Services Administration, along with numerous other federal and state agencies, organizations and companies, for ensuring the protection of Governors Island, New York Harbor.


2002 – An unprecedented collaboration among Navy, Coast Guard, and numerous federal and state agencies, private-sector organizations, corporations, and individuals for the discovery, raising, restoration, and interpretation of the Confederate submarine H.L.Hunley off Charleston, South Carolina.


Updated on January 29, 2012

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