The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation promotes the preservation, enhancement, and sustainable use of our nation’s diverse historic resources, and advises the President and the Congress on national historic preservation policy.
Who is the ACHP?
The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) is an independent federal agency comprised of 24 Presidentially appointed members from federal agencies, preservation organizations, Indian tribes, and expert private citizens. It has a staff of 42 employees based in Washington, D.C. who carry out historic preservation case reviews, provide training in historic preservation law and policy, conduct outreach to the American public on the importance of historic sites and community preservation, and much more.
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Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey
What Does the ACHP Do?
Administers the Requirements of the National Historic Preservation Act: Section 106 Office of Federal Agency Programs Fact Sheet
Advises Congress and the White House on Preservation Policy: Office of Preservation Initiatives Overview
Addresses Critical Issues Raised by Indian Tribes and Native Hawaiian Organizations: Office of Native American Affairs Fact Sheet
Promotes the Preserve America Program: Preserve America Overview
Presents Awards to Honor Excellence in Historic Preservation: Awards Overview
ACHP Strategic Plan
The current ACHP strategic plan was adopted on March 30, 2022.
ACHP Strategic Plan Pillars Infographic
The ACHP's budget justification is the current document the White House and Congress use to plan for agency funding.
The ACHP takes its responsibilities to the American public seriously. Please review our Customer Service Standards.
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