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The White House Initiative to Promote Excellence and Innovation at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, the White House Domestic Policy Council, the Initiative and federal agency partners, including the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, convened to explore how the federal sector can best expand the overall impact of HBCUs on the principal missions of agencies. This resulted in the first Federal HBCU Competitiveness Strategy (Strategy) to build the internal federal framework required to safeguard HBCU success for years to come and to continuously strengthen their role in delivering on agency goals and objectives.


The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation is kicking of African American History Month 2021 with an episode of our podcast, Preservation Perspectives.

Chairman Aimee Jorjani speaks with Dr. Kwesi Daniels, Department Head and Assistant Professor at the Robert R. Taylor School of Architecture and Construction Science at Tuskegee University, about the first Black architects at the school and the now-historic buildings they designed.

Stay tuned to the ACHP’s social media channels and website throughout the month to learn about the historic places that help tell the complete American story.

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) is now recruiting for the position of Senior Program Analyst for Native Affairs (GG-14) within the ACHP’s Office of Native American Affairs (ONAA), Washington, DC. 

The primary duties of this position include but are not limited to developing findings and recommendations regarding Native American historic preservation issues that are presented to the ACHP membership for adoption as agency policy; and developing and advancing government-wide initiatives that support the ACHP's strategic goals for improving federal agency consultation with Indian tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations (NHOs) and the protection of Native sacred places.

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and the National Trust for Historic Preservation are seeking nominations for the 2021 National Trust/ACHP Award for Federal Partnerships in Historic Preservation. A category of the National Preservation Awards, this joint award honors outstanding federal partnerships that advance the preservation of important historic resources.


On April 3, 2020, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation issued a blanket extension regarding the review under 36 CFR 800.12 of undertakings responding to COVID-19 emergency and disaster declarations. Three extensions were issued, the third of which was set to expire on December 31, 2020. Considering the likelihood of such declarations remaining in place into the foreseeable near future, and the ongoing need for federal agency responses to them, that extension is now set to expire on March 31, 2021.