MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN—Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) Chairman Aimee Jorjani today announced the Soldiers Home Project at the National Historic Landmark Milwaukee VA Medical Center campus in Milwaukee, WI, has been awarded a $500,000 Save America’s Treasures grant from the National Park Service.
Memorandum of Agreement Among the National Cemetery Administration of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Hawaii State Historic Preservation Officer, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the State of Hawaii Department of Defense, Office of Veterans Services and the County of Maui regarding a Grant to Support Improvements to the Maui Veterans Cemetery, Makawao, Maui, Hawaii
Executed: June 19, 2019
Expires: September 30, 2023
ACHP Issues Program Comment Expediting Section 106 Reviews For Department of Veterans Affairs' Vacant and Underutilized Properties
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) today announced the issuance of a Program Comment that provides the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) with an alternative way to comply with its responsibilities under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act regarding its vacant and underutilized properties.
Dayton VA Grotto Gardens included in national exhibit - February 25, 2019
Read the full text of the VA Program Comment in the Federal Register.
The Preserve America Executive Order (EO 13287) directs federal agencies to advance the protection, enhancement, and contemporary use of federal historic properties and to promote partnerships for the preservation and use of historic properties, particularly through heritage tourism.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Section 106 Agreement Database is a collection of VA-related Memoranda of Agreements (MOA) and Programmatic Agreements (PA) from across the country, dating from 1974 to present. This database provides users with a way to find previously executed VA agreements that may serve as reference for current projects requiring a MOA or PA.
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Historic Property Highlights
Highlights the diverse range of historic properties (e.g., national cemetery monuments, staff quarters, and designed landscapes) managed by VA with photographs and historic as-built drawings. References important features, themes, and periods in VA history.
The Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA's) official policy for management of cultural resources and compliance with Section 106 is established in VA Directive 7545: Cultural Resource Management, which is implemented in accordance with VA Handbook 7545: Cultural Resource Management Procedures.
The Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA's) Federal Preservation Officer (FPO), Douglas Pulak, is the primary contact for all three administrations: the National Cemetery Administration (NCA), Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), and the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).
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