La Crosse, WI – Today, Rep. Ron Kind announced that the National Park Service (NPS) is distributing $57,675,000 in historic preservation grants for states, territories, and partnering nations, and $16 million to more than 200 Tribal historic preservation offices.
Wisconsin is set to receive nearly $1,191,000 through State and Local Preservation Grants and the Ho-Chunk Nation is set to receive nearly $70,000 through Tribal Historic Preservation Office Preservation Grants.
“These grants play a critical role in helping us preserve our history and culture,” said Rep. Ron Kind. “I’m thrilled to see this funding and look forward to seeing its impact here in Wisconsin’s Third District.”
Administered by the NPS, these funds are appropriated annually by Congress from the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF). Since its inception in 1977, the HPF has provided more than $2 billion to states, tribes, local governments, and non-profit organizations to support local preservation.
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