Historic Preservation Funding in Danger

Part of a new proposal to cut billions from the federal budget includes eliminating the historic preservation programs Save America's Treasures and Preserve America.
January 17, 2011, 7am PST | Tim Halbur
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President Obama supports the cuts; the White House says these programs are underperforming. Patrick J. Lally, director of congressional affairs for The National Trust for Historic Preservation, disagrees.

Quoted in Governing Magazine, Lally says:

'The historic preservation fund, which is part of the Department of Interior, is usually funded at about $75 million to $78 million, and Save America's Treasures usually makes up about $25 million to $30 million of that total. Eliminating it would be a huge blow to federal preservation efforts, Lally tells FedWatch. "It's not like when lawmakers propose elimination of these funds they go to another account within the historic preservation fund,' Lally says. 'They go away.'"

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Published on Friday, January 14, 2011 in Governing Magazine
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