On December 9, the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) and the National Park Service (NPS), jointly announced the awarding of $9.5 million in federal competitive Save America’s Treasures (SAT) grants to 41 organizations and agencies.
The grants are made in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and the Institute of Museum and
Library Services (IMLS). The funds are used for preserving, conserving and rescuing significant U.S. cultural and historic treasures. Each of the federal partners oversees the awards to projects that reflect their own missions. This year twenty projects focusing on structures and sites will be administered by the National Park Service and the remaining twenty-one projects will be allocated across the NEA, NEH and IMLS.
From FY 1999-FY 2009, 1173 grants (594 earmarks and competitive grants) have been awarded to preserve nationally significant and endangered historic buildings, structures, places, collections, artifacts and artistic works. To date, all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Midway Island have received grants. Additional information on the Save America’s Treasures program can be found on the PCAH Web site. and the NPS Web site