The bill (H.R. 110-187) provides significant funding increases for history-related programs at the National Park Service (NPS). The Historic Preservation Fund at NPS would receive $81.5 million, a $16 million increase over FY 2007 funding levels.
NPS Historic Preservation activities by Program Area
FY 2008 House passed bill (H.R. 2643) v. Senate Appropriations Committee bill (S. 1696)
In Thousands of Dollars
State Historic Preservation Offices – 45,000 vs. 39,000
Tribal Grants – 6,500 vs. 6,000
Save America’s Treasures – 20,000 vs. 30,000
Preserve America – 10,000 vs. 5,000
Heritage Partnership Program – 20,000 vs. 15,000
Both the House and Senate bills declined to provide funding for a proposed National Inventory of Historic Properties within the National Park System.