2008 “Save America’s Treasures” Grants Awarded

The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) and the National Park Service (NPS), recently jointly announced the awarding of $10.52 million in federal competitive Save America’s Treasures (SAT) grants to 40 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-three projects focusing on structures and sites will be administered by the National Park Service and the remaining seventeen projects will be allocated across the NEA, NEH and IMLS

From FY 1999-FY 2007, 967 grants (469 earmarks and 498 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 “Save America’s Treasures” grants. Additional information on the program can be found on the PCAH Web site and the National Park Service’s “Save America’s Treasures” Web site.