A Student of History

October 27, 2006

Battlefield Preservation Grants-2006

Filed under: Historic Preservation,Wars — John Maass @ 5:52 pm

Battlefield Preservation Grants for 2006 Announced

[Bushy Run]

National Park Service (NPS) Director Fran Mainella recently announced the award of $350,000 in grants to 11 groups working to protect and preserve historic American battlefields.

The grants are designed to help safeguard significant battlefield lands as symbols of national heritage and individual sacrifice. The funds will support a variety of projects at battle sites in Manassas, Unison, and Appomattox, VA, San Jacinto, TX, Fort Phil Kearny, WY, Bushy Run, PA, Two Bridges, NJ, Brown’s Mill, GA, Frenchtown, WA, northern Florida, and Peleliu in Palau.

The awards are administered by the NPS American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP), which promotes the preservation of noteworthy sites connected to wars on American soil. Since 1990, the ABPP and its partners have helped to protect and enhance more than 100 battlefields by co-sponsoring 306 projects in 37 states and the District of Columbia.

Educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, federal, state, local, and tribal governments are eligible to apply for the battlefield grants. Information about the individual grants and the ABPP is available at http://www.cr.nps.gov/hps/abpp/.

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