[USC02] 54 USC Ch. 3111: PRESERVE AMERICA PROGRAM
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54 USC Ch. 3111: PRESERVE AMERICA PROGRAM
From Title 54—NATIONAL PARK SERVICE AND RELATED PROGRAMSSubtitle III—National Preservation ProgramsDIVISION B—ORGANIZATIONS AND PROGRAMS

CHAPTER 3111—PRESERVE AMERICA PROGRAM

Sec.
311101.
Definitions.
311102.
Establishment.
311103.
Designation of Preserve America Communities.
311104.
Regulations.
311105.
Authorization of appropriations.

        

§311101. Definitions

In this chapter:

(1) Council.—The term "Council" means the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.

(2) Heritage tourism.—The term "heritage tourism" means the conduct of activities to attract and accommodate visitors to a site or area based on the unique or special aspects of the history, landscape (including trail systems), and culture of the site or area.

(3) Program.—The term "program" means the Preserve America Program established under section 311102(a).

(Pub. L. 113–287, §3, Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 3247.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised

Section

Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
311101 16 U.S.C. 469n(b). Pub. L. 111–11, title VII, subtitle D, §7302(b), Mar. 30, 2009, 123 Stat. 1214.

§311102. Establishment

(a) In General.—There is established in the Department of the Interior the Preserve America Program, under which the Secretary, in partnership with the Council, may provide competitive grants to States, local governments (including local governments in the process of applying for designation as Preserve America Communities under section 311103 of this title, Indian tribes, communities designated as Preserve America Communities under section 311103 of this title, State historic preservation offices, and tribal historic preservation offices to support preservation efforts through heritage tourism, education, and historic preservation planning activities.

(b) Eligible Projects.—

(1) In general.—The following projects shall be eligible for a grant under this chapter:

(A) A project for the conduct of—

(i) research on, and documentation of, the history of a community; and

(ii) surveys of the historic resources of a community.


(B) An education and interpretation project that conveys the history of a community or site.

(C) A planning project (other than building rehabilitation) that advances economic development using heritage tourism and historic preservation.

(D) A training project that provides opportunities for professional development in areas that would aid a community in using and promoting its historic resources.

(E) A project to support heritage tourism in a Preserve America Community designated under section 311103 of this title.

(F) Other nonconstruction projects that identify or promote historic properties or provide for the education of the public about historic properties that are consistent with the purposes of this chapter.


(2) Limitation.—In providing grants under this chapter, the Secretary shall provide only one grant to each eligible project selected for a grant.


(c) Preference.—In providing grants under this chapter, the Secretary may give preference to projects that carry out the purposes of both the program and the Save America's Treasures Program.

(d) Consultation and Notification.—

(1) Consultation.—The Secretary shall consult with the Council in preparing the list of projects to be provided grants for a fiscal year under the program.

(2) Notification.—Not later than 30 days before the date on which the Secretary provides grants for a fiscal year under the program, the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and Committee on Appropriations of the Senate and the Committee on Natural Resources and Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives a list of any eligible projects that are to be provided grants under the program for the fiscal year.


(e) Cost-Sharing Requirement.—

(1) In general.—The non-Federal share of the cost of carrying out a project provided a grant under this chapter shall be not less than 50 percent of the total cost of the project.

(2) Form of non-federal share.—The non-Federal share required under paragraph (1) shall be in the form of—

(A) cash; or

(B) donated supplies and related services, the value of which shall be determined by the Secretary.


(3) Requirement.—The Secretary shall ensure that each applicant for a grant has the capacity to secure, and a feasible plan for securing, the non-Federal share for an eligible project required under paragraph (1) before a grant is provided to the eligible project under the program.

(Pub. L. 113–287, §3, Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 3247.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised

Section

Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
311102 16 U.S.C. 469n(c). Pub. L. 111–11, title VII, subtitle D, §7302(c), Mar. 30, 2009, 123 Stat. 1214.

§311103. Designation of Preserve America Communities

(a) Application.—To be considered for designation as a Preserve America Community, a community, tribal area, or neighborhood shall submit to the Council an application containing such information as the Council may require.

(b) Criteria.—To be designated as a Preserve America Community under the program, a community, tribal area, or neighborhood that submits an application under subsection (a) shall, as determined by the Chairman of the Council, in consultation with the Secretary, meet criteria required by the Chairman of the Council and, in addition, consider—

(1) protection and celebration of the heritage of the community, tribal area, or neighborhood;

(2) use of the historic assets of the community, tribal area, or neighborhood for economic development and community revitalization; and

(3) encouragement of people to experience and appreciate local historic resources through education and heritage tourism programs.


(c) Local Governments Previously Certified for Historic Preservation Activities.—The Council shall establish an expedited process for Preserve America Community designation for local governments previously certified for historic preservation activities under section 302502 of this title.

(d) Guidelines.—The Chairman of the Council, in consultation with the Secretary, shall establish any guidelines that are necessary to carry out this section.

(Pub. L. 113–287, §3, Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 3248; Pub. L. 114–289, title V, §501(d), Dec. 16, 2016, 130 Stat. 1490.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised

Section

Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
311103 16 U.S.C. 469n(d). Pub. L. 111–11, title VII, subtitle D, §7302(d), Mar. 30, 2009, 123 Stat. 1215.

Amendments

2016—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 114–289 substituted "Chairman of the Council" for "Council" in two places in introductory provisions.

Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 114–289 substituted "Chairman of the Council" for "Council".

§311104. Regulations

The Secretary shall develop any guidelines and issue any regulations that the Secretary determines to be necessary to carry out this chapter.

(Pub. L. 113–287, §3, Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 3248.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised

Section

Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
311104 16 U.S.C. 469n(e). Pub. L. 111–11, title VII, subtitle D, §7302(e), Mar. 30, 2009, 123 Stat. 1216.

§311105. Authorization of appropriations

There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this chapter $25,000,000 for each fiscal year, to remain available until expended.

(Pub. L. 113–287, §3, Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 3249; Pub. L. 113–291, div. B, title XXX, §3033(e), Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 3777.)

Amendment Not Shown in Text

This section was derived from section 469n(f) of Title 16, Conservation, which was amended by Pub. L. 113–291, div. B, title XXX, §3033(e), Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 3777. For applicability of that amendment to this section, see section 6(b) of Pub. L. 113–287, set out as a Transitional and Savings Provisions note preceding section 100101 of this title. Former section 469n(f) of Title 16 was amended by Pub. L. 113–291 by inserting ", except that the amount authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section not appropriated as of the date of enactment of the First State National Historical Park Act shall be reduced by $6,500,000" before period at end.

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised

Section

Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
311105 16 U.S.C. 469n(f). Pub. L. 111–11, title VII, subtitle D, §7302(f), Mar. 30, 2009, 123 Stat. 1216.

References in Text

The date of enactment of the First State National Historical Park Act, referred to in Amendment Not Shown in Text note above, probably means the date of enactment of section 3033 of Pub. L. 113–291, which provided for the establishment of the First State National Historical Park and was approved Dec. 19, 2014. See section 410rrr of Title 16, Conservation. No act with the title First State National Historical Park Act has been enacted.