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WASHINGTON, D.C.— As the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) commemorates National Native American Heritage Month, Chairman Aimee Jorjani today announced the release of Early Coordination with Indian Tribes during Pre-application Process: A Handbook, to offer guidance on how federal agencies, industry, and Indian tribes can work collaboratively and effectively prior to the submission of applications that will need to go through the Section 106 process of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).

Historic School Devastated By Hurricane Katrina Given New Life

Commemorative video

WASHINGTON, D.C.– The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) announced Bell Artspace in New Orleans’ Tremé–America’s oldest African American neighborhood–as the recipient of the 2019 ACHP/HUD Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation.

Artspace, the Housing Authority of New Orleans, and the Louisiana Office of Community Development were presented with the award at a ceremony at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. on November 6.

Ms. Heard is from Mobile, AL and is a third-year Tuskegee University Robert R. Taylor School of Architecture and Construction Science student. She is set to graduate in December 2022.

This summer I was honored to be selected as a participant for Touching History: Preservation in Practice, and it has truly taught me a lot about historic preservation. Touching History is a program developed by the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, National Park Service, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s HOPE Crew. It was created to help students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) gain more interest in historic preservation.

PABLO, MONTANA—Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) Chairman Aimee Jorjani entered into an agreement with Salish Kootenai College (SKC) in Pablo, Montana, and the ACHP Foundation on September 23, 2019 to provide educational, personal development, and professional growth opportunities to students in the Tribal Historic Preservation and Tribal Governance and Administration degree programs.

As one of her first official actions as chairman since being confirmed by the U.S. Senate in June, Jorjani signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the College, which provides post-secondary educational opportunities for Native Americans, perpetuating the cultures of the Confederated Tribes of the Flathead Nation.

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN—Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) Chairman Aimee Jorjani today announced the Soldiers Home Project at the National Historic Landmark Milwaukee VA Medical Center campus in Milwaukee, WI, has been awarded a $500,000 Save America’s Treasures grant from the National Park Service.