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News Release

For Immediate Release: 10/24/2014

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California Office of Historic Preservation Awarded National Park Service Grant


Jenan Saunders

916 445-7000

 Sacramento, CA - The California State Office of Historic Preservation has been awarded one of thirteen National Park Service grants across the country intended to increase the number of listings to the National Register of Historic Places associated with Latinos and other underrepresented communities.

The grants, totaling $500,000, were announced by Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. The California SHPO grant was $30,000. The funds will be used for costs associated with nominating seven to twenty historic properties to the National Register that are associated with the history of Latinos in California in the 20th century. Under State law, the properties would also be automatically listed on the California Register of Historical Resources.

The nominations will use the recently commissioned study by the Office of Historic Preservation, Latinos in Twentieth Century California Multiple Property Documentation Form (MPDF) context statement. Nominations will be prepared by SHPO staff, California Certified Local Governments and volunteers.

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