March 21, 2023
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME) announced that the Maine State Historic Preservation Office and four tribal communities have received a total of $1,309,044 from the National Park Service’s Historic Preservation Fund.
“Maine’s history began thousands of years ago as the homeland of the Wabanaki. Maine’s tribal communities have a rich culture and a proud heritage, and this funding will support their efforts to pass down their intricate artwork, unique languages, and other traditions to younger generations,” said Senators Collins and King in a joint statement. “In addition, this investment by the National Park Services will help the State Historic Preservation Office continue its historical preservation and education. The office identifies, evaluates, and protects Maine’s significant cultural resources and is well deserving of this funding.”
The funding was allocated as follows:
Since its establishment in 1977, the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) has provided more than $2.7 billion in historic preservation grants to states, Tribes, local governments, and non-profit organizations. Administered by the NPS, grant programs may be appropriated from the HPF by Congress to support a variety of historic preservation projects to help preserve the nation’s cultural resources and history.