Friday, May 27, 2011

National Trust To Close Save America's Treasures Office

After twelve years of serving as the principal private partner of the Save America's Treasures historic preservation grant program, the National Trust for Historic Preservation announced that it will be closing the office.
Facing the fact that the Administration proposed zero funding for the program in FY 2011 and in FY 2012, and Congress’ decision to eliminate funding in FY 2011, and despite strong support and advocacy by preservationists around the country, it became clear that the funding for the program is not likely to return.
"The National Trust is proud of our role in establishing SAT and our subsequent work with three administrations...SAT is a program that has demonstrated its value many times over, as a generator of economic activity and as a symbol of our country's commitment to ensuring that future generations understand the foundations on which our institutions and freedoms rest," said National Trust President Stephanie Meeks in the letter making the announcement.
The office is expected to be closed by June 30th.