The United States Department of the Interior and the National Parks Service announced today more than 60 million dollars in historical preservation grants to both states, and tribes.
Since 1977, these grants has provided more than $1.8 Billion to help the states, tribes, and local governments help promote historic preservation at a local level.
"The Department of the Interior and the National Park Service are committed to preserving U.S. and tribal history and heritage,” said Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke.
It’s up to the states and local governments to decide what to do with these grants but the department says they can be used for just about anything when it comes to preservation.
“It can range anywhere from national register nominations for an important site, maybe doing surveys for archeological resources or doing brick and mortar repair to a historic building,” said Megan Brown.
Montana is set to receive$817,809 for the grant and Montana’s tribes will receive upwards of $500,000. There is no word yet from the state or local governments on how this money will be spent.
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