A How-to-Guide to Promote Historic Preservation and Tourism
Federal funding available to preserve historic places, promote tourism and create jobs
WASHINGTON, D.C. - From big cities to small-town America, there is a growing movement to preserve the places that recall another time in our nation’s history. According to a new guide published by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, (HUD) historic preservation can also serve as a powerful force in stimulating “heritage tourism,” economic development and job growth.
A new booklet, “Preserving America–Historic Preservation and Heritage Tourism in Housing and Community Development,” has been released by HUD. This “how-to” guide is intended to help state and local governments access funding through the department’s Community Development Block Grant Program as a vehicle for historic preservation consistent with the national objectives of the program.
“All across our country, communities are rediscovering and restoring the places that were so important to our parents and grandparents,” said Jackson. “This publication gives local leaders an important tool to access the funding they need to preserve those places, while promoting tourism and economic development in the process.”
“This important and helpful booklet is an excellent example of how governments at all levels are working together to save our heritage through Preserve America,” said John L. Nau III, chairman of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. “Preserving our past is also a catalyst for economic development and heritage tourism as more Americans want to experience and share the history that continues to make our nation great.”
For a PDF copy of “Preserving America–Historic Preservation and Heritage Tourism in Housing and Community Development,” go to http://www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/energyenviron/environment/ subjects/preservation/index.cfm