National Trust Advocates for Higher Funding for the HPF and Other Preservation Programs in FY24

March 24, 2023

The National Trust recently submitted written testimony to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies on behalf of increased funding for preservation programs and will do the same for the corresponding Senate subcommittee. The National Trust also released its fifth annual “Preservation Budget: Select Preservation Priorities for FY 2024 Appropriations” to supplement our appropriations testimony.

The National Trust’s report and testimony detail our funding recommendations for numerous federal programs that support historic preservation. The information is designed to assist federal policymakers and their staff in supporting funding to protect our nation’s historical legacy. It’s an excellent advocacy tool for you to use as you discuss the many ways the federal government supports historic preservation and the ongoing need for continued investment.

This appropriation cycle is complicated by the broader spending disagreements playing out in Congress as the country confronts a potential default in the coming months when the nation reaches its debt limit. The National Trust will continue to advocate for higher funding for the HPF and other preservation programs as the appropriations process continues.

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