Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced today the awarding of $195,000, in eight federal competitive preservation technology and training grants.

Grant recipients like the University of Oregon will use funding to better understand the range of climate change impacts on cultural landscapes. Through the grant program, researchers at Asian Law Caucus will create a community-driven online project highlighting diverse Asian Pacific Islander historic resources throughout the country.

Jonathan Jarvis, the director of the National Park Service, praised the recipients for “bringing the best skills and technology of the present to preserve the treasures of the past.”

The awardees were selected and the assistance agreements will be administered by the National Park Service’s National Center for Preservation Technology and Training in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The Center strives to create new technologies and training opportunities to preserve prehistoric and historic resources throughout the United States.

The National Park Service awards these grants and agreements under Title IV of the National Historic Preservation Act.  The Service received 57 complete applications for funding, which underwent peer review and a national panel review, leading to the selection of the following eleven awardees:

Asian Law Caucus    $20,000
Asian Pacific Islander Historic Sites Map

Harvard College    $25,000
Application of Biotechnology Techniques for Accurate Identification of Regional Localization of Mammalian Materials in Native American Cultural Heritage

Philadelphia University    $25,000
Energy Modeling of Historic Buildings, Improving Simulation and Verification Techniques

State University of New York    $25,000
Preserving Timber Frame Structures with Non-destructive Evaluation of Critical Joinery

NPS, Southeast Archeological Center    $25,000
Cone and Friction Cone Penetrometer Applications to Archeological Organic Midden Deposits

University of Colorado Denver    $25,000
Genetic Sequencing in the Bacterial Analysis of Mercury Treated Collections

University of Delaware    $25,000
Simple Rapid Corrosion Tests with Quantitative Image Analysis for Materials Reservation

University of Oregon    $25,000
A Preliminary Manual of Policy and Management Responses to Climate Change Impacts on Cultural Landscapes

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