Congress is now considering additional monies for the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) as part of a supplemental funding bill to assist with the recovery from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.
Legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives, HR 4667, would provide $207.6 million for construction costs associated with the hurricanes. The bill also allocates $17.5 million to the HPF for expenses related to hurricane damage, including compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and program costs.
The U.S. House of Representatives likely vote on the bill this week, then it will be considered by the U.S. Senate. The Coalition for American Heritage will provide ongoing updates as the Congress acts to fund this critical program.