Saturday, 15 June 2024

Huffman announces over $1 million in historic preservation grants North Coast tribes

On Monday, Rep. Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) announced the distribution of over $1 million in Historic Preservation Funds, or HPF, to 17 tribal historic preservation offices in California’s Second Congressional District.

The HPF grants fund preservation programs at tribal offices ensure preservation of tribal sites and cultural traditions.

“My district is home to many tribes, whose culture and history have been a deeply important part of the fabric of our community since time immemorial,” said Rep. Huffman. “Thanks to the investments made by Congress in this year’s funding bill, over a million dollars is heading their way to preserve places of cultural significance, ensuring America’s diverse history is protected and celebrated.”

These funds, totaling $1,166,615, are being delivered to 17 tribes in California’s Second Congressional District:

• $65,029 to the Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria;
• $65,281 to the Blue Lake Rancheria;
• $65,270 to the Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria;
• $65,184 to the Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians;
• $66,925 to the Elk Valley Rancheria;
• $66,378 to the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria;
• $81,586 to the Hoopa Valley Tribe;
• $69,511 to the Hopland Band of Pomo Indians;
• $67,921 to the Karuk Tribe;
• $67,275 to the Kashia Band of Pomo Indians of the Stewarts Point Rancheria;
• $65,433 to the Pinoleville Pomo Nation;
• $66,258 to the Resighini Rancheria;
• $77,617 to the Round Valley Indian Tribes;
• $67,285 to the Sherwood Valley Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians of California;
• $64,732 to the Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation;
• $65,512 to the Wiyot Tribe;
• $79,418 to the Yurok Tribe.

Administered by the NPS, these funds are appropriated annually by Congress from the Historic Preservation Fund.

Since its inception in 1977, the HPF has provided more than $2 billion in historic preservation grants to states, tribes, local governments, and non-profit organizations.

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