Alliance of National Heritage Areas reacts to passage of National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)

The Alliance of National Heritage Areas applauds the action of Congress to protect and support the work of National Heritage Areas (NHAs) across the nation. The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) included language reauthorizing 14 National Heritage Areas. Allen Sachse, ANHA Chair stated, "We are very grateful, as this bill will provide some much needed stability and security for many National Heritage Areas."

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Celebrating 30 Years
of Powerful Partnership

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Economic and Community Impact
of National Heritage Area Sites

Essex National Heritage Area
Oil Region National Heritage Area
Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area

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Become a Co-Sponsor of HR 581, the National Heritage Area Act of 2015

As co-chairs of the National Heritage Area Caucus, we encourage you to become a co-sponsor of H.R. 581, the National Heritage Area Act of 2015, which was recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The National Heritage Area Program is one of the Department of the Interior's most cost-effective initiatives, relying on a public-private partnership in which every federal dollar is matched with an average of $5.50 in other public and private funding. Heritage areas have a proven record of fostering job creation and advancing economic, cultural, historic, environmental, and community development. In addition to creating jobs, NHAs generate valuable revenue for local governments and sustain communities through revitalization and heritage tourism.

H.R. 445 National Heritage Area Act Co Sponsor Dear Colleague


NPS Director Jarvis Formally Endorses National Heritage Areas In Policy Memorandum, Calls Them "Places Where Small Investments Pay Huge Dividends"

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Independent Economic, Evaluation Reports Confirm Value of National Heritage Areas

bullet The nine evaluation reports and NPS letters to Congress are available here.
bullet An Evaluation of 12 National Heritage Areas (.pdf)
bullet The Economic Impact of National Heritage Areas (.pdf)

Jon Jarvis, Director of the National Park Service, held a Flat Hat Chat discussing the National Heritage Areas Program.

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