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NCPTT Grants Awarded

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Secretary Norton has announced the award of 12 grants totaling $396,283 for preservation technology and training to universities and non-profit organizations. Another $70,200 will be awarded to two National Park Service offices for preservation projects. 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 was created under the 1992 amendments to the National Historic Preservation Act. The National Park Service awards these grants and Agreements under Title IV of the National Historic Preservation Act. "These awards further the mission of the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training," said Director Mainella. "The recipients will undertake projects that promote preservation and conservation skills and technologies for the protection of America's cultural heritage." Awardees are listed below: Jefferson Community College (and Dry Stone Conservancy), Louisville, KY- $36,442.00Breaking the Virtual Barrier; a Model Program for Preservation Trades Education & Training Utilizing Satellite & Simulcast Distance Learning Technologies The Mariners' Museum, Newport News, VA-$31,158.00An Evaluation of Supercritical Drying and PEG/Freeze-Drying of Waterlogged Archeological Wood Montana Preservation Alliance, Helena, MT-$40,000.00Creating a Digital Archive for Cultural Landscapes: Recordation of Montana's Tongue River Valley Association for Preservation Technology International, Lisle, IL-$32,813.00Development and Dissemination of a Grading Protocol for Lumber in Historic Structures Catalina Island Conservancy, Avalon, CA-$39,990.00Merging Aerial Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and Satellite Multispectral Data to Inventory Archaeological Sites University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ-$39,578.00Removal of Arsenic and Mercury Contamination in Museum using a Natural Environmentally Benign Chemical Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA-$39,806.00Disaster Science and Heritage Resources: Modeling and Mapping the Risk to Critical (Heritage) Infrastructure in New Orleans Fort Ticonderoga Association, Ticonderoga, NY-$39,975.00Acoustic Emission and Vibration Correlation Victoria Mansion, Portland, ME-$11,362.00Recent Research and Technical Innovations in Brownstone Conservation University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE-$36,875.00Evaluation of Remote Sensing Tools for Estimation of Interior Wyoming Basin Cultural Landscape Attributes Using Archived Satellite Imagery and Off the Shelf Software University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH-$40,000.00Testing the Regional Reliability of Spectral Signatures of Archeological Phenomena San Juan County Historical Society, Silverton, CO-$8,284.00Shenandoah-Dives Mill Historic Structure Assessment, HAER and HALS Workshop National Park Service, Midwest Archeological Center, Lincoln, NE-$30,200.00Identification of Unmarked Graves National Park Service, Pacific West Regional Office, Oakland, CA-$40,000.00Technical Assistance and Training in the Identification, Documentation, Investigation, Analysis, and Treatment of a Cultural Resources Site, Pohnpei



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