Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona


Grand Canyon National Park

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  • National parks are special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage.

  • The American Battlefield Protection Program promotes the preservation of historic battlefields associated with wars on American soil.

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  • Certified Local Governments are grass-roots partners in historic preservation. They are eligible to receive grants and technical expertise.

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  • The Federal Lands to Parks program helps states and communities acquire surplus federal land to create new parks and recreation places.

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  • Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives revitalize communities by encouraging private sector rehabilitation and re-use of historic buildings.

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  • Land & Water Conservation Fund matching grants help states and communities provide open spaces and healthy recreation places for people.

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  • The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the nation's historic places worthy of preservation.

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  • Preserve America matching grants protect community character and economic vitality through heritage tourism, education, and historic preservation.

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  • RTCA provides expertise and empowers communities to protect their own special places for conservation and outdoor recreation.

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  • Save America’s Treasures matching grants to historic properties and museum collections preserve our nation’s unique, irreplaceable cultural heritage.

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Arizona Highlights

  • Phoenix Indian School

    Save America's Treasures grant

    A story of assimilation

    Phoenix, Arizona

    The primary purpose of the Phoenix Indian School was to assimilate Native American children into mainstream “American” culture.

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  • Rodeo at Queen Creek's Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre

    Land & Water Conservation Fund grant

    Landfill reemerges as equestrian facility

    Southeastern Maricopa County

    Saddle up! A community creatively transformed a brownfield into a first-class competition facility for Western and English riding.

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  • Black Canyon Community Park

    Community Conservation & Recreation

    Bringing the desert back to life

    Black Canyon City, Arizona

    Black Canyon City turned a 25-acre plot of bare land into a healthy community park.

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  • One of the apartment buildings after rehabilitation.

    Preservation Tax Credit

    An early Arizona neighborhood

    Roosevelt Historic District, Arizona

    After a historic rehabilitation, five classic apartment buildings continue to grace Phoenix’s Roosevelt Historic District.

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  • East facade, looking west across Bullion Plaza

    National Register of Historic Places

    Historic halls

    Miami, Arizona

    Young Hispanic students who did not “look white” attended Bullion Plaza School, segregated from white students.

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These numbers are just a sample of the National Park Service's work. Figures are for the fiscal year that ended 9/30/13.