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FPO Modifies Operations in Response to COVID-19

The Park History Program/Federal Preservation Office (FPO) is announcing modifications to operations to implement the latest guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), and local and state authorities to promote social distancing. At this time, the FPO remains open, although all employees are teleworking from home in response to the COVID-19 virus and to help ensure their health and well being. FPO staff may continue to be reached by phone and email.

Park National Register Nominations continue to be reviewed for content, but will only be accepted electronically, and may not be submitted to the National Register Program until normal, in-office operations resume. As the situation continues to be reassessed, we will keep you apprised of any new developments or changes in our operations as we get more information.

We appreciate your understanding during this period. Stay healthy!


The Maritime Heritage Program is part of the National Park Service's Park History Program. For centuries, Americans have used waterways for commerce, transportation, defense, and recreation. The Maritime Heritage Program works to advance awareness and understanding of the role of maritime affairs in the history of the United States. Through leadership, assistance, and expertise in maritime history, preservation, and archeology we help to interpret and preserve our maritime heritage by maintaining inventories of historic U.S. maritime properties, providing preservation assistance through publications and consultation, educating the public about maritime heritage through our website, sponsoring maritime heritage conferences and workshops, and funding maritime heritage projects when grant assistance is available.

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Update: Maritime Heritage Grants

The Secretary of the Interior is happy to announce the recipients of this year's Maritime Heritage Grants! Please go to our Recipient List for details.

Important: currently, there are no plans to open a new grant cycle until further notice. Please check our website and social media accounts for updates, or contact program staff.