Federal Tax Incentives for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings Annual Report for 2022 Released
March 1, 2023
The Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2022 highlights $6.56 billion investment in the rehabilitation of historic buildings. With over 48,000 completed projects since its enactment in 1976, the program has leveraged over $122.90 billion in private investment in the rehabilitation of historic properties—spurring the rehabilitation of historic structures of every period, size, style, and type in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
New Technical Preservation Services Websites
October 25, 2022
Technical Preservation Services is pleased to announce the launch of our new websites.
There are several navigation aids throughout each site; the photo grid on the home page echoes the items in the black navigation bar, and the system automatically generates a site index of first- and second-level pages at the bottom of every page. Preservation by Topic has been updated to help you find information.
Flood Adaptation Guidelines Now Available in Print
October 3, 2022
Technical Preservation Services is pleased to announce that the Guidelines on Flood Adaptation for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings are now available in printed format. Copies of the printed publication can be purchased from the U.S. Government Bookstore. Alternatively, you can go to the GPO Bookstore and enter the search term “flood.”
Report on the Economic Impact of the Historic Tax Credit for Fiscal Year 2021 Released
September 29, 2022
Technical Preservation Services (TPS), National Park Service, has released the Annual Report on the Economic Impact of the Historic Tax Credit for Fiscal Year 2021. A National Park Service press release highlighted the $7.7 billion in GDP and 135,000 jobs generated by the credit in FY 2021. TPS collaborates with the Rutgers University Edward J. Bloustein School for Planning and Public Policy to prepare the report.
Status of TPS Operations
Updated March 29, 2022
The Technical Preservation Services (TPS) office continues to be open and operating normally. Following an extended period of operating largely remotely in response to Covid-19, TPS staff are now generally working on a hybrid basis with both in-office and telework days.
Continuing an operational change begun while working remotely, TPS will continue to send a "notice of decision" to the applicant electronically as application decisions are issued. A copy of the official signed decision will be mailed to the applicant as soon as possible thereafter, but there may be up to a 1-to-2-week delay from the time the electronic notice is received.
A few State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPOs) are continuing to operate on an electronic-submission basis: Connecticut, District of Columbia, Illinois, Minnesota, Utah, Washington. Please contact the SHPO office should you have questions concerning their specific operations before submitting any tax incentive applications.
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Last updated: February 27, 2023