State, Tribal, and Local Plans & Grants
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    State, Tribal, and Local Plans & Grants

    Cultural Resources National Park Service

Preserve America Grant Resources

Detailed Guidance Related to Grant Requirements
Secretary of the Interior's Standards and Guidelines for Archeology and Historic Preservation
Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Preservation Planning
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars
Code of Federal Regulations for Department of Interior Grants and Cooperative Agreements
State Historic Preservation Offices
Section 106 Review Information (36 CFR 800)
National Register of Historic Places
National Historic Landmarks Program

Resources for Developing Successful Sustainable Heritage Tourism Plans

National Trust for Historic Preservation's Cultural Heritage Tourism Survival Toolkit

Maryland Heritage Areas Authority Strategic Plan- Is an excellent example of a plan funded in part by a Preserve America grant. Pages 48-53 of the pdf outline comprehensive Systems for Meaningful Performance Evaluations.

National Heritage Area resources - includes a report on 10 case study best practices and an economic impact model.

Cultural Heritage Tourism Toolkits - a variety of resources including steps to get you started, success stories, and Steps for Measuring Statewide Cultural Heritage Tourism.

Community Toolbox - providing useful tips on everything from community-based festivals, brochure design, organizing volunteers, collecting information through surveys, as well as many more topics.

Building an historic preservation program as a foundation for a strong local tourism initiative
The Certified Local Government Program- Find out how to strengthen your community’s historic preservation efforts and increase access to funding opportunities.

National Alliance of Preservation Commissions
NAPC provides technical support and manages an information network to help local commissions accomplish their preservation objectives. The Alliance also serves as an advocate at federal, state and local levels of government to promote policies and programs that support preservation commission efforts.

National Council for Preservation Education

Big Picture Focus: Using Criteria to Establish Goals and Performance Measures
Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria

National Geographic’s Center for Sustainable Destinations

Corporation for National & Community Service Resource Center: Performance Measurement
Performance measures can be both a program management tool and a means by which to communicate program impact. This resource will help you learn more about performance measurement terms, logic models, indicators, data collection, methods, reporting results, and the elements of a performance measurement plan.