President's Budget Request Boosts Support for NPS Centennial Initiative

Date: February 2, 2015
Contact: Jeffrey Olson, 202-208-4988
Contact: April Slayton, 202-208-4988

President Obama’s budget request for fiscal year 2016, the centennial year of the National Park Service, includes $3 billion for the bureau’s critical conservation, preservation, and recreation mission. The budget boosts the National Park Service’s essential programs and operational needs by $432.9 million.

The budget proposal would provide targeted increases for the National Park Service Centennial Initiative, a multi-year effort to support the preservation of America’s natural, cultural and historic treasures, invest wisely in the National Park System’s most important assets, expand the use of parks for informal learning and recreation, engage 600,000 volunteers, and enhance the National Park Service’s ability to leverage partnerships to accomplish its mission. It also proposes funds to celebrate civil rights in America through targeted investments to highlight the struggle undertaken by Americans to secure civil rights and liberties—actions that inspired many groups in America and around the world to continue their pursuit for civil rights equality.
Read the entire February 2, 2015, news release.

Last updated: December 1, 2015