The National Trust/Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Award for Federal Partnerships in Historic Preservation

The National Trust/Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) Award honors outstanding partnerships that advance the preservation of important historic resources and have an impact on the community. It celebrates a project or program in which a federal agency and one or more non-federal partners have achieved an exemplary preservation outcome.

The award jury is particularly interested in nominations that:

  • Showcase historic preservation as a strategy to renew the viability of diverse older neighborhoods
  • Revitalize the livability of older communities
  • Protect historic resources on America’s public lands
  • Meet community needs through the rehabilitation and active use of individual landmarks
  • Demonstrate that older buildings are excellent examples of “green” and sustainable construction
  • Demonstrate that historic preservation supports economic, environmental and cultural sustainability in communities
  • Broaden the ethnic and cultural diversity of historic preservation
  • Use innovative, replicable strategies that create new models for historic site interpretation, stewardship, and/or reuse
  • Involve properties that benefited from the Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Program, which promotes historic preservation and community revitalization by encouraging private investment in historic building rehabilitation

In addition to the general evaluation criteria outlined under the National Preservation Honor Awards category (listed above), the following criteria apply to the National Trust/ACHP Award nominees:

  • Extent to which the completed project or established program demonstrates an exemplary federal role and a sustained federal/non-federal partnership and can serve as a model for other partnerships.
  • Preservation of a significant historic resource through a creative team approach.
  • Demonstrated commitment to furthering a federal preservation ethic.
  • Long-term projects or programs are eligible if substantial achievements have been made within the last three years.

Nominations should specify the federal agency and non-federal partners contributing to the success of the project or program. List significant partners as co-nominees and provide contact information for each. Strong agency employee participation is necessary in addition to any contractor participation.

Note: All nominations received for the ACHP award category that are not selected will be considered in the judging for the National Preservation Honor Awards, unless the nominator requests otherwise by checking the appropriate box on the nomination form. All other award nominations submitted for special category awards will only be considered in that category.