NHL Status Update – March 2015
We have made progress since announcing that we had received a grant from the ABPP (American Battlefield Protection Program) in 2014. We have been busy with filling out a lot of government forms and RFP’s to line up our consultants for the goal of becoming a National Historic Landmark in 2017. Below you will find our timeline for each of the 10 steps listed below. Please check our site regularly as we will keep this page updated on our latest status.
Phase I Grant Application to National Park Service- Target Date: Jan 2014 (Completed)
Phase II Grant Approved by American Battlefields Protection Program- Target Date: July 2014 (Completed)
Phase III Training, Work Plan, Consultant RFP’s & Selection – Target Date: Feb 2015 (Completed)
Phase IV Our Letter of Inquiry approved to proceed by NHL – Target Date: July 2015
Phase V Research and Documentation for NHL – Target Date: Nov 2015
- Complete Documentation & Verification of 2010 ABPP Grant
- Complete Documentation, Archeological Assessment of Related Sites
- Complete Documentation of Post Rev War Significance
- Submit NHL Nomination for Review
Phase VI NHL Review Process – Target Date: Winter 2015
Phase VII NHL Staff Review & Possible Modifications – Target Date: Jan 2016
Phase VIII Presentation to Landmark Committee in Washington DC – Target Date: Spring 2016
Phase IX Final Version of NHL Nomination sent to Dept. of Interior – Target Date: Fall 2016
Phase X Final Decision by Secretary of the Interior – Target Date: Jan 2017
Please remember that we still need your help to fund supporting activities that will make are nomination more successful to the Interior Department.
Help us in this once in a lifetime opportunity!!
We are a registered 501C(3) and all donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. To make a donation, click on the link on the top left part of the screen under Please Donate.
Related & Supporting Efforts for NHL Recognition
- Battlefield Preservation Fund grant application to the National Trust for Historic Preservation for archaeological field surveys at Battle of Paoli & related sites. These studies will enhance the knowledge of the Battle and consideration as part of the National Historic Landmark nomination.
Donations and sponsorships for matching funds ARE NEEDED!
- PA Educational Improvement Tax Credit are being set up to develop extra-curriculum programs in K-12 schools to participate in living history, field visits and participation in preservation and research activities related to the Battle of Paoli, the Revolutionary War, Veterans and our national heritage.
Businesses are encouraged to contact PBPF – Contributions to this program can be used as tax credits rather than just charitable donations.
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