Guam Delegate to the U.S. Congress Madeleine Z. Bordallo announced that the government of Guam has been awarded $413,040 from the U.S. Department of the Interior and the National Park Service. The funds are part of $48.9 million in historic preservation grants for U.S. states, territories, and partnering nations. The grants will be used to support local efforts on historic and cultural preservation on Guam.
The awarding of historic preservation grants first began in 1977 and has given nearly $2 billion to states, territories, tribes, and non-profit organizations to preserve the nation’s diverse history and cultural heritage. These funds are supported by Outer Continental Shelf oil lease revenues.
“Guam has a unique history and culture that cannot be found anywhere else in the world,” Bordallo said. “This grant will help us continue to promote historical preservation on our island and fund programs that support our cultural resources. We have a responsibility to preserve our history and cultural heritage and share the wisdom and teachings of our ancestors. I look forward to seeing these funds used throughout our island, and helping us stay connected to the generations before us.”