State and National
Preservation Policy

MPA provides proactive leadership on policies that affect historic properties. We coordinate a legislative information network and advocate for legislation which provides protection and preservation incentives for historic places.

During the 2009 Montana Legislature, MPA built broad bipartisan support for a successful proposal to allocate $4 million in Federal stimulus funds for historic preservation grants. In 2010, 58 historic Montana properties received grants ranging from $20,000 to $150,000. Lawmakers and MPA  received a National Trust for Historic Preservation Honor Award for our visionary advocacy work.