The Historic Preservation Education Foundation (HPEF) is currently accepting proposals for the Spring 2015 round of its Partners in Training program. HPEF established Partners in Training last year to provide training opportunities on technical topics associated with preservation technology. Partners in Training seeks to replicate the success HPEF has enjoyed working with other educational institutions and organizations in the past.

HPEF is inviting educational institutions and nonprofit organizations to submit training proposals that address specialized topics associated with the technical aspects of preservation projects. For grant recipients, HPEF will contribute administrative and initial financial support (seed money to fund initial tasks, handling of registration and financial functions associated with the event, and assumption of financial risk). Administrative support includes participation in event planning, registration functions, and, as appropriate, assistance in online publication of materials prepared for the event. Grant recipients will assume all other responsibilities including marketing; coordination of onsite aspects associated with the venue; project budget; and staffing.

The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2015. Grant recipients will be announced on/around June 1, 2015.

Please see the attached announcement and call for proposals for information. Additional information can also be found on the HPEF website: or by writing


2000px-US-AdvisoryCouncilOnHistoricPreservation-Logo.svgSpecial Offer to Students of NCPE Member Institutions

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) is offering two discount programs to students from National Council for Preservation Education member institutions.

The Section 106 Essentials is a two-day course designed for those who are new to federal historic preservation compliance or those who want a refresher on the Section 106 regulations and review process. This course explains the requirements of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, which applies any time a federal, federally assisted, or federally approved activity might affect a property listed in or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.

What will you learn in The Section 106 Essentials?

  • Information on the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders in the Section 106 process;
  • Real-life case studies to illustrate each step in the ACHP’s regulations, “Protection of Historic Properties”(36 CFR Part 800);
  • Practical advice on how to make Section 106 work smarter and more efficiently to resolve conflicts between development plans and historic preservation values; and
  • A revised curriculum handbook and a course CD, featuring model documents, guidance materials, and a reference library.


February 24-25 Washington, DC – National Building Museum
April 21-22 Scottsdale, Arizona – The Chaparral Suites
May 5-6 Washington, DC – National Building Museum
July 7-8 Pierre, South Dakota – Best Western Ramkota Hotel
August 11-12 Washington, DC – National Building Museum
September 9-10 Seattle, Washington – The Mayflower Park Hotel
November 3-4 NTHP Annual Conference – Washington, DC



Program #1 – A special rate of $100 (a discount of $395 off the regular fee) on a space available basis. Students will be notified of acceptance 10 days prior to beginning of the course.

Program #2 – Students may opt to pay a half-price rate of $250 for a confirmed seat.

To register, contact Cindy Bienvenue at to request an NCPE registration form.

For information on the course and locations, visit

NCPE’s Objectives

  • Encouraging and assisting in the development and improvement of historic preservation education programs and endeavors in the United States and elsewhere;
  • Coordinating efforts related to preservation education with public and private organizations and interested individuals;
  • Facilitating the collection, exchange and dissemination of information and ideas concerning preservation education;
  • Creating public awareness of endeavors in preservation education.