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Interior Announces Steps Underway for Implementation of $1.9 Billion Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations
Following extensive consultations with American Indian leaders, the Department today made a number of announcements related to the significant efforts underway for the purchase of fractional interests in American Indian trust lands from willing sellers.
Interior Highlights 35th Anniversary of the Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Program
Commonly referred to as the federal historic tax credit program, the program is administered by the National Park Service and the Internal Revenue Service in partnership with State Historic Preservation Offices.
Interior Announces Nearly $400 Million in PILT Payments to Rural Communities for Police, Fire and Schools
The PILT program compensates counties and local governments for non-taxable federal land in their jurisdictions. The 2013 authorized level is $421.7 million, reduced by $21.5 million due to sequestration. Funding by state and county is available.
Interior Department Agencies to Host Latino Youth to Promote Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
The high school and college-aged students will raft the Colorado River, hike the Red Rock Canyon and Moapa Valley, and take a behind-the-scenes tour of Hoover Dam as they learn about the variety of science-based careers in the Department of the Interior.
Secretary Jewell, National Park Service Director Jarvis to Launch Healthy and Sustainable Food Program
Cooking demonstrations by concession chefs will follow the announcement, which is part of the National Park Service’s Healthy People, Healthy Parks initiative.
TODAY: Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell to Make Renewable Energy Announcements
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will hold a news media teleconference to make an announcement regarding renewable energy projects on public lands.
This Week at Interior June 7, 2013
Secretary Jewell kicks off National Fishing and Boating Week; it's the first ever offshore wind energy lease auction, and a green light for three renewable energy projects; and the menu at sites in some National Parks will include more healthy options.
Forum Commemorates Asian American / Pacific Islander Heritage
Interior Secretary Jewell underscored the importance of commemorating and interpreting Asian American and Pacific Islander culture and history, particularly through the National Park Service, to tell a more complete story of our nation’s rich heritage.
Infrastructure Permitting Reforms to Meet the Twin Goals of Achieving More Timely Reviews While Improving Environmental Outcomes
As the largest landowner in the United States, the Department of the Interior has played a critical role in facilitating the infrastructure investments needed for a 21st Century American economy. In particular, Interior is reshaping our energy future.