, 2023-01-24 05:06:45,
Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser aChavalaya National Heritage Area It recently announced its re-licensing for 15 years by signing the National Heritage Act.
The act reauthorizes the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area to continue operating through 2037. The National Heritage Act replaces a set of individual licenses with a program that creates clear standards for hiring and accountability, financial stability through a 15-year program renewal, and a commitment to protecting private property rights.
In addition, the law enables ANHA to expand technical support and grants to promote and preserve cultural, natural, and recreational resources.
“There is no other place in the world like the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area. It is among the most culturally rich and ecologically diverse regions in the United States, home to a widely recognized Cajun culture as well as a diverse population of European, African, Caribbean, and Native American ancestry.” “It really is America’s foreign country.
“This reauthorization will further the Atchafalaya National Heritage District’s mission to preserve this imported part of our state’s heritage for many years to come.”
Since its initial authorization in 2006, the Atchafalaya National Heritage District has awarded nearly 200 grants totaling more than $1 million.
ANHA has directly raised nearly $6 million in similar funds over the life of the program, which is…
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