Cultural Resource Fund

Administration of a $10 million fund to benefit 237 eligible Tribal Nations and 41 State Historic Preservation Offices.

Funder: Association of American Railroads

The Federal Communications Commission and seven Class 1 freight rail companies created the Cultural Resource Fund (CRF) to address issues relating to Positive Train Control poles erected prior to May 31, 2013. The fund provides $10 million in grants to benefit Tribal Nations and State Historic Preservation Offices in support of culturally and historically significant projects. MICA was awarded the contract to administer the fund. Pursuant to this contract, MICA has awarded 327 cultural revitalization and historic preservation grants since May 2015.