Rep. Katko Announces over $600k in Federal Funds to Preserve Historical Sites in Central New York

Syracuse, NY— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced $617,000 in federal funds will be distributed to the Greater Syracuse Land Bank and Canal Society of New York State for the preservation of nationally significant sites in Central New York. The funds are available through the National Park Service’s Save America’s Treasures Program.

The Greater Syracuse Land Bank will use the funds to support the Gustav Stickley House Restoration, a project that will create a historic museum in the former home of Gustav Stickley, an early 20th century furniture designer and manufacturer. The Canal Society of New York State will use their funds for the preservation of historic items related to the Erie Canal in Manlius.

The Save America’s Treasures Program is one of several programs administered under the National Park Service’s Historic Preservation Fund (HPF), which strengthens federal investments in historic sites nationwide. In Congress, Rep. Katko has led efforts to strengthen the HPF and the Save America’s Treasures Program. Most recently, he supported a bipartisan request which called for $150 million for the HPF, including an $18 million set-aside for the Save America’s Treasures Program.

“Central New York is home to countless historic treasures that enrich our community and help connect us to our past. I’ve worked to strengthen the National Park Service’s Save America’s Treasures Program and am pleased to announce the Greater Syracuse Land Bank and Canal Society of New York State have received $617,000 in federal funds,” said Rep. Katko. “These new awards will contribute to preservation efforts related to the Erie Canal and the Gustav Stickley House Restoration, both of which play an important role in promoting our region’s rich history.”

A full list of the grants can be found below:

Greater Syracuse Land Bank: $500,000
Canal Society of New York State: $171,000