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Megan Brown

Chief State, Tribal, Local, Plans & Grants Division and Certified Local Government Program National Coordinator, National Park Service

Megan Brown has worked at the National Park Service for 19 years, starting as a Grants Management Specialist, and then spending 10 years as the Certified Local Government (CLG) Coordinator, and now serves as the first female Chief of the State, Tribal, Local, Plans & Grants division located within the Cultural Resources Directorate of the National Park Service in Washington, DC. She is responsible for the management of the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) and the over $200 million that it now disburses. Annual funding is provided to States, Tribes, and Certified Local Governments, as well as Congressionally funded competitive programs like: Underrepresented Communities, African American Civil Rights, Save America’s Treasures, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities. With a staff of 20, the division works hard to provide the outreach and grant funding necessary to enable our partners to carry out the programs outlined by the National Historic Preservation Act and funded by the HPF. Before joining NPS, Megan worked in the Southwest Office of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, in Fort Worth, Texas, and the South Carolina State Historic Preservation Office where she managed the State Grant and Federal Tax Incentive programs. Her education includes a Bachelor in Architecture from Auburn University and Master in Historic Preservation from the University of South Carolina. She is an avid equestrian and enjoys time and travel with her family, horses, and friends.

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