New York's State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) helps communities identify, evaluate, preserve, and revitalize their
historic, archeological, and cultural resources. The SHPO administers programs authorized by both the National Historic Preservation
Act of 1966 and the New York State Historic Preservation Act of 1980. These programs, including the Statewide Historic Resources
Survey, the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places, the federal historic rehabilitation tax credit, the Certified Local
Government program, the state historic preservation grants program, state and federal environmental review, and a wide range of
technical assistance, are provided through a network of teams assigned to territories across the state. The SHPO works with
governments, the public, and educational and not-for-profit organizations to raise historic preservation awareness, to instill in New
Yorkers a sense of pride in the state's unique history and to encourage heritage tourism and community revitalization.