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January 2021 News: Funding for Byways

Scenic America ended 2020 with exciting news: the FY 2021 omnibus appropriations bill signed into law on December 27 included $16 million in funding for scenic byways. This marks the first time in nine years that the program has enjoyed dedicated funding. 


Byways Frequently Asked Questions

Since the funding announcement, Scenic America has fielded a number of questions regarding grant funding opportunities and related byways news. Check out our new Byways FAQs page, which we will continue to update as further news is released.  


A Billboard Comes Down in Florida

A long-standing billboard in St. Johns County, Florida, came down earlier this month-- the latest such billboard to be removed from along the Scenic A1A Highway. 



A Scenic Win in Colorado

On January 5, Arapahoe County Commissioners unanimously adopted an amended sign code that prohibits any new billboards and conversion of static to electronic billboards.  




Rebuilding a Historic Nashville Street 

After a Christmas morning bombing brought devastation to a historic Nashville street, the city's preservationists have their sights set on rebuilding, as our Scenic Tennessee chapter reports.



Place-Making Spotlight: Newport, RI

Well known for its stunning Gilded Age mansions and historic waterfront, the city of Newport, Rhode Island, boasts incredible examples of architecture and a well-documented public realm. But the city's design today presents a mixed picture.



Congress for the New Urbanism Charter Award Applications Open

The Congress for the New Urbanism is now accepting applications for its Charter Awards, which recognize exemplary work in designing and building places people love.  


Visual Resource Stewardship Conference Issues Call for Abstracts

Abstracts are currently being accepted for the 2021 VRS Conference. Submissions should reflect the conference's main theme, Exploring Landscape as Culture, Resource, Home. Submissions are due March 1. 


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We have an ambitious agenda to create a more scenic America for all people, and we can't do it without your help. Make a gift today. 


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