WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the National Parks Service (NPS) has awarded a $395,050 grant to the Cleveland Coordinating Committee for Cod, Inc. in Richfield, Ohio. Funding has been awarded through the Save America’s Treasures (SAT) grant program and will go toward submarine restorations for the U.S.S. Cod. The National Park Service (NPS), has partnered with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), to award these matching grants to better support the preservation of nationally significant historic properties and collections.
“This grant ensures that the U.S.S. Cod will remain accessible,” said Brown. “This investment will help fuel the local economy in the area, while preserving this historic vessel for generations to come.”
The U.S.S. Cod is an entirely American made, U.S. Fleet submarine from World War II. Now a National Historic Landmark, the U.S.S. Cod is docked in the North Coast Harbor of Lake Erie and is maintained and operated as a memorial to the more than 3,900 submariners who lost their lives during the more than 100 year history of the United States Navy Submarine Force.
Since its establishment in 1998, the Federal Save America’s Treasures has provided $323 million to more than 1,200 projects to preserve and conserve nationally significant collections, artifacts, structures and sites. Additionally, these grants have supported more than 16,000 local jobs. In 2019, Congress appropriated funding for Save America’s Treasures from the Historic Preservation Fund.