Section 106

What is Section 106? 

Section 106 comes from the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, also known as 36 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations) Part 800. Section 106 is enacted for projects, known as undertakings, that handle federal property or are funded, approved, permitted, or licensed by a federal agency. Section 106 is a four-step process, detailed below. An undertaking that may adversely affect historic properties can only proceed once a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) or a Programmatic Agreement (PA) is reached.

Why Should I Care?

State Worker
Everyday Person
Federal Employee


DeLuxe Theater, TX
Hotel Del Monte, CA
Clara Barton’s Office & Home, DC
Maloof Site & Caltrans, CA
Nike Site Summit, AK
Yamacraw Village, GA
Slatersville Bridge, RI
Shockoe Hill African Burying Ground, VA
Gay Head Lighthouse, MA
African Burial Grounds, NY
Amaknak Bridge, AK
Franklin Post Office, TN
Jordan’s Point Dam, VA
NS Savannah, MD
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
San Juan National Historic Site, Puerto Rico
St. Elizabeths, D.C.
Old Madison Heights, VA
NASA Space Shuttles
Oklahoma Row Tower, AR