Boston African-American National Historic Site Cooperative Agreement with the Museum of African American History
The National Park Service and the Museum of African-American History are entering into a cooperative agreement to partner for the express purpose of furthering the preservation and interpretation of the African Meeting House and the Abiel Smith School as it relates to the creation and development of the free Afraican community within the Beacon Hill area of Boston, Massachusetts prior to the Civil War.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Agency: Department of the Interior
Office: National Park Service
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Advisory Services and Counseling; Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants); Dissemination of Technical Information; Provision of Specialized Services; Sale, Exchange, or Donation of Property and Goods; Training; Use of Property, Facilities, and Equipment
Fiscal Year 2014: Provided funding to park management
partner to carry out interpretive and educational
programing for the general public. Fiscal Year 2015: No
information available. Fiscal Year 2016: No information available. Fiscal Year 2015: No information available. Fiscal Year 2016: No information available.
Public Law 96-430, Title I, Section 103, October 10, 1980, 94 Stat. 1845; 16 U.S.C. Section 1g; and 16 U.S.C. Section 17j-2(e).
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
2 CFR, Part 200, 43 CFR, OMB Circulars, standard forms, and program information. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Prior to any preservation and rehabilitation work on the two historic structures named under the objectives, compliance under Section 106 of the United States Public Law 89-665, October 15, 1966, as amended and known as the Historic Preservation Act of 1966, must be obtained. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Consultation or assistance between the Secretary (generally through the Superintendent, Boston African-American National Historic Site) and the Museum of African-American History will occur. Projects will be awarded as determined by the Secretary (generally through the Superintendent, Boston African-American National Historic Site) within the requirements of applicable existing bureau and agency regulation and policy.
After project needs and requirements are developed, the National Park Service will issue the Museum of African-American History a written cooperative agreement for execution upon which the project(s) and program(s) can proceed. Department of the Interior policy allows projects that meet the criteria for single source opportunities to be issued by an agency, which are specifically directed to a known recipient. A Notice of Intent shall be placed on www.grants.gov to disclose the single source announcement.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
In accordance with applicable requirements for extensions and renewals.
How are proposals selected?
Appropriations for the purpose of cooperative projects must be available and an agreement is in the best interests of the United States.
How may assistance be used?
The Secretary of the Interior must determine that appropriations for the purpose of providing federal assistance are available and an agreement is in the best interests of the United States. Assistance is authorized between the Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Boston African-American National Historic Site and the Museum of African-American History.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Program reports are not applicable. Cash reports are not applicable. Reporting requirements in accordance with OMB Circular A1-110 and 43 CFR Part 12. Specific projects or activities for which funds shall by tracked and reported by submittal of the the SF 271 Outlay Report and Request for Reimbursement for Construction Programs, and a quarterly or annual submittal of the SF 425 Federal Financial Report. The SF 271 and SF 425 require a final report. All projects and activities are monitored for progress and compliance with agreed upon scope of the work.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.
Per 2 CFR Part 200.333 – 200.337.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Information on the length and time phasing of assistance is not available. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Information not available.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None. Superintendent, Boston African-American National Historic Site, Charlestown Navy Yard, Building I, Boston, MA 02129; Phone (617) 242-5644. Northeast Regional Office, 200 Chestnut Street, Suite 306, Philadelphia, PA 19106; Phone (215) 597-0815.
Project Management Office: N/A.
Director National Park Service, 1849 C Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20240 Phone: (202)208-3100
14-1036-0-1-303 - Operation of the National Park System; 14-1035-1-1-303 - ARRA ONPS; TAFS 1409/101035; 14-1041-1-1-303 - ARRA Construction; TAFS 1409/101035; 14-1039-0-1-303 - Construction; 14-1042-0-1-303 - NR&P.
(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 14 $33,000; FY 15 est $33,000; and FY 16 est $33,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range: $25,000.00 - $50,000.00
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
2 CFR, Part 200, 43 CFR, OMB Circulars, standard forms, and program information
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2014: Provided funding to park management partner to carry out interpretive and educational programing for the general public. Fiscal Year 2015: No information available. Fiscal Year 2016: No information available.