Cultural Resources Management
The National Park Service (NPS) conducts cultural resource stewardship largely at the park level. To carry out and further this stewardship responsibility, the Service implements programs that encompass a broad range of research, operational, and educational activities. The NPS conducts: Research to identify, evaluate, document, register, and establish basic information about cultural resources and traditionally associated peoples; Planning to ensure that management processes for making decisions and setting priorities integrate information about cultural resources, and provide for consultation and collaboration with outside entities; and Stewardship to ensure that cultural resources are preserved and protected, receive appropriate treatments (including maintenance), and are made available for public understanding and enjoyment.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
National Park Service, Department of The Interior
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Fiscal Year 2016
No information available. Over 100 awards made to non-profit, tribal entities and universities.Fiscal Year 2017
Over 100 awards made to non-profit, tribal entities, and universitiesFiscal Year 2018
The program anticipates 100 awards made to non-profit, tribal entities, and universities.Fiscal Year 2019
The program anticipates 100 awards made to non-profit, tribal entities, and universities.
54 U.S.C. §320102(f) commonly known as the American Antiquities Act; 54 U.S.C. §302304(b) State Historic Preservation Programs; 54 U.S.C. §101702(a) Cooperative Agreements, Transfer of Service Appropriated Funds; and; 54 USC §101701(b) Challenge Cost-share Agreement Authority.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
State, local, or tribal government or other public entity, an educational institution, or a private nonprofit organization.
State and local governments, Federally recognized Indian Tribal governments, nonprofit organizations, educational or scientific institutions, associations, individuals.
Generally, applicant entity must have expertise in the contemplated resource management and/or research project.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. An environmental impact statement is required for this listing. An environmental impact assessment is required for this listing. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Funding announcements for this program, along with registration procedures, application packages and instructions, points of contact, and procedures for submitting applications will be available on www.grants.gov.
Proposals received in response announcements on grants.gov are reviewed on the basis of a competitive, merit-based review process, and are rated in accordance with the evaluation criteria stated in the announcement. Awards may be made to the highest rated proposals based on the amount of funding available each year.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Varies depending on the type and complexity of the project. Further information will be available for each specific project at the time the funding opportunity announcement is posted on www.grants.gov and may be obtained by contacting the Program Manager listed as the point of contact. Generally 30 - 120 days.
None. Final award decisions are not subject to appeal; however, the National Park Service will provide applicants with information on why their proposals were not selected for award.
Projects may generally be renewed on an annual basis, not to exceed a total of 5 years. If renewals or extensions are applicable to the project, this information will be included in the funding opportunity announcement. When renewals or extensions are applicable, continuation of funding for these activities is at the discretion of Congress.
How are proposals selected?
Specific evaluation criteria will be included in the funding announcements posted on www.grants.gov.
How may assistance be used?
Funds used for all aspects of cultural resource stewardship activities, including but not limited to inventory, monitoring, research, rehabilitation, reconstruction, restoration, preservation, documentation, data recovery, education, and climate change mitigation and adaptation. The Secretary of Interior must determine that appropriations for the purpose of cooperative management of projects are available and an agreement is in the best interests of the United States. Funds may not be used for acquisition of real property.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Program Performance Report
Per 2 CFR Part 200.333 - 200.337
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching is voluntary. Recipients may share some project or program costs. The cost-sharing arrangements are developed between NPS and the recipients in advance of the program unless otherwise stated by Congress.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Depends on project complexity. Will be specified in the Funding Opportunity Announcement, if applicable. Will be specified in the Funding Opportunity Announcement, if applicable.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW, Room #2737
Washington , DC 20240 US
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 18$15,000,000.00; FY 19 est $15,000,000.00; FY 20 Estimate Not Available FY 17$7,951,735.00; FY 16$16,260,471.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range: $1,000.00 - $5,500,000.00 Average: $192,000.00
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
2 CFR, Part 200, 43 CFR, OMB Circulars, standard forms, and program information
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2016
No information available. Planning and cultural resources stewardship, including research.Fiscal Year 2017
Planning and cultural resources stewardship, including researchFiscal Year 2018
Program has not yet selected projects for funding. Program anticipates funding projects that are related to planning and cultural resources stewardship, including research.Fiscal Year 2019
Program has not yet selected projects for funding. Program anticipates funding projects that are related to planning and cultural resources stewardship, including research.