Disposal of Federal Surplus Real Property for Parks, Recreation, and Historic Monuments

 

FLP: To transfer surplus Federal real property for state and local public park and recreation use; HSPP: To transfer Federal historic real property to state and local governments for historic preservation purposes.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
15.918
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of the Interior
Office: National Park Service
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Sale, Exchange, or Donation of Property and Goods
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: FY. Fiscal Year 2015: Five properties, including 623
acres, (as of February 2015) were transferred to 3 states (CA, ME, TX) and Puerto Rico, including 538 acres from the Brunswick Naval Air Station closed under BRAC, transferred to the Town of Brunswick. Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available
Authorization
FLP: 40 U.S.C. 550(b) and (e) Public Law 107-217, originally under the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949, Section 203(k), 63 Stat. 385 as amended, 40 U.S.C. 484, Public Law 91-485; Federal Lands for Parks and Recreation, 16 U.S.C. 4601-5. HSPP: 40 U.S.C. 550(h) Public Law 107-217, originally under the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
FLP: Only State or local units of government and territories are eligible to apply for surplus real property for public parks and recreation. Recipients must agree to manage the property for public recreational use.

HSPP: Only State or local units of government and territories are eligible to apply for surplus real property for historic preservation purposes. A recipient must agree to preserve and maintain the property in perpetuity and may accomplish this goal by leasing the property to a non-profit or for-profit entity. Additionally, a property may be used for revenue-producing activities to support it, and such activities may be eligible for Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives (see 15.915, Technical Preservation Services).
Beneficiary Eligibility
FLP: Only State or local units of government and territories are eligible to apply for surplus real property for public park and recreation, and must agree to manage the property for public use.

HSPP: Only State or local units of government and territories are eligible to apply for surplus real property for historic preservation purposes. A recipient must agree to preserve and maintain the property in perpetuity and may accomplish this goal by leasing the property to a non-profit or for-profit entity. Additionally, a property may be used for revenue-producing activities to support it, and such activities may be eligible for Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives (see 15.915, Technical Preservation Services).
Credentials/Documentation
FLP: The applicant must submit an application, proposed program of use for the property and evidence of its ability to finance the program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87. HSPP: The applicant must submit an application that includes a Program for Preservation and Utilization, which is comprised of a preservation plan, a use plan and a financial plan. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
HSPP: Historic surplus property applications are coordinated by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior, and the GSA, or in the cases of legislated military base closures, the DOD and its military components. An environmental impact statement is required for this program. An environmental impact assessment is required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Applications for park and recreation use and historic uses are submitted to the appropriate National Park Service Regional Office. Application forms are issued by the National Park Service.
Award Procedure
FLP: Upon approval of a park and recreation application, the National Park Service will request GSA or DOD military service, in the case of base closures, to assign the property to the Secretary of the Interior for transfer. Upon assignment by DOD or GSA, the National Park Service will transfer the property to the applicant.

HSPP: To ensure the adequate preservation of the historic surplus property, the National Park Service will provide the technical assistance to the applicant during the development of the application. Upon approval of the application, the National Park Service will formally recommend to GSA or DOD that the property be transferred to the applicant. GSA or DOD will prepare the deed, which includes provisions for maintaining the property in perpetuity, and the property will be conveyed to the applicant.
Deadlines
Oct 01, 2010 FLP: The National Park Service must notify the General Services Administration within 30 calendar days after the date of the notice of determination of surplus if there is an eligible applicant interested in acquiring the property, or otherwise comply with the DOD Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) planning and disposal schedules. HSPP: An eligible state or local government must submit a letter of interest to the disposal agency (GSA or DOD) within 20 calendar days after the date of the notice of determination of surplus. To request and move forward with an application, the eligible applicant must also contact the National Park Service during this time frame. Approval of the application and conveyance of the property follows the process described above.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
FLP and HSPP: From 3 to 6 months (could be longer for HSPP depending on the circumstances).
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
None.
How are proposals selected?
Suitability of real property for the proposed use and the ability of the applicant unit of government to carry out the proposed program of use.
How may assistance be used?
FLP: Surplus real property may be conveyed for public park and recreation use at discounts up to 100 percent of fair market value. Property conveyed for park and recreation use must be used for these purposes in perpetuity or otherwise may be reverted to Federal ownership at the discretion of the federal government. HSPP: Surplus historic property is conveyed at no cost for historic preservation purposes in perpetuity—there are no restrictions on use, so long as the proposed program for the property meets the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Program reports are not applicable. Cash reports are not applicable. FLP and HSPP: Recipients of surplus properties are required to submit periodic stewardship and compliance reports (ranging from 2-5 year intervals) on the use of the property. FLP: Ranges from 2-5 years intervals: HSPP: biennial reporting, which includes financial information for revenue-producing property. Recipients of surplus properties are required to submit periodic stewardship and compliance reports (ranging from 2-5 year intervals) on the use of the property. FLP: Ranges from 2-5 years intervals: HSPP: biennial reporting, which includes financial information for revenue-producing property. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
Auditing
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. The National Park Service conducts periodic on-site compliance inspections and reviews periodic submitted stewardship reports to assure that the properties are being utilized for the purposes for which they are conveyed. Properties in noncompliance may be reverted back to the Federal Government.
Records
The National Park Service maintains official records concerning the property.
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
NONE. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: NONE.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Applicants should contact the National Park Service Regional Offices.
Headquarters Office
FLP:Joel Lynch and Wendy Ormont or HSPP: Gary Sachau National Park Service, State and Local Assistance Division, Federal Lands to Parks Program, 1201 I Street N.W. Org Code 2225, Washington, District of Columbia 20005 Phone: (202) 354-6915
Website Address
http://www.nps.gov/flp
Financial Information
Account Identification
14-1042-0-1-303.
Obligations
(Sale, Exchange, or Donation of Property and Goods) FY 14 $589,000; FY 15 est $589,000; and FY 16 est $589,000 - Value of property transfers and cost of technical consultation.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
FLP: None. Value varies by the value of the available real property.
HSPP: None.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
FLP: "The Federal Lands to Parks Program," 2011 brochure (no charge), "Disposal of Surplus Real Property," booklet published by the General Service Administration (no charge). 40 U.S.C. 550(b), (e), and (h), Public Law 107-217. http://www.nps.gov/flp; HSPP: “The Historic Surplus Property Program,” 2009 brochure – 40 U.S.C. 550(h) Public Law 107-217, http://www.nps.gov/tps/historic-surplus.htm
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2014: Thirteen properties, 189 acres, were transferred to 9 states. Former Army
Corps of Engineers’ boat ramps were transferred to communities to enable public river access - two to the City of Philadelphia, PA, and one to Meade County, KY. Additional Army Reserve
Centers, closed under the BRAC process, were transferred to communities in NJ, PA, RI, TX,
and VT for new recreation centers. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available

 


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