Emergency Supplemental Historic Preservation Fund


Emergency supplemental HPF funding is intended to assist the historic resources within a major disaster declaration area that are listed in or determined eligible for the National Register. Funding should substantially mitigate threat to the site and include steps to mitigate future damage.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
National Park Service, Department of The Interior
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
A - Formula Grants; B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2017 No information available.
Fiscal Year 2018 The program anticipates issuing 8 awards for a cumulative total of $47.5 million.
Fiscal Year 2019 No information available.
National Historic Preservation Act, 54 U.S.C 3001 et.seq.;Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013 (P.L. 113-2); Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (P.L. 115-123
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible applicants are State and Tribal Historic Preservation Offices located within areas receiving major disaster declarations from FEMA.
Beneficiary Eligibility
States and Tribes
National Register listing, or certification of eligibility, of properties for which grant assistance be being applied. 2 CFR Part 200 , in its entirety, applies to this program
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. A completed Grant Application Form. The standard application forms required by 43 CFR 12, Subparts C and F, must be used. In addition, applicants must also submit an Action Plan Narrative providing an overview of needs in the State.
Award Procedure
Using the FEMA major disaster declarations as a starting point for determining the method of apportioning the $47.5 million, the NPS will divide the appropriation into two groups. Group 1 includes $38 million and will be apportioned to the four States containing counties that FEMA designated as eligible to receive both Individual and Public Assistance - Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island. The remaining funds will comprise Group 2, and will be awarded to the remaining eight States, the District of Columbia, and any Federally-recognized Indian Tribes located in those States, through an application process and based on need as described in proposals submitted by the States and Tribes to the NPS. In apportioning the $38 million from Group 1 that will be assigned to CT, NJ, NY, and RI, because State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPO) in those States have not yet completed damage assessments to historic properties, there is no single best method of determining need. Funds will be distributed using a formula that takes into account three evaluation factors, each having equal weight: 1) population of counties eligible for both IA and PA, 2) land area of counties eligible for both IA and PA , and 3) the number of properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places in counties eligible for both IA and PA.
Not applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
30 - 90 days.
Recipients may request renewal of existing projects or additional projects to meet program goals and objectives. Extensions may be requested by grant recipients through interim progress reports.
How are proposals selected?
The NPS will provide the funding based on a formula with three equal factors: 1) affected population of FEMA-declared counties, 2) amount of approved FEMA Individual Assistance Applications, and 3) amount of approved FEMA Public Assistance awards to states. NPS may choose to award some funding competitively and reapportion funds as needed based on: a) Historic significance b) Degree of disaster related damage c) Ability of the project to correct the disaster related damage e) Feasibility to complete the project
How may assistance be used?
Hurricane Sandy HPF relief grants must be used to preserve properties listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: Recipients of HPF Hurricane Sandy relief grant agreements will be required to report the performance progress on a quarterly basis within ten (10) calendar days of the end of the calendar quarter.
Not applicable.
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 requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
2-3 years Assistance released on a reimbursable basis as costs are incurred.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Hampton Tucker, Chief State, Tribal, and Local Plans & Grants National Park Service 202-354-2067 Hampton_Tucker @NPS.gov
Headquarters Office
Megan J. Brown
State, Tribal, Local, Plans & Grants Division
National Park Service
1849 C Street, NW Mail Stop 7360
Washington, DC 20240 US
Phone: 202-354-2062
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Formula Grants) FY 18$47,500,000.00; FY 19 Estimate Not Available FY 20 Estimate Not Available FY 17$0.00; - (Project Grants) FY 18$1,000,000.00; FY 19 Estimate Not Available FY 20 Estimate Not Available FY 17$0.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range: $500,000.000 to $10,000,000.00 Average: $5,000,000.00.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
2 CFR, Part 200, 43 CFR, OMB Circulars, standard forms, and program information. Historic Preservation Fund Grants Manual https://www.nps.gov/preservation-grants/HPF_Manual.pdf Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2017 No information available.
Fiscal Year 2018 In process of awarding.
Fiscal Year 2019 No information available.


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