Keweenaw National Historical Park (NHP) and Keweenaw NHP Advisory Commission Partner Enhancement Grants

 

To provide funds to enhance partner projects that will mark, interpret, or restore non-Federal properties.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
15.407
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of the Interior
Office: National Park Service
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Advisory Services and Counseling; Project Grants (Discretionary)
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: Continue to fund grants through the
Commission in order to continue enhancements and
access to the Historic Park. Fiscal Year 2015: Not funding. Fiscal Year 2016: Information not available.
Authorization
Keweenaw NHP’s Enabling Legislation
16 U.S.C. §410yy Specifically:
- §410yy-6 – Cooperative Agreements: The Secretary, after consultation with the Commission, may enter into cooperative agreements with owners of property within the park of nationally significant historic or other cultural resources in order to provide for interpretive exhibits or programs.
- §410yy-7(a) – Financial and Technical Assistance: The Secretary may provide to any owner of property within the park containing nationally significant historic or cultural resources, in accordance with cooperative agreements or grant agreements, as appropriate, such financial and technical assistance to mark, interpret, and restore non-Federal properties within the park as the Secretary determines
appropriate to carry out the purposes of this subchapter.
- §410yy-8(a)(7) – Keweenaw NHP Advisory Commission – Establishment and Duties: The Commission shall be authorized to carry out historical, educational, or cultural programs which encourage or enhance appreciation of the historic resources in the park, surrounding areas, and on the Keweenaw Peninsula.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
For NPS Grants: Owners of properties within the legislated boundaries of Keweenaw National Historical Park containing nationally significant historic or cultural resources. For Keweenaw NHP Advisory Commission Grants: Owners or operators of property containing local, state, or nationally significant historic or cultural resources on the Keweenaw Peninsula. For the Commission’s 2013 grant program, the proposed project or program must be located within the boundaries of the Keweenaw NHP; affiliated with an existing Keweenaw Heritage Site; or located at the Cliff Mine, along Torch Lake, or within the community of Painesdale.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Owners of properties within the legislated boundaries of Keweenaw National Historical Park containing nationally significant historic or cultural resources including state and local governments; public and private nonprofit organizations; and individual, partnership, and corporate private property owners. For Keweenaw NHP Advisory Commission 2013 Grants: Owners or operators of properties on the Keweenaw Peninsula located within the boundaries of Keweenaw NHP; affiliated with an existing Keweenaw Heritage Site; or located at the Cliff Mine, along Torch Lake or within the community of Painesdale containing nationally significant historic or cultural resources including state and local governments; public and private nonprofit organizations; and individual, partnership, and corporate private property owners.
Credentials/Documentation
Documentation of ownership of the subject property is required of all applicants in the form of a registered deed or presentation of the most recent tax bill. All applicants other than individual property owners are required to cite laws or by-laws that authorize the organization to accept funds. For Keweenaw NHP Advisory Commission Grants: Proof of property/project/program location, if requested. OMB. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Applications will be accepted by mail or in person at the headquarters: Keweenaw NHP, ATTN: Grants Manager, 25970 Red Jacket Road, Calumet, MI 49913. Applications will be evaluated for eligibility, and then reviewed by a panel comprised of NPS staff, Advisory Commission members, and subject matter experts as appropriate to the specific grant offering. In the event that applications exceed the available grant funds, the panel will determine awards through a Choosing by Advantage (CBA) process, and may negotiate amendments in the terms as necessary to meet program requirements. For Keweenaw NHP Advisory Commission Grants: Applications will be accepted by mail or in person at park headquarters: Keweenaw NHP Advisory Commission, ATTN: Grants Manager, 25970 Red Jacket Road, Calumet, MI 49913. Applications will be evaluated for eligibility, and then reviewed by a panel comprised of NPS staff, Advisory Commission members, and subject matter experts as appropriate to the specific grant offering. In the event that applications exceed the available grant funds, the panel will determine awards through a Choosing by Advantage (CBA) process, and may negotiate amendments in the terms as necessary to meet program requirements. Environmental compliance in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) are required, and will be completed in collaboration with the NPS Interdisciplinary Team (IDT). 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
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. For NPS Grants: Eligible applicants will be required to submit a written proposal/application and an Application for Federal Assistance (SF-424) to: Keweenaw NHP, ATTN: Grants Manager, 25970 Red Jacket Road, Calumet, MI 49913, and will include a project title, property location of requested assistance, project objectives, and a budget proposal for the project reflecting federal and matching funds. For Keweenaw NHP Advisory Commission Grants: Eligible applicants will be required to submit a written proposal/application and an Application for Federal Assistance (SF-424) to: Keweenaw NHP Advisory Commission, ATTN: Grants Manager, 25970 Red Jacket Road, Calumet, MI 49913, and will include a project title, property location of requested assistance, project objectives, and a budget proposal for the project reflecting federal and matching funds.
Award Procedure
Application announcements will be posted utilizing the http://www.grants.gov website. Upon receipt of timely submissions, applications will be reviewed by a panel of reviewers. Notification of Awards will be provided to applicants by issuance of a Cooperative Agreement or Grant Agreement by the Agreements Technical Representative within the time specified on the announcement. Successful applicants must register on the System for Awards Management ebsite at http://www.sam.gov within 15 days of notice of award.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Generally, 30 - 90 days.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
No. Awards will be project-specific or for a specified time period.
How are proposals selected?
- Demonstrated ability of the organization or individual to successfully complete the project.
- Past performance in Federal Financial Assistance programs.
- Organization's ability to provide the required match.
- For NPS grants, ability to provide public access in accordance with Keweenaw NHP's enabling legislation. 16 U.S.C. 410yy-6(1) and 7(1).
- Ability to comply with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Preservation of Historic Properties.
- Other specific project criteria developed for each grant cycle.
How may assistance be used?
NPS Grants: Funding is to be used by owners of properties containing nationally significant historic or cultural resources to mark, interpret, and restore non-Federal properties within the park. The National Park Service shall have right of access at reasonable times to public portions of the property related to the enhancement funds for the purpose of conducting visitors through such property and interpreting them to the public. No changes or alterations shall be made in such properties except by mutual agreement between the NPS and the other parties to the grant agreement(s). The availability of discretionary funding is determined by Keweenaw NHP each fiscal year. Keweenaw NHP Advisory Commission Grants: Funding is to be used by owners or operators of properties containing local, state, or nationally significant historic or cultural resources to mark, interpret, and restore properties on the Keweenaw Peninsula. The availability of discretionary funding is determined by Keweenaw NHP Advisory Commission each fiscal year. Applicants are responsible for determining tax liability, if any. For further information, please contact the regional office. For further information please contact the regional office.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Program reports are not applicable. Cash reports are not applicable. All projects and activities are monitored for progress and compliance with mutually agreed upon scope of work. Specific projects or activities for which funds are awarded shall be tracked and reported by annual submittal of Standard Form 425 the Federal Financial Report as outlined in 2CFR 215.52. Additionally, grant recipients will be required to submit yearly narrative summary of accomplishments report to the National Park Service at Keweenaw NHP or the Keweenaw NHP Advisory Commission, as appropriate, at the end of each Fiscal Year until the project is completed and a final report is submitted. Specific projects or activities for which funds are awarded shall be tracked and reported by submittal of Standard Form 270, and an annual submittal of Standard Form 425 the Federal Financial Report as outlined in 2 CFR 215.52. Additionally, grant recipients will be required to submit yearly narrative summary of accomplishments report to the National Park Service at Keweenaw NHP or the Keweenaw NHP Advisory Commission, as appropriate, at the end of each Fiscal Year until the project is completed and a final report is submitted.
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.
Records
Recipients will maintain records in accordance with the provisions of 43 CFR Part 12, Subpart C, "Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State and Local Governments" and 43 CFR Part 12, Subpart F, "Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Nonprofit Organizations. The Cooperator must maintain a complete detailed accounting system to report expenditures of Cooperative Agreement or Grant Agreement funds and accomplishments achieved under the award. Records, accounts and supporting documents must be retained for 3 years after submission for final request for reimbursement.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching Requirements: For NPS Grants: The property owner/ organization must be able to provide a cash match in accordance with the prevailing legislation at the time of disbursement. Current legislative match requirements will be posted with specific grant opportunity. For Keweenaw NHP Advisory Commission Grants: The property owner or operator must be able to provide a one-to-one match, with up to 100% of the match being in-kind. For Advisory Commission grants awarded within the designated residential properties set-aside, the property owner must provide a one-to-one match with up to 100% of the match being in-kind.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Assistance is provided on a project-specific basis or within a specified time period. Most projects are completed within months, but may vary depending on complexity and other factors. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum; for NPS grants, on a reimbursable basis.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None.
Headquarters Office
Tom Baker, 25970 Red Jacket Road., Calumet, Michigan 49913 Email: thomas_m_baker@nps.gov Phone: (906) 483-3040
Website Address
http://www.nps.gov/kewe/grants
Financial Information
Account Identification
14-1036-0-1-303.
Obligations
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 14 $38,600; FY 15 est $0; and FY 16 est $0 - Funds will be obligated within the fiscal year of the award. Nothing in the Agreements will be construed as binding the NPS or the Keweenaw NHP Advisory Commission to expend in any fiscal year any sum in excess of the appropriation made by Congress for
purposes of the Agreements in that fiscal year.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
NPS Financial Assistance
Range$1.00 to $50,000.00
Average$ 5,000.00 to $ 8,000.00.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Further information on Keweenaw NHP grant programs is available at http://www.nps.gov/kewe/grants .
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.

 



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