National Center for Preservation Technology and Training

 

The purposes of the Center shall be to? (1) develop and distribute preservation and conservation skills and technologies for the identification, evaluation, conservation, and interpretation of historic property; (2) develop and facilitate training for Federal, State, and local resource preservation professionals, cultural resource managers, maintenance personnel, and others working in the preservation field; (3) take steps to apply preservation technology benefits from ongoing research by other agencies and institutions; (4) facilitate the transfer of preservation technology among Federal agencies, State and local governments, universities, international organizations, and the private sector; and (5) cooperate with related international organizations including the International Council on Monuments and Sites, the International Center for the Study of Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property, and the International Council on Museums.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
15.923
Federal Agency/Office
National Park Service, Department of The Interior
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2017 No information available. The grants program received 50 applications and issued 13 awards.
Fiscal Year 2019 The grants program anticipates top received 40 applications and expects to issue approximately 6 awards, pending availability of funding.
Fiscal Year 2018 The grants program received 27 applications and expects to issue 7 awards.
Authorization
54 U.S.C. §305304(a) Preservation Grants, and; 54 U.S.C. §305305 Department of Interior National Center for Preservation and Technology and Training Contract and Cooperative Agreement Authority.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
U.S. universities and two and four year colleges; U.S. private nonprofit institution/organizations and quasi-public nonprofit institution/organizations that are directly associated with educational or research activity; Federal, State, local government agencies, Federally recognized Indian Tribal governments and their Tribal Historic Preservation Offices; For-profit organizations and private individuals may submit proposals only in partnership with an eligible U.S. organization.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Anyone/General Public.
Credentials/Documentation
Proof of nonprofit status is required of nonprofit organizations and institutions.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. An environmental impact assessment is not 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. 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.
Application Procedure
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. Information is available upon request via mail, e-mail (ncptt@ncptt.nps.gov), or our website http://www.ncptt.nps.gov.
Award Procedure
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. Reviews determine the feasibility of the proposed project, and consistency with National Park Service financial and policy requirements concerning the project's scope and purpose. Final award is by the Director of the National Park Service.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 180 days.
Appeals
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. Applicants may reapply if a revised application is submitted in the subsequent competition.
Renewals
Renewal may be requested through a new, competing application. Extensions of time may be requested subject to acceptable work progress and reasons for the delay.
How are proposals selected?
The grants are awarded based on merit review. The criteria includes: Does the project relate to one of the Secretary of Interior's priorities? Does the project display preservation technology Innovation? Does the project meet a national need? How will it impact preservation practice? Is the methodology technically sound? Can the work plan be accomplished in a year? Does the project have a dissemination plan? Is the team qualified to undertake the work? The Selection Official may consider the merit review recommendation, program policy factors, and the amount of funds available to select applications for funding. Program Policy factors 1. Geographic distribution 2.Leveraging of federal resources and partnerships (including cost sharing) 3.Equitable distribution of funding to a range of program objective
How may assistance be used?
The NCPTT supports preservation research, technology, and training in archeology, historic architecture, historic landscapes, objects preservation and materials conservation through cooperative agreements and grants. Projects that develop new technologies or adapt existing technologies to preserve cultural resources are considered for funding. Projects may include, but are not limited to: laboratory or field research that explores or assesses novel or adaptive methods; training activities, including workshops, webinars, instructional videos, and course or curriculum development that promote the use of new technology in preservation; documentation using new methods; manuscript, website or social media development that disseminates innovative preservation technologies; and meetings that convene experts to discuss the use of technologies to address preservation problems.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Performance Reports: Program Performance Report
Auditing
Not applicable.
Records
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. 50% Recipient cost share is required under this program. Eligible match may be inkind, federal or nonfederal cash.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The Treasury Check method of payment is used for advances or reimbursement. A SF 270, Request for Advance or Reimbursement, must be submitted for each payment requested. Requests for reimbursement or advanced funds may be requested monthly in amounts greater than $500. Expenses charged to the grant or cooperative agreement may not be incurred prior to the beginning date specified in the agreement or subsequent or the grant end date, and incurred only to carry out the approved objectives, scope of work, and budget. Award amounts are subject to availability of funds. In accordance with Title IV, Public Law 102-575, Section 405(b): (1) Grants shall be allocated in such a fashion to reflect the diversity of the historic preservation fields and shall be geographically distributed. (2) No recipient may receive more than 10 percent of the awards allocated within any year. (3) Total administrative costs, direct and indirect, charged for carrying out these grants may not exceed 25 percent of aggregate costs. Matching share is not required by law, but is an administrative requirement imposed by NPS.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Mary F. Striegel, Ph.D. Chief, Materials Conservation National Center for Preservation Technology and Training 645 University Parkway Natchitoches, LA 71457 318-356-7444 ex 256 office Mary_striegel@nps.gov
Headquarters Office
Mary Striegel, Ph. D.
National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
645 University Parkway





Natchitoches, LA 71457 US
Mary_striegel@nps.gov
Phone: 318-356-7444 ex 256
Fax: (318) 356-9119.
Website Address
http://www.ncptt.nps.gov
Financial Information
Account Identification
14-1042-0-1-303
Obligations
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 18$764,600.00; FY 19 est $695,600.00; FY 20 Estimate Not Available FY 17$1,112,247.00; - PROJECT GRANTS (Discretionary): FY17 $1,112,247; FY18 $764,600; FY19 est $695,600.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$15,000 to $500,000; The average funding for a grant or cooperative agreement is $40,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
2 CFR, Part 200, 43 CFR, OMB Circulars, standard forms, and program information.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2017 No information available. Examples include: •Characterizing the Impacts of Environmental Change to Wooden Structures •Testing and Treatment of Microbial Impacts on Generic Archeological Collections •Examining the Performance of Protective Coatings on Painted Aluminum for Preventative Maintenance •Testing Protective Treatments for Western Red Cedar Shingle and Shake Roofs •Enhancing the Usability of a Cultural Landscape Online Database
Fiscal Year 2018 Program anticipates funding innovative research, training, podcasts, and websites that develop new technologies or adapt existing technologies to preserve cultural resources.
Fiscal Year 2019 Program anticipates funding innovative research, training, podcasts, and websites that develop new technologies or adapt existing technologies to preserve cultural resources.

 


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