National Coast Guard Museum Construction


The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) will award a Congressionally directed $50 million federal assistance award for the construction of the National Coast Guard Museum in New London, CT, by the National Coast Guard Museum Association pursuant to Section 232 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022 (H.R. 2471). Construction of the museum will provide the USCG with a fully outfitted National Coast Guard Museum that offers the public galleries, exhibits, and immersive and tactile experiences on the themes of safety, security, and stewardship to honor the USCG and engage and educate visitors about the past, present and future of the USCG. Building construction should be appropriate for storing and exhibiting museum collections and providing a safe and inclusive environment for staff and the public.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
United States Coast Guard (Uscg), Department of Homeland Security
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022 (H.R. 2471), Section 232
Public Law 117-103
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
This is a Congressionally-directed financial assistance award for the National Coast Guard Museum Association.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Not applicable.
Certified copy of authorization and assurances from the applicant's governing body. Authorization must be current and must designate by name and title the individual who will represent the applicant. See Notice of Funding Opportunity for additional application requirements.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. 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. The NCGMA must comply with all requirements of existing Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) and license and any subsequent MOAs or other documents, including all requirements for issuance of the Construction MOA and Construction License.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. This opportunity is a non-competitive, Congressionally-directed award to the NCGMA.
Award Procedure
Commandant of the Coast Guard will approve the award upon recommendation of the Funds Program Application Review Team. Assistance is distributed via FSMS pursuant to requests for payment.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 60 days.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Funding is to be spent only on direct construction costs and allowable indirect costs. Allowable indirect costs are those permitted in Appendix IV of 2 CFR 200. See also 2 CFR 200.1 Definitions.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: Please see the Notice of Funding Opportunity for information on performance reports.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, nonfederal 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. Grants and cooperative agreements are subject to inspections and audits by the Comptroller General of the United States, the DHS Office of Inspector General, other USCG staff, or any authorized representative of the Federal government. Reviews by the NCGM Project Officer and the Grants Specialist may occur each year.
Recipients must keep financial records, including all documents supporting entries on accounting records and to substantiate changes in work plans and budgets to personnel authorized to examine USCG recipient's grants and cooperative agreements records. Recipients must maintain all records until 3 years from the date of submission of final expenditure reports as required by 2 CFR 200.334. If questions, such as those raised because of audits remain following the 3-year period, recipients must retain records until the matter is completely resolved.
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
Funds are available until expended Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Lump.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Charlayne Holliday
2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave
Washington, DC 20593 USA
Phone: 202-253-1022

Josh Folckemer
2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., SE
Washington, DC 20593 USA
Phone: 202-302-3311
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 22$50,000,000.00; FY 23 est $0.00; FY 24 est $0.00; FY 21 - No-year funding
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable/available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Uniform Guidance, 2 CFR Part 200 DHS Financial Management Policy Manual, GSA Memo Agency Liaison Representatives for the Assistance Listings, 2 CFR 200 et seq., Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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