New Bedford Whaling National Historic Park Cooperative Management


Legislation passed by Congress allows for the historic park to work collaboratively with interested entities and individuals to provide for visitor understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of the park and surrounding historic areas.

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
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2016 No information available. Assisted with a multi-year conservation and treatment exhibit project; Provided public educational and interpretive programs; completed historical and cultural research.
Fiscal Year 2017 Two Ongoing Projects
Fiscal Year 2018 No Data Available
Fiscal Year 2019 One agreement with a park partner was entered into during FY 2019
Fiscal Year 2022 No projects were undertaken in FY22
U. S.C.; 410ddd(e)(2)(a) New Bedford Whaling National Historic Park
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
State, local and tribal governments, other public entities, education institutions, and private nonprofit organizations.
Beneficiary Eligibility
General Public
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. 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
Award Procedure
Proposals received in response announcements on 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 project need and the amount of funding available each year.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Varies depending on the type and complexity of the project and eligible funding. Further information will be available for each specific project at the time the funding opportunity announcement is posted on and may be obtained by contacting the Program Manager listed as the point of contact.
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.
If renewals or extensions are applicable to the project, this information will be included in the funding opportunity announcement. When renewals or extensions are applicable, continuation of funding for these activities is at the discretion of Congress and will be subject to availability of appropriated funds.
How are proposals selected?
Specific evaluation criteria will be included in the funding announcements posted on, but will include: Appropriateness to the themes and mission of the park Contribution to visitor understanding, appreciation and enjoyment Clarity of project objections including final product or result Ability to clearly demonstrate matching requirement Ability to clearly demonstrate collaborative nature and park's substantial involvement
How may assistance be used?
Funding is limited to cooperative agreements with interested entities and individuals to provide for the preservation, development, interpretation, and use of the park.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
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 is voluntary. Per the park's enabling legislation every one dollar of Federal funds shall be matched by four dollars of funds contributed by non-federal sources to provide for the preservation, development, interpretation, and use of the park. Every dollar of Federal funds shall be matched by one dollar of funds contributed by nonfederal sources for construction, restoration and rehabilitation of visitors and interpretive facilities.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Depends on the complexity of the project. Dependent on availability of funds.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Janine DaSilva
33 William Street
New Bedford, MA 02740 US
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 22$0.00; FY 23 est $0.00; FY 24 est $0.00; FY 21$0.00; FY 20 est $15,000.00; FY 19$13,056.00; FY 18$15,000.00; FY 17$0.00; FY 16$60,933.00; - No projects anticipated due to need for partners to match federal funds 4:1
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range: $2,500.00 - $15,000.00
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
2 CFR, Part 200, 43 CFR, OMB Circulars, standard forms, and program information
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2016 No information available Conservation and Treatment for the Purrinton and Russel Grand Panorama of a Whaling Voyage 'Round the World; public interpretive and educational programming
Fiscal Year 2018 No Data Available
Fiscal Year 2019 An agreement with the park partner organization was entered into.
Fiscal Year 2020 No projects were funded. If projects are funded in the future they would include visitor services, public programming and outreach.
Fiscal Year 2022 No funds were obligated in FY 22


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