Save America's Treasures
To provide matching grants for preservation or conservation work on nationally significant intellectual and cultural artifacts and nationally significant historic structures and sites. Intellectual and cultural artifacts include artifacts, collections, documents, sculpture and works of art.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
National Park Service, Department of The Interior
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Fiscal Year 2016
No information available. Not fundedFiscal Year 2017
In FY2017, the program anticipates received 141 applications and will issue 20 awards.Fiscal Year 2018
In FY2018, the program anticipates receiving 200 applications and issue 45 awards.Fiscal Year 2019
No information available.
54 USC 308902
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
State and Local agencies, Public or Private nonprofit institutions/organizations, State Colleges and Universities, Public and Private Colleges and Universities, and Federally Recognized Indian Tribes. Individuals are not eligible applicants. Properties receiving Save America's Treasures (SAT) grant assistance must be listed in the National Register of Historic Places for National significancance
Any Federal, Intrastate, Interstate, State and local agencies, Public or Private nonprofit institution/organization, State Colleges or University, Public and Private College or University, or Federally recognized Indian tribes.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Application includes SF424 series, LLL Lobbying form, Indirect Cost Rate agreement (if applicable).
Proposals received in response announcements on grants.gov are reviewed in a competitive, merit-based review process, and are rated in accordance with the evaluation criteria stated in the announcement. Funding recommendations are made for the highest rated proposals based on the amount of funding available each year. Final awards are decided through SOI and Congressional review as per the authorizing legislations. Grants are awarded directly to initial applicant, this program does not subgrant.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
On average applications are reviewed and funding recommendations made in 60-90 days. This varies based on the number of applications. There is no mandated time. Approval of funding recommendations once submitted average 30-90 days until announcement of funding.
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.
Extensions to projects are available for a year at a time up to five years when the funding expires. Adequate progress must be shown to warrant an extension.
How are proposals selected?
Applications received are scored on the following criteria: critical preservation need; well-planned objectives, tasks, and schedules; qualifications and coordination of partner organization(s); and realistic budget and matching resources. Criteria will address: Significance, Threat, mitigation of Threat, and Feasibility.
How may assistance be used?
Funds may be used for projects resulting in the protection and preservation of nationally significant historic structures and sites, as well as nationally significant collections of cultural artifacts, documents, sculpture and works of art. Projects must comply with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and Guidelines for Archeology and Historic Preservation. No funding is given to projects dealing with acquisition or reconstruction of properties or collections, payment of rent on properties or land, fund-raising, or lobbying. Grantee must execute a preservation easement or preservation agreement for each grant-assisted historic site to the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) for at least 50 years from the end date of the grant agreement.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Yes, as part of the progress reporting described above.
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 mandatory. Matching requirement: 50% non federal recipient cost share is required under this program.
This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details. Additional Information: Yes, see funding agency for further details. Contact headquarters office for information.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Project duration is generally for two to three years. All awarded funds must be expended within 90 days of the grant end date specified in the Grant agreement. Funds for the project may be requested as advances and/or reimbursements via SMARTLINK electronic payment system, with the final payment being a reimbursement. All conditions of the project must be complete at the time of requesting the final payment.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
National Park Service
State, Tribal, Local, Plans & Grants Division
Mail Stop 7360
1849 C Street, NW
Washington, DC 20240 USA
(Project Grants) FY 18$13,000,000.00; FY 19 Estimate Not Available FY 20 Estimate Not Available FY 17$0.00; FY 16$0.00; - PROJECT GRANTS (Discretionary): FY17 $0.00; FY18 $13,000,000; FY19 No appropriation at this time.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
FY17: $125,000 to $500,000 (for preservation), $25,000 to $500,000 (for collections); FY18: similar to FY17. FY17 average: not available yet. FY18 average: not available yet.
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 Grants aid preservation and conservation work on nationally significant intellectual and cultural artifacts, historic structures and sites. Intellectual and cultural artifacts include artifacts, collections, documents, sculpture, and works of art.Fiscal Year 2017
Grants aid preservation and conservation work on nationally significant collections and historic sites.Fiscal Year 2018
Grants aid preservation and conservation work on nationally significant collections and historic sites.Fiscal Year 2019
No appropriation at this time.