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
Active
Program Number
15.929
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of the Interior
Office: National Park Service
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreements
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: One Tribal entity received financial
assistance through the program. Fiscal Year 2015: No information available. Fiscal Year 2016: No information available.
Authorization
Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, Public Law 111-11; National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended, Section 108; Public Law 108-108, 110 Stat. 4174; 16 USC 470.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Federal (if part of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriation), Intrastate, Interstate, 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 significance.
Beneficiary Eligibility
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.
Credentials/Documentation
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not 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. Applicants should visit the Save America's Treasures Program website, at http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/hpg/ to obtain an application for funding. Forms must be completed and submitted to Grants.gov by the date listed in the Application Guidelines. The Application Guidelines can be found at http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/hpg/. The Program is included in Grants.gov FIND and APPLY. If you don't have internet access, the request for an application may be sent to: Grants Manager, Save America's Treasures, National Park Service, 1849 C Street, NW, Mail Stop 2256, Washington, DC 20240.
Award Procedure
Award amounts are based on the review panel recommendations. Each application is scored individually based on standardized criteria.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Applications are reviewed and approved or disapproved by the Save America's Treasures Program by the end of the Federal fiscal year.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
Not Applicable.
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.
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 intellectual and cultural artifacts, documents, sculpture and works of art. Projects to repair structures must comply with treatments defined in the "Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties" (36 CFR 78). No funding is given to projects dealing with acquisition or reconstruction of properties or, collections, payment of rent on properties or land, fund raising, and lobbying. The Grantee must grant a preservation easement or preservation agreement for each grant-assisted property 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?
Reporting
Grantees are required to report progress reports on a semi-annual basis. Products of the grant will be reviewed in draft and final format. Final performance reports are expected at the close of the grant. Grantees are required to report financial reports on a semi-annual basis. Final financial reports are expected at the close of the grants. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. Grantees are required to report financial reports on a semi-annual basis. Final financial reports are expected at the close of the grants. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
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
Records for grants awarded to State and Local Governments must be maintained in accordance with the provisions of 43 CFR 12, Subpart C, "Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State and Local Governments." Records for grants awarded to institutions of higher education and other nonprofit organizations must be maintained in accordance with the provisions of 43 CFR 12, Subpart F, "Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Nonprofit Organizations.".
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching Requirements: Grants must be fully matched on a dollar-to-dollar basis.
This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details. Contact local or headquarters office for further details.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Project duration is generally for two years. All awarded funds must be expended within 90 days of the grant end date specified in the Grant agreement. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: 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
None.
Headquarters Office
Save America's Treasures Program, National Park Service, 1849 C Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20240 Phone: (202) 354-2020 Fax: (202) 371-1794.
Website Address
http://www.nps.gov/history/hpg/
Financial Information
Account Identification
14-5140-0-1-303.
Obligations
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 14 $63,728; FY 15 est $41,700; and FY 16 est $41,700
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range: $5,000.00 - $150,000.00
Average: $25,000.00.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Regulated by 43 CFR Part 12.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2014: 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 2015: No information available. Fiscal Year 2016: No information available.

 



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