Keweenaw National Historical Park (NHP) Preservation Grants

The Keweenaw NHP Preservation Grant program is intended to provide annual ONPS base funding to the Keweenaw NHP Advisory Commission to assist in the fulfillment of their legislated duties: to carry out historical, educational, or cultural programs which enhance understanding and preservation of the historic
and cultural resources in the park and surrounding area on Michigan?s Keweenaw Peninsula.

The program also makes possible annual funding to the Village of Calumet to cover a portion of costs associated with administration of the Civic and Commercial Historic District Ordinance.

Additionally, the Keweenaw NHP Preservation Grant program is intended for occasional program funding of park partner enhancement projects that address preservation of historic or cultural resources related to the story of copper on the Keweenaw Peninsula.
Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2017: $205,409 to the Keweenaw NHP Advisory Commission, $1,500 to the Village of Calumet.

Fiscal Year 2018: Information not available.

Fiscal Year 2019: Information not available.


Agency - Department of the Interior

The Department of the Interior protects and provides access to the Nation's natural and cultural heritage, including responsibilities to Indian tribes and island communities. Departmental goals include resource protection and usage, overseeing recreational opportunities, serving communities and excellence in management.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Elizabeth Rossini, Assistant Superintendent 800 E.

Lakeshore Dr. Houghton, MI 49931 Phone: (906)487-7142 Email: betsy_rossini@nps.gov.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Keweenaw National Historical Park Advisory Commission $ 250,000   2018-04-012023-12-31
Village Of Calumet Inc $ 5,000   2015-10-012021-09-30
Keweenaw National Historical Park Advisory Commission $ 744,009   2013-05-012018-09-30
Keweenaw Explorations Company $ 11,500   2016-05-012016-12-31
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2017: $205,409 to the Keweenaw NHP Advisory Commission, $1,500 to the Village of Calumet. Fiscal Year 2018: $250,000 to the Keweenaw NHP Advisory Commission, $2,000 to the Village of Calumet - Planned. Fiscal Year 2019: $250,000 to the Keweenaw NHP Advisory Commission, $2,000 to the Village of Calumet - Planned.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Annual funding is to be used by the Keweenaw NHP Advisory Commission in the fulfillment of legislated duties.

Annual funding is used by the Village of Calumet to cover expenses related to the administration of its historic district ordinance.

Additional funding for preservation or interpretation projects may be available through special program opportunities to owners or operators of non-Federal properties containing nationally significant historic or cultural resources that are related to the story of copper on the Keweenaw Peninsula.

The National Park Service shall have right of access at reasonable times to public portions of the property to benefit the visiting public.

No changes or alterations shall be made in such properties except by mutual agreement between the NPS and other parties to the agreement(s).

Approximately 7% of Keweenaw NHP?s An annual base budget is allocated for preservation grants: $115,000 is set aside expressly for the Keweenaw NHP Advisory Commission and $2,000 is set aside for the Village of Calumet Historic District Commission.

The allocation to the Village of Calumet is contingent on available base funds determined each year by park management.

Funding from other NPS sources may increase the total annual amount awarded to the Keweenaw NHP Advisory Commission, but shall not to exceed $250,000 per year.

Funding from other sources may become available to park partners to accomplish preservation projects as program opportunities arise.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eligibility for these funds include the Keweenaw NHP Advisory Commission and owners or operators of nationally significant, or potentially significant, properties on the Keweenaw Peninsula located: within the boundaries of Keweenaw NHP; affiliated with an existing Keweenaw Heritage Site; at the Cliff Mine in Keweenaw County, along Torch Lake in Houghton County, or within the community of Painesdale in Houghton County.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Beneficiaries may include: Public Nonprofit Institution / Organization: Keweenaw NHP Advisory Commission; Keweenaw NHP Heritage Sites; local or regional units of government; academic institutions, or federally recognized Indian tribes.

Credentials/Documentation

All recipients are required to cite laws or by-laws that authorize the organization to accept funds. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

An environmental impact statement is required for this program.

An environmental impact assessment is required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

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.

Award Procedures

Award procedures adhere to DOI, NPS Financial Assistance requirements.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Public Law 102-543, Keweenaw NHP?s Enabling Legislation: 16 U.S.C. §410yy-6 ? Cooperative Agreements, and 16 U.S.C. §410yy-8(a)(7) Technical Assistance, as amended March 30, 2009 with changes to SEC. 7101. FUNDING FOR KEWEENAW NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory Formula: Public Law 102-543, Keweenaw NHP?s Enabling Legislation: 16 U.S.C. §410yy-6 ? Cooperative Agreements, and 16 U.S.C. §410yy-8(a)(7) Technical Assistance, as amended March 30, 2009 with revisions to SEC. 7101. FUNDING FOR KEWEENAW NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK SEC. 8. FINANCIAL AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE. (b) MATCHING FUNDS- Funds authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary for the purposes of this section shall be expended in the ratio of $1 of Federal funds for each $4 of funds contributed by non-Federal sources. For the purposes of this subsection, the Secretary is authorized to accept from non-Federal sources, and to utilize for purposes of this Act, any money so contributed. Donations of land, or interests in land, by the State of Michigan may be considered as a contribution from non-Federal sources for the purposes of this subsection. SEC. 10. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS (b) There are authorized to be appropriated annually to the Commission to carry out its duties under this Act, $100,000 except that the Federal contribution to the Commission shall not exceed 50 percent of the annual costs to the Commission in carrying out those duties. As amended on March 30, 2009: SEC. 7101. FUNDING FOR KEWEENAW NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK (b) Matching Funds. ?Section 8(b) of Public Law 102-543 (16 U.S.C. 410yy-7(b)) is amended by striking ?$4? and inserting ?$1? and (c) Authorization of Appropriations. ?Section 10 of Public Law 102-543 (16 U.S.C. 410yy-9) is amended? (2) in subsection (b), by striking ?$100,000? and all that follows through ?those duties? and inserting ?$250,000?. Matching Requirements: Partners in the form of property owners, operators, or organizations must be able to provide a 1-to-1 match, with up to 100% of the match being in-kind (non-cash expenses that are directly related to the proposed project). See above for applicable statute. NOTE: This requirement does NOT apply to the Keweenaw NHP Advisory Commission for which a match is not required. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Assistance is provided on a project-specific basis or within a specified time period. Most projects are completed within months, but may vary depending on complexity and other factors. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

No reports are required.

Audits

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

Recipient must adhere to 2 CFR 200 concerning the type of records and record maintenance requirements.

Financial Information

Account Identification

14-1036-0-1-303.

Obigations

(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 17 $206,909; FY 18 est $252,000; and FY 19 est $25,200 - PROJECT GRANTS (Discretionary):FY17 $206,909; FY18 $252,000; FY19 $252,000 (FY18 and FY19 total is an estimate based on prior funding levels only).

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

RANGE: $115,000 to $300,000, AVERAGE: $250,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Elizabeth Rossini, Assistant Superintendent 800 E. Lakeshore Dr. Houghton, MI 49931 Phone: (906)487-7142 Email: betsy_rossini@nps.gov.

Headquarters Office

Wendy Davis Keweenaw NHP Headqarters, 25970 Red Jacket Road, Calumet, Michigan 49913 Phone: .

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

15.407 CDFA is not a grant program for which proposals are solicited.



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