Historic Preservation Fund Grants-In-Aid

To provide FORMULA grants to States, Tribes, Territories, the Freely Associated States, the District of Columbia, Certified Local Governments, and other applicants as defined by Congress, to assist in the identification, evaluation, and protection of historic properties by such means as education, survey,

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planning, technical assistance, preservation, documentation, and financial incentives like grants and tax credits available for historic properties.

To provide PROJECT grants to eligible grantees to provide for the identification, evaluation, and protection of historic properties as defined by Congress.
Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2017: FORMULA grants to states and tribes for the purposes of implementation of the requirements of the National Historic Preservation Act PL 301 et seq.

PROJECT grants to states, tribes, local governments and nonprofits for the purposes of: 1) Survey and nomination of Underrepresented Community historic sites to the National Register of Historic Places, 2) Physical preservation of National Register listed sites association with the African American Civil Rights movement, 3) Oral history documentation of Tribal cultural locations and traditions.

Fiscal Year 2018: No information available.

Fiscal Year 2019: No information 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.


Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories





Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
University Of Mississippi $ 500,000   2019-10-012024-03-31
University Of Wyoming $ 260,675   2019-12-012023-11-30
University Of Arizona $ 500,000   2018-11-012023-10-31
Parks, Recreation And Historic Preservation, New York State Office Of $ 750,000   2020-09-012023-09-30
Cultural Affairs, Iowa Department Of $ 600,000   2020-09-012023-09-30
Ohio Historical Society, The $ 556,327   2020-09-012023-09-30
Archaeology & Historic Preservation, Washington State Department Of $ 750,000   2020-09-012023-09-30
State Of Kansas - Accounting Services $ 500,000   2020-09-012023-09-30
State Parks And Cultural Resources, Wyoming Dept Of $ 355,488   2020-09-012023-09-30
Salisbury, City Of (inc) $ 543,185   2020-09-012023-09-30



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2017: FORMULA grants to 59 States and Territories, 169 Tribes; PROJECT grants to 115 State, Tribe, Local Government and nonprofit grantees. Over 450 project grant applications received. Fiscal Year 2018: No information available. Fiscal Year 2019: No information available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

FORMULA Grants can directly finance staff salaries, equipment, and materials, and travel necessary to accomplish required program area purposes.

Awarded funds may be transferred (and for States 10% must be) to third parties to carry out historic preservation activities such as surveys, preservation plans, National Register nominations, architectural plans and specifications, historic structures reports, and engineering studies necessary to restore or repair properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In accordance with 54 USC §302902., as amended, grantees must agree to assume, after completion of a rehabilitation project, the cost of the continued maintenance, repair, and administration of the property in a manner satisfactory to the Secretary. PROJECT grants assist in the identification, nomination, evaluation, and protection of historic properties as defined by Congress and the National Historic Preservation Act. ALL funded projects must follow the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Archeology and Historic Preservation (36 CFR 78).

Major reconstruction is not eligible, and rarely acquisition.

All funded projects must follow the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Archeology and Historic Preservation (36 CFR 78); FORMULA grants to States must have activity in all required program areas and ten percent of annual funding passed through to Certified Local Governments, for Tribes there must be activity in all program areas agreed to manage through an MOA; PROJECT grants they must follow the requirements as set out by Congress and the program parameters.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

FORMULA grants: States, Territories and Tribes as defined in the 54 USC 301 et seq (commonly known as the National Historic Preservation Act), operate programs administered by a State Historic Preservation Officer or Tribal Historic Preservation Officer appointed by the Governor, Tribal government or according to State or Tribal law, and which are otherwise in compliance with the requirements of the Act.

PROJECT grants: Eligible tribal applicants include Federally recognized Indian Tribes, Alaska Native Corporations, and Native Hawaiian organizations. Other project grants follow eligibility as defined by Congress and stated in statue or committee language.

Beneficiary Eligibility

FORMULA grants: State, Tribal and local governments, public and private nonprofit organizations, and individuals. According to their own priorities and plans, States and Tribes select their own projects and may sub-grant to public and private parties, including local governments, nonprofit and for-profit organizations, and/or individuals to accomplish program objectives. At least ten percent of each State?s annual appropriation must be sub-granted to local governments certified as eligible to carry out preservation functions according to 36 CFR 61. PROJECT grants: State, Tribal, Local governments, public and private nonprofits, and federal agencies as defined by Congress.

Credentials/Documentation

FORMULA grants: Each State must have a State Historic Preservation Officer, qualified Review Board, employ professionally qualified staff, and maintain an approved statewide historic preservation plan in accordance with 36 CFR 61. Each Tribe must have a Tribal Historic Preservation Officer and qualified staff. Each State or Tribe must administer the agreed upon program areas as required by NPS. PROJECT grants: as defined by Congress. All grants: 2 CFR 200, in its entirety, applies to this program. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

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.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

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.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. FORMULA grants: Application is made by the States and Tribes, and other eligible entities in the form of planned activities scope of works, and budgets through Grants.gov. States submit additional information through an online data collection system under OMB control number 1024-0038, Expiration Date: January 21, 2021. FORMULA AND PROJECT grants: Standard 424 series is required and other approved OMB grant forms as necessary. Funding announcements for all grants under this CFDA, along with application procedures, packages and instructions, points of contact and procedures for submitting applications are made available on www.grants.gov.

Award Procedures

An annual appropriation is allocated by Congress to the National Park Service under the Historic Preservation Fund. FORUMLA grants: Annual funding for States and Tribes is awarded through an approved apportionment formula. PROJECT grants: Competitive grants are awarded competitively based on review of applications received, requested amounts, available appropriations, direction of Congress and the National Historic Preservation Act.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

National Historic Preservation Act, PL 54 USC 301 et seq., 16 U.S.C 470.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Varies depending on the type, complexity, and number of applications received. A representative range would be 60 days dependent on any additional review by the Department.

Appeals

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.

Renewals

FORMULA Grants to States and Tribes are for 2 years, subject to ?Use or Lose? procedures established by the National Park Service. In rare instances extensions are granted past the two years. PROJECT Grants are renewed or extended on a case by case basis should more time for the project be warranted.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory Formula: ALL Grants to Tribes do not require matching share. FORMULA grants to States are required by statute to provide matching funds. State grants are awarded at a ratio of 60 percent Federal, 40 percent nonfederal. American Samoa, Guam, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Palau, Republic of Marshall Islands and Virgin Islands are exempt from matching share per Public Law 96-205. PROJECT grants follow FORMULA grants unless otherwise specified in the appropriations language. Matching Requirements: Matching Requirements: Grants are awarded at a ratio of 60 percent Federal, 40 percent State (public and/or private funds and/or allowable in-kind donations). American Samoa, Guam, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Palau, Republic of Marshall Islands and Virgin Islands are exempt from matching share per Public Law 96-205. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Grantees receive their funding electronically by release of the funds in the NPS PRISM system so they may access funds for draw down from the ASAP system operated by the US Treasury. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Fiscal year in which funds are appropriated and one succeeding fiscal year.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program reports are not applicable.

As part of the SF425 Financial Report is mandatory for each required reporting period.

FORMULA grants: States and Tribes an annual performance report is required comparing planning accomplishments with actual results.

PROJECT grants; a minimum of semi-annual performance report is required comparing planning accomplishments with actual results.

A SF425 Financial Report is mandatory for each required reporting period.

As part of the progress reporting described above.

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

No Data Available.

Financial Information

Account Identification

14-5140-0-2-303.

Obigations

(Formula Grants) FY 17 $56,309,039; FY 18 est $58,410,000; and FY 19 est $58,000,000 - Formula Grants (Mandatory): FY17 $56,309,039; FY18 $58,410,000; FY19 $58,000,000. (Project Grants) FY 17 $13,500,000; FY 18 est $20,500,000; and FY 19 est $70,500,000 - Project Grants (Mandatory): FY17 $13,500,000; FY18 $20,500,000; FY19 $70,500,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range $50,000.00 - $1,4000,000.00 Average $290,000.000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

2CFR200; Historic Preservation Fund Grant Manual; National Historic Preservation Act PL 301 et seq.; NPS Preservation Briefs series; NPS Preservation Tech Note Series; and NPS National Register Bulletin series. Program regulations are specified in Volume 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Program standards are found in 'The Secretary of the Interior's Standards and Guidelines for Archeology and Historic Preservation.'

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Virginia Carter National Park Service Department of Interior 1849 C Street NW Mail Stop 7360, Washington, District of Columbia 20005 Email: preservation_grants_info@nps.gov Phone: (202) 354-2020

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Specific evaluation criteria are included in the funding announcements posted on www.grants.gov. Each State selects sub-grant proposals for funding in accordance with its own priorities within federal requirements.


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