National Center for Preservation Technology and Training

The purposes of the Center shall be to?

(1) develop and distribute preservation and conservation skills and technologies for the identification, evaluation, conservation, and interpretation of historic property;

(2) develop and facilitate training for Federal, State, and local

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resource preservation professionals, cultural resource managers, maintenance personnel, and others working in the preservation field;

(3) take steps to apply preservation technology benefits from ongoing research by other agencies and institutions;

(4) facilitate the transfer of preservation technology among Federal agencies, State and local governments, universities, international organizations, and the private sector; and

(5) cooperate with related international organizations including the International Council on Monuments and Sites, the International Center for the Study of Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property, and the International Council on Museums.
Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2017: Examples include: ?Characterizing the Impacts of Environmental Change to Wooden Structures ?Testing and Treatment of Microbial Impacts on Generic Archeological Collections ?Examining the Performance of Protective Coatings on Painted Aluminum for Preventative Maintenance ?Testing Protective Treatments for Western Red Cedar Shingle and Shake Roofs ?Enhancing the Usability of a Cultural Landscape Online Database.

Fiscal Year 2018: Program anticipates funding innovative research, training, podcasts, and websites that develop new technologies or adapt existing technologies to preserve cultural resources.

Fiscal Year 2019: Program anticipates funding innovative research, training, podcasts, and websites that develop new technologies or adapt existing technologies to preserve cultural resources.


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.

Mary F.

Striegel, Ph.D. Chief, Materials Conservation National Center for Preservation Technology and Training 645 University Parkway Natchitoches, LA 71457 318-356-7444 ex 256 office Mary_striegel@nps.gov.

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories





Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
University Of Texas At San Antonio, The $ 20,000   2020-08-012021-08-31
Utah Valley University $ 19,962   2020-08-012021-08-31
Texas Tech University System $ 19,961   2020-08-012021-08-31
Fairfax, City Of $ 19,976   2020-08-012021-08-31
Texas A & M University $ 20,000   2020-08-012021-08-31
Bowling Green State University $ 20,000   2020-08-012021-08-31
Research Foundation For The State University Of New York, The $ 19,941   2020-08-012021-08-31
Clemson University $ 19,665   2020-08-012021-08-31
Cornerstones Community Partnerships $ 14,991   2020-08-012021-08-31
Gulf Archaeology Research Institute $ 20,000   2020-08-012021-08-31



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2017: The grants program received 50 applications and issued 13 awards. Fiscal Year 2018: The grants program received 27 applications and expects to issue 7 awards. Fiscal Year 2019: The grants program anticipates top received 40 applications and expects to issue approximately 6 awards, pending availability of funding.

Uses and Use Restrictions

The NCPTT supports preservation research, technology, and training in archeology, historic architecture, historic landscapes, objects preservation and materials conservation through cooperative agreements and grants.

Projects that develop new technologies or adapt existing technologies to preserve cultural resources are considered for funding.

Projects may include, but are not limited to: laboratory or field research that explores or assesses novel or adaptive methods; training activities, including workshops, webinars, instructional videos, and course or curriculum development that promote the use of new technology in preservation; documentation using new methods; manuscript, website or social media development that disseminates innovative preservation technologies; and meetings that convene experts to discuss the use of technologies to address preservation problems.

NCPTT does not fund 'bricks and mortar' projects or straight-forward documentation projects using well established methods.

Ineligible projects include those whose principal focus is the treatment of a specific site, structure, object or collection; proposals exclusively for undergraduate internships or graduate fellowships; projects that are underway prior to the grant award date; projects that duplicate proposals previously submitted; or proposals for conferences for which equivalent results can be obtained at regular meetings of professional societies.

Detailed use and use restrictions are specified in the applicable Notification of Funding Opportunity documents.

Contact the headquarters office for more specific information.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

U.S.

universities and two and four year colleges; U.S.

private nonprofit institution/organizations and quasi-public nonprofit institution/organizations that are directly associated with educational or research activity; Federal, State, local government agencies, Federally recognized Indian Tribal governments and their Tribal Historic Preservation Offices; For-profit organizations and private individuals may submit proposals only in partnership with an eligible U.S.

organization.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Anyone/General Public.

Credentials/Documentation

Proof of nonprofit status is required of nonprofit organizations and institutions. 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

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. 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. Information is available upon request via mail, e-mail (ncptt@ncptt.nps.gov), or our website http://www.ncptt.nps.gov.

Award Procedures

Proposals received in response announcements on grants.gov 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 the amount of funding available each year. Reviews determine the feasibility of the proposed project, and consistency with National Park Service financial and policy requirements concerning the project's scope and purpose. Final award is by the Director of the National Park Service.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

54 U.S.C. 305304(a) Preservation Grants, and; 54 U.S.C. 305305 Department of Interior National Center for Preservation and Technology and Training Contract and Cooperative Agreement Authority.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 180 days.

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. Applicants may reapply if a revised application is submitted in the subsequent competition.

Renewals

Renewal may be requested through a new, competing application. Extensions of time may be requested subject to acceptable work progress and reasons for the delay.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching Requirements: 50% Recipient cost share is required under this program. Eligible match may be inkind, federal or nonfederal cash. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

The Treasury Check method of payment is used for advances or reimbursement. A SF 270, Request for Advance or Reimbursement, must be submitted for each payment requested. Requests for reimbursement or advanced funds may be requested monthly in amounts greater than $500. Expenses charged to the grant or cooperative agreement may not be incurred prior to the beginning date specified in the agreement or subsequent or the grant end date, and incurred only to carry out the approved objectives, scope of work, and budget. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Award amounts are subject to availability of funds. In accordance with Title IV, Public Law 102-575, Section 405(b): (1) Grants shall be allocated in such a fashion to reflect the diversity of the historic preservation fields and shall be geographically distributed. (2) No recipient may receive more than 10 percent of the awards allocated within any year. (3) Total administrative costs, direct and indirect, charged for carrying out these grants may not exceed 25 percent of aggregate costs. Matching share is not required by law, but is an administrative requirement imposed by NPS.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Unless otherwise stated in the agreement document, recipients shall submit the following reports on an annual basis: (1) SF-425, Federal Financial Report; and (2) Program Performance Reports.

Upon completion of the agreement, recipients shall submit a final: (1) SF-425, Federal Financial Report; and (2) Program Performance Report; and (3) other specific reports that may be applicable to the agreement such as property inventories, and patent and invention disclosures.

SF-425, Federal Financial Report.

Program Performance Report.

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

Per 2 CFR Part 200.333 ? 200.337.

Financial Information

Account Identification

14-1042-0-1-303.

Obigations

(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 17 $1,112,247; FY 18 est $764,600; and FY 19 est $695,600 - PROJECT GRANTS (Discretionary): FY17 $1,112,247; FY18 $764,600; FY19 est $695,600.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$15,000 to $500,000; The average funding for a grant or cooperative agreement is $40,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

2 CFR, Part 200, 43 CFR, OMB Circulars, standard forms, and program information.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Mary F. Striegel, Ph.D. Chief, Materials Conservation National Center for Preservation Technology and Training 645 University Parkway Natchitoches, LA 71457 318-356-7444 ex 256 office Mary_striegel@nps.gov.

Headquarters Office

Mary Striegel, Ph. D. National Center for Preservation Technology and Training 645 University Parkway , Natchitoches, Louisiana 71457 Email: Mary_striegel@nps.gov Phone: 318-356-7444 ex 256 Fax: (318) 356-9119.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

The grants are awarded based on merit review. The criteria includes: Does the project relate to one of the Secretary of Interior's priorities? Does the project display preservation technology Innovation? Does the project meet a national need? How will it impact preservation practice? Is the methodology technically sound? Can the work plan be accomplished in a year? Does the project have a dissemination plan? Is the team qualified to undertake the work? The Selection Official may consider the merit review recommendation, program policy factors, and the amount of funds available to select applications for funding. Program Policy factors 1. Geographic distribution 2.Leveraging of federal resources and partnerships (including cost sharing) 3.Equitable distribution of funding to a range of program objective.


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