American Battlefield Protection

To promote the protection and preservation of battlefield lands on American soil by funding non- acquisition preservation methods such as planning, education, survey and inventory.

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Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: The ABPP supports projects that lead to the protection of battlefield land and sites associated with battlefields.

Projects that support this goal include: ■ Site Identification and Documentation Projects Historical research Resource surveys and inventories Nominations to the National Register of Historic Places GIS and GPS mapping ■ Planning and Consensus Building Projects Acquisition, strategic, and preservation plans Studies of land related to, or adjacent to, publicly owned and protected battlefield lands Management, landscape, and stabilization plans Interpretation plans Preservation advocacy and consensus building within a community ■ Interpretation or Education Projects Brochures about preservation Interpretive programs on preservation techniques Sign development and design.

Fiscal Year 2017: No information available.

Fiscal Year 2018: 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.

Office - None.

WASO Kristen McMasters 1849 C Street, NW (2287) Washington, District of Columbia 20240 Phone: (202) 354-2037.

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Camden County Historical Society $ 150,000   2022-02-182024-05-31
Barrington, Town Of $ 113,876   2022-03-232024-04-30
American Battlefield Trust $ 93,500   2022-02-182024-03-31
American Battlefield Trust $ 50,000   2022-02-182024-02-28
University Of Guam $ 149,827   2021-12-012023-12-31
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum At Basin Harbor Inc $ 66,873   2020-07-012023-12-31
Chief Dull Knife College, Inc $ 149,500   2021-12-012023-12-29
University Of Florida $ 148,678   2021-12-012023-12-29
Clemson University $ 133,539   2021-12-012023-12-29
Northern Marianas Humanities Council $ 91,817   2021-12-012023-12-29

Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: Twenty (20) entities received funding to preserve and provide interpretation at historic battlefields. Fiscal Year 2017: No information available. Fiscal Year 2018: No information available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds may be used for projects resulting in the protection and preservation of battlefield lands and their associated sites on American soil.

No funding is given to projects dealing with acquisition of properties or land in fee or interest, payment of rent on properties or land, fund raising, lobbying, battle reenactments, new construction or reconstruction of historic resources, permanent staff positions, object or material culture curation or other on-going activities, academic scholarships, capital construction or improvement projects (site excavation, trail or road construction, parking lots, visitor centers, scene restoration, etc.).

Applications for projects associated with NPSowned sites must focus on resources outside the NPS boundaries.

For further information, please contact Regional Office.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Applicant may be Federal, intrastate, interstate, State and local agencies, public or private nonprofit institutions/organizations, federally recognized Indian tribal governments, U.S.

territory and possessions, Native American organizations, State colleges and universities, public and private colleges and universities.

Multi-organizational applications are encouraged.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Federal, intrastate, interstate, State and local agencies, public and private nonprofit institutions/organizations, Federally recognized Indian tribal governments, U.S. territories and possessions, Native American organizations, State college or universities, public and private colleges and universities.


. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Informal pre-application coordination with ABPP staff is highly recommended.

Coordination with appropriate State Historic Preservation Office/s is recommended.

Projects with access to private property require land owners written permission.

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

Award Procedures

Proposals received in response announcements on 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.


Jan 15, 2013 Annual applications are due in mid-January.


Consolidated Appropriations Act 2012, Public Law 112-74.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 120 to 180 days. Applications are reviewed and approved or disapproved by the National Park Service by the end of the Federal fiscal year.


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.


If renewals or extensions are applicable to the project, this information will be included in the funding opportunity announcement. When renewals or extensions are applicable, continuation of funding for these activities is at the discretion of Congress and will be subject to availability of appropriated funds.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Grant agreements are established for a set period of time, usually one year. Some projects that depend on seasonal access may require more time, but only with prior ABPP approval. Multiyear projects that can be completed in one-year phases are eligible for funding. However, applicants may only request funding for one year, or one phase, at a time. If the ABPP funds the first phase of a multiyear project, it is not obligated to fund the later phases. Additional funding for a multi-phase or continuing project must be requested in subsequent grant cycles. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Funds are available to grantees on a reimbursement basis.

Post Assistance Requirements


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.


This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements. .


Per 2 CFR Part 200.333 ? 200.337.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Project Grants) FY 16 $1,095,306; FY 17 est $1,198,000; and FY 18 est $1,198,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range: $5,000.00 to $122,000.00 Average: $40,000.00.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

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

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None. WASO Kristen McMasters 1849 C Street, NW (2287) Washington, District of Columbia 20240 Phone: (202) 354-2037.

Headquarters Office

Kristen McMasters 1201 Eye Street, NW (2255) 6th Floor, Washington, District of Columbia 20005 Phone: (202) 354-2037.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Specific evaluation criteria will be included in the funding announcements posted on Reviewers evaluated the applications using the following criteria: demonstrated threat to the battlefield; reasonable and justified budget; preservation need and appropriateness of the project; well-planned objectives, tasks, and schedule; qualifications of applicant and partner organizations. Applications received are scored on the following criteria: Site significance; Level of Threat; Preservation Opportunity; Well-Planned Objectives, Tasks, and Schedules; Qualifications and Coordination of Partner Organization(s); Realistic Budget and Matching Resources.

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