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.

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: 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 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.


Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Hendrick Hudson Chapter, National Society Of The Daughters Of The American Revolution, Inc $ 496,775   2021-09-012024-09-30
Auburn Automotive Heritage Inc $ 500,000   2021-09-012024-09-30
Sam And Alfreda Maloof Foundation For Arts And Crafts, The $ 335,850   2021-09-012024-09-30
First Presbyterian Church Of Warren $ 145,477   2021-09-302024-09-30
Detroit, City Of $ 500,000   2021-09-302024-09-30
Save Lucy Committee, Inc. $ 500,000   2021-09-302024-09-30
Shelburne Farms $ 500,000   2021-09-302024-09-30
Legacy Connections $ 500,000   2021-09-012024-09-30
State Historical Society Of Wisconsin $ 499,999   2021-09-302024-09-30
Friends Of Iolani Palace, The $ 499,629   2021-09-302024-09-30

Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: Not funded. Fiscal Year 2017: In house budget but not yet funded. Fiscal Year 2018: No information available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

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.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

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 significancance.

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.


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

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


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

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.


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


54 U.S.C. §308902(b) Save America?s Treasures.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Varies depending on the type and complexity of the project. Further information will be available for each specific project at the time the funding opportunity announcement is posted on Generally, applications are reviewed and approved or disapproved 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: 50% Recipient cost share is required under this program. 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 to three 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.

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.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.


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.


Per 2 CFR Part 200.333 ? 200.337.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Project Grants) FY 16 $0; FY 17 est $50,000; and FY 18 est $50,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range: $0 Average: $0.

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.

Headquarters Office

Save America's Treasures Program, State, Tribal and Local Plans & Grants Division National Park Service, 1201 Eye St., NW (2256),, Washington, District of Columbia 20005 Email: Phone: (202) 354-2020 Fax: (202) 371-1794.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Specific evaluation criteria will be included in the funding announcements posted on 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.

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