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Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, Tribes, and IHEs for the Preservation of Historically Significant Sites

CFDA or PIN Number:

CFDA Number:

15.929

Funding or PIN Number:

P22AS00433, P22AS00432

ELIGIBILITY:

Geographic Focus

USA: AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew York CityNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashington, DCWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)Guam (USA)Puerto Rico (USA)Virgin Islands (USA)

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Save America's Treasures (SAT) Grants: Collections Grants and Preservation Grants

U.S. Department of the Interior - National Park Service (NPS)


Agency: Federal

GrantWatch ID #187194

Grant Description

Grants to USA, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands nonprofit organizations, agencies, tribes, and educational institutions to conserve and preserve historic collections and properties that are nationally significant. Required registrations may take up to several weeks to complete. Funding is intended to help preserve nationally significant historic properties and collections that convey the nation’s rich heritage to future generations.

Grants are available to fund two type of projects: "Collections" and "Preservation". Collections projects must be determined to be of national significance based on the supportive description of its significance within the application. Collections include artifacts, documents, sculptures, and other works of art. Preservation projects fund planning and "bricks and mortar" preservation/conservation work on historic buildings and structures.

Eligible Preservation projects must be:

  • A National Historic Landmark; or
  • A contributing property within a National Historic Landmark district; or
  • Individually listed in the National Register of Historic Places for national significance; or
  • A contributing property within a National Register Historic District.

Eligible Costs can be found on page 6 of the Collections NOFO and page 7 of the Preservation NOFO. See Attached Files, below.

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Eligibility:

  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • Independent school districts
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)
  • Special district governments
  • State governments

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Collection Grants:
Additional Information on Eligibility: Federal agencies, with the exception of the National Park Service (NPS). Federal agencies collaborating with a nonprofit partner to preserve the historic properties or collections owned by the federal agency may submit applications through the nonprofit partner. Federally-recognized Indian Tribes, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiian Organizations, as defined by 54 USC § 300300. Grants are not available for sites or collections owned by the NPS.

Preservation Grants:
Additional Information on Eligibility: Federal agencies, with the exception of the National Park Service (NPS). Grants will not be available for work on sites or collections owned by the NPS. Federal agencies collaborating with a nonprofit partner to preserve the historic properties or collections owned by the federal agency may submit applications through the nonprofit partner. Federally-recognized Indian Tribes, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiian Organizations, as defined by 54 USC § 300300 Grants are not available for sites or collections owned by the NPS.

What Is Not Funded (Collection and Preservation)
- Construction of new buildings
- Acquisition of collections or historic sites
- Long-term maintenance or curatorial work beyond the grant period
- Reconstructing historic properties (recreating all or a significant portion that no longer exists)
- Moving historic properties or work on moved historic properties that are no longer eligible for listing in the NRHP
- Cash reserves, endowments, revolving funds, or fund-raising costs
- Work performed prior to announcement of award
- Work on sites or collections owned by the NPS
- Lobbying or advocacy activities
- Costs for work already completed or funded through other federal programs
- Administrative costs may not be over 25% of project budget
- Miscellaneous costs, contingencies, reserves, and overhead

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due December 20, 2022. Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM, ET.

A minimum of 50% match (1:1) is required.

Individual projects are only eligible for one SAT grant per 54 USC 3089. Individual properties or collections that received a SAT grant in the past are not eligible for additional funding, but a previous granee may apply for a different project.

Identifier and System for Award Management (SAM.gov) Registration: This requirement does not apply to individuals applying for funds as an individual (i.e., unrelated to any business or nonprofit organization you may own, operate, or work within), or any entity with an exception to bypass SAM.gov registration with prior approval from the funding bureau or office in accordance with bureau or office policy. All other applicants are required to register in SAM.gov prior to submitting a Federal award application and obtain a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) which replaces the Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number from Dun & Bradstreet in April 2022. A Federal award may not be made to an applicant that has not completed the SAM.gov registration. If an applicant selected for funding has not completed their SAM.gov registration by the time the program is ready to make an award, the program may determine the applicant is not qualified to receive an award. Federal award recipients must also continue to maintain an active SAM.gov registration with current information through the life of their Federal award(s).

View the collection projects opportunity on Grants.gov:
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=343691

View the preservation projects opportunity on Grants.gov:
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=343689

For a list of relevant application documents, go to the Package tab (press Preview) on the Grants.gov links above. 

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$26,500,000

Number of Grants:

Collections: Based on prior years, the NPS anticipates funding between 50 and 90 projects from FY2022 funding. Preservation: Based on prior years, the NPS anticipates funding between 50 and 90 projects from FY2022 funding.

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Preservation projects - minimum request of $125,000 and maximum of $750,000.
- Collections projects - minimum request of $25,000 and maximum of $750,000.

Term of Contract:

Anticipated Award Date
July 18, 2023

Projects receiving funding through this Notice of Funding Opportunity will start once funding has been secured and awards have been made. Agreements are not effective until fully executed with signature from the NPS Financial Assistance Awarding Officer (FAAO). Do not anticipate a start date sooner than 6 months following the application deadline.

Contact Information:

For program administration assistance, contact
STLPG Staff
202 354-2020
STLPG@nps.gov

Contact State, Tribal, Local, Plans & Grants (STLPG) Staff with any questions regarding the program. If you have questions regarding the use of grants.gov, please contact their help desk.

RFP & Supporting Documents:

Full Grant Text RFP

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates / changes / addendums / conferences / LOIs.


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