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

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


Agency
Federal

GrantWatch ID#
187194

Funding Source
USDI NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
CFDA Number: 15.929
Funding or PIN Number: P23AS00499, P23AS00500
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Geographic Focus
All USA

Important Dates
Deadline: 12/19/23 11:59 PM ET Save

Grant Description
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, agencies, tribes, and IHEs 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:

  • Individually listed in the National Register of Historic Places for national significance (not state or local); or
  • A contributing property within a NR Historic District listed at the national level of significance (not state or local).

Historic properties eligible for Preservation projects include buildings, sites, structures and objects.

Eligible Costs can be found on p. 6 of the Collections NOFO and p. 8 of the Preservation NOFO in Attached Files.



Recipient

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
Eligible Applicants:
00 – State governments
01 – County governments
02 – City or township governments
04 – Special district governments
05 – Independent school districts
06 – Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
07 – Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
11 – Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
12 – Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
13 – Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
20 – Private institutions of higher education
25 – Others

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

Ineligible
What Is Not Funded:
- 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 National Register of Historic Places
- 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

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.

Pre-Application Information
Applications are due December 19, 2023. Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM, ET.

Anticipated Award Date: August 01, 2024

Applicants are required to register in SAM.gov prior to submitting a Federal award application and obtain a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) which replaced 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. Once registered in SAM, entities will be assigned a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI). Entities must renew and revalidate their SAM registration at least once every 12 months from the date previously registered.

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

View the Preservation Grants opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=350440

View this Collection Grants opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=350441

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
Preservation Projects: Based on prior years, the NPS anticipates funding between 35 and 70 projects from FY2023 funding. Collections Projects: Based on prior years, the NPS anticipates funding between 35 and 70 projects from FY2023 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
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 programmatic technical or program administration assistance, contact:
STLPG
202-354-2020
STLPG@nps.gov

For Grants.gov technical registration and submission, downloading forms and application packages, contact:
Grants.gov Customer Support
Numeric Input Field: 1-800-518-4726
Support@grants.gov

RFP & Supporting Documents
Full Grant Text RFP

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