Keweenaw National Historical Park (NHP) and Keweenaw NHP Advisory Commission Partner Enhancement Gra

Provide funds to enhance partner projects that will mark, interpret, or restore non-Federal properties.


Examples of Funded Projects

None at this time.


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.



Program Accomplishments

This is a new series of grant programs, with no history to report.

Uses and Use Restrictions

NPS Grants: Funding is to be used by owners of properties containing nationally significant historic or cultural resources to mark, interpret, and restore non-Federal properties within the park.

The National Park Service shall have right of access at reasonable times to public portions of the property related to the enhancement funds for the purpose of conducting visitors through such property and interpreting them to the public.

No changes or alterations shall be made in such properties except by mutual agreement between the NPS and the other parties to the grant agreement(s).

The availability of discretionary funding is determined by Keweenaw NHP each fiscal year.

Keweenaw NHP Advisory Commission Grants: Funding is to be used by owners or operators of properties containing local, state, or nationally significant historic or cultural resources to mark, interpret, and restore properties on the Keweenaw Peninsula.

The availability of discretionary funding is determined by Keweenaw NHP Advisory Commission each fiscal year.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

For NPS Grants: Owners of properties within the legislated boundaries of Keweenaw National Historical Park containing nationally significant historic or cultural resources.

For Keweenaw NHP Advisory Commission Grants: Owners or operators of property containing local, state, or nationally significant historic or cultural resources on the Keweenaw Peninsula.

Beneficiary Eligibility

For NPS Grants: Owners of properties within the legislated boundaries of Keweenaw National Historical Park containing nationally significant historic or cultural resources including state and local governments; public and private nonprofit organizations; and individual, partnership, and corporate private property owners. For Keweenaw NHP Advisory Commission Grants: Owners or operators of properties on the Keweenaw Peninsula containing nationally significant historic or cultural resources including state and local governments; public and private nonprofit organizations; and individual, partnership, and corporate private property owners.

Credentials/Documentation

For NPS Grants: Documentation of ownership of the subject property is required of all applicants in the form of a registered deed or presentation of the most recent tax bill. All applicants other than individual property owners are required to cite laws or by-laws that authorize the organization to accept funds. For Keweenaw NHP Advisory Commission Grants: Documentation of ownership of the subject property or, for operators, permission of the property owner as well as documentation of ownership is required of all applicants in the form of a registered deed or presentation of the most recent tax bill. All applicants other than individual property owners are required to cite laws or By-Laws that authorize the organization to accept funds.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Consultation or assistance from the agency regarding this application may be available from the NPS or the Keweenaw NHP Advisory Commission, as appropriate.

There are no pre-application requirements.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

For NPS Grants: Eligible applicants will be required to submit a written proposal/application and an Application for Federal Assistance (SF-424) to: Keweenaw NHP, ATTN: Grants Manager, PO Box 471, 25970 Red Jacket Road, Calumet, MI 49913, and will include a project title, property location of requested assistance, project objectives, and a budget proposal for the project reflecting federal and matching funds. For Keweenaw NHP Advisory Commission Grants: Eligible applicants will be required to submit a written proposal/application and an Application for Federal Assistance (SF-424) to: Keweenaw NHP Advisory Commission, ATTN: Grants Manager, PO Box 471, 25970 Red Jacket Road, Calumet, MI 49913, and will include a project title, property location of requested assistance, project objectives, and a budget proposal for the project reflecting federal and matching funds.

Award Procedures

Application announcements will be posted utilizing the http://www.grants.gov website. Upon receipt of timely submissions, applications will be reviewed by a panel of reviewers. Notification of Awards will be provided to applicants by issuance of a Cooperative Agreement or Grant Agreement by the Agreements Technical Representative within the time specified on the announcement. Successful applicants must register on the Central Contractor Register (CCR) website at http://www.ccr.gov within 15 days of notice of award.

Deadlines

Application deadlines will be announced with the announcement of the specific opportunity.

Authorization

Keweenaw NHP's Enabling Legislation: 16 U.S.C. 410: 410-6. Cooperative Agreements: The Secretary, after consultation with the Commission, may enter into cooperative agreements with owners of property within the park of nationally significant historic or other cultural resources in order to provide for interpretive exhibits or programs; 410-7(a). Financial and Technical Assistance: The Secretary may provide to any owner of property within the park containing nationally significant historic or cultural resources, in accordance with cooperative agreements or grant agreements, as appropriate, such financial and technical assistance to mark, interpret, and restore non-Federal properties within the park as the Secretary determines appropriate to carry out the purposes of this subchapter; and 410-8(a)(7). Keweenaw NHP Advisory Commission. Establishment and Duties: The Commission shall be authorized to carry out historical, educational, or cultural programs which encourage or enhance appreciation of the historic resources in the park, surrounding areas, and on the Keweenaw Peninsula. 16 U.S.C. 470a. The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 and 16 U.S.C. 461. The Historic Sites Act of 1935.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Generally, 30 - 90 days.

Appeals

None.

Renewals

No. Awards will be project-specific or for a specified time period.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

For NPS Grants: The property owner/organization must be able to provide a cash match in accordance with the prevailing legislation at the time of disbursement. Current legislative match requirements will be posted with the specific grant opportunity. For Keweenaw NHP Advisory Commission Grants: The property owner or operator must be able to provide a match in accordance with the Keweenaw NHP Advisory Commission guidelines for the specific grant opportunity.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Assistance is provided on a project-specific basis or within a specified time period. Most projects are completed within months, but may vary depending on complexity and other factors.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Specific projects or activities for which funds are advanced shall be tracked and reported by submittal of Standard Form 270, Request for Advance or Reimbursement; Standard Form 272 Federal Cash Transaction Report; and a quarterly submittal of Standard Form 269 the Financial Status Report as outlined in 2 CFR 215.52.

Additionally grant recipients will be required to submit a yearly narrative summary of accomplishments report to the National Park Service at Keweenaw NHP or the Keweenaw NHP Advisory Commission, as appropriate, at the end of each Fiscal Year until the project is completed and a final report is submitted.

All projects and activities are monitored for progress and compliance with a mutually agreed upon scope of work.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations, non-federal entities that expend financial assistance $500,000 (for fiscal years ending after December 1, 2003) or more a year in Federal awards will have a single or a program specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 (for fiscal years ending after December 1, 2003) a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in OMB Circular No. A-133. For commercial organizations, in accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular A-110 (Revised, November 19, 1993; Further Amended September 30, 1999), Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements With Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Non-Profit Organizations. Audit requirements will be incorporated into the award document.

Records

Recipients will maintain records in accordance with the provisions of 43 CFR Part 12, Subpart C, "Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State and Local Governments" and 43 CFR Part 12, Subpart F, "Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Nonprofit Organizations. The Cooperator must maintain a complete detailed accounting system to report expenditures of Cooperative Agreement or Grant Agreement funds and accomplishments achieved under the award. Records, accounts and supporting documents must be retained for 3 years after submission for final request for reimbursement.

Financial Information

Account Identification

None (variable, depending on the specific
grant opportunity).

Obigations

Funds will be obligated within the fiscal year of the award. Nothing in the Agreements will be construed as binding the NPS or the Keweenaw NHP Advisory Commission to expend in any fiscal year any sum in excess of the appropriation made by Congress for purposes of the Agreements in that fiscal year.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Not available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Further information on Keweenaw NHP grant programs is available at http://www.nps.gov/kewe/grants .

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Tom Baker, Management Assistant, Keweenaw NHP, P.O. Box 471, 25970 Red Jacket Road, Calumet, MI 49913. Phone: (906) 337-1104 ext. 131, Email: thomas_m_baker@nps.gov .

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Demonstrate ability of the organization or individual to successfully complete the project. Past performance in Federal Financial Assistance programs. Organization's ability to provide the required match. For NPS grants, ability to provide public access in accordance with Keweenaw NHP's enabling legislation. 16 U.S.C. 410yy-6(1) and 7(1). Other specific project criteria developed for each grant cycle.



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