Preservation of Historic Structures on the Campuses of Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Provides assistance to restore those historic structures on HBCU campuses considered to be the most historically significant and physically threatened - the likelihood of loss of the structure if work was not performed as soon as possible to save it.

Program was established in direct response
to the needs of many of historically black colleges and universities, which were presented with critical rehabilitation needs, but lacked the resources to repair these buildings.

For ARRA funded projects and in addition to the program objectives above, the section 3 of the ARRA states the following objectives:
(1) To preserve and create jobs and promote economic recovery.
(2) To assist those most impacted by the recession.
(3) To provide investments needed to increase economic efficiency by spurring technological advances in science and health.
(4) To invest in transportation, environmental protection, and other infrastructure that will provide long-term economic benefits.
(5) To stabilize State and local government budgets, in order to minimize and avoid reductions in essential services and counterproductive state and local tax increases.
Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2008: Roof replacement on National Register listed dormitory on HBCU campus; Repair of historic siding on National Register listed academic building on HBCU campus; Weatherproofing and foundation repair on President s House on campus HBCU; Upgrade of HVAC an Fire prevention systems to historic buildings listed in the National Register on HBCU campus; and Preservation of Interior plaster finishes in historic buildings listed in the National Register on HBCU campus; Preservation of Interior plaster and finishes in historic buildings listed in the National Register on HBCU campus.

Fiscal Year 2009: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data 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 - See Regional Agency Offices.

Linda Hall, NPS SERO, (404) 507-5779.


Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2008: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2009: It is anticipated that 150 applications will be received and 35 awards will be granted in FY 2009. Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds may be used for the preservation and restoration of properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

All work must comply with the Secretary of Interior s Standards for Treatment of Historic Properties.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

State (includes District of Columbia, public institutions of higher education and hospitals): Construction/Renewal/Rehabilitation.

Minority group: Construction/Renewal/Rehabilitation.

Private nonprofit institution/organization (includes institutions of higher education and hospitals): Construction/Renewal/Rehabilitation.

Other private institutions/organizations: Construction/Renewal/Rehabilitation

Beneficiary Eligibility

Other public institution/organization; Minority group; Specialized group (e.g. health professionals, students, veterans); Other private institution/organization; School

Credentials/Documentation

National Register listing of properties for which grant assistance be being applied. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

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.

12372.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. A completed SF-424 Application Federal Assistance.; A concise history of building and its significance. High quality photographs that clearly depict the present condition of the building (interior and exterior). Photographs should include details of architectural character defining elements of the property, including doors, windows, roof, porches, lobby, corridors, decorative elements, fireplaces, and any additional features addressed in the proposed preservation project.; A copy of the National Register of Historic Places.; and Any available architectural analysis and/or assessment of the building.

Award Procedures

Applications and accompanying documentation are reviewed by the NPS Cultural Resources staff for program eligibility. Their recommendations are approved by the Secretary of Interior through and apportionment process. Grants are awarded by NPS directly to HBCU s.

Deadlines

Apr 10, 2009 to Dec 31, 1969 7:00 pm

Authorization

Executive Order Executive Order 12232, White House Initiative on HBCU"s; National Historic Preservation Act , U.S.C 101.3.e.b; American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

30 to 90 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Extensions may be requested by grant recipients within interim progress reports.

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

The length of time is 2 to 3 years. Assistance is released on a reimbursable basis as costs are incurred. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: No information provided.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Annual interim progress reports and financial reports (SF 425); Final project report and financial report.

Projects under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 will have additional reporting requirements as described in the award terms and conditions and in announcement packages at www.grants.gov.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Annual interim progress reports and financial reports (SF 425); Final project report and financial report.

Projects under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 will have additional reporting requirements as described in the award terms and conditions and in announcement packages at www.grants.gov.

Annual interim progress reports and financial reports (SF 425); Final project report and financial report.

Projects under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 will have additional reporting requirements as described in the award terms and conditions and in announcement packages at www.grants.gov.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

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," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations," nonfederal 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 Circular No. A-133.

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.".

Financial Information

Account Identification

14-5541-1-2-303 - TAFS 14-09/10-5541.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 08 $0; FY 09 est $15,000,000; FY 10 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Minimum award $100,000; Maximum award $2.5 million; and Average $400,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

43 CFR Part 12; HPF Grants Manual http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/HPG/HPF/HPF_Manual.htm; Secretary of Interior s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Linda Hall, NPS SERO, (404) 507-5779.

Headquarters Office

Historic Preservation Grants Division Historic Preservation Grants Division, National Park Service, 1849 C Street, N.W., (Org. code 2256), Washington 20240 Email: preservation_grants_info@nps.gov Phone: (202)354-2020

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

: Properties of major historical and architectural significance; Properties retaining architectural integrity (the building has not been so altered as to have lost its historic appearance).; Properties demonstrating the most critical need for immediate intervention to correct structural and safety defects in order to preserve the building.; Applicants demonstrating the ability to complete the project successfully within the established timeline. The timeline shall indicate the start and completion dates for each activity (planning and design, general conditions, mobilization, site preparation, etc.) and the scope of work for the project. The timeline shall strictly adhere to the following guidelines: (1) The project must begin within six months after the grant agreement has been signed. If activities have not begun in accordance with the approved project time line the grant will be suspended or terminated and the funds recaptured by the National Park Service.; (2) 50 percent of the total project shall be completed within 18 months after the signing of the grant agreement (including planning, design, and construction).; and 3. The project scope of work must be completed within 3 years of the start date of the grant agreement. Planning and design shall be completed within 1 year maximum and the construction phase shall be completed within 2 years maximum. The proposed cost estimates for the preservation of historic properties must be eligible activities under the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF), and appear reasonable and necessary for the proposed work. The grant application must be received by NPS by the announced deadline. The proposed plan for intervention of the historic structure should be a technically well planned proposal and the proposed work likely to achieve a quality treatment of historic structure in order to receive a grant.



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