Preservation of Japanese American Confinement Sites

Provides for the preservation and interpretation of historic confinement sites where Japanese Americans were detained during World War II.

The program was established to encourage projects that identify, research, evaluate, interpret, protect, restore, repair, and acquire historic confinement
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sites in order that present and future generations may learn and gain inspiration from these sites and that these sites will demonstrate the Nation"s commitment to equal justice under the law.

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2008: No projects have been funded as of yet since FY 2009 is the first year of the program.

Types of projects that maybe funded: Projects must benefit one or more historic Japanese American confinement sites.

Project categories include:

Capital Projects: including construction of new interpretive centers, restrooms, and interpretive trails.
Documentation: including identification, research, and evaluation of historic sites; projects may include archaeological surveys; National Register of Historic Places nominations; and National Historic Landmark nominations.
Oral history interviews: including recording, transcribing, digitally processing, and sharing the interviews.
Interpretation and education related to historic confinement sites: projects may include wayside exhibits, creative arts and educational curricula.
Preservation of confinement sites and related historic resources: projects may include stabilization, rehabilitation, restoration, acquisition, relocation of historic buildings and structures to their original locations, reconstruction of key structures, and collections conservation.
Planning projects: such as interpretive plans for new exhibits and programs, land use plans, and resource management plans.
Non-Federal real property acquisition: allowed only with the owner"s written permission at only Jerome, Rohwer, Topaz, and Honouliuli, per stipulations of Public Law 109-441.

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.

Kara Miyagishima, NPS - Intermountain Regional Office, Phone (303)969-2885, Email
Kara_Miyagishima@nps.gov.

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories




Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Japanese American Confinement Sites grant funds may be used for identifying, researching, evaluating, interpreting, protecting, restoring, repairing, and acquiring historic confinement sites where Japanese Americans were detained during World War II as authorized by the Preservation of Japanese American Confinement Sites Act of 2006.

These historic confinement sites are defined as the ten War Relocation Authority internment camps (Gila River, Granada, Heart Mountain, Jerome, Manzanar, Minidoka, Poston, Rohwer, Topaz, and Tule Lake), as well as other historically significant locations, as determined by the Secretary of the Interior, where Japanese Americans were detained during World War II.

These sites are specifically identified in Confinement and Ethnicity: An Overview of World War II Japanese American Relocation Sites, published by the Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Western Archaeological and Conservation Center, in 1999.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Federal: Recreation (includes Historic Preservation).

State (includes District of Columbia, public institutions of higher education and hospitals): Recreation (includes Historic Preservation).

Local (includes State-designated lndian Tribes, excludes institutions of higher education and hospitals: Recreation (includes Historic Preservation).

Public nonprofit institution/organization (includes institutions of higher education and hospitals): Recreation (includes Historic Preservation).

Federally Recognized lndian Tribal Governments: Recreation (includes Historic Preservation).

Private nonprofit institution/organization (includes institutions of higher education and hospitals): Recreation (includes Historic Preservation).

Native American Organizations (includes lndian groups, cooperatives, corporations, partnerships, associations): Recreation (includes Historic Preservation)

Beneficiary Eligibility

State; Local; Private nonprofit institution/organization; Quasi-public nonprofit organization; Other private institution/organization; Anyone/general public; Native American Organizations; Education Professional; U.S. Citizen

Credentials/Documentation

Applicant must submit proof of applicant"s governmental, non-profit or institutional status; a letter from the owner giving consent to the grant applicant as the grantee of record to undertake work on the property or collection (if applicable); and a federally approved Indirect Cost Rate Agreement (if applicable). OMB Circular No. A-87 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.

12372.

Application Procedures

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Annual announcements will provide detailed information on procedures and submission requirements. Required forms include the SF 424 Application for Federal Assistance, SF LLL Lobbying Activities, SF 424 A Budget Information, Non-Construction Programs, SF 424B Assurances, Non-Construction Programs, SF 424 C Budget Information, Construction and SF 424 D Assurances, Construction.

Award Procedures

Eligible applications and accompanying documentation will be reviewed by the Japanese American Confinement Sites Grants Selection Panel, a panel of Federal agency experts representing applicable preservation, history, education, and conservation disciplines. The panel will provide recommendations to the Secretary of the Interior for final project selection. The panel"s recommendations will be approved by the Secretary of Interior through an apportionment process. Grants will be awarded by NPS directly to selected grantees. The NPS and grant recipient will execute a grant agreement.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Preservation of Japanese American Confinement Sites Act, Public Law 109-441, 120 Stat. 3288, 16 U.S.C 461.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

60 to 120 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.

Matching Requirements: This program has no statutory formula. Match requirement: Each grant requires a 2:1 Federal to non-Federal match; that is, to receive two dollars of Federal funds at least one dollar non-Federal match is required. The match may be composed of cash or in-kind contributions. The non-Federal match may be raised and spent during the grant period; it does not have to be "in the bank" at the time of the application.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

1-2 years will be the typical duration of funded awards. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Not applicable.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Interim Progress Report every six months during the grant period.

Initial Progress Report six months from the beginning date of the grant agreement.

Final Report to be submitted within 90 days of the end of the grant agreement.

SF 425 Financial Report as specified in the award and SF 270, Request for Advance or Reimbursement must be submitted to the NPS Grant Awarding Official for approval of payment requests.

Final financial reports must be submitted.

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, "non federal entities that expend financial assistance $500,000 (for fiscal years ending after Dec. 1, 2003) or more a year in Federal awards will have a single or program specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 (for fiscal years ending after Dec. 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

All records must be maintained for three years after submission of the final reports.

Financial Information

Account Identification

14-5140-0-2-303.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 08 not reported.; FY 09 est $1,000,000; FY 10 est $1,000,000 - Congress authorized up to $38 million for the grant program.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Minimum $5,000; No maximum amount set for fiscal year 2009; and average is to be determined. It is anticipated that 30 to 40 applications will be received and 10 to 15 awards will be granted in fiscal year 2009.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Department of the Interior Administrative, Audit Requirements and Cost Principles for Assistance Programs, 43 CFR Part 12.

Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant website: http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/HPG/JACS/index.html

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Kara Miyagishima, NPS - Intermountain Regional Office, Phone (303)969-2885, Email
Kara_Miyagishima@nps.gov.

Headquarters Office

Kara Miyagishima National Park Service - Intermountain Regional Office, 12795 W. Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, Colorado 80228 Email: Kara_Miyagishima@nps.gov Phone: (303) 969-2885

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

1. What need does the project address?
a. How does this project address a critical issue?
b. How will the project increase public awareness and understanding of the Japanese
American World War II confinement sites?
c. How will the project preserve or improve the conditions of Japanese American World
War II confinement site resources?

2. What impact will the project have and how will the impact be measured?

3. What is the long-term impact of the project and how will the project be sustained?

4. How feasible is the project and does the applicant demonstrate the ability to successfully complete the project?
a. Is the project cost effective?
b. Does the applicant demonstrate an ability to complete the project in a timely, cost effective, and professional manner, ensuring that laws and standards are met?
c. Has adequate planning been completed for the project?

5. How much support and participation does the project have from former internees, stakeholders, or the general public?.



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