Shenandoah Valley Battlefields National Historic District Battlefield Acquisition and Protection

The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields National Historic District and Commission Act established both the District and the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields National Historic District Commission (Commission).

The District is comprised of Augusta, Clarke, Federick, Highland, Page, Rockingham, Shenandoah,
and Warren counties, and the independent cities of Harrisonburg, Staunton, Winchester, and Waynesboro, as well as ten battlefields and a number of historically important transportation routes.

To implement the provisions of the authority the Act pertaining to acquiring lands or interests in lands from willing sellers within the boundaries of Shenandoah Valley Battlefields National Historic District in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Examples of Funded Projects

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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.
Website Address

http://www.nps.gov



Program Accomplishments

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Uses and Use Restrictions

This program will carry out the implementation of Section 606 of Public Law 104-333, which will result in the acquisition of lands or interest in lands from willing sellers for battlefield protection within the established boundaries of the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields National Historic District.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Public nonprofit institution/organization (includes institutions of higher education and hospitals)-Recreation (includes Historic Preservation), Other private institutions/organizations-Recreation (includes Historic Preservation).

Beneficiary Eligibility

Anyone/general public.

Credentials/Documentation

The applicant will ensure that qualified professionals are used to conduct the appraisals in accord with the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal land Acquisition, which may be provided to to the NPS for review and approval by a qualified review appraiser prior to initiation of negotiation; current title report; approved Phase I Environmental Site Assessment report; contract of sale; a map showing land or interest in lands to be acquired located within the area generally depicted on the map entitled "Shenandoah Valley National Battlefields," numbered SHVA/80,000, dated April 1994. 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. Eligible applicants will be required to submit a SF 424, Application for Federal Assistance and other required documentation. The procedures will be outlined in the announcement, and will include a title, geographic area(s) of requested assistance, objectives, and a budget proposal to reflect a typical project.

Award Procedures

The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields National Historic District Final Management Plan identifies the Foundation, as successor to the Commission, as the management entity responsible for land acquisition within the core areas of the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields National Historic District.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Shenandoah Valley Battlefields National Historic District and Commission Act of 1996, 16 U.S.C 410 iii-10; 11.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

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

Assistance is provided on an annual project basis. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Not available.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

All organizations will be required to submit a minimum of a yearly narrative summary accomplishments reports to the National Park Service in accordance with the terms of the agreement.

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

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

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, and a quarterly submittal of Standard Form 425 the Financial Report .

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.

Records

Financial records, supporting documents, and statistical records pertinent to the grant shall be retained in accordance with 43 CFR Part 12 for a period of three years; the deed or other instrument of property rights transfer and the survey for each parcel acquired shall be retained in perpetuity.

Financial Information

Account Identification

14-5035-0-2-303.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 08 $1,665,488; FY 09 est $493,000; FY 10 est $1,639,498 - Land and Water Conservation Fund appropriations.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Awards vary greatly based on appraised land value, generally from $0 to $500,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Department of the Interior Financial Assistance Regulations at 43 CFR Part 12; the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields National Historic District Final Management Plan, September 2000. Map entitled Shenandoah Valley Battlefields, numbered SHVA/80,000, dated April 1994. Appraisals will be conducted in accordance with the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisition.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices.

Headquarters Office

Donald T. King, National Park Service, Natonal Trails Land Resources Program Center, 1314 Edwin Miller Boulevard, P.O. Box 908, Martinsburg, West Virginia 25402-0908 Email: donald_t_king@nps.gov;joe_sobinovsky@nps.gov Phone: (304) 263-4993.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields National Historic District Final Management Plan identifies the Foundation, as successor to the Commission, as the management entity responsible for land acquisition within the core areas of the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields National Historic District.



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