Historic Preservation Fund Grants to Provide Disaster Relief to Historic Properties Damaged by Hurri

The purpose of this supplemental funding is to provide technical assistance and emergency repairs to historic and archeological resources impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

Only hurricane-related damage is eligible for grant assistance.

The NPS will rely on the assessment and documentation of
the SHPO offices to determine eligibility of storm damaged resources and eligible grant expenditures related to the storm damage.
Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2012: Not applicable.

Fiscal Year 2013: -Roof replacement on National Register on damaged home contributing to a National Register historic district
-Repair of historic siding on National Register listed Courthouse
-Weatherproofing and foundation repair on home contributing to a National Register historic district
-Survey and damage assessment of National Register historic district.

Fiscal Year 2014: 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.

Hampton Tucker, Chief
State, Tribal, and Local Plans & Grants
National Park Service
202-354-2067
Hampton_Tucker @NPS.gov.


Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2012: Not applicable. Fiscal Year 2013: It is anticipated that 13 applications will be received and 13 awards will be granted in FY 2013. Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

Hurricane Sandy HPF relief grants must be used to preserve properties listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.

States may also use the funds for 1) hiring additional term, temporary, or contractor staff to enable the SHPOs to expeditiously conduct the reviews of all Federally funded or sponsored projects required by Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, 2) providing technical assistance to local government officials and to all owners of properties listed in or considered eligible by the State Historic Preservation Officer for listing in the National Register of Historic Places; and 3) architectural/engineering plans and specifications, economic feasibility studies, survey and damage assessments, construction work to stabilize and repair historic and archeological properties, and survey of hurricane-damaged properties.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eligible applicants are State and Tribal Historic Preservation Offices located within areas receiving major disaster declarations from FEMA.

Beneficiary Eligibility

States and Tribes.

Credentials/Documentation

National Register listing, or certification of eligibility, of properties for which grant assistance be being applied. 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. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. A completed Grant Application Form. The standard application forms required by 43 CFR 12, Subparts C and F, must be used. In addition, applicants must also submit an Action Plan Narrative providing an overview of needs in the State.

Award Procedures

Using the FEMA major disaster declarations as a starting point for determining the method of apportioning the $47.5 million, the NPS will divide the appropriation into two groups. Group 1 includes $38 million and will be apportioned to the four States containing counties that FEMA designated as eligible to receive both Individual and Public Assistance - Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island. The remaining funds will comprise Group 2, and will be awarded to the remaining eight States, the District of Columbia, and any Federally-recognized Indian Tribes located in those States, through an application process and based on need as described in proposals submitted by the States and Tribes to the NPS.

In apportioning the $38 million from Group 1 that will be assigned to CT, NJ, NY, and RI, because State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPO) in those States have not yet completed damage assessments to historic properties, there is no single best method of determining need. Funds will be distributed using a formula that takes into account three evaluation factors, each having equal weight: 1) population of counties eligible for both IA and PA, 2) land area of counties eligible for both IA and PA , and 3) the number of properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places in counties eligible for both IA and PA.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013 (P.L. 113-2)

National Historic Preservation Act, as amended, 16 U.S.C. § 470(e) and (h), Establishment of Historic Preservation Fund

National Historic Preservation Act, as amended, 16 U.S.C. 470a()j, Develop and implement a comprehensive preservation education and training
program.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

30 - 90 days.

Appeals

NONE.

Renewals

Recipients may request renewal of existing projects or additional projects to meet program goals and objectives. Extensions may be requested by grant recipients through 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

2-3 years. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Assistance released on a reimbursable basis as costs are incurred.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

Recipients of HPF Hurricane Sandy relief grant agreements will be required to report the financial status on a quarterly basis within ten (10) calendar days of the end of the calendar quarter.

Recipients of HPF Hurricane Sandy relief grant agreements will be required to report the performance progress on a quarterly basis within ten (10) calendar days of the end of the calendar quarter.

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

No Data Available.

Financial Information

Account Identification

14-5140-0-2-303.

Obigations

(Formula Grants) FY 12 $0; FY 13 est $47,026,000; and FY 14 est $0 - No additional appropriations are expected under the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Formula Grants:
Min - $3,206,493
Max - $13,634,696

Competitive Grants
Min-$100,000
Max-$1.5million
Average -$1 million.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Department of the Interior regulations regarding Financial Assistance, 43 CFR Part 12
Historic Preservation Fund Grants Manual
http://www.nps.gov/history/hpg/HPF_Manual.pdf
Secretary of the Interior s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Hampton Tucker, Chief
State, Tribal, and Local Plans & Grants
National Park Service
202-354-2067
Hampton_Tucker @NPS.gov.

Headquarters Office

Hampton Tucker National Park Service
State, Tribal, and Local Plans & Grants
1201 Eye Street, 6th Floor
, Washington, District of Columbia 20005 Phone: 202-354-2020

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

The following criteria will be used by the National Park Service and States when selecting recipients for Disaster Relief grant Assistance:

a) Historic significance,
b) Ability to complete the project promptly and successfully,
c) Ability of the project to correct the storm related damage,
d) Degree and nature of the damage (but see Section VI, Ineligible Activities),
e) Completeness and accuracy of the grant application.



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