American Battlefield Protection

Promote the protection and preservation of battlefield lands on American soil by funding non- acquisition preservation methods such as planning, education, survey and inventory.

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Examples of Funded Projects

(1) $21,000 in technical assistance helped in creating a county-wide Vision and Protection Plan for a county and its local battlefield.

(2) $20,000 in assistance has been awarded for the development of a state-wide heritage trail.

(3) $18,050 used to complete and submit a National Register Nomination for a Virginia battlefield.

(4) $20,000 in funding has gone towards an archeological survey of a Missouri battlefield.

(5) $25,000 was given to a local battlefield commission to pay for the services of a part-time staff person to implement the local battlefield protection plan.


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.


Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories





Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Chester, County Of $ 90,000   2019-09-012022-12-31
Ridgefield Historical Society Inc. $ 50,150   2020-07-012022-08-31
Alliance For The Shenandoah Valley $ 32,274   2020-07-012022-08-31
Ball State University $ 99,286   2020-07-012022-08-31
Southern Illinois University $ 93,220   2020-07-012022-08-31
Florida State University $ 206,890   2020-07-012022-08-31
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum At Basin Harbor Inc $ 66,873   2020-07-012022-08-31
Palisades Parks Conservancy, Inc., The $ 104,410   2020-07-012022-08-31
University Of Florida $ 60,672   2020-07-012022-08-31
Society For The Preservation Of Maryland Antiquities Inc, The $ 67,100   2020-07-012022-08-31



Program Accomplishments

None.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds may be used for projects resulting in the protection and preservation of battlefield lands and their associated sites on American soil.

No funding is given to projects dealing with acquisition of properties or land in fee or interest, payment of rent on properties or land, fund raising, lobbying, battle reenactments, new construction or reconstruction of historic resources, permanent staff positions, object or material culture curation or other on-going activities, academic scholarships, capital construction or improvement projects (site excavation, trail or road construction, parking lots, visitor centers, scene restoration, etc.).

Applications for projects associated with NPS-owned sites must focus on resources outside the NPS boundaries.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Applicant may be Federal, intrastate, interstate, State and local agencies, public or private nonprofit institutions/organizations, Federally recognized Indian tribal governments, U.S.

territory and possessions, Native American organizations, State colleges and universities, public and private colleges and universities.

Multi-organizational applications are encouraged.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Federal, intrastate, interstate, State and local agencies, public and private nonprofit institutions/organizations, Federally recognized Indian tribal governments, U.S. territories and possessions, Native American organizations, State college or universities, public and private colleges and universities.

Credentials/Documentation

None.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the Single Point of Contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State's program has been selected for review.

Application Procedures

Applicants should contact the American Battlefield Protection Program in early September to obtain an application for funding. Applicants will receive a Standard Form 424- Request for Federal Assistance, and a Certificate Regarding Debarment, Suspension and Other Responsibility Matters, Drug-Free Workplace Requirements and Lobbying, DI-2010. Forms must be completed and returned to the American Battlefield Protection Program by the date listed in the Application Guidelines.

Award Procedures

Award amounts are based on the review panel's recommendations. Reviewers include American Battlefield Protection Program staff and regional supporting staff, NPS historians and NPS archeologists. Each application is scored individually based on a standardized series of questions.

Deadlines

Contact the American Battlefield Protection Program for application deadlines at (202) 354-2037.

Authorization

Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 1996; American Battlefield Protection Act of 1996, Section 604, Public Law 104-333, 110 Stat. 4173, 16 U.S.C. 469k.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Applications are reviewed and approved or disapproved by the National Park Service by the end of the Federal