Save America"s Treasures

To provide matching grants for preservation or conservation work on nationally significant intellectual and cultural artifacts and nationally significant historic structures and sites.

Intellectual and cultural artifacts include artifacts, collections, documents, sculpture and works of art.

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available.

Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available.

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.

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
State Parks And Cultural Resources, Wyoming Dept Of $ 157,758   2020-12-012023-11-30
Alabama Space Science Exhibit Commission $ 500,000   2020-10-012023-09-30
Hampton University $ 249,898   2020-10-012023-09-30
National Building Museum (the) $ 121,182   2020-10-012023-09-30
Rutgers, The State University Of New Jersey $ 443,500   2020-10-012023-09-30
Canal Society Of New York State, Inc. $ 171,000   2020-10-012023-09-30
Union Station Redevelopment Corporation $ 342,500   2020-08-012023-08-30
Southern Indiana Housing And Community Development Corporation $ 500,000   2020-08-012023-08-30
Leona Tate Foundation For Change, Inc. $ 500,000   2020-08-012023-08-30
Wyck Association $ 209,202   2020-08-012023-08-30

Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds may be used for projects resulting in the protection and preservation of nationally significant historic structures and sites, as well as nationally significant collections of intellectual and cultural artifacts, documents, sculpture and works of art.

Projects to repair structures must comply with treatments defined in the "Secretary of the Interior"s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties" (36 CFR 78).

No funding is given to projects dealing with acquisition or reconstruction of properties or, collections, payment of rent on properties or land, fund raising, and lobbying.

The Grantee must grant a preservation easement or preservation agreement for each grant-assisted property to the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) for at least 50 years from the end date of the grant agreement.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Federal (if part of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriation), Intrastate, Interstate, State and Local agencies, Public or Private nonprofit institutions/organizations, State Colleges and Universities, Public and Private Colleges and Universities, and Federally Recognized Indian Tribes.

Individuals are not eligible applicants.

Properties receiving Save America"s Treasures (SAT) grant assistance must be listed in the National Register of Historic Places for National significance.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Any Federal, Intrastate, Interstate, State and local agencies, Public or Private nonprofit institution/organization, State Colleges or University, Public and Private College or University, or Federally recognized Indian tribes.


No Credentials or documentation are required. 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.


Application Procedures

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Applicants should visit the Save America"s Treasures Program website, at to obtain an application for funding. Forms must be completed and submitted to by the date listed in the Application Guidelines. The Application Guidelines can be found at The Program is included in FIND and APPLY. If you don"t have internet access, the request for an application may be sent to: Grants Manager, Save America"s Treasures, National Park Service, 1849 C Street, NW, Mail Stop 2256, Washington, DC 20240.

Award Procedures

Award amounts are based on the review panel recommendations. Each application is scored individually based on standardized criteria.


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


Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, Public Law 111-11; National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended, Section 108; Public Law 108-108, 110 Stat. 4174; 16 USC 470.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Applications are reviewed and approved or disapproved by the Save America"s Treasures Program by the end of the Federal fiscal year.


Not Applicable.


Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching Requirements: Grants must be fully matched on a dollar-to-dollar basis.
This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details. Contact local or headquarters office for further details.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Project duration is generally for two years. All awarded funds must be expended within 90 days of the grant end date specified in the Grant agreement. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Funds for the project may be requested as advances and/or reimbursements via SMARTLINK electronic payment system, with the final payment being a reimbursement. All conditions of the project must be complete at the time of requesting the final payment.

Post Assistance Requirements


Grantees are required to report progress reports on a semi-annual basis.

Products of the grant will be reviewed in draft and final format.

Final performance reports are expected at the close of the grant.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

Grantees are required to report financial reports on a semi-annual basis.

Final financial reports are expected at the close of the grants.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.


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 for grants awarded to State and Local Governments must be maintained in accordance with the provisions of 43 CFR 12, Subpart C, "Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State and Local Governments." Records for grants awarded to institutions of higher education and other nonprofit organizations must be maintained in accordance with the provisions of 43 CFR 12, Subpart F, "Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Nonprofit Organizations.".

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Cooperative Agreements) FY 12 $0; FY 13 est $0; and FY 14 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range $$25,000 - $700,000
Average $226,214.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Regulated by 43 CFR Part 12.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Save America"s Treasures Program, National Park Service, 1849 C Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20240 Phone: (202) 354-2020 Fax: (202) 371-1794.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Applications received are scored on the following criteria: critical preservation need; well-planned objectives, tasks, and schedules; qualifications and coordination of partner organization(s); and realistic budget and matching resources.

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