Challenge Cost Share

To increase participation by qualified partners in the preservation and improvement of NPS natural, cultural, and recreational resources in all authorized Service programs and activities.
Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2010: Great Smoky Mountain Archaeological Field Project with University of Tennessee Archaeological Research Laboratory involved 10 high school Cherokee students in the research of their cultural past at the Cherokee site in Smokemont.

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Washington Community Stewardship Student Exchange Program with Race to Knowledge, Inc., and Bridge to Life brought together 60 students from Chicago and rural students from Franklin County, VA to become active participants in the stewardship and preservation of BOWA and the Michigan Boulevard Garden Apartments (Chicago).

Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2012: 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.

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories

Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2010: 138 projects funded. Fiscal Year 2011: Not available. Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

This program supports small-scale partnership projects with units of the National Park System, NPS centers and program areas, and National Trails.

All projects and activities receiving these funds must meet a minimum 50:50 match of cash, goods, or services from a non-Federal source.

Applications must be approved by appropriate NPS park, program, center, or trails staff.

The maximum CCS award is $30,000.

For more specific information contact the regional office.