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Preservation Technology and Training (PTT) Grants

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, Tribes, and IHEs
for Technology to Preserve Cultural Resources

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service - National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT)

Deadline Date:

01/04/18 3:00 PM ET

Description:

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Grants ranging from $5,000 to $40,000 to USA nonprofit organizations, government agencies, tribes, and higher education institutions for projects that promote the use of technology to preserve cultural resources. Projects may involve the development or new technologies or the adaptation of existing technologies.

PTT Grants will support the following activities:

-Innovative research that develops new technologies or adapts existing technologies to preserve cultural resources

-Specialized workshops or symposia that identify and address national preservation needs

-How-to videos, mobile applications, podcasts, best practices publications, or webinars that disseminate practical preservation methods or provide better tools for preservation practice

NCPTT funds projects within several overlapping disciplinary areas.These include:
-Archeology
-Architecture
-Collections Management
-Engineering
-Historic Landscapes
-Materials Conservation

In order to focus research efforts, NCPTT requests innovative proposals that advance the application of science and technology to historic preservation in the following areas:
-Climate Change Impacts
-Disaster Planning and Response
-Modeling and Managing Big Data
-Innovative Techniques for Documentation
-Protective Coatings and Treatments
-Other research topics may be considered for funding.

The successful application should:
-Address, use or adapt innovative preservation technology
-Describe the project’s significance and national impact
-Explain methodology
-Insure work plan is feasible and can be completed in one year
-Disseminate project results
-Assemble an experienced team to complete the activity
-Propose a budget that is reasonable and customary for the expected outcomes

Preference will be given to projects that use innovative dissemination techniques to reach the largest possible audience (e.g. online training, webinars, podcasts, videos, DVDs, etc.).

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 162712

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$300,000

Number of Grants:

Estimated Number of Agreements to be Awarded: Between 7 and 13

Estimated Size of Grant:

An estimated range of $5,000 to $40,000 of funding is anticipated for each award. The maximum grant award is $40,000.

The actual grant award amount is dependent on the scope of the proposed activity:

-Innovative research that develops new technologies or adapts existing technologies to preserve cultural resources: Typically $25,000 to $40,000

-Specialized workshops or symposia that identify and address national preservation needs: Typically $15,000 to $25,000

-How-to videos, mobile applications, podcasts, best practices publications, or webinars that disseminate practical preservation methods or provide better tools for preservation practice: Typically $5,000 to $15,000

Term of Contract:

Applicants should expect to be able to begin work no sooner than August 2018.

The anticipated term of agreement is August 15, 2018 – August 15, 2019.

Agreement terms for funded projects are estimated be completed within one year, depending on the negotiated project statement of work.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The following organizations are eligible to submit proposals:
-U.S. universities and colleges,
-U.S. nonprofit organizations: museums, research laboratories, professional societies and similar organizations in the U.S. that are directly associated with educational or research activity, and
-Government agencies in the U.S.: National Park Service and other federal, state, territorial and local government agencies, as well as Hawaiian Natives, Native American and Alaska Native tribes and their Tribal Historic Preservation Offices.

Other organizations can participate only as contractors to eligible U.S. partners. Grants funds support only portions of projects that are undertaken or managed directly by U.S. partners and expended in the U.S. and its territories.

NCPTT does not fund “bricks and mortar” grants.

Pre-Application Information:

Recipient cost share is not required for this agreement, but is encouraged.

Preference will be given to projects that provide an in-kind match (e.g. funds, personnel, equipment, etc.).

Applicants are encouraged to contact NCPTT to discuss their ideas prior to submitting a proposal. NCPTT staff will provide feedback on the degree of fit between the proposed idea and the mission of the grants program, along with suggestions for improving competitiveness. Please contact the expert below that most closely relates to the subject matter of your grant idea.

You must verify and if necessary update your institution’s Entity record, or create an Entity record for your institution, at the System for Award Management (SAM).

The deadline for submission is Tuesday, January 4, 2018 at 3:00 PM ET.

View this opportunity on Grants.gov:
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=P18AS00006

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit your application via email with the required application documents as email attachments to: NOFO-NCPTT@NPS.gov

Archeology & Collections:
Tad Britt
tad_britt@nps.gov

Architecture & Engineering:
Andy Ferrell
andrew_ferrell@nps.gov

Historic Landscapes:
Debbie Smith
debbie_smith@nps.gov

Materials Conservation:
Dr. Mary F. Striegel
mary_striegel@nps.gov

You may also call (318) 356-7444 and an operator will connect you with the appropriate party.

CFDA Number:

15.923

Funding or Pin Number:

P18AS00006

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