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Preservation Technology and Training (PTT) Grants

Grants to USA Universities, Museums, Laboratories,
Nonprofits, and Agencies 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:

02/24/20 6:00 PM ET

Description:

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Grants of up to $20,000 to USA universities, museums, laboratories, nonprofit organizations, preservation agencies, and park agencies for cultural preservation research activities. Applicants are advised to complete required registrations prior to applying. Funding is intended for innovative research that develops new technologies or adapts existing technologies to preserve cultural resources. Grant recipients undertake innovative research and produce technical reports which respond to national needs in the field of historic preservation.

PTT Grants will support the following activities:

  • Innovative research that develops new technologies or adapts existing technologies to preserve cultural resources (typically $20,000)
  • Specialized workshops or symposia that identify and address national preservation needs (typically $15,000 to $20,000)
  • 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)

Secretary of the Interior Priorities:

This program supports Secretary of the Interior Priority1.a.” Utilize science to identify best practices to manage land and water and cultural resources and adapt to changes in the environment” in the following way, by creating new research, technology, and training to protect and conserve architecture, archeological sites and objects, cultural landscapes, and museum objects. The resulting products can be used to save cultural heritage important to the U.S. The work will lead to innovation in the preservation world. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 162712

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$200,000

Number of Grants:

Estimated Number of Agreements to be Awarded: 8-12

Estimated Size of Grant:

Estimated Amount of Funding Available Per Award: An estimated range of $5,000.00 To $20,000.00 of funding is anticipated for each award.

Term of Contract:

Anticipated Term of the Agreement: May 15, 2020 – May 15, 2021

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

Eligibility:

  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

In accordance with 54 U.S.C.§305304(c). Preservation grants, eligible applicants may include—

(1) Federal and non-Federal laboratories;
(2) accredited museums;
(3) universities;
(4) nonprofit organizations;
(5) System units and offices and Cooperative Park Study Units of the System;
(6) State Historic Preservation Offices;
(7) tribal preservation offices; and
(8) Native Hawaiian organizations.

NCPTT does not fund “bricks and mortar” grants.

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants are held responsible for their proposals being submitted to the National Park Service. Applications must be received by February 24, 2020, 6:00 PM ET. Applicants are encouraged to submit the application well before the deadline.

Estimated date of Federal Award: May 15, 2020
Estimated date notifying successful and unsuccessful applicants: May 1, 2020

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.

Each applicant (unless exempt under 2 CFR §25.110) is required to:
(a) Be registered in SAM;
(b) Provide a valid unique entity identifier in its application (currently a DUNS number);
(c) Continue to maintain an active SAM registration with current information at all times during which it has an active Federal award or an application or plan under consideration by a Federal awarding agency.

Registration processes for SAM can be found at https://www.sam.gov

View this opportunity on Grants.gov:
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=323812

For a list of application documents, see the Package tab (press Preview) on the Grants.gov page above.

Contact Information:

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

All applications must be submitted 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.

In the event the applicant experiences technical difficulties with submitting their application, please contact: Kevin Ammons (Kevin_Ammons@nps.gov or 318-356-7444) or Todd Wilson (todd_wilson@nps.gov or 303-358-8403).

CFDA Number:

15.923

Funding or Pin Number:

P20AS00028

URL for Full Text (RFP):

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

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