Friday, November 14, 2008

American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) FY2009 Battlefield Project Grants CFDA 15.926

The American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) of the National Park Service invites non-profit groups, academic institutions, and local, regional, state, and tribal governments, and other private sector organizations to submit applications for grants. The purpose of this grant program is to provide seed money for projects that lead directly to the identification, preservation and interpretation of battlefield land and/or historic sites associated with battlefields. Project funding has ranged from $5,000 to $80,000. Hardcopy applications must be submitted. Applications will not be accepted through Applications sent by commercial express delivery are due by 4:00 p.m. January 23, 2009.

The ABPP encourages potential applicants to contact the ABPP staff and discuss proposed projects before preparing an application. Contact the ABPP Grants Manager by email or at (202) 354-2037 for more information.

Application Due Dates
Applications sent by commercial express delivery service or hand-delivered by the applicant must be received in the ABPP office by 4:00 p.m. January 23, 2009.

Applications sent by mail must be USPS postmarked by January 2, 2009.

Late and/or incomplete Grant Application Packages will not be considered for funding and will be discarded without action or notification.

Standard Form (SF) 424 submitted without original signatures will be discarded without action.

ABPP encourages applicants to use an express delivery service, as packages sent via regular USPS mail will be irradiated-a process that destroys photographs and colored paper.

Project areas must be on American soil and/or within U.S. territorial waters.

Battlefield Land - Sites where armed conflict, fighting, or warfare occurred between two opposing military organizations (not civil unrest).

Associated Sites - Sites occupied before, during, or after a battle at which events occurred that had a direct influence on the tactical development of the battle or the outcome of the battle. A site must be associated with a battle in order to be considered an Associated Site.

Guidelines and Application Form
Please read the 2009 Grant Application and Guidelines carefully before attempting to prepare the application.

If you need additional help please contact the ABPP Grants Manager by email or at (202) 354-2037.

Download 2009 Battlefield Grant Guidelines (MSWord 2000)

Download 2009 Battlefield Grant Application Form (MSWord 2000)
N.B. The MicroSoft Word 2000 version of the application is formatted to encourage concise answers to questions on the form. Any adjustment to the form's layout, margins, or spacing may result in disqualification of the grant application.

Download Standard Form 424 -- Application for Federal Assistance. The SF424 must be completed and sent as the cover sheet of your ABPP project grant application.

To complete question #16 on Standard Form 424, the first page of the application, go to the Office of Management and Budget to see if your state participates in the intergovernmental review process (pursuant to Executive Order 12372). If your state does participate, you may be required to send a copy of your application to the state clearinghouse.

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