Monday, March 15, 2010

NPS Save America's Treasures 2010 Grant Round CFDA 15.929

Save America’s Treasures grants are available for preservation and/or conservation work on nationally significant intellectual and cultural artifacts and collections and on nationally significant historic properties. Grants are awarded by a competitive process and require a dollar-for-dollar, non-Federal match, which can be cash, donated services, or use of equipment. The grant and the non-Federal match must be expended during the grant period, generally 2 to 3 years, to execute the project. Applications are due by May 21, 2010.

Examples of activities supported by these grants may be found at including a searchable list of projects funded in 2009.

The minimum grant request for collections projects is $25,000 Federal share; the minimum grant request for historic property projects is $125,000 Federal share. The maximum grant request for all projects is $700,000 Federal share. The Save America’s Treasures Grants Selection Panel may, at its discretion, award less than the minimum grant request.

WHAT IS FUNDED • Preservation and/or conservation work on nationally significant intellectual and cultural collections and nationally significant historic properties. Intellectual and cultural artifacts and collections include artifacts, collections, documents, sculpture, and other works of art (hereinafter collections). Historic properties include historic districts, buildings, sites, structures and objects (hereinafter historic properties).

WHAT IS NOT FUNDED • Acquisition (i.e. purchase in fee simple or interest) of collections or historic properties. • Survey or inventory of historic properties or cataloging of collections. • Long-term maintenance or curatorial work beyond the grant period. • Interpretive or training programs. • Reconstruction of historic properties (i.e. recreating all or a significant portion of a historic property that no longer exists). • Moving historic properties or work on historic properties that have been moved. • Construction of new buildings. • Historic structure reports and collection condition assessments, unless they are one component of a larger project to implement the results of these studies by performing work recommended by the studies. • Cash reserves, endowments or revolving funds. Funds must be expended within the grant period, which is generally 2 to 3 years, and may not be used to create an endowment or revolving fund or otherwise spent over many years. • Costs of fund-raising campaigns. • Costs of work performed prior to announcement of award. • For Federal agency grantees – Federal salaries, agency overhead, or administrative costs.

Document Type: Modification to Previous Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: NPS-SAT2010
Opportunity Category: Mandatory
Posted Date: Mar 08, 2010
Creation Date: Mar 10, 2010
Original Closing Date for Applications: May 21, 2010
Current Closing Date for Applications: May 21, 2010
Archive Date:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Arts (see "Cultural Affairs" in CFDA)
Community Development
Humanities (see "Cultural Affairs" in CFDA)
Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification)
Category Explanation: Expected Number of Awards: 75
Estimated Total Program Funding: $14,000,000
Award Ceiling: $700,000
Award Floor: $25,000
CFDA Number(s): 15.929 -- Save America's Treasures
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: Yes

Save America's Treasures website

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