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U.S. Department of Interior: Cultural Resources Management

Deadline: July 13, 2018

The U.S. Department of Interior, National Park Service (NPS) seeks to work with partners to collaboratively conduct a variety of activities, including, but not limited to:

  • Archeological Identification/Evaluation Studies
  • Archival Records Management Plans
  • Bibliographic and historiographic essays
  • Collection Management Plan (CMP)
  • Cultural Affiliation Study and Lineal Descent Studies
  • Cultural Landscapes Inventory (CLI)
  • Cultural Resources Geographical Information System (CRGIS) Studies.
  • Cultural Resources Management Bibliography (CRBIB)
  • Development Concept Plan
  • Discover our Shared Heritage Travel Itineraries
  • Ethnohistory and Ethnography
  • Exhibit Plan and Design (EPD)
  • General Management Plan (GMP)
  • HABS/HAER/HALS documentation,
  • Historic Resource Study (HRS)
  • Historic Structure Report (HSR)
  • List of Classified Structures (LCS)
  • National Catalog of Museum Objects
  • National Heritage Area Plans and Evaluations
  • National Historic Landmark Documentation and Theme Studies
  • National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom studies
  • National Register of Historic Places Documentation and Bulletins
  • National Maritime Initiative Inventory
  • Oral History interviews, transcription and archival processing
  • Park and Program Administrative History
  • Peer Review
  • Teaching with Historic Places Lesson Plans

Additionally, NPS seeks to partner with agencies to:

  • Further public dialogue of and knowledge about the preservation of nationally significant cultural and historic properties
  • Continue to support the mission of the federal Save America’s Treasures program
  • Connect with new audiences to pursue sustainability of the preservation movement, encouraging them to address issues affecting preservation in their communities
  • Engage with Certified Local Governments (CLG), federal, state, tribal and local preservation offices and other preservation organizations to carry on the NPS mission
  • Engage in projects that lead in actionable recommendations for the preservation field and promote research, interpretation and preservation of American history and culture
  • Undertake activities that promote the greater public and private understanding of American history
  • Assist in the promotion, facilitation, and improvement of the general public’s understanding of natural, cultural, recreational and other aspects of history in areas such as national parks, National Historic Landmarks, state and local parks, and other historic sites
  • Promote greater public and private participation in historic preservation and interpretive programs and activities nationwide while building build resource stewardship ethics
  • Share an appreciation for American history and culture, through a variety of strategies, such as through social media platforms, in order to increase public awareness, knowledge and support for historic preservation, stewardship, and interpretation of the nation’s cultural and historical heritage
  • Motivate youth participants to become involved in the cultural and historical resource protection of their communities and beyond
  • Inform the public, assist professionals in making informed management decisions, and to educate and train students, thereby developing future professionals in historic landscape documentation and preservation
  • Assist in directing planning efforts for the preservation, rehabilitation, and/or restoration of historic properties
  • Advance historic preservation at the local level by providing training opportunities
  • Create an application to enable digital cultural surveys of communities, and strengthen local preservation commissions through training and funding opportunities
  • Support the culture and heritage activities of the governments of federally recognized Indian tribes, particularly the activities of the various Tribal Historic Preservation Officers (THPOs) and those governments seeking to establish THPO operations
  • Increase public awareness, including government agencies, of the importance of the physical environment in the role and preservation of Native traditions and culture
  • Promote the greater public and private understanding of American history for their mutual benefit and for the people of the United States as well as for future generations, so that they can enjoy the historic resources in their communities
  • Conduct projects and programs that will result in expanding the knowledge and information available in the areas of historical education, historic preservation, and cultural resources management
  • Conduct projects, programs, and activities that will result in expanding the opportunities available for public and youth engagement in the areas of interpretation, education, and volunteerism through projects such as youth engagement and conservation projects, student internships, training and workshops, long range interpretive plans, interpretive tours and site visits, program development and implementation, and cooperation on creation of public education and interpretive materials for audiences beyond park boundaries such as social media-based platforms, site bulletins, exhibits, and other interpretive content
  • Conduct scholarly peer review and offer substantive scholarly feedback of NPS to ensure that projects meet the highest standards of the historical and educational professions
  • Support the dissemination of information based on NPS funded research through publications, conferences, symposia, training and exhibitions, as well as other electronic media
  • Design, develop, and deploy and maintain seminars, exhibits, publications, and on-line resources that will benefit teachers and NPS employees
  • Develop and disseminate information related to Certified Local Governments (CLG), State Historic Preservation Offices, and Tribal Historic Preservation Offices, as well as any other program supported by the Historic Preservation Fund, for protecting and preserving cultural resources at the local community level
  • Organize training at conferences in the form of sessions, workshops, information booths, and other types of educational opportunities to promote best practices among the various constituents in the national preservation partnership programs

Amount: Up to 25 awards will be made that range from $2,500-$250,000. Awards will be distributed among the following categories:

  • Up to five large organizations with the capacity and expertise to conduct undertakings on a national scale
  • Up to ten medium sized organizations with regional or disciplinary services or expertise
  • Up to ten small organizations with the expertise and experience to successfully execute small scale projects

Eligibility: State, local, or tribal governments or other public entities, educational institutions, or private nonprofit organizations.

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=305055

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