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Save America's Treasures (SAT) Grants: Collections Grants and Preservation Grants

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, IHEs, and Tribes
for Preservation of Historically Significant Sites

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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U.S. Department of the Interior - National Park Service (NPS)

Deadline Date:

01/26/21 11:59 PM ET Receipt

Description:

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Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, agencies, Tribes, educational institutions, and historic properties and collections associated with religious organizations to conserve or preserve historic collections and properties that are nationally significant. Funding is intended for projects that modernize infrastructure and restore trust with local communities.

Please note there are two separate applications: one for preservation projects and one for projects involving collections.

  • One for preservation projects (for properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places for national significance or listed as a National Historic Landmark. The property may be listed on either individually or as contributing to a nationally significant district).
  • One for projects involving collections (including artifacts, museum collections, documents, sculptures, and other works of art).

Eligible properties must be either currently: 1) individually listed as a National Historic Landmark or be a contributing property within a National Historic Landmark district, or 2) individually listed in the National Register of Historic Places for national significance (properties listed at the state or local significance are not eligible) or be a contributing property within a nationally significant National Register Historic District. Properties include buildings, sites, structures and objects.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 187194

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$16,000,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Preservation projects - minimum request of $125,000 and maximum of $500,000.
- Collections projects - minimum request of $25,000 and maximum of $500,000.

Term of Contract:

Matching share must be expended within the grant period.

Eligibility:

  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • Independent school districts
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • 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
  • Special district governments
  • State governments

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Who Is Eligible to Apply?
- Nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3), U.S. organizations
- Units of state or local government
- Federally-recognized Indian Tribes, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiian Organizations, as defined by 54 USC § 300300
- Educational institutions
- Historic properties and collections associated with active religious organizations
- Eligible collections must be determined to be of national significance based on the supportive description of its significance within the application.

- Federal agencies funded by the Department of the Interior and Related Agencies with the exception of the National Park Service (NPS).
- Grants will not be available for work on sites or collections owned by the NPS.
- Other federal agencies collaborating with a nonprofit partner to preserve the historic properties or collections owned by the federal agency may submit applications through the nonprofit partner.

Individual projects, properties, or collections that have received a SAT grant in the past are not eligible for additional funding.

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
- 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
- Costs of fund-raising campaigns
- Costs of work performed prior to grant award
- For Federal agency grantees – Federal salaries, agency overhead, or administrative costs

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are currently open and must be submitted through Grants.gov by January 26, 2021 at 11:59 PM ET.

Grants must be matched dollar-for-dollar with non-federal cash and/or in-kind contribution.

Please note there are two separate applications: one for preservation projects and one for projects involving collections.

View the collection projects opportunity on Grants.gov:
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=329925

View the preservation projects opportunity on Grants.gov:
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=329927

For a list of relevant application documents, go to the Package tab (press Preview) on the Grants.gov links above. 

Contact Information:

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

Apply for Collection Grants online via Grants.gov:https://apply07.grants.gov/apply/login.faces?oppId=329925&origin=vgo-apply

Apply for Preservation Grants online via Grants.gov:https://apply07.grants.gov/apply/login.faces?oppId=329927&origin=vgo-apply

STLPG Staff
202 354-2020
STLPG@nps.gov

CFDA Number:

15.929

Funding or Pin Number:

P21AS00202, P21AS00203

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

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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