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Historic Preservation Training Center Facility Management and Historic Preservation Emerging Professional Engagement

Type: Posted • Opportunity: P24AS00331

Description

A. Program Need: The Historic Preservation Training Center (HPTC) is dedicated to the preservation and maintenance of historic buildings, structures, and features of the NPS and its partners. The HPTC executes this commitment by demonstrating outstanding leadership through field preservation schooling for basic hands-on craft skills development in masonry, carpentry, wood crafting, and architectural building identification, evaluation, and condition assessment techniques. The HPTC utilizes historic preservation projects as its main instrument for teaching preservation philosophy and progressive development of building crafts knowledge, exposure to the newest stabilization practices, techniques and applications, and enriching project management skills. This structure lends itself to accommodate on projects additional individuals looking to learn and practice new skills through hands-on projects. The HPTC is continuing to grow significantly across the NPS in scope and scale. Additional technical assistance on projects from skilled individuals will assist it in more responsively meeting the demand for project work at NPS sites across the country, and thus better accomplish the HPTC and overall NPS mission to preserve cultural resources for future generations to experience, learn from, and enjoy.B. Program Objectives: The program objective is to support and stimulate preservation trades and project work on NPS cultural resources through hosting pre-apprentice-style and pre-professional experiences for emerging professionals in the fields of facility management and cultural resource restoration and rehabilitation. Specifically, the program focuses on engaging existing students and graduates of trade schools focused on historic preservation skills and knowledge (such as those listed on The Campaign for Historic Trades website) or other facility relevant trades and fields (e.g. water/wastewater management, engineering, architecture, project management, etc.) and degree programs applicable to public land facility management who are looking for opportunities to apply their education to real-life projects. The program will promote greater public and private participation in historic preservation and facility programs and activities while simultaneously building resource stewardship ethics in its participants. An ancillary benefit and objective is to provide the National Park Service with trained individuals to help complete critical historic preservation and facility projects. The program will combine an intensive, immersive work atmosphere with tailored classroom and field-based curriculum to provide participants with any additionally necessary training related to the maintenance, restoration, and preservation of the infrastructure (buildings, bridges, monuments, memorials, culverts, etc.) found on public lands. The work completed will be on active NPS backlogged preventative maintenance and other projects alongside NPS maintenance and preservation professionals. Any curriculum provided by NPS will support this hands-on experience through reinforcement of the importance of trade skills, ethics of conservation and preservation on public lands.The program will strive to engage emerging student or recent graduations (2 years) historic trades and facility professionals from diverse backgrounds currently underrepresented in this field of work. The goal is to interest these skilled individuals in NPS career opportunities and thus diversify the NPS Facilities workforce.
Background
The Historic Preservation Training Center (HPTC) is dedicated to the preservation and maintenance of historic buildings, structures, and features of the NPS and its partners. The HPTC executes this commitment by demonstrating outstanding leadership through field preservation schooling for basic hands-on craft skills development in masonry, carpentry, woodcrafting, and architectural building identification, evaluation, and condition assessment techniques.

Grant Details
The program objective is to support and stimulate preservation trades and project work on NPS cultural resources through hosting pre-apprentice-style and pre-professional experiences for emerging professionals in the fields of facility management and cultural resource restoration and rehabilitation. The program will promote greater public and private participation in historic preservation and facility programs and activities while simultaneously building resource stewardship ethics in its participants. An ancillary benefit is to provide the National Park Service with trained individuals to help complete critical historic preservation and facility projects.

Eligibility Requirements
This funding opportunity is limited to State, local, or tribal government or other public entity, an educational institution, or a private nonprofit organization. Non-Federal cost sharing or matching is not required to be eligible for an award under this NOFO.

Period of Performance
Anticipated Term of the Agreement: August 1, 2024 – April 30, 2029. Agreement terms for funded projects can range between one and five years.

Grant Value
$200,000 to $400,000 of funding is anticipated for each award.

Place of Performance
Projects receiving funding through this NOFO will start once funding has been secured and awards have been made. The work completed will be on active NPS backlogged preventative maintenance and other projects alongside NPS maintenance and preservation professionals.

Overview

Category of Funding
Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification)
Funding Instruments
Cooperative Agreement
Grant Category
Discretionary
Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement
False
Source
On 4/3/24 National Park Service posted grant opportunity P24AS00331 for Historic Preservation Training Center Facility Management and Historic Preservation Emerging Professional Engagement. The grant will be issued under grant program 15.946 Cultural Resources Management.

Timing

Posted Date
April 3, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT
Closing Date
July 3, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT Due in 81 Days
Closing Date Explanation
Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 5:00 PM, MT, on the listed application due date.
Last Updated
April 3, 2024, 5:58 p.m. EDT
Version
1

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
County governments
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
City or township governments
Private institutions of higher education
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
State governments
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)

Award Sizing

Ceiling
$400,000
Floor
$200,000
Estimated Program Funding
Not Provided
Estimated Number of Grants
Not Listed

Contacts

Contact
National Park Service
Contact Phone
303-495-027

Documents

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