Tribal Historic Preservation Office Historic Preservation Fund Grant quick guide national Park Service Revised as of October 1, 2017



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Tribal Historic Preservation Office

Historic Preservation Fund Grant
QUICK GUIDE
National Park Service

Revised as of October 1, 2017


Table of Contents


CHAPTER 1 - HPF FUNDING BASICS 5

Source of Historic Preservation Fund 5

Eligibility requirements 5

Deadline for New THPOs Applying for HPF Grant Funds 5

Apportionment Formula for Awarding HPF funds to THPOs 7

CHAPTER 2 - GRANT CONTACTS 8

CHAPTER 3 - PRE-APPLICATION PROCESS 10

ASAP.GOV Enrollment Request Form 11

CHAPTER 4 - APPLICATION PROCESS 12

Identify Your Tribe’s Grant Award Amount 12

Complete an Application 12

Grant Award 12

Instructions for completing standard application forms follow. 12

Program-Specific Application Instructions for the S424A Non-Construction Budget Form 13

Sample Completed Application SF424a 15

Program Specific Application Instructions for the Budget Justification Form 17

Workplan/Budget Justification Form 18

Indirect Costs Explained 24

CHAPTER 5 – GENERAL GRANT REQUIREMENTS 25

Agreement with Terms and Conditions of Award 25

Grant Duration and Expiration of Funds 25

Regulations Governing HPF Grants 25

CHAPTER 6 – ACTIVITIES REQUIRING PRIOR APPROVAL 28

Grant Modifications 28

Equipment Purchases 28

Preagreement Costs and Program Income 28

CHAPTER 7 – REPORTING REQUIREMENTS 29

Annual Grant Reporting Requirements 29

Grant Close-Out/Final Reporting Requirements 29

NPS/THPO Partnership Agreement - Reporting Requirements 29

Submitting THPO Program and THPO Grant Reports to the THPO HPF Grants Report Portal 30

Program-Specific SF 424-A Final Budget Report Instructions 32

CHAPTER 8 - FEES CHARGED FOR CONSULTATION 35

CHAPTER 9 - AUDITS 38

OMB Circular A-133 Audit Certification Form 39

CHAPTER 10 – NEPA Review Requirements 41

CHAPTER 11 – Risks of and Remedies for Non-Compliance 42

CHAPTER 12 - RETURNING FUNDS TO ASAP 43

CHAPTER 13 – NOTIFYING NPS OF A CHANGE IN THPO APPOINTMENT 44

APPENDIX A - HPF Manual Chapter 6:Grant-Assisted Program Activities 46

A. Purpose. 46

B. Applicability. 46

C. General Requirements for Grant-Assisted Activity. 46

D. Eligible Grant-Assisted Activities. 49

E. Ineligible Grant-Assisted Activities. 51

F. Administration Program Area. 52

G. Historic Preservation Planning Program Area. 53

H. Survey and Inventory Program Area. 58

I. National Register Program Area. 61

J. Development/Acquisition/Covenants Program Area. 63

K. Development. 64

L. Acquisition. 68

M. Covenants and Preservation Agreements. 70

N. Preservation Tax Incentives Program Area. 76

O. Review and Compliance Program Area. 77

P. Local Government Certification Program Area. 79

Q. Other Activities Program Area. 80

R. Program Areas Applicable to the National Trust for Historic Preservation. 81

APPENDIX B - HPF Manual, Chapter 13 - Standards for Allowability of Costs 82

A. Purpose and Applicability. 82

B. Allowable Costs. 82

C. Costs Allowable with Approval of NPS. 95

D. Unallowable Costs. 97

CHAPTER 1 - HPF FUNDING BASICS



Source of Historic Preservation Fund

Established in the 1976 amendments to the National Historic Preservation Act (the Act), the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) is the source of preservation grants and financial assistance to states, Tribes, local governments, and non-profits. The Act allows states and Tribes to participate in the National Historic Preservation Program by appointing a State or Tribal Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO/THPO) to perform, or have performed, survey, document, and record historic properties and guide preservation activities at the State and Tribal levels. The HPF provides the money necessary for states and Tribes to implement these activities. The funds are administered by the National Park Service (NPS)


Funding for the HPF does not come from taxpayer dollars, but rather from offshore oil and gas lease revenues. The idea is that the use of one non-renewable resource is somewhat counter-balanced by the benefits of preserving other irreplaceable resources. The HPF is authorized at $150 million annually, which means that each year $150 million is deposited into the HPF from the sale of off shore oil and gas leases. Congress then appropriates money from the Fund to allow SHPOs and THPOs to carry out the mandates of the Act.

Eligibility requirements


  

To be eligible for a Tribal Historic Preservation Office (THPO) HPF annual award, the Tribe must have:




  • an approved THPO Partnership Agreement with NPS (see Deadline for New THPOs Applying for HPF Grant Funds below) to assume the duties of the State Historic Preservation Officer,

  • no outstanding prior HPF grant compliance issues or audit findings,

  • no outstanding compliance issues under the THPO Partnership Agreement,

  • no other issue that would legally bar the Tribe from receiving Federal funds. 



Deadline for New THPOs Applying for HPF Grant Funds

In order to be included in the upcoming Annual THPO Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) apportionment, a Tribe’s application to become a THPO must be fully-approved by the National Park Service by June 30 prior to the start the following fiscal year (October 1). The approval date is the date on the official NPS letter or announcement stating that the Director of the National Park Service has formally approved the proposal of the Tribe to assume certain State Historic Preservation Officer duties within the Tribe’s lands pursuant to 54 United States Code 301702 et seq. (commonly referred to as Section 101(d) of the National Historic Preservation Act).


The June 30 cut-off date allows NPS time to obtain the data from new tribes that is necessary for NPS to run the HPF grant apportionment calculations. It also allows new tribes time to register in all of the federal systems necessary to allow them to receive grant funds in the new fiscal year.


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