Building a Legacy
National Park Service
Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Announces Opportunity for Assistance
Are you working on a Lewis and Clark Trail project and would like some assistance?
The Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail (Trail) Partner Support Program announces an opportunity to work collaboratively to achieve your goals.
The Trail Partner Support Program is made up of an interdisciplinary team of NPS specialists that offer their assistance in support of partner-driven projects that help protect Trail resources, communicate the stories and enhance the Trail visitor experience.
Through this competitive process, the Trail Partner Support Program team can dedicate its time and resources to assist partners with compatible missions.
Technical Assistance Proposals
Application Open Period
January 23 - February 27, 2012
Applications will be accepted for technical assistance
with or without funding.
New This Year
We will only be accepting Technical Assistance with Fundingapplications through Grants.gov, the Federal Financial Assistance online system for funding opportunities.
Technical Assistance Only without funding applications will once again be accepted through our office in Omaha, Nebraska.
How do I get started?
Begin by visiting our webpage. Please read carefully and follow the appropriate procedures for the type of assistance you are requesting.
Am I eligible to apply for assistance?
All non-profit organizations; for-profit organizations; educational institutions; local, state and tribal governments; and private individuals are eligible to request assistance through the Trail Partner Support Program.
Applicants must need and expect substantial involvement from Trail Partner Support Program staff in the execution and management of projects. This involvement will include, but is not limited to: collaboration, participation, project visioning or re-envisioning.
Projects will be considered regardless of geographic location, but must demonstrate a clear connection to the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail and its mission.
How much money is available per project?
The amount awarded per project is dependent upon available funding at the time of award. No project will be awarded less than $5,000 or more than $20,000.
If I am awarded technical assitance without funding, what do I get?
These projects will receive up to two years of Trail staff support. Trail staff involvement will be determined collaboratively with awardee and outlined in an informal agreement.
How will applications be rated?
A multidisciplinary independent review panel will score applications, placing equal weight on the following criteria:
· Project or program description, including objectives and budget
· Need for the project and its anticipated impact
· Benefits to the public, the Trail, and applicant
· Inclusion of existing and potential partners and their roles in the project or program, including the Trail's anticipated role
· Ability to complete and sustain project or program
Other considerations will include: funds availability, availability of program staff time and geographical distribution of rated projects
Additionally, projects will be evaluated on whether there was an effort to engage interested tribes and if environmentally responsible practices will be used in the implementation of the project.
Do you have a sample application?
Yes, you can see it here.
Will I have an opportunity to talk to the PSP team?
A webinar is scheduled for:
Thursday, February 2, 2012 @ 1 p.m. CST.
Registration details will be posted on our website.
Please join us.
What is Grants.gov?
Grants.gov is the Federal Financial Assistance online system for funding opportunities.
It is the ONLY menchanism we have for awarding funds and can only be done online.
You will need to register with Grants.gov prior to applying.
Getting registered normally takes 3 to 5 business days, but can take much longer. If you decide you want to apply, we recommend registering right away.
Do you need my DUNS and CCR information?
Please note when registering that all applicants those applying for technical assitance with funding, except those applying as individuals (not on behalf of an organization), will need a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and current Central Contractor Registration (CCR) in order to register with Grants.gov and submit an application.
While those applying as individuals don't need a DUNS number and current CCR to apply, individuals will need a DUNS number and a CCR is chose for award in order to be reimbursed for their project.
The National Endowment for the Humanities announces one annual deadline for Consultation Grants for Museums, Libraries and Special Projects. Beginning in 2006, applications for
NEH Consultation Grants will be accepted at an annual September
deadline. There will no longer be a March deadline. Consultation Grants
are awards of up to $10,000 that support consultation with scholars and other advisors in the very early stages of project development. Projects should be grounded in humanities themes and scholarship, and should be of interest to broad audiences. For more information about these grants and complete application guidelines, please consult the NEH website at http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/public-consult.html.
The NEH also announces two new grant opportunities as part of the “We the People” initiative, promoting the study of American history and culture.
“Family and Youth Programs in American History” grants support substantive public humanities programs that encourage intergenerational learning about significant topics in U.S. history and culture, or that engage young people in reflection and discussion of defining events, eras, individuals or ideas in our nation’s past. Projects should be grounded in humanities scholarship and should have a broad reach (beyond a single site or museum). More information is available at http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/familyyouthprograms.html.
“Interpreting America’s Historic Places” grants support public humanities programs that use one or more historic sites to address themes and issues central to American History. Projects can interpret a single historic site, a series of sites, whole neighborhoods, communities or towns, or larger geographic regions. More information is available at http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/historicplaces.html.
To contact a program officer who can discuss project ideas and review a draft of your proposal, please contact the Division of Public Programs at NEH: 202-606-8267 or firstname.lastname@example.org.