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Subject: NCPTT Preservation Technology and Training Grants

NCPTT Preservation Technology and Training Grants

From: Mary S. Carroll <mcarroll>
Date: Monday, January 23, 1995
The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training is a new
effort by the National Park Service to advance the art and science of
historic preservation in the fields of archeology, architecture,
landscape architecture, materials conservation and history.  The Center
serves all levels of public and private practitioners in the United
States, and participates in international preservation efforts.
Established by Congress in 1992, the Center was organized throughout
1993 and 1994.

Request for Proposals

The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training is seeking
proposals for grants to support preservation technology and training
projects in the fields of archeology, architecture, historic landscapes,
materials conservation, and history or interpretation.  Approximately
$900,000 will be awarded in fiscal year 1995.

Eligible projects:  Grants will be awarded for preservation technology
and training projects that are innovative and have broad application in
preservation practice.  Proposals shall emphasize the development and
distribution of preservation skills and technologies for the
identification, evaluation, conservation and interpretation of cultural
resources.  Grants will not be awarded solely for the treatment of
sites, structures or collections, though treatment may be part of a
research or training proposal.

Eligible applicants:  Government agencies and non-profit institutions
may apply.  Eligible applicants include but are not limited to
laboratories; museums; libraries; archives; colleges and universities;
offices, units and Cooperative Park Study Units of the National Park
System; State Historic Preservation Offices; tribal preservation
offices; and Native Hawaiian organizations.

Grants administration:  Grants will be administered according to the
Department of the Interior's Uniform Administrative Requirements for
Grants and Cooperative Agreements, Cost Principles, and Audits.  Fiscal
and program reports will be required during and at the close of the
project.

Review and selection:  Proposals will be reviewed by peers. Peer review
of grant products may be solicited in the final phases of grant work.
Selection of proposals will reflect the diversity of historic
preservation disciplines as well as broad geographic distribution.

Principal criteria for selection

    1.  Proposed projects shall be innovative in their disciplines and
        shall not duplicate current or recent developments in
        preservation research or training.

    2.  Proposed projects shall have broad application in preservation
        practice.

    3.  Proposed projects shall address identifiable national needs.

    4.  Proposed projects shall be cost-efficient and practical.

    5.  Proposed work shall be completed approximately one year from
        award.

Financial considerations:  No grant will exceed $40,000, and proposals
for smaller amounts are encouraged.  Total direct and indirect
administrative costs shall not exceed 25 percent of the total grant
award.  Although matching funds are not required, cooperative ventures
are encouraged. Where possible, Center funds should be matched by other
sources, such as co-sponsoring organizations, foundations and private
donors.  Federal funds or the value of in-kind services by Federal
employees cannot be used to match a Federal grant.

Deadlines:  Proposals shall be postmarked no later than April 1, 1995.
Funds will be obligated no later than September 30, 1995.

For more information regarding grants in the training category, contact
Frances Gale at gale [at] alpha__nsula__edu

For more information regarding grants in the research category, contact
Mark Gilberg at gilbergm [at] alpha__nsula__edu

Instructions for grant applications

Applications shall be complete, accurate and concise, and shall include
the following information.

Submit a single cover sheet that includes the following
information in the order listed.

    1.  Project title

    2.  Project type:  Specify research or training

    3.  Name and address of individual, organization or institution
        submitting application

    4.  Names and titles of principal investigator(s) and other
        personnel

    5.  Proposed dates for project start and completion

    6.  Total funding requested from the Center

    7.  Project abstract that does not exceed 100 words

Submit a project proposal of five pages or less that
includes the following information in the order listed.

    1.  Project title

    2.  Project description, including relevant background information

    3.  Project objectives, tasks, schedule, and proposed products

    4.  National needs addressed by project

    5.  Practical applications of project results

    6.  Project budget including personnel, consultants, travel, office
        supplies, equipment, printing and reproduction, and  overhead.
        Project budget shall highlight Center funds, matching funds and
        in-kind services.

    7.  Suggested peer reviewers

Submit one-page resumes for principal investigators.

Applications shall be postmarked no later than April 1, 1995.
Applications postmarked later than April 1 will be returned unopened.

Send three paper copies of cover sheet, project proposal and resumes,
and send a 3.5-inch diskette containing cover sheet, project proposal
and resumes in WordPerfect 5.0, 5.1 or 5.2 (DOS or Windows); no other
materials will be considered.  No faxed applications will be considered.

Send applications to either of the following addresses

    Mail           NCPTT Grants
                   NSU Box 5682
                   Natchitoches,  LA  71497

    Delivery       NCPTT Grants
                   108 Kyser Hall/NSU
                   Natchitoches,  LA  71457

Mary S. Carroll
Information Management Specialist
National Center for Preservation Technology and Training

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