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Aug 31, 2012
Aug 30, 2012
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Nov 01, 2012
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Nov 01, 2012
Dec 01, 2012
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This grant provides for the preservation and interpretation of U.S. confinement sites where Japanese Americans were detained during World War II, in order that present and future generations may learn and gain inspiration from these sites and that these sites will demonstrate the Nation’s commitment to equal justice under the law.
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Preservation of Japanese American Confinement Sites
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Eligible applicants are organizations and entities working to preserve historic Japanese American confinement sites and their history, including: private, public and quasi-public nonprofit institutions/organizations; educational institutions; state, local, and Federally recognized Indian Tribal governments; and other public institutions/organizations. Individuals may not apply. These historic confinement sites are defined as the ten War Relocation Authority internment camps (Gila River, Granada, Heart Mountain, Jerome, Manzanar, Minidoka, Poston, Rohwer, Topaz, and Tule Lake), as well as other historically significant locations, as determined by the Secretary of the Interior, where Japanese Americans were detained during World War II. These sites are specifically identified in "Confinement and Ethnicity: An Overview of World War II Japanese American Relocation Sites", published by the Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Western Archeological and Conservation Center, in 1999. Public Laws 109-441 and 111-88 prohibit land acquisition at sites other than: Heart Mountain (WY), Honouliuli (HI), Jerome (AR), Rohwer (AR), and Topaz (UT).
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Use and Use Restriction: Japanese American Confinement Sites grant funds may be used for identifying, researching, evaluating, interpreting, protecting, restoring, repairing, and acquiring historic confinement sites where Japanese Americans were detained during World War II. The grant program is authorized by the Preservation of Japanese American Confinement Sites Act of 2006 (Public Law 109-441, 120 STAT 3288, 16 USC 461). These historic confinement sites are defined as the ten War Relocation Authority internment camps (Gila River, Granada, Heart Mountain, Jerome, Manzanar, Minidoka, Poston, Rohwer, Topaz, and Tule Lake), as well as other historically significant locations, as determined by the Secretary of the Interior, where Japanese Americans were detained during World War II. These sites are specifically identified in "Confinement and Ethnicity: An Overview of World War II Japanese American Relocation Sites", published by the Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Western Archeological and Conservation Center, in 1999. Public Laws 109-441 and 111-88 prohibit land acquisition at sites other than: Heart Mountain (WY), Honouliuli (HI), Jerome (AR), Rohwer (AR), and Topaz (UT).~~~~~Match requirement: Each grant requires a 2:1 Federal to non-Federal match; that is, to receive two dollars of Federal funds at least a one dollar non-Federal match is required. The match may be composed of cash or in-kind contributions. The non-Federal match may be raised and spent during the grant period; it does not have to be “in the bank” at the time of the application. ~~~~~Projects must benefit one or more historic Japanese American confinement sites. Project categories include: •Capital projects- including construction of new interpretive centers, restrooms, and interpretive trails. •Documentation- including identification, research, and evaluation of historic confinement sites; projects may include archeological surveys, National Register of Historic Places nominations, and National Historic Landmark nominations. •Oral history interviews- including recording, transcribing, digitally processing and sharing the interviews. •Interpretation and education related to historic confinement sites- projects may include wayside exhibits, creative arts and educational curricula. •Preservation of confinement sites and related historic resources- projects may include stabilization, rehabilitation, restoration, acquisition, relocation of historic buildings and structures to their original locations, reconstruction of key structures, and collections conservation. •Planning projects- such as interpretive plans for new exhibits and programs, land use plans, and resource management plans. •Non-Federal real property acquisition- allowed only with the owner’s written permission at only Heart Mountain, Honouliuli, Jerome, Rohwer, and Topaz per stipulations of Public Laws 109-441 and 111-88. ~~~~~NOTE: Please visit the Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program Website at http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/HPG/JACS/index.html for the complete application process and grant guidelines, before submitting applications. The website includes the application, mandatory forms, instructions and guidelines available for downloading at no cost. DO NOT SUBMIT AN ELECTRONIC APPLICATION. Grant application packages must be submitted in hard copy to: (For Postal Service Delivery) National Park Service, ATTN: Kara Miyagishima, P.O. Box 25287, Denver, CO 80225-0287. (For Express Delivery) National Park Service, ATTN: Kara Miyagishima, 12795 West Alameda Pkwy., Lakewood, CO 80228-2838. Applications must be received by Thursday, November 1, 2012.~~~~~A complete application packages consists of: •A completed FY2013 Project Proposal •SF 424 Application for Federal Assistance •DI 2010 Certifications Regarding Debarment, Suspension and Other Responsibility Matters, Drug-Free Workplace Requirements and Lobbying. Non-Construction Project: • SF 424A Budget Information, Non-Construction Programs •SF 424B Assurances, Non-Construction Programs. Construction Projects: SF 424C Budget Information, Construction Programs •SF 424D Assurances, Construction Programs.~~~~~Award Procedure- Eligible applications and accompanying documentation will be reviewed by the Japanese American Confinement Sites Grants Selection Panel, a panel of Federal agency experts representing applicable preservation, history, education, and conservation disciplines. The panel will provide recommendations to the Secretary of the Interior for final project selection. The panel’s recommendations will be approved by the Secretary of the Interior through an apportionment process. Grants will be awarded by NPS directly to selected grantees. The NPS and grant recipient will sign a grant agreement.