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How to Apply


Call for Partners



How to Apply

Selection Process



Letter of Interest

Any non-profit, institutional, or governmental organization that has an interest in becoming a Highlands Center Program Partner is asked to send a brief letter or email to NPS at:

Lauren McKean, AICP, NPS Highlands Center Project Manager

Cape Cod National Seashore

99 Marconi Site Road

Wellfleet, MA 02667

Email:lauren_mckean@nps.gov Phone: 508-957-0731 Fax: 508-349-9052

The letter or attachment should identify the interested organization, describe its activities and purposes, explain how those activities and purposes are compatible with the purposes of the Highlands Center, and describe how the organization will obtain or provide funding for rehabilitation of a building. If residence is desired for staff or program participants to support Program Partner activities, identify in the letter if the use of housing units is integral to the proposal. Be sure to include the nature of projected use, e.g. desire for exclusivity, shared versus dedicated units, year-round or seasonal use and projected fluctuations. Expressions of interest are being accepted on a continuing basis.

Program Partner Lease Proposal

NPS will review all expressions of interest, contact organizations by telephone for further information, and, if requested, schedule a site tour and further discussions of Program Partner opportunities. Interested organizations considered qualified to become a Highlands Center Program Partner will be asked to submit a Program Partner lease proposal.

Lease Proposal Requirements

Appendix A. Lease Proposal Requirements

Interested parties should also refer to the following documents when developing their lease proposals, as they provide detailed information on the buildings available for rehabilitation, methods and standards of sustainability, and legal and financial considerations of leasing.

Appendix B. Site and Buildings

Appendix C. Principles of Environmental Sustainability

Appendix D. Legal and Financial Lease Details

Did You Know?

The Mayflower

The Mayflower was 90’ long, 25’ wide and carried its 102 passengers on a 66 day journey from Plymouth, England finally reaching Provincetown, Massachusetts on November 10, 1620.