Grant Payment System
The National Park Service is using the grants payment system, the Automated Standard Application for Payments (ASAP). All current ABPP grantees will need to enroll in ASAP before any grant monies are distributed. For more information including enrollment forms visit the ABPP ASAP web page.
(Battlefield Planning Grants)
The ABPP is committed to working closely with its grantees to produce the best possible battlefield preservation projects and results. Each Battlefield Planning Grant requires three equally important but quite different efforts:
Grant Agreement Package: forms to begin the Battlefield Planning Grant process - request Federal assistance, authorize payment, etc.,
Grant Management: forms to manage the Battlefield Planning Grant process - accounting, reporting, scheduling, etc., and
Project Management: guidlines and standards for working with consultants, preparing for and carrying out Battlefield Planning Grant project work, preparing technical reports, etc.Adobe pdf reader is needed to access some of the forms. If you do not have the reader, click here.
Grant Agreement Package
- Cover Letter
- SF 424 - Application for Federal Assistance, must also accompany yearly ABPP grant application.
- SF 424B - Non-Construction Assurances
- DI 2010 - Certifications Regarding Debarment, Suspension and Other Responsibility Matters, Drug-Free Workplace Requirements, and Lobbying
- ABPP Project Status Report Form required quarterly
- Intergovernmental Review (SPOC List)
- Obtaining a DUNS Number for Federal Projects
- SF 425 - Federal Financial Report required quarterly
Instructions for SF 425
- SF 270 - Request for Advance or Reimbursement
NOTE - you must be registered with Central Contractor Registration (CCR) in order to process your SF 270 financial requests. You may register at https://www.bpn.gov/ccr
Battlefield preservation projects should meet or exceed national preservation standards and best practices. These are oulined in the publications below
- Battlefield Archeology
- Archeology Laws: A Guide
- Confidentiality of Information Concerning Nature and Location of Archaeological Resources (16 U.S.C. 470hh)
- The Secretary of the Interior's Standards and Guidelines for Archeology and Historic Preservation
- Strategies for Protecting Archeological Sites on Private Lands
- Managing Archeological Collections
- Museum Collections, NPS Museum Handbook, Part I
- Museum Records, NPS Museum Handbook, Part II
- Guidelines for the Treatment of Cultural Landscapes
- The Historic American Landscapes Survey Guidelines
- Protecting Cultural Landscapes: Planning, Treatment and Management of Historic Landscapes (Preservation Brief 36)
- Sustainable Military Earthworks Management [Currents #5]
- Vimy Declaration for the Conservation of Battlefield Terrain (draft, 2000)
- Cultural Resource Management Guideline (NPS 28), is used by the National Park Service. It includes a chapter on the Management of Cultural Landscapes and a content model for Cultural Landscape Reports.
- Battlefield Preservation Plans
- ABPP Grant Product File Structure and Naming Guidance
- The Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualification Standards
- The Secretary of the Interior's Standards for for the Treatment of Historic Properties
As a general program policy, the ABPP adheres to the Historic Preservation Fund Grants Manual.
The ABPP encourages fair and open competition for vendors and consultants (see OMB circulars A-110, A-122, A-133 and 43 CFR 12)
During the life of the Battlefield Planning Grant, from initial application to close-out no personal, financial, or draft information will be released. The relationship between the grantee and the ABPP is considered a privileged partnership. Proprietary and private identification information is safeguarded until project completion. After project completion, release of information is governed by the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). For more information visit the the National Park Service's FOIA website.