NOTICE OF INTENT: Granada (Amache) Relocation Center National Historic Landmark Barrack

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Funding Opportunity Number: P15AS00380
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Natural Resources
CFDA Number: 15.954
Eligible Applicants Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Agency Name: DOI-NPS
Closing Date: Sep 12, 2015
Award Ceiling: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Creation Date: Sep 02, 2015
Funding Opportunity Description: CPI formed partnerships with the Town of Granada, the Friends of Amache, Amache Historical Society, and Amache Preservation Society to preserve and interpret the Granada (Amache) Relocation Center National Historic Landmark. Designated as a National Historic Landmark in 2006, Amache is nationally significant as one of ten relocation centers that incarcerated Japanese Americans during World War II from 1942-2945. After its closure in 1945, all buildings and structures were sold, moved, or destroyed, leaving little historic resources to interpret except for an intact cemetery, roads and building foundations. Following the goals of the 2007 ???Conceptual Develop Plan and Interpretive Plan??? of the site, CPI completed projects to reconstruct a guard and water tower at Amache to further preservation and interpretation of this significant National Historic Landmark. Recently, CPI initiated a project to reconstruct a historic barrack at Amache, which will serve as an important landmark and tool for interpreting Japanese American residential life at the former relocation center. However, due to the severe weather and winds of the local area, a structural engineer recommended additional stabilization to mitigate wind load risks. The added engineering requirements have created unforeseen costs and complications in revising the structural plans for the barrack project. To assist with these structural engineering efforts and the reconstruction project, CPI has requested the financial and technical assistance of the NPS Heritage Partnerships Program, which includes the National Historic Landmarks Program. The NPS Intermountain Region Heritage Partnerships Program provides technical and financial assistance to partner organizations to encourage the preservation of National Historic Landmarks. Through this task agreement, the NPS and CPI will partner to update the structural plans by mitigating inherent wind load risks and complete the reconstruction per the NPS-reviewed and approved plans.

Source:: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=278862

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