Research and Document the Agricultural Land Use and Early Settlement Economy of Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park and Evaluate the Cultural Landscape of the Bowman-Hite Farm.

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Funding Opportunity ID: 296967
Opportunity Number: P17AC00766
Opportunity Title: Research and Document the Agricultural Land Use and Early Settlement Economy of Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park and Evaluate the Cultural Landscape of the Bowman-Hite Farm.
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 15.945
Eligible Applicants: Private institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility: This funding opportunity is to provide public notice of NPS’s intention to fund the following project activities without full and open competition. Notice of Intent to Award, not a request for applications.
Agency Code: DOI-NPS
Agency Name: Department of the Interior
National Park Service
Posted Date: Aug 31, 2017
Close Date: Sep 09, 2017 This funding opportunity is to provide public notice of NPS’s intention to fund the following project activities without full and open competition. Notice of Intent to Award, not a request for applications.
Last Updated Date: Aug 31, 2017
Award Ceiling: $90,000
Award Floor: $1
Estimated Total Program Funding: $90,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: This research will provide a historical overview and develop historic contexts for the natural and cultural resources of Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park. Specifically, this research is intended to address a gap in the documentation and knowledge of the evolution of the park’s landscapes within the contexts of the settlement, early land use, and agricultural history of the lower Shenandoah Valley. The study will synthesize all available cultural resource information from multiple disciplines in narrative designed to serve managers, planners, interpreters, cultural resource specialists, and interested public as a reference for the history of the region and the resources within the park. This study will build on thematic work accomplished to date. The study will provide the necessary historical contexts for evaluating the landscape’s significance in relation to the settlement, early land use, and agricultural history of the lower Shenandoah Valley. This research will also provide a historical foundation for understanding how the park’s landscapes have changed over time, those activities that have contributed to that change, and the potential for the present-day landscape to convey that historical narrative to the general public and park visitors. The study should be written for a broad popular audience as well as for NPS management. This research will provide documentation to update the National Register documentation and cultural resource inventories for the park, enhance resource preservation, provide park management with the knowledge needed to make informed decisions about future changes to the park landscapes, protect the park landscape’s character-defining features from alteration or loss, and provide guidance for enhanced interpretation of the park’s landscape history to the general public. The project study area encompasses all of the Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park including the Bowman-Hite Farm, the Hite family’s land holdings in the lower Shenandoah Valley, and the relevant associated extended landscape as determined by the research. The Virginia Tech project team will work in close partnership with the National Park Service (NPS) Olmsted Center and park staff throughout this project.
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