Update 35 year old Historic Study Resource Studies for improving community Dialogue

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Funding Opportunity ID: 308731
Opportunity Number: P18AS00640
Opportunity Title: Update 35 year old Historic Study Resource Studies for improving community Dialogue
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
Category Explanation: Cultural Resource Study
CFDA Number(s): 15.946
Eligible Applicants: Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Agency Code: DOI-NPS
Agency Name: Department of the Interior
National Park Service
Posted Date: Sep 05, 2018
Close Date: Sep 14, 2018 This announcement is not a request for applications: This announcement is to provide public notice that the National Park Services intends to award financial assistance to the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy for project work.
Last Updated Date: Sep 05, 2018
Award Ceiling: $121,448
Award Floor: $1
Estimated Total Program Funding: $121,448
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: This project will update a thirty-five year old set of historic resource studies, dating to the formative days of Golden Gate National Recreation Area, with new scholarship that addresses themes of contemporary relevance, and has a range of cultural resource, park management, interpretive, and public applications. As time has passed, multi-disciplinary approaches to scholarship, new social and environmental history, an acknowledgment of the diversity of the American story, and increasing commitment to delve further into the difficult aspects of that story have emerged. It is necessary to address these trends by supplementing our outdated baseline historical documentation. Themes to be explored include: an environmental history of park lands and the effects of logging, dairy ranching, military and recreational use; integrating the story of Hispanic, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese and African American into the narrative of park lands, including close examination Buffalo Soldiers and Nisei intelligence specialists; an operational history of the military and civilian prisons on Alcatraz and of people involved, set in the context of broader trends in American penology; the Civil War and the Bay Area military posts; the Cold War and its effects on parklands; the rise of the counter-culture and the evolution of the Bay Area away from its role as a military bastion; and traditional Native American use of park lands and resources.â¿¿ Updates to the parkâ¿¿s historic resource studies will result in grounded and integrated series of narratives that will help the park better fulfilling National Historic Preservation Act Section 110 responsibilities including amendment of national register nominations, its management decisions based upon contemporary and holistic understanding of cultural resources, and increased transfer of knowledge through dissemination of research results through a broad range of venues including, programs to park visitors, off-site presentation to community groups, and a robust use of web-based media.
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