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National Park Service Awards Civil War Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants
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Email The Author: kristen_mcmasters@nps.gov
Website: http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/abpp

WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced the award of more than $1.3 million in grants to help with land acquisition at four Civil War battlefields. Grant projects include fee simple purchases at Averasborough, North Carolina ($103,380); Bentonville, North Carolina ($60, 380); Cool Springs, Virginia ($800,000) and Ware Bottom Church, Virginia ($367,263).

“We are pleased to assist in the preservation of these Civil War battlefields,” said Director Jarvis. “Providing future generations the opportunity to walk these significant American sites is an appropriate and lasting tribute to our nation’s military heritage as we commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.”

The grants were made from the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) to help states and local communities acquire and preserve threatened Civil War battlefield land outside the boundaries of National Park units. Priority was given to battlefields listed in the National Park Service’s Civil War Sites Advisory Commission Report on the Nation’s Civil War Battlefields (CWSAC Report). Funds were awarded based on the property’s location within CWSAC-defined core and/or study areas, the threat to the battlefield land to be acquired, and the availability of required non-Federal matching funds.

The grant funds were made available under the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2012 (Public Law 112-74), which appropriated $8,985,600 for the Civil War battlefield land acquisition grants program. Applications for the balance of the funds are accepted at any time. Criteria to consider in the applying for the Civil War Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants include:

The LWCF Civil War Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants are awarded through a competitive process to units of state and local governments.

Private non-profit groups may apply in partnership with state or local government sponsors;

Each grant requires a dollar-for-dollar non-Federal match.

Grants are available for the fee simple acquisition of land, or for the acquisition of permanent, protective interests in land at Civil War battlefields listed in the Civil War Sites Advisory Commission's (CWSAC) 1993 Report on the Nation's Civil War Battlefields.

Higher consideration will be given to proposals for acquisition of endangered lands at battlefields defined as Priority I or II sites in the CWSAC report.

Complete guidelines for grant eligibility and application forms are available online at: http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/abpp

For further information, contact Kristen McMasters, Grants Manager, at 202-354-2037 or kristen_mcmasters@nps.gov

Posted: August 16, 2012
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