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Preserve America Grant Program
Preserve America Grant Manual and Forms

The Preserve America Manual provides general information and instructions for the reports required of grant recipients. Click on the links below for interactive reporting forms.

General Information
National Park Service (NPS) address and contact information
The Historic Preservation Fund Manual
Where to find information on the internet including:
    • Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties
    • Section 106 Process
    • OMB Circulars (Federal Grant Administrative Requirements and Cost Principles)
    • Code of Federal Regulations for Department of Interior Grants & Cooperative Agreement

Reporting Forms
Interim Progress Report cover sheet
Final Project Report cover sheet
Federal Financial Form (form SF425)
(must accompany all Interim and Final reports)
Federal Financial Form Instructions

Payment Information
The National Park Service has moved to a new business and accounting system called the Financial and Business Management System (FBMS). FBMS uses a payment system called the Automated Standard Application for Payments (ASAP). All current NPS grantees should have received an email containing forms to register with ASAP. If you are an existing NPS grantee and did not receive prior ASAP registration instructions, please send this form to ASAP_Enrollment"at"

ASAP will notify you via email when you are able to access the new system. The ASAP website has tutorials on the new system and answers to FAQs,

It is important to understand that the new system does not affect the terms and conditions of your grant agreement. The grant agreement, which is signed by the NPS and the Grantee, is a binding legal document, and grantees must continue to comply with all grant terms and conditions.

The SF 270 Request for Advance or Reimbursement form is no longer required to draw funds. However, if the form assists you in maintaining accurate financial records you may continue to complete it and send copies to the NPS.
Request for Advance or Reimbursement (form SF270)

To access your grant funds simply follow the instructions provided to you by ASAP. Note: If you have outstanding reports or late submittals, this may prevent you from drawing down funds.

Matching Share Eligibility

Contracting and Procurement Information
Procurement Standards
Donated Labor Valuation Form and Time Sheet
Donated Equipment Valuation Form
Donated Material Valuation Form
Competitive Negotiation and Small Purchases Documentation Form
Sub-grant/Contract Payment Approval Checklist

Information on Audit requirements

Grant Project Publicity, Program Acknowledgement, & Logo Requirements

Preserve America Logo (.eps file for Adobe Illustrator)
Preserve America Logo (.jpg file)
Sample Press Release

Use of Preserve America Logo.  The grantee is authorized to use the Preserve America logo, or to refer to Preserve America, solely for non-commercial purposes related to the promotion and public understanding of the Preserve America initiative. The logo, or any reference to Preserve America, will not be used in for-profit commercial ventures or applications, since the Preserve America logo is a registered trademark entitled to the legal protections attendant to such status. Any use of the Preserve America logo, or any reference to Preserve America, will be consistent with the stated purposes of the Preserve America initiative. Detailed information about Preserve America is at The authorizations described in this paragraph can be revoked at any time and for any reason by the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.



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