[USC02] 54 USC Ch. 3089: SAVE AMERICA'S TREASURES PROGRAM
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54 USC Ch. 3089: SAVE AMERICA'S TREASURES PROGRAM
From Title 54—NATIONAL PARK SERVICE AND RELATED PROGRAMSSubtitle III—National Preservation ProgramsDIVISION B—ORGANIZATIONS AND PROGRAMS

CHAPTER 3089—SAVE AMERICA'S TREASURES PROGRAM

Sec.
308901.
Definitions.
308902.
Establishment.
308903.
Grants.
308904.
Guidelines and regulations.
308905.
Authorization of appropriations.

        

§308901. Definitions

In this chapter:

(1) Collection.—The term "collection" means a collection of intellectual and cultural artifacts, including documents, sculpture, and works of art.

(2) Eligible entity.—The term "eligible entity" means a Federal entity, State, local, or tribal government, educational institution, or nonprofit organization.

(3) Historic property.—The term "historic property" has the meaning given the term in section 300308 of this title.

(4) Nationally significant.—The term "nationally significant", in reference to a collection or historic property, means a collection or historic property that meets the applicable criteria for national significance, in accordance with regulations promulgated by the Secretary pursuant to section 302103 of this title.

(5) Program.—The term "program" means the Save America's Treasures Program established under section 308902(a) of this title.

(6) Secretary.—The term "Secretary" means the Secretary, acting through the Director.

(Pub. L. 113–287, §3, Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 3243.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised

Section

Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
308901 16 U.S.C. 469o(b). Pub. L. 111–11, title VII, subtitle D, §7303(b), Mar. 30, 2009, 123 Stat. 1216.

In paragraph (4), the words "in reference to a collection or historic property" are added for clarity.

§308902. Establishment

(a) In General.—There is established in the Department of the Interior the Save America's Treasures Program.

(b) Participants.—In consultation and partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the National Trust for Historic Preservation in the United States, the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers, the National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers, and the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, the Secretary shall use the amounts made available under section 308905 of this title to provide grants to eligible entities for projects to preserve nationally significant collections and historic property.

(Pub. L. 113–287, §3, Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 3244.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised

Section

Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
308902 16 U.S.C. 469o(a), (c)(1). Pub. L. 111–11, title VII, subtitle D, §7303(a), (c)(1), Mar. 30, 2009, 123 Stat. 1216, 1217.

In subsection (a), the words "The purpose of this section is to authorize within the Department of the Interior the Save America's Treasures Program" are omitted as unnecessary. The words "to be carried out by the Director of the National Park Service" are omitted because the definition of "Secretary" in section 308901 of the new title provides that the Secretary acts through the Director and because this is the only place in the chapter where the Director is mentioned.

In subsection (b), the words "subject to paragraph (6)(A)(ii)" are omitted as unnecessary.

§308903. Grants

(a) Determination of Grants.—Of the amounts made available for grants under section 308905 of this title, not less than 50 percent shall be made available for grants for projects to preserve collections and historic property, to be distributed through a competitive grant process administered by the Secretary, subject to the selection criteria established under subsection (d).

(b) Application for Grants.—To be considered for a grant under the program an eligible entity shall submit to the Secretary an application containing such information as the Secretary may require.

(c) Collections and Historic Property Eligible for Grants.—

(1) In general.—A collection or historic property shall be provided a grant under the program only if the Secretary determines that the collection or historic property is—

(A) nationally significant; and

(B) threatened or endangered.


(2) Eligible collections.—A determination by the Secretary regarding the national significance of a collection under paragraph (1)(A) shall be made in consultation with the organizations described in section 308902(b) of this title, as appropriate.

(3) Eligible historic property.—To be eligible for a grant under the program, a historic property shall, as of the date of the grant application—

(A) be listed on the National Register of Historic Places at the national level of significance; or

(B) be designated as a National Historic Landmark.


(d) Selection Criteria.—

(1) In general.—The Secretary shall not provide a grant under this chapter to a project for a collection or historic property unless the project—

(A) eliminates or substantially mitigates the threat of destruction or deterioration of the collection or historic property;

(B) has a clear public benefit; and

(C) is able to be completed on schedule and within the budget described in the grant application.


(2) Preference.—In providing grants under this chapter, the Secretary may give preference to projects that carry out the purposes of both the program and the Preserve America Program.

(3) Limitation.—In providing grants under this chapter, the Secretary shall provide only one grant to each project selected for a grant.


(e) Consultation and Notification by Secretary.—

(1) Consultation.—

(A) In general.—Subject to subparagraph (B), the Secretary shall consult with the organizations described in section 308902(b) of this title in preparing the list of projects to be provided grants for a fiscal year under the program.

(B) Limitation.—If an organization described in section 308902(b) of this title has submitted an application for a grant under the program, the organization shall be recused by the Secretary from the consultation requirements under subparagraph (A) and section 308902(b) of this title.


(2) Notification.—Not later than 30 days before the date on which the Secretary provides grants for a fiscal year under the program, the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and Committee on Appropriations of the Senate and the Committee on Natural Resources and Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives a list of any eligible projects that are to be provided grants under the program for the fiscal year.


(f) Cost-Sharing Requirement.—

(1) In general.—The non-Federal share of the cost of carrying out a project provided a grant under this chapter shall be not less than 50 percent of the total cost of the project.

(2) Form of non-federal share.—The non-Federal share required under paragraph (1) shall be in the form of—

(A) cash; or

(B) donated supplies or related services, the value of which shall be determined by the Secretary.


(3) Requirement.—The Secretary shall ensure that each applicant for a grant has the capacity and a feasible plan for securing the non-Federal share for an eligible project required under paragraph (1) before a grant is provided to the eligible project under the program.

(Pub. L. 113–287, §3, Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 3244.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised

Section

Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
308903 16 U.S.C. 469o(c)(2) through (7). Pub. L. 111–11, title VII, subtitle D, §7303(c)(2) through (7), Mar. 30, 2009, 123 Stat. 1217.

In subsections (b) and (c), the word "competitive" is omitted for consistency in the chapter.

In subsection (e)(1)(A), the words "by the Secretary" are omitted as unnecessary.

In subsection (e)(1)(B), the word "organization" is substituted for "entity" for consistency.

§308904. Guidelines and regulations

The Secretary shall develop any guidelines and prescribe any regulations that the Secretary determines to be necessary to carry out this chapter.

(Pub. L. 113–287, §3, Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 3245.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised

Section

Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
308904 16 U.S.C. 469o(d). Pub. L. 111–11, title VII, subtitle D, §7303(d), Mar. 30, 2009, 123 Stat. 1218.

§308905. Authorization of appropriations

There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this chapter $50,000,000 for each fiscal year, to remain available until expended.

(Pub. L. 113–287, §3, Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 3245.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised

Section

Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
308905 16 U.S.C. 469o(e). Pub. L. 111–11, title VII, subtitle D, §7303(e), Mar. 30, 2009, 123 Stat. 1218.