Disposal of Federal Surplus Real Property for Parks, Recreation, and Historic Monuments

FLP: To transfer surplus Federal real property for state and local public park and recreation use; HSPP: To transfer Federal historic real property to state and local governments for historic preservation purposes.




Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2017: This is a non-monetary program.

Fiscal Year 2018: No information available.

Fiscal Year 2019: No information available.


Agency - Department of the Interior

The Department of the Interior protects and provides access to the Nation's natural and cultural heritage, including responsibilities to Indian tribes and island communities. Departmental goals include resource protection and usage, overseeing recreational opportunities, serving communities and excellence in management.

Office - None.

Joel Lynch, joel_lynch@nps.gov, 202-354-6905 State and Local Assistance Program 1849 C Street, NW MS 1353 Washington DC 20240 http:/www.nps.gov/ncrc/programs/lwcf/contact_list.html.



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2017: This is a non-monetary program. Fiscal Year 2018: No information available. Fiscal Year 2019: No information available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

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Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

FLP: Only State or local units of government and territories are eligible to apply for surplus real property for public parks and recreation.

Recipients must agree to manage the property in the public interest and for public recreational use.

HSPP: Only State or local units of government and territories are eligible to apply for surplus real property for historic preservation purposes.

A recipient must agree to preserve and maintain the property in perpetuity and may accomplish this goal by leasing the property to a non-profit or for-profit entity.

Additionally, a property may be used for revenue-producing activities to support it, and such activities may be eligible for Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives (see 15.915, Technical Preservation Services).

Beneficiary Eligibility

General public.

Credentials/Documentation

FLP: The applicant must submit an application, proposed program of use for the property and evidence of its ability to finance the program. HSPP: The applicant must submit an application that includes a Program for Preservation and Utilization, which is comprised of a preservation plan, a use plan and a financial plan. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

FLP: Park and recreation applications are coordinated by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior, and the General Services Administration (GSA), or in the case of legislated military base closures, the Department of Defense (DOD) and its military components.

HSPP: Historic surplus property applications are coordinated by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior, and the GSA, or in the cases of legislated military base closures, the DOD and its military components.

An environmental impact statement is required for this program.

An environmental impact assessment is required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Applications for park and recreation use and historic uses are submitted to the appropriate National Park Service Regional Office. Application forms are issued by the National Park Service.

Award Procedures

FLP: Upon approval of a park and recreation application, the National Park Service will request GSA or DOD military service, in the case of base closures, to assign the property to the Secretary of the Interior for transfer. Upon assignment by DOD or GSA, the National Park Service will transfer the property to the applicant. HSPP: To ensure the adequate preservation of the historic surplus property, the National Park Service will provide the technical assistance to the applicant during the development of the application. Upon approval of the application, the National Park Service will formally recommend to GSA or DOD that the property be transferred to the applicant. GSA or DOD will prepare the deed, which includes provisions for maintaining the property in perpetuity, and the property will be conveyed to the applicant.

Deadlines

Oct 01, 2010 FLP: The National Park Service must notify the General Services Administration within 30 calendar days after the date of the notice of determination of surplus if there is an eligible applicant interested in acquiring the property, or otherwise comply with the DOD Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) planning and disposal schedules. For a park and recreation transfer, the National Park Service must request assignment of property from GSA within 30 calendar days after the expiration of the 30 day period, or otherwise comply with DOD Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) planning and disposal schedules. HSPP: An eligible state or local government that wishes to acquire a property under the HSPP must follow the notification instructions given in the official surplus determination notice for that property. As part of this process, the eligible applicant must contact the appropriate regional office of the National Park Service to request and move forward with an application. Approval of the application and conveyance of the property follows the process described above under Section 093.

Authorization

FLP: 40 U.S.C. 550(b) and (e) Public Law 107-217, originally under the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949, Section 203(k), 63 Stat. 385 as amended, 40 U.S.C. 484, Public Law 91-485; Federal Lands for Parks and Recreation, 16 U.S.C. 4601-5. HSPP: 40 U.S.C. 550(h) Public Law 107-217, originally under the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

FLP and HSPP: From 3 to 6 months (could be longer for HSPP depending on the circumstances).

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

None.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

NA. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: NONE.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

FLP and HSPP: Recipients of surplus properties are required to submit periodic stewardship and compliance reports (ranging from 2-5 year intervals) on the use of the property.

Recipients of surplus properties are required to submit periodic stewardship and compliance reports (ranging from 2-5 year intervals) on the use of the property.

HSPP: biennial reporting, which includes financial information for revenue-producing property.

Recipients of surplus properties are required to submit periodic stewardship and compliance reports (ranging from 2-5 year intervals) on the use of the property.

FLP: Ranges from 2-5 years intervals: HSPP: biennial reporting, which includes financial information for revenue-producing property.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. The National Park Service conducts periodic on-site compliance inspections and reviews periodic submitted stewardship reports to assure that the properties are being utilized for the purposes for which they are conveyed. Properties in noncompliance may be reverted back to the Federal Government.

Records

The National Park Service maintains official records concerning the property.

Financial Information

Account Identification

14-1042-0-1-303.

Obigations

(Sale, Exchange, or Donation of Property and Goods) FY 17 $0; FY 18 est $589,000; and FY 19 est $0 - This is a non-monetary program.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range: FLP: None. Value varies by the value of the available real property. HSPP: None Average: NA.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

2 CFR, Part 200, 43 CFR, OMB Circulars, standard forms, and program information HSPP: 40 USC 550(h); 41 CFR Part 10275.440; website; program brochure.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None. Joel Lynch, joel_lynch@nps.gov, 202-354-6905 State and Local Assistance Program 1849 C Street, NW MS 1353 Washington DC 20240 http:/www.nps.gov/ncrc/programs/lwcf/contact_list.html.

Headquarters Office

Joel Lynch State and Local Assistance Program 1849 C Street, NW MS 1353 , Washington, District of Columbia 20005 Email: joel_lynch@nps.gov Phone: (202) 354-6905

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Suitability of real property for the proposed use and the ability of the applicant unit of government to carry out the proposed program of use.



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