Programmatic Agreements

What is it? “Programmatic Agreements” (PA) are contracts that define how agency programs are implemented. Programmatic agreements provide fellows with a lighter procedure to meet their requirements for the protection of historic monuments, at least or without consultation with the State Historic Preservation Officer based on the nature of the activity carried out. Below, you`ll find state-specific executed program agreements. The agreements apply to municipalities, municipalities and other local authorities in the state concerned that receive grants from the DOE to ensure full coverage for DOE beneficiaries. For more information on programming agreements, see the CHPA guidelines for contract documents. Requests for copies of programmatic agreements should be directed to CHPA staff. Programming agreements are the most commonly used alternative for the program. They allow federal authorities to regulate the implementation of a particular agency program or to resolve the adverse effects of complex projects or several similar undertakings by negotiating an agreement between the Agency, SHPO/THPO (s) and ACHP. In certain circumstances, the ACHP may also designate a given agency agreement as a prototype agreement, which can be used for the same type of program or business on several programs or territories.

A federal authority may also follow an “PA program” [36 CFR 800.14 (b) (2) ] if it wishes to create a Section 106 procedure that differs from the standard verification procedure for all businesses under a given program. A program with companies with similar or repetitive effects on historic real estate such as.B. Community Development Block Grant Agreements, may avoid the need for individual audits for each project. The authorities may also formally delegate the decision-making powers of Section 106 to non-federal parties, for example. B to public transport ministries. NOTE: March 11, 2013 in accordance with 36 CFR 800.14 (e), published in the Federal Register on 14 March 2013, the CPA commented on the programmes and extended the duration of the 53 existing programmatic agreements – and all future agreements that can be implemented under the prototype of the programming agreement – until 31 December 2020.