The Sowams Heritage Area Project (SHAP) is requesting proposals for consultant services to produce a National Heritage Area Feasibility Study as a key step towards achieving National Heritage Area Status.
SHAP is seeking qualified consultants to prepare a Feasibility Study in compliance with National Park Service (NPS) standards to demonstrate to Congress the national significance of the Sowams Area landscape and its worthiness for designation as a National Heritage Area (NHA).
The successful contractor(s) shall be responsible for working under the direction of the SHAP Steering Committee, an all-volunteer organization. Additionally, the contractor(s) shall coordinate with other entities as appropriate such as the National Park Service and regional federally-recognized and non-recognized American Indian tribes.
A copy of the RFP can be obtained here. The proposal inquiry period is open until April 15, 2022, and the deadline for submission is May 2, 2022