The National Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Council compiles an annual inventory of Lewis & Clark-related projects. It uses this inventory to brief Congress on potential funding opportunities; to share with other prospective corporate, foundation, individual, and governmental funders; and to guide development of its own evolving overall plan for the national bicentennial commemoration.

The Council solicits project summaries from the trail state organizations, the members of the tribal council, and the federal agency MOU group. The second such inventory will be compiled beginning in September 2000, with the submission of updated project summaries.

Each project summary should be submitted on the attached template, according to the following instructions, and limited to one page. It should be submitted in hard-copy and in electronic form, to facilitate tabulation, presentation, and duplication.


Test the various electronic versions of the template to determine which works best with available software. Make a back-up copy of the blank template before completing it with "live" information.

Table sizes can be adjusted to assure that the project summary fits on one page. (As information is put into the tables, they may expand. Remove excess line spaces within the tables.)

Use font sizes of 10 points or greater, preferably Times New Roman. Do not change the page's formatting except to adjust the table sizes to accommodate text.

Attach any supporting information, but write the summary to stand on its own.

Return a hard-copy version of each summary, along with a disk with the tribal organization's or state's summaries-all in one file, in MS Word or in WordPerfect. The Council may adjust formatting and wording for consistency of compilation and presentation. Contact the Council with any software version problems.

Submissions received after the deadline will not be included in this year's compilations of projects, although they may be listed on the Council's website.


Project Name:
Make the name of the project as descriptive and distinct as possible, so that in combination with its Lead Sponsor and its Location the project will be uniquely recognized. Aim for 3 to 4 words, but no more than 10.

Location of Project:
List the City and State where the project will be physically located or will occur. Add other identifiers, if needed for clarity, e.g. County, multi-state, multiple locations, trail-wide.

Lead Sponsor:
List the organization sponsoring the project. In cases where there are multiple sponsors, list the primary sponsor. Provide complete contact information for the person who can respond to inquiries about the project. List additional sponsors in the "Other Sponsors" section.

Other Sponsors:
List additional sponsors by organizational name only-no contact name or address information. If there are many, do not list them in columnar form but rather in series.

Project Description:
Provide a concise, clear, and comprehensive description of the project in 100 words or less. Begin with a summary sentence. Describe the project's significance to L&C expedition and the bicentennial, focusing on how it furthers the goals of education, commemoration, preservation, or reconciliation. Identify the years the project will occur, open, or last. Include information about the project's sustainability into the future. If projects combine easily separated components, consider listing them as separate projects (for example, land acquisition for a significant site versus building interpretive facilities). Consider combining very small projects into a single program.

Project Budget:
Enter the total cost of the project (not the amount requested from any specific source or the remaining amount to be raised), and the amount funded to date (the amount that has been raised or committed). The difference between these two amounts constitutes the outstanding need from all sources. If desired, provide budget detail in the Comments section.

Provide a brief summary of financial and non-financial support for the project: how the sponsors and others are providing funding and other resources toward its completion, in up to 50 words.

Project Status:
Provide a brief summary of the status of the project's planning, funding, and implementation (for example, does it have blueprints or a one-page concept sheet?; does it have 90% of the funding in hand or is a campaign yet to begin?; is it half-way done already or is it still in the planning stage?) in up to 25 words.

To help with the tabulation of the summaries, please mark ONE square in each line with the sponsor's best judgment of the project's coding. REPLACE THE BOX WITH AN "X". It is understood that there may be significant overlaps between project categories. Note that when the summaries are tabulated, the Council may change the coding for consistency.

Primary Category:
    _ R/H     _ P/T     _ I     _ CD     _ C/N     _ ED     _ E     _ O

Many projects will fall into more than one category. List the category that accounts for the greatest amount of funding required.
R/H     Roads & Highways
Transportation infrastructure projects, including construction, improvement, or maintenance of roads/highways, bridges/ferries, parking/exits/pull-outs/scenic overlooks, rest areas/campgrounds, transit stations, RV facilities, boat ramps/docks/landings, navigational aids/lighthouses, loops, and directional signage.

P/T     Parks & Trails
Park and trail projects, including acquisition, development, and maintenance of parks, campgrounds, ancillary interpretation, restrooms, and trails of all types (pedestrian, water, equine, ADA-compliant, etc.), with a focus on recreation and interpretation (rather than conservation, which is coded C/N).

I     Interpretive Facilities
Projects, which provide, improve, or maintain physical interpretation through interpretive centers, museums, museum exhibits, kiosks, interpretive signage, replicas, and public art.

CD     Community Development
Non-transportation enhancements to a community which contribute to its ability to support bicentennial-era visitors. For example: visitor/info/welcome centers, sewer systems, theaters/amphitheaters, RV facilities, downtown development, and redevelopment.

C/N     Cultural & Natural Resource Protection
Projects which protect or preserve significant cultural or natural resources along the Trail, for example through land acquisition, archaeology, artifact/manuscript collections, tribal oral histories and archives, native language preservation and promotion, native village reconstruction, easements/greenspaces, non-native species control, endangered species protection, and habitat restoration.

ED     Education
Projects which provide information, programs, or curricula in support of interpreting the expedition, for example: workshops, institutes, symposia, classrooms on wheels, teacher training, field trips, theme trunks, living history, books, maps, guides, videos, CDs, and websites.

E     Events
Commemorations of the expedition, in the form of re-enactments, festivals, pow-wows, heritage days, performances (concerts, dance, drama), reconciliations, and related observances (except those that are primarily education-focused, which are coded ED).

O     Other
If a project doesn't seem to fit the other categories, mark "Other" and describe, after the "O", in one or two words the category it should have.

    _ Fed     _ State     _ Local     _ Tribal     _ Multi-Agency     _ Private     _ Pub/Priv     _ Other

Classify the project by the type of organization(s) sponsoring it:
Primarily federal agency, or department, including cross-agency projects

Primarily state agency or department, including cross-agency projects

Primarily a city, county, or regional-level public-sector or non-profit group

Primarily tribe or tribal organization Multi-Agency
Crossing Federal, state, or tribal lines

Primarily private sector

Primarily linking public and private sectors

Name the type, if it doesn't fit another classification, after the word "Other"
    _ Proposed     _ Underway     _ Finished

To summarize the "Project Status" section, code the project in one of three stages.

Priority Ranking within State/Tribe/Agency: #____ out of ____.
If the submitter has conducted a prioritization or ranking process, the project's ranking may be listed (for example, #6 out of 15 projects, where #1 is the highest rank). This is optional. Replace the underlines with numbers.

Other Comments:
Describe anticipated challenges faced by the project, detail specific uses of funds if necessary, and provide any other information in up to 50 words.

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