Education Intern for AAPLIC

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Education Intern for AAPLIC: This Funding Announcement is not a request for applications. This announcement is to provide public notice of the National Park Service (NPS), intention to fund the following project activities without competition. ABSTRACTFunding Announcement NPS-DOIP17AC00125Project Title Education Intern for AAPLIC Recipient Student Conservation AssociationTotal Anticipated Award Amount $25,682.09Cost Share 0Anticipated Length of Agreement 30Anticipated Period of Performance 2/19/2017 – 8/19/2017Award Instrument Task AgreementStatutory Authority 16 USC 1723 (c)(1)CFDA # and Title 15.931Single Source Justification Criteria Cited Point of Contact James CatoOVERVIEWCooperative Agreement Number P15AC00031 was entered into by and between the Department of the Interior, National Park Service, (NPS), and Student Conservation Association (SCA) for the purpose of Conservation Projects. Unless otherwise specified herein, the terms and conditions as stated in the Cooperative Agreement will apply to this Task Agreement.STATEMENT OF JOINT OBJECTIVES/PROJECT MANAGEMENT PLANProject Title, Project Description; The objective of this Task Agreement is to support and stimulate work and/or education and training opportunities for young adults through collaborative participation. RECIPIENT INVOLVEMENTThe Student Conservation Associate intern will work with park education staff at the Anchorage Interagency Visitor Center to complete the following projects during their 26-week position:• Assist in designing, developing, and presenting 2 to 4 week-long environmental education summer day camps for kids. Camps will involve activities at various locations in the Anchorage area. • Assist in the designing, developing, and presenting 1-2 weeks of overnight camps for teenagers. • Assist in the designing, developing and presenting an intro to camping program and a weekend camping trip for first time camping families. • Create an in school, curriculum based education program that ties into the fieldtrips offered to at the AK Public Lands Information Center. • Work to create an iBook for Visitor Center or Outreach events. • Update the content and materials included in the loanable Education Kits. The majority of work will take place indoors, with the intern moving between multiple projects and working with many collaborators during their experience. The intern will receive training in education principles and techniques, gain knowledge about the natural and cultural resources on Alaska's parks and public lands, and be exposed to emerging issues (climate change, ocean degradation, wildfire, and invasive species). The intern will also learn about important safety and wildlife issues such as bear safety, Leave No Trace, and wildlife etiquette and incorporate those lessons into the Jr. Ranger Books. The park does not provide housing.SCA agrees to:1. To assist with recruitment and selection of selected candidates as Conservation Associates to participate in the work described in the above Scope of Work. 2. To provide living allowance, insurance, and Americorps awards (when applicable).3. To provide for in-service commercial travel during the project period of performance. 4. Provide 24/7 staffed hotline assistance, site visit, and performance evaluations.B. NPS agrees to:1. To provide financial assistance in the amount of $25,682.092. To provide general orientation to park operations, NPS mission, and safety training.3. To provide a NPS technical representative, to be on-site with the SCA Intern to assist with specifics of the project as needed.4. To provide all necessary equipment and supplies applicable for performing required tasks.5. To provide funds for housing for the SCA volunteer.6. To provide funds for travel required for duty related travel/training $400.00 (in SCA budget). Intern will be expected to travel a minimal amount as part of their duties. NATIONAL PARK SERVICE INVOLVEMENTSINGLE-SOURCE JUSTIFICATIONDEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORSINGLE SOURCE POLICY REQUIREMENTSDepartment of the Interior Policy (505 DM 2) requires a written justification which explains why competition is not practicable for each single-source award. The justification must address one or more of the following criteria as well as discussion of the program legislative history, unique capabilities of the proposed recipient, and cost-sharing contribution offered by the proposed recipient, as applicable.In order for an assistance award to be made without competition, the award must satisfy one or more of the following criteria:(1) Unsolicited Proposal – The proposed award is the result of an unsolicited assistance application which represents a unique or innovative idea, method, or approach which is not the subject of a current or planned contract or assistance award, but which is deemed advantageous to the program objectives;(2) Continuation – The activity to be funded is necessary to the satisfactory completion of, or is a continuation of an activity presently being funded, and for which competition would have a significant adverse effect on the continuity or completion of the activity;(3) Legislative intent – The language in the applicable authorizing legislation or legislative history clearly indicates Congress' intent to restrict the award to a particular recipient of purpose;(4) Unique Qualifications – The applicant is uniquely qualified to perform the activity based upon a variety of demonstrable factors such as location, property ownership, voluntary support capacity, cost-sharing ability if applicable, technical expertise, or other such unique qualifications;(5) Emergencies – Program/award where there is insufficient time available (due to a compelling and unusual urgency, or substantial danger to health or safety) for adequate competitive procedures to be followed.NPS did not solicit full and open competition for this award based the following criteria:This is a task agreement that is being issued under an existing, previously competed cooperative agreement P15AC00031 to Student Conservation Association
Federal Grant Title: Education Intern for AAPLIC
Federal Agency Name: National Park Service (DOI-NPS)
Grant Categories: Education
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: NPS-DOIP17AC00125
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.931
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: February 13th, 2017
Original Application Deadline: February 13th, 2017
Posted Date: February 3rd, 2017
Creation Date: February 3rd, 2017
Archive Date: March 15th, 2017
Total Program Funding: $26,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $26,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: February 3rd, 2017
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Grant Announcement Contact
James Cato
Contract Specialist
Phone 907-644-3302
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