Five Year Cooperative Agreement with Washington Conservation Corps

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Five Year Cooperative Agreement with Washington Conservation Corps: The U.S. Department Of Interior, National Park Service (NPS), National Park Units within Washington State, intends to make a single source award to the Washington Conservation Corps (WCC), P.O. Box 47600, Olympia, Washington 98504. This is a non-competitve award in accordance with the Department of Interior Policy, Departmental Manual 505 DM 2 based upon unique qualifications. Through youth programs, the National Park Service has unique opportunties to help young Americans understand the importance of protecting and preserving the cultural and natural resources protected within the National Park system. In addition, by reaching out to young people from different social and economic backgrounds, the NPS provides special opportunities for young Americans who might not otherwise have the chance to visit or work in a park. Additionally, the NPS provides training opportunties to youth that will allow them to gain job skills and experience while teaching preesrvation values. Olympic National Park wishes to provide economic stimulus to local communities. The WCC is a Washington State organization, primarily employing local young adults, ages 18-25. The WCC's mission, "to conserve an enhance the natural resources of Washington and to help young adults enrich themselves by providing a meaningful ork and service experience," is compatible with the NPS mission and the NPS programs. The WCC is uniquely qualified to perform the project work based upon location, cost-sharing ability, and tehcnical expertise. The WCC provides cost-sharing via AmeriCorps grants for annual and six-month crew agreements. The crews, comprised of five laborers and a leader, are provided with their own transportation and tools. The WCC's fifteen year history of cooperation with the NPS, in conjunction with the local nature of the organization, cost-sharing ability, level of crew preparedness and technical expertise qualify them uniquely for cooperation with the NPS. This funding announcement is not a request for applications. This announcement is to provide public notice of the NPS's intention to fund the following project activies wihtout full and open competiton.
Federal Grant Title: Five Year Cooperative Agreement with Washington Conservation Corps
Federal Agency Name: National Park Service
Grant Categories: Environment
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: NPSNOIP11AC80257
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.931
CFDA Descriptions: Conservation Activities by Youth Service Organizations
Current Application Deadline: Jun 02, 2011
Original Application Deadline: Jun 02, 2011
Posted Date: May 26, 2011
Creation Date: May 26, 2011
Archive Date: Jul 02, 2011
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $500,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Washington Conservation Corps
Grant Announcement Contact
Susan Velie Contract Specialist Phone 360-565-3114

Olympic National Park [Susan_Velie@nps.gov]
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