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AWARD WITHOUT COMPETITION JUSTIFICATION Nevada Conservation Corps Great Basin Institute (1) Identification of the agency and the program office. Lake Mead National Recreation Area 601 Nevada Way Boulder City, NV 89005 (2) Nature and/or description of the work to be performed (including a discussion of the program legislative history). The purpose of this project is to provide a team of student interns who will provide valuable guidance to visitors at park launch ramps by directing ramp traffic and informing them of environmental and safety regulations. Interns will check vessels for required safety equipment and will also be trained to provide immediate response to medical emergencies. This project will enhance the quality of the visitor experience by reducing chaos on launch ramps throughout the park, will increase visitor safety, and will also meet the Recreation Fee Program Expenditure Goal of Stewardship by reducing the carbon footprint by decreasing wait lines on launch ramps and decreasing the spread of the invasive quagga mussel. AUTHORITY: 16 U.S.C. 1g STATEMENT OF WORK Description: Partner non-profit organization: The Nevada Conservation Corps (NCC) is a component of the Great Basin Institute based at the University of Nevada, Reno. The work for FY11 includes from one to four project crews to complete the projects. The NPS agrees to: 1. Provide interns with training in launch ramp operations, safety procedures, safety regulations and resource information. At a minimum, this will include training in CPR, first aid, use of park radios, medical emergencies, launch conditions and the basics of boat launching and retrieval. 2. Lead overall project management and monitoring 3. Provide an opportunity for the employees to be exposed to a variety of professional agency personnel who can encourage them to consider land and resource management careers. 4. Provide NPS Desert Tortoise Awareness training classes to all interns assigned to this project. Great Basin Institute-Nevada Conservation Corps agrees to: 1. Coordinate with NPS to recruit and hire interns for this project 2. Provide all staffing services for this project 3. Provide a uniform stipend for all interns involved in this project 4. Ensure that all interns involved with the project complete the NPS Desert Tortoise Awareness training. The NPS and the Great Basin Institute-Nevada Conservation Corps jointly agree to: 1. Meet together to facilitate coordination of project, including developing work schedule, project planning, technical training and technical oversight 2. Identify personnel needed to work on individual projects. 3. Meet to evaluate success of the project. (3) An identification of the criteria permitting award without competition. The NCC is uniquely qualified in programs related to resource conservation and is willing to continue its youth employment and training program with the assistance of the NPS. (4) A demonstration that the proposed recipients unique qualifications or the nature of the project requires use of the criteria cited (for example, if Unique Qualifications are cited as a reason for not competing the award, a detailed account of those qualifications needs to be presented). NCC provides students and young professionals opportunities to make meaningful contributions toward protecting and conserving natural heritage, while also gaining valuable training and work experience in the natural resource management field. (5) A description of the market research conducted that supports the unique qualification of the recipient and the results (showing that no other entity is able to perform the work) or a statement of the reason market research was not conducted. The NCC is uniquely qualified in programs related to resource conservation and is willing to continue its youth employment and training program with the assistance of the NPS. The NPS and NCC desire to build upon the good record established by youth conservation corps of restoring and maintaining NPS resources in a cost-effective and efficient manner, especially since they have participated in mutually beneficial conservation-related projects for many years through previous cooperative agreements.
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Grant Announcement Contact
Barbara Eschels Supervisory Contract Specialist Phone 7022938909