NOTICE OF INTENT TO AWARD Diversity Scholarship Program and Multiple Voices evaluation for Past Forward Conference

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NOTICE OF INTENT TO AWARD Diversity Scholarship Program and Multiple Voices evaluation for Past Forward Conference: NOTICE OF INTENT TO AWARD
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.

ABSTRACT
Funding Announcement P15AS00345
Project Title Diversity Scholarship Program and Multiple Voices evaluation for Past Forward Conference
Recipient National Trust for Historic Preservation
Total Anticipated Award Amount $52,500.00
Cost Share None
Anticipated Length of Agreement From date of final signature to August 1, 2016
Anticipated Period of Performance From date of final signature to August 1, 2016
Award Instrument Cooperative Agreement
Statutory Authority 54 USC 101701(a)
CFDA # and Title 15.946 Cultural Resource Management
Single Source Justification Criteria Cited (2) Continuation
Point of Contact June Zastrow 303-987-6718 june_zastrow@nps.gov

OVERVIEW

Cooperative Agreement Number P14AC00754 was entered into by and between the Department of the Interior, National Park Service (NPS), and The National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) for the purpose of promoting the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. NPS and NTHP will undertake activities that promote greater public and private participation in historic preservation programs and activities nationwide. 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 PLAN

Under this task agreement, the Cultural Resources Program, National Park Service, Washington, DC, and its recipient, National Trust for Historic Preservation will collaborate on the National Preservation Conference, Past Forward, which will be held in Washington, DC, November 3-6, 2015. This collaboration will include acknowledgement as a principle sponsor, ability to help set agenda and assure that NPS workshops and sessions are prominently featured, and the opportunity to share the details of the NPS's work with the Underrepresented Community Grant program which in Fiscal Year 2014 awarded $500,000 in matching grants to State Historic Preservation Offices to fund 13 projects across the country. Those projects include: inventories of African American heritage sites in Montana, Pueblo Nations in New Mexico, LGBT sites in New York City, Latino properties in Washington's Yakima Valley and Asian American sites in Utah. Nominations to the National Register of Historic Places will be prepared for LGBT sites in Kentucky, African American Civil Rights resources in Baltimore and sites associated with Chinese immigrants and Chinese Americans in Boston.

The information and the services of this agreement will be shared with the public through a variety of means (Twitter, Facebook) which will serve to increase public awareness, knowledge and support for the conservation and preservation of our nation's cultural and historic heritage.


RECIPIENT INVOLVEMENT

Provide the public announcement, management, and distribution of $40,000 for Diversity Scholarships for attendance to PastForward, the National Trust Preservation Conference in Washington DC, November 3-6, 2015. Acknowledge as a principal sponsor, with Centennial NPS logo and credit to Department of Interior, National Park Service.

Provide informed observer commentary and post evaluation for the Multiple Voices Learning Track sponsored by the Kellogg Foundation grant for Racial Healing. The sessions associated with this track will take place on Thursday, November 5th and the morning of Friday, November 6th. The programmatic focus of the track is Correcting and Completing the Narrative. Observer commentary and evaluation responsibilities will include:
Work with NTHP and NPS staff to design and deploy an assessment tool for evaluation of the TrustLive preservation VOICES and the five associated Learning Labs. The assessment tool will include a survey of participants;
On-site session observation of the TrustLive and Learning Labs;
Review and analysis of the participant survey results;
Preparation of a draft evaluation to include personal observations, assessment of attendee responses, and a summary of key takeaways;
Share draft evaluation with NTHP and NPS for their review;
Prepare a final evaluation report based on feedback.

Prominent marketing and media exposure associated with the National Preservation Conference including:
Acknowledgement as a principal sponsor, with Centennial NPS logo on Opening Plenary presentation, conference program, and logo and link on the sponsor section of the conference website;
Ability to help set agenda and assure that NPS workshops and sessions are prominently featured;
Acknowledgement as an event sponsor during the recording of TrustLive;
Listing in event promotional material (distribution more 2,500);
Inclusion in thank-you email sent post-conference to attendees (approximately 2500);
Mention in social media channels, including but not limited to NTHP Twitter (approx. 19,600followers), NTHP Facebook (65,000 followers), and DC Preservation League (1,879 likes);
Four tickets to Donor Reception, including meet-and-greet opportunities with high profile speakers and NTHP leadership;
Booth in the Preservation Studio, the conference's exhibit hall (valued at $1600);
Name and Centennial NPS logo on sponsor recognition sign in the Preservation Studio;
Opportunity to share the details of the NPS's underrepresented community activities and provide participants information and tools they need to return to their communities and apply many of the same principles to their own work in expanding documentation and preservation of cultural resources
Recognition of NPS staff and projects through sharing our professional contributions to the field.

Twenty (20) full conference registrations and 10 day registrations

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE INVOLVEMENT

Provide information for and staff booth in Preservation Studio.
Participate, manage and run sessions, workshops, and affiliate sessions.
Assist with Multiple Voices Learning Track.
Be available as NPS resource at all major sessions at the conference.
Connect to NTHP via social media before, during and after the conference.


SINGLE-SOURCE JUSTIFICATION

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
SINGLE SOURCE POLICY REQUIREMENTS
Department 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:
(2) Continuation

This is a Task Agreement (P15AC01614) under Cooperative Agreement (P14AC00754) in the amount of $52,500.00 with a period of performance from date of award until 8/1/2016.
Federal Grant Title: NOTICE OF INTENT TO AWARD Diversity Scholarship Program and Multiple Voices evaluation for Past Forward Conference
Federal Agency Name: National Park Service
Grant Categories: Community Development Education Employment Labor and Training Environment Natural Resources Regional Development
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: P15AS00345
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.946
CFDA Descriptions: Cultural Resources Management
Current Application Deadline: Sep 8, 2015
Original Application Deadline: Sep 8, 2015
Posted Date: Aug 26, 2015
Creation Date: Aug 26, 2015
Archive Date: Sep 9, 2015
Total Program Funding: $52,500
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $52,500
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $1
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Grant Announcement Contact
June Zastrow, 303-987-6718 June_Zastrow@nps.gov
June_Zastrow@nps.gov

National Park Service 303-898-9819
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