Administrative History: John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site

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Administrative History: John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site: 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.

Funding Announcement P15AS00281
Project Title Administrative History: John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site
Recipient The Organization of American Historians
Total Anticipated Award Amount $74,937.39
Cost Share None
Anticipated Length of Agreement From date of final signature to 12/31/2017
Anticipated Period of Performance From date of final signature to 12/31/2017
Award Instrument Cooperative Agreement
Statutory Authority 54 USC 101702(a)
CFDA # and Title 15.946 Cultural Resource Management
Single Source Justification Criteria Cited (2) Continuation
Point of Contact June Zastrow 303-987-6718


Cooperative Agreement Number P15AC00289 was entered into by and between the Department of the Interior, National Park Service (NPS), and Organization of American Historians (OAH) for the purposes of promoting the greater public and private understanding of American history for their mutual benefit and for the people of the United States as well as for future generations, so that they can enjoy the historic resources of the NPS.

The John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site preserves the birthplace of John F. Kennedy as his mother remembered it in 1966. John F. Kennedy was born at the home in 1917, and spent the first three and a half years of his life in the home before moving with his family to a larger home several blocks away. Kennedy spent the first 10 years of his life in Brookline, and it influenced his character.


The purpose of this study is to document the establishment and management of the park. Through this study of the park's management, the current management team hopes to gain a better understanding of how the NPS's management philosophy of the site has changed over time. In particular, the park seeks to gain insight into the perception of the value/purpose of the site as perceived by each management team, how the NPS has changed is presentation/interpretation of the home over time and the various preservation rationales applied to the home. By understanding how the home has been managed in the past, we hope to better understand the context and intent of prior decisions and make decisions for the future grounded in knowledge of past management practices.

The public purpose and benefit of this project is to assist the park and its multiple Constituencies, partners, and stakeholders, and to understand the historical contexts for many of the resource stewardship and interpretive issues that continue to affect these partners and communities.

The focus of the study is a detailed narrative analysis of the major events, activities and issues arising in the NPS stewardship of the property. The level of investigation should be thorough, entailingas defined in NPS-28research in selected documentary (primary and secondary) sources of known or presumed relevance that are readily accessible without extensive travel and that promise expeditious extraction of relevant data, interviewing all knowledgeable persons who are readily available, and presenting findings in no greater detail than required by the task directive.


A. The OAH agrees to:

a) Produce an Administrative History for John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site that documents the events associated with the establishment, management, as well as ongoing issues of managing and interpreting resources, as described in the attached scope of work [Attachment A].
b) Engage an appropriate scholar (or team of scholars) to undertake the work and act as the liaison between the NPS and the scholar(s);
c) Work with NPS to develop a detailed scope of work, based on Attachment A of this task agreement, for the scholar(s) to follow in order to complete the Administrative History;
d) Ensure that the manuscript is prepared as a scholarly report meeting the standards of the historical profession and the NPS through project management, including coordination of agency and peer review comments and provision of editorial services;
e) Produce the final publication quality manuscript in pdf format for purposes of internet access, plus twenty-five (25) bound, color copies.
f) Produce a two to three page case study on a key management issue identified by the project team.
g) Make the report available to its membership, as well as the public more broadly, and promote the report within its professional networks so as to make the report as widely available as possible to scholars of American History, so that those scholars and teachers may use the report's findings in their teaching and writing, to the benefit of not only the scholarly community but students at many levels.
h) Promote, to its membership and through its professional networks, any use by NPS of the report in its management and planning, so as to draw attention to its continued efforts to make the presentation and practice of American History within NPS as informed, current, and professional as possible, which is a core mission of the OAH.


B. The NPS agrees to:

a.) Work with the OAH to develop a detailed schedule for the scope of work, based on Attachment A of this task agreement, for the scholar to follow in order to complete the Administrative History.
b.) Work with the OAH in selecting the scholar(s) to conduct the research;
c.) Provide the scholar(s) with access to park records, reports and databases; familiarize the scholar with the park's resources and facilities; and work with the scholar to select oral history interviewees as needed;
d.) Review the progress of the research to ensure relevance and quality;
e.) Distribute the report and make the research available to park managers and the general public for use in management and planning;
Share and promote the completed Administrative History with related and relevant NPS units.


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 (P15AC01451) under Cooperative Agreement (P15AC00289) in the amount of $74,937.39 with a period of performance from date of award until 12/31/2017.
Federal Grant Title: Administrative History: John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site
Federal Agency Name: National Park Service
Grant Categories: Community Development Education Environment Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: P15AS00281
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.946
CFDA Descriptions: Cultural Resources Management
Current Application Deadline: Aug 20, 2015
Original Application Deadline: Aug 20, 2015
Posted Date: Aug 10, 2015
Creation Date: Aug 10, 2015
Archive Date: Aug 21, 2015
Total Program Funding: $74,937
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $74,937
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

National Park Service 303-898-9819
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