American Society of Landscape Architects Base Cooperative Agreement

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American Society of Landscape Architects Base Cooperative Agreement: 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's intention to fund the following project activities without full and open competition. ABSTRACT Funding Announcement P15AS00083 Project Title Historic American Landscape Surveys Recipient American Society of Landscape Architechs Principle Investigator / Program Manager Nancy Sommerville Total Anticipated Award Amount 0.0 Cost Share 0.0 New Award or Continuation? New Award Anticipated Length of Agreement From date of final signature for five years Anticipated Period of Performance From date of final signature for five years Award Instrument Cooperative Agreement Statutory Authority 54 USC 101702(a) CFDA # and Title 15.946 Cultural Resource Management Single Source Justification Criteria Cited (4) Unique Qualifications NPS Point of Contact June Zastrow 303-987-6718 june_zastrow@nps.gov OVERVIEW The objective of this Agreement is to promote the purposes of Title 54 National Park Service and Related Programs and ASLA's undertaking activities requiring the sharing of their knowledge, skills and resources. NPS and ASLA have cooperated extensively over the last 100 years to achieve their mutually desired ends of preserving historic landscape architecture of the United States. In 2000 the NPS and ASLA (along with the Library of Congress) signed a permanent Tripartite Memorandum of Understanding establishing the Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS). This Memorandum states that the unique nature and growing understanding of the significance of historic landscapes justifies independent information about historic landscapes. Also this tripartite relationship is designed to inform the public, assist professionals in making informed management decisions, and to educate and train students, thereby developing future professionals in historic landscape documentation and preservation RECIPIENT INVOLVEMENT 1. Promote the documentation of significant landscapes such as National Historic Landmarks and historic landscapes of the National Park Service. 2. Identify and solicit funding for documentation projects. 3. Support the dissemination of information based on research in the Historic American Building Survey/Historic American Engineering Record. Historic American Landscape Survey (HABS/HAER/HALS) collection though publications, conferences, symposia, training and exhibitions. 4. Develop educational programs, seminars, workshops and material on historic American landscape architecture based on the HABS/HAER/HALS collections 5. Cooperate with HABS/HAER/HALS to expand and enhance universal access to the collections through the Library of Congress website. 6. Identify and develop strategies to record nationally significant landscapes threatened with demolition or with critical need for documentation. 7. Share resources, facilities, information and scholarly knowledge to enhance the ability of each party to advance the documentation of historic landscape architecture, architecture and engineering. NATIONAL PARK SERVICE INVOLVEMENT Substantial involvement on the part the National Park Service is anticipated for the successful completion of the objectives to be funded by this award. In particular, the National Park Service will be responsible for the following: 1. Work together with the ASLA to undertake documentation of nationally important landscape architecture, such as National Historic Landmarks and the primary historic landscapes of the National Park Service. 2. Cooperate with the ASLA in support of scholars researching American landscape architecture, architecture and engineering in the HABS/HAER/HALS collections. 3. Participate with the ASLA in developing educational programs and materials based on documentation in the HABS/HAER/HALS collections. 4. Develop and maintain a list of nationally significant landscapes threatened or with a critical need for documentation. 5. Share resources, facilities, information, and professional expertise in landscape architectural, architectural and engineering documentation, to enhance the ability of each party to advance the documentation of historic landscapes. 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. The National Park Service did not solicit full and open competition for this award based the following criteria: (2) CONTINUATION SINGLE SOURCE JUSTIFICATION DESCRIPTION: THIS IS A NOTICE OF INTENT TO AWARD This is a Task Agreement (P13ACXXXXX) under Cooperative Agreement (XXXX) in the amount of $XXX with a period of performance from date of award until XX/XX/XXXX. STATUTORY AUTHORITY A. Title 54, National Park Service and Related Programs, Section 302102 [Formerly 16 U.S.C. 462 (a), (c) and (e)] of the Historic Sites Act and Section 302107 [Formerly 16 U.S.C. 470a 7 (B)] and Section 302103 [Formerly 16 U.S.C. 470h 2 (b)] of the National Historic Preservation Act. B. The Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) assists in the preservation of significant resources by recording historic landscapes and structures and transmitting the documentation to an archive at the Library of Congress. Documentation by the surveys provides baseline data that assists in directing planning efforts for rehabilitation and restoration (including historic structures reports and cultural landscape reports), and can facilitate the interpretation of buildings, structures, and landscapes.
Federal Grant Title: American Society of Landscape Architects Base Cooperative Agreement
Federal Agency Name: National Park Service (DOI-NPS)
Grant Categories: Community Development Education Environment Natural Resources Regional Development
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: P15AS00083
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.946
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: April 13th, 2015
Original Application Deadline: April 13th, 2015
Posted Date: April 2nd, 2015
Creation Date: April 2nd, 2015
Archive Date: April 15th, 2015
Total Program Funding: $0
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $0
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: April 2nd, 2015
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Link to Full Grant Announcement
http://www.grants.gov
Grant Announcement Contact
June Zastrow, 303-987-6718
June_Zastrow@nps.gov

June_Zastrow@nps.gov
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