Ames-Based Traveling Conservation Corps Vegetation Team- HTLN

The summary for the Ames-Based Traveling Conservation Corps Vegetation Team- HTLN grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the National Park Service, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Ames-Based Traveling Conservation Corps Vegetation Team- HTLN: This agreement is intended to engage youth and assist with long-term management of the cultural and historic landscape in 15 parks across the Midwestern U.S. The Landscape Initiative, a cooperative effort between the National Park Service (NPS) and National Register of Historic Places, recognizes that landscapes are an integral part of the visitor and educational experience. This investment in maintaining these landscapes avoids higher levels of future out-year maintenance expenditures. Cultural landscapes, including those in a number of parks covered in this project, also provide local economic development opportunities related to hay leases, crop production, grazing, and occasionally salvage logging. The actions supported in this agreement control problematic plants, including federally-listed noxious weeds and other invasive plants. Without these investments, parks are subject to fines and litigation under local, state, and federal noxious weed laws.In the course of this work, the agreement engages youth in natural resource management within National Parks. NPS strongly encourages parks to facilitate the involvement of youth in experiencing and caring for parks as the next generation of NPS employees and citizens that will steward these national places. In addition, NPS recognizes the potential of parks to serve as centers for education, job-training, and other formative experiences for the citizenry. While parks offer many opportunities to achieve this goal, the potential to interact with nature, learn about natural systems and the attending scientific disciplines, and work in challenging outdoor environments – all within parks – is an unparalleled opportunity. Parks also need the care that youth can provide. Many of the plant communities and habitats within parks require human intervention that is labor-intensive. For example, many “natural” areas within parks require planting, prescribed burning, mowing, and the control of problematic plants. These projects, which we broadly characterize as vegetation management, provide excellent service-learning opportunities for youth within parks.To achieve these goals, we intend to work directly with Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa to identify candidates best able to benefit from this experience. These candidates will work as a partner with NPS staff to undertake vegetation management practices. Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa is an expert in managing youth conservation programs, while the NPS serves as the expert on providing experiences and projects for the youth (ages 18-24). Based on previous experience, we can provide a high quality experience and effective project delivery by locating four youth at Wilson's Creek National Battlefield. The 4-person crew will work closely with the Heartland Network's inventory and monitoring program and exotic plant management team.The public purposes of the project are to: 1) introduce youth to natural resource jobs and, for some, mentor them in that direction, 2) allow youth to actively participate in managing national parks, 3) provide an opportunity to develop work and leadership skills in a challenging outdoor environment, and 4) improve the condition of plant communities and habitats within parks. The program will work with 12-24 youth, ages 18-26, and provides training in outdoor conservation work, as well as job skills and teamwork opportunities with in national parks. NPS staff serve as coaches, mentors, and partners in helping these youth to understand potential career tracks within the NPS and other conservation organizations. The experience will provide highly relevant job skills for other resource management jobs in state and federal land managing agencies.
Federal Grant Title: Ames-Based Traveling Conservation Corps Vegetation Team- HTLN
Federal Agency Name: National Park Service (DOI-NPS)
Grant Categories: Community Development Education Employment Labor and Training Environment Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: NPS-NOIP18AC00142
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.931
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: July 6th, 2018
Original Application Deadline: July 6th, 2018
Posted Date: June 19th, 2018
Creation Date: June 19th, 2018
Archive Date: August 5th, 2018
Total Program Funding: $1,248,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $1,248,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $249,600
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: June 19th, 2018
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility
THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS- This announcement is to provide public notice of the National Park Service's intention to award financial assistance for the following project activities. This is a Task Agreement under Youth Master Cooperative Agreement P15AC00009. Members of the Conservation Corps of Minnesota and Iowa.- THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS
Grant Announcement Contact
Noel Miller
Grants Management Specialist
Phone 402-661-1658
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