FY2016 Implementation of Kenai Mountain Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area Management Plan

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FY2016 Implementation of Kenai Mountain Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area Management Plan: 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 P16AC01283 Project Title FY2016 Implementation of Kenai Mountain Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area Management Plan Recipient Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm Corridor Communities Association Total Anticipated Award Amount $300,000 Cost Share N/A Anticipated Length of Agreement October 1, 2016-September 30, 2017 Anticipated Period of Performance October 1, 2016-September 30, 2017 Award Instrument Task Agreement under Master Cooperative Agreement P15AC00199 Statutory Authority 54 U.S.C. §101702(a) Cooperative Agreements, Transfer of Service Appropriated Funds CFDA # and Title 15.939 National Heritage Area Federal Financial Assistance Single Source Justification Criteria Cited (1) 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; Point of Contact Sharon Kim, Kenai Fjords National Park Chief of Resources. OVERVIEW National Heritage Areas are places where natural, cultural, historic and scenic resources combine to form a cohesive, nationally important landscape arising from human activity shaped by geography. These patterns make National Heritage Areas representative of the national experience through the physical features that remain and the traditions that have evolved in them. These regions are acknowledged by Congress for their capacity to tell nationally important stories about our nation. This Task Agreement focuses on planning, administration, marketing, and preservation and conservation projects that are within the scope of the approved management plan for the Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area (KMTANHA) and serve a public purpose under Public Law. No. 111-11. ARTICLE I – BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Cooperative Agreement Number P15AC00199 was entered into by and between the Department of the Interior, National Park Service, (NPS), and the Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm Corridor Communities Association (hereafter “Association”) for the purpose of fulfilling the management plan goals. Unless otherwise specified herein, the terms and conditions as stated in the Cooperative Agreement will apply to this Task Agreement. National Heritage Areas are places where natural, cultural, historic and scenic resources combine to form a cohesive, nationally important landscape arising from human activity shaped by geography. These patterns make National Heritage Areas representative of the national experience through the physical features that remain and the traditions that have evolved in them. These regions are acknowledged by Congress for their capacity to tell nationally important stories about our nation. This Task Agreement focuses on planning, administration, marketing, and preservation and conservation projects that are within the scope of the approved management plan for the Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area (KMTANHA) and serve a public purpose under Public Law. No. 111-11. ARTICLE II – LEGAL AUTHORITY NPS enters into this Agreement pursuant to: 54 U.S.C. §101702(a) Cooperative Agreements, Transfer of Service Appropriated Funds The Act, Public Law. No. 111-11, established the Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area and directed the Secretary to enter into a compact with the management entity, the Association. ARTICLE III – STATEMENT OF WORK A. The Association (KMTANHA) agrees to: 1. See Attachment A for FY2016 Statement of Work items. Project details are contained within individual project proposals reviewed by the National Park Service, approved by the board of the directors and maintained by the executive director. 2. Develop project contracts with individuals or organizations for projects approved by the board of directors. 3. Review progress on projects at regularly scheduled board meetings and review financial reports provided by subgrantees. 4. Will complete Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act for all projects and subgrants that have undertakings on properties that are eligible or designated on the National Register of Historic Places prior to distributing federal funding to the subgrantee. B. NPS agrees to: 1. Will provide advisory, technical and financial assistance to KMTANHA regarding the implementation of the management plan. 2. Will review KMTANHA's list of applicants and recommended subgrants to ensure compliance with the heritage area's management plan and enabling legislation. 3. Provide technical assistance on projects requiring Section 106 consultation, by advising on the appropriate level of effect, reviewing projects for compliance with the Secretary of Interior Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, and facilitating consultation efforts between the KMTANHA and the Alaska State Historic Preservation Office. STATEMENT OF JOINT OBJECTIVES/PROJECT MANAGEMENT PLAN Cooperative Agreement Number P15AC00199 was entered into by and between the Department of the Interior, National Park Service, (NPS), and the Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm Corridor Communities Association (hereafter “Association”) for the purpose of fulfilling the management plan goals for Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area. RECIPIENT INVOLVEMENT Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm Corridor Communities Association will continue to implement the Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area management plan through specific projects and regularly scheduled board meetings. NATIONAL PARK SERVICE INVOLVEMENT NPS will continue to provide advisory, technical, and financial assistance to implement the Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area management plan. 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: (2) 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; (3) 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; (4) 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; (5) 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; (6) 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: (1) 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;
Federal Grant Title: FY2016 Implementation of Kenai Mountain Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area Management Plan
Federal Agency Name: National Park Service (DOI-NPS)
Grant Categories: Community Development
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: NPS-DOIP16AC01283
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.939
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: August 19th, 2016
Original Application Deadline: August 19th, 2016
Posted Date: August 9th, 2016
Creation Date: August 9th, 2016
Archive Date: September 18th, 2016
Total Program Funding: $300,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $300,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Last Updated: August 9th, 2016
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
The Act, Public Law. No. 111-11, established the Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area and directed the Secretary to enter into a compact with the management entity, the Association.
Grant Announcement Contact
James Cato
Contract Specialist
Phone 907-644-3302
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