HBCU Internship Program African American Experience & Culture

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HBCU Internship Program African American Experience & Culture: 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.

Funding Announcement P15AC00065
Project Title Historically Black Colleges & Universities Internship Workshops
Recipient Greening Youth Foundation
Principle Investigator / Program Manager Angelou Ezeilo
Total Anticipated Award Amount $450,000.00
Cost Share 150,090.00
New Award or Continuation? Continuation of Cooperative Agreement P15AC00020
Anticipated Length of Agreement From date of award until 3/31/2016
Anticipated Period of Performance From date of award until 3/31/2016
Award Instrument Cooperative Agreement
Statutory Authority 54 USC 101702(a) & 16 USC 1723
CFDA # and Title 15.931 Youth Conservation Activities
Single Source Justification Criteria Cited (2) Continuation
NPS Point of Contact June Zastrow 303-987-6718 [email protected]


The Historically Black Colleges & Universities Initiative (HBCUI) Program is a program initiated by the Washington Office of the NPS in conjunction with GYF. It was developed to link college students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU s) to NPS sites and units that have a focus on the African American Experience and Culture.

Some of the objectives of the program are:
To encourage a better understanding and appreciation of the important role African Americans played in the development and progress of the United States, and share these experiences with their communities.
To expose college students in various fields to the careers in the NPS, and ultimately guide them towards careers in conservation.
To assist NPS in improving their demographics with regard to youth and diversity numbers.

Unless otherwise specified herein, the terms and conditions as stated in the Cooperative Agreement will apply to this Task Agreement.

Project Description: The HBCU Internship Program is designed to link college students attending HBCU s to NPS sites and units with a focus on the African American Experience and Culture.

For the HBCUI program will be significantly expended in FY 2015. NPS funding for the program is increased to $450,000. The number of interns that will participate in the program will increase to 42.

Significant changes in the HBCUI Program for FY 2015 include:
The program will include all the African American Experience Foundation (AAEF) sites, as seen from the list below.
HBCUI Project Management will be extended to cover a longer duration before and after the internship period. Past experience has shown that there is a greater need to begin recruiting earlier to attract more quality candidates. Also, a considerable number of HBCUI interns are extended beyond the ten weeks or receive consideration for non-compete hiring opportunities after the internship, and management of the interns typically continues well into the fall months. Another reason for increasing project management is that due to the higher number of interns and the wider geographic coverage of the project, there will be a second HBCUI Area Manager for 12 weeks covering the internship period. As a result, there will be 3 HBCUI managers, who will all be qualifying `youth . This increase in project management will result in a higher quality internship for all participating interns.

Greening Youth Foundation agrees to:

1. To assist, promote, and stimulate public purpose such as education, job training, development of responsible citizenship, productive community involvement, furthering the understanding and appreciation of natural and cultural resources through the involvement of youth and young adults in care and enhancement of public resources.
2. Continue the long standing efforts of the NPS to provide opportunities for public service, youth employment, minority youth development and training, and participation of young adults in accomplishing conservation related work.
3. Recruit and hire youth and young adults from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds.
4. Manage and carry out administrative functions associated with the provision of services under this agreement.


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:

NPS agrees to:

1. To provide financial assistance in accordance with Article VI.
2. To provide general orientation to the NPS, park/site operations and its mission to participants.
3. To provide NPS representatives on site to assist with specifics of the project as needed.


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:




This is a Task Agreement (P15AC00313) under Cooperative Agreement (P15AC00020) in the amount of $450,000.00 with a period of performance from date of award until 3/31/2016.


A. 54 USC 101702(a) previously 16 U.S.C. 1g authorizes the NPS to enter into cooperative agreements that involve the transfer of NPS appropriated funds to state, local, and tribal governments, other public entities, educational institutions, and private nonprofit organizations for the public purpose of carrying out National Park Service programs.
B. 16 U.S.C. 1723 authorizes the Secretary to enter into contracts and cooperative agreements with any qualified youth or conservation corps to perform appropriate conservation projects referred to in subsection (d) of section 1723. The Secretary may also authorize appropriate conservation projects and other appropriate projects to be carried out on Federal, State, local, or private lands as part of disaster prevention or relief efforts in response to an emergency or major disaster declared by the President under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.).
Federal Grant Title: HBCU Internship Program African American Experience & Culture
Federal Agency Name: National Park Service
Grant Categories: Community Development Education Employment Labor and Training Natural Resources Regional Development
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: P15AS00065
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.931
CFDA Descriptions: Conservation Activities by Youth Service Organizations
Current Application Deadline: Mar 31, 2015
Original Application Deadline: Mar 31, 2015
Posted Date: Mar 17, 2015
Creation Date: Mar 17, 2015
Archive Date: Apr 1, 2015
Total Program Funding: $450,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $450,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $1
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
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 [email protected]
[email protected]

National Park Service 303-898-9819
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