Internship Training Program - Pacific West Region Interns

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Internship Training Program - Pacific West Region Interns: 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 P14AS00338 Project Title Internship Training Program ¿ Pacific West Region Interns Recipient National Council for Preservation Education Principle Investigator / Program Manager Cari Goetcheus Total Anticipated Award Amount $34,620.00 Cost Share None New Award or Continuation? Continuation of Cooperative Agreement P12PA30140 Anticipated Length of Agreement From date of award until 9/30/2015 Anticipated Period of Performance From date of award until 9/30/2015 Award Instrument Cooperative Agreement Statutory Authority 16 USC 1(g) CFDA # and Title 15.915 Technical Preservation Services Single Source Justification Criteria Cited (2) Continuation NPS Point of Contact June Zastrow 303-987-6718 OVERVIEW Cooperative Agreement Number P12PA30140 was entered into by and between the Department of the Interior, National Park Service, (NPS), and The National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE) for the purpose of providing training opportunities to qualified undergraduate and graduate students in academic programs in historic preservation and related disciplines, allowing them to learn about and contribute to historic preservation at the Federal level by assisting with short-term projects designed to preserve and manage historic and cultural resources. Unless otherwise specified herein, the terms and conditions as stated in the Cooperative Agreement will apply to this Task Agreement. Objective: To create additional training opportunities for qualified students. Interns will assist Federal government professionals involved in historic preservation and allied fields such as archeology, history, museum management and landscape architecture, in directed assignments focusing on Federal efforts in cultural resources management and protection. Duties may include archeological, architectural or landscape surveys; historical research and resource documentation; technical writing and publication development; artifact and records cataloging, conservation and management; database and Web page creation and maintenance; and hands-on condition assessment and repair of historic structures. RECIPIENT INVOLVEMENT 1. Use the existing format to recruit and select additional trainees, or, in limited circumstances, extend existing training projects, for the program currently being offered. Every effort will be made to match the candidates' qualifications with NPS needs. 2. Make financial and technical arrangements for the additional trainees to work in Washington, DC and other locations as necessary. 1-2. Cultural Resources Program: Works with Cultural Resources staff on program outreach and education objectives. Duties may include assisting with National Park Service Youth Summits; developing content for the National Park Service¿s Cultural Resources Program website and social media; formatting NPS reports; data entry into an online catalog of cultural resources documents; assisting with the design of NPS publications; and other duties as assigned (600 hours each). 3-4. Historic Structures and Cultural Landscapes Programs: Works with and assists historians, historical landscape architects, and historical architects on the List of Classified Structures (LCS) and/or Cultural Landscapes Inventory (CLI) at various National Park sites within the western United States. Duties may include researching the history of a historic property; site visits and field work to document existing conditions; analyzing features; developing site plans; writing narrative descriptions; entering information into databases; adding content to public NPS websites and social media platforms; and other duties as assigned (600 hours each). 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. Assist with selection of prospective interns, as identified by NCPE, based on qualifications. 2. Provide a project mentor, materials, specialized tools and training, and related supplies for completion of the internship project. 3. Work with interns in conduct of the internship, assigning tasks, based upon each trainee's interest, knowledge and skills, providing guidance and direction as needed for completion of duties, and reviewing work products to ensure they meet the goals of the internship. 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 (P14AC01656) under Cooperative Agreement (P12PA30140) in the amount of $34,620.00 with a period of performance from date of award until 09/30/2015. STATUTORY AUTHORITY 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.
Federal Grant Title: Internship Training Program - Pacific West Region Interns
Federal Agency Name: National Park Service (DOI-NPS)
Grant Categories: Education Environment Natural Resources Regional Development Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: P14AS00338
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.915
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: September 17th, 2014
Original Application Deadline: September 17th, 2014
Posted Date: September 3rd, 2014
Creation Date: September 3rd, 2014
Archive Date: No date given
Total Program Funding: $34,620
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $34,620
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $1
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: September 3rd, 2014
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
Grant Announcement Contact
June Zastrow, 303-987-6718
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