Measuring Changes in Lake Surface Area in Arctic Network of National Parklands

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Measuring Changes in Lake Surface Area in Arctic Network of National Parklands: 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 (NPS), intention to fund the following project activities. ABSTRACT Funding Announcement: J9840090221 Project Title: Measuring Changes in Lake Surface Area in Arctic Network of National Parklands Recipient: University of Alaska Fairbanks Principle Investigator: David Verbyla Total Anticipated Award Amount: $ Cost Share: N/A New Award Or Continuation: Continuation CESU Anticipated Length of Agreement: 5 Years Anticipated Period of Performance: September 2, 2009 September 1, 2014 Award Instrument: Cooperative Agreement/CESU Statutory Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1(g): The National Park Service may in fiscal year 1997 and thereafter enter into cooperative agreements that involve the transfer of National Park Service 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 pursuant to section 6305 of title 31 to carry out public purposes of National Park Service programs. CFDA# and 15.945 Single Source Justification Criteria Sited: BACKGROUND: CESU Task Agreement J9840090221 Measuring changes in lake surface area in Arctic Network of National Parklands This project was initiated in 2009. Remote sensing is used to acquire baseline data, analytical tools are developed and refined for analysis of data, existing spatial and GIS tools are adapted to relevant formats for analysis and use in the Inventory and Monitoring program. The current modification adds funding for continued development and adaptation of analytical tools. The same personel who worked on the initial data will continue analysis based on results from the first several years work. 1) 505 DM 2 Single Source - Only one responsible source will satisfy agency requirements. By continuing this project with the current PI, continuity for the program will be maintained. Code which is currently written would have to be re-written if another source was used, resulting in unnecessary delays and lack of integrity. 2) Nature and description of the deliverable required to meet the agencys needs: Raster maps of water area. Protocol for measuring changes in area. Color ramp density maps of species diversity and probability of occurrence of individual species. Cost is based on current University of Alaska student employment wage schedule. 3) Criteria for justifying award without competition. In order for an assistance award to be made without competition, the award must satisfy one or more of the following criteria. Please explain which criterion specifically addresses the proposed agreement. 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) A description of the market research that was conducted and the results, or a statement of the reason a market research was not conducted: None conducted because cost is based on existing UAF wage and benefit rates. 5) Any other facts supporting the use of other than full and open competition: This is a continuation of current work. 6) A statement of the actions, if any, the agency may take to remove or overcome any barriers for competition before any potential future agreement award: University research to develop new data processing routines, and support of students as a public purpose is supported by the CESU mandate.
Federal Grant Title: Measuring Changes in Lake Surface Area in Arctic Network of National Parklands
Federal Agency Name: National Park Service
Grant Categories: Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: J9840090221
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.945
CFDA Descriptions: Cooperative Research and Training Programs - Resources of the National Park System
Current Application Deadline: Sep 25, 2011
Original Application Deadline: Sep 25, 2011
Posted Date: Sep 11, 2011
Creation Date: Sep 11, 2011
Archive Date: Oct 25, 2011
Total Program Funding: $90,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $100,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $15,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
This is a notice of intent to award a modification for additional funding to CESU unit, the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). No applications for this modification will be accepted from other than the UAF.
Grant Announcement Contact
Erica Cordeiro Contract Specialist Phone 907-644-3303

Work [Erica_Cordeiro@nps.gov]
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