NOTICE OF INTENT TO AWARD Comparative Landscape-Scale Cultural Resource Conservation: West Virginia

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NOTICE OF INTENT TO AWARD Comparative Landscape-Scale Cultural Resource Conservation: West Virginia: 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 P15AS00326
Project Title Comparative Landscape-Scale Cultural Resource Conservation: West Virginia
Recipient Pennsylvania State University
Total Anticipated Award Amount $36,844
Cost Share None Required
Anticipated Length of Agreement From date of final signature to September 30, 2017
Anticipated Period of Performance From date of final signature to September 30, 2017
Award Instrument Task Agreement under Cooperative Agreement under the terms and conditions of P11AC30805.
Statutory Authority 54 USC 101702(a) & 54 USC 101702(b) & 54 USC 100703
CFDA # and Title 15.945 Cooperative Research and Training Programs Resources of the National Park System (CESU)
Single Source Justification Criteria Cited 2 Continuation
NPS Point of Contact June Zastrow 303-987-6718


Comparative Landscape-Scale Cultural Resource Conservation: West Virginia is a project designed to help ensure that Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) are able to effectively and efficiently incorporate cultural resources into overall conservation planning and design at broad geographical scales


Pennsylvania State University agrees to:
1. Develop a comprehensive geospatial library relevant to cultural resources for the state of West Virginia.
2. Identify, analyze and describe data sources and resolution with particular attention paid to evaluating data quality and coverage.
3. Review state and local comprehensive planning documents for an analysis of policy related to cultural resource management, preservation and planning.
4. Assemble available data for test modeling the same process used for the PA pilot study.
5. Complete 270 m resolution comparative models for identifying Landscape Scale Conservation Priorities for West Virginia.
6. Compare and evaluate the process to the completed PA pilot study, under the following headings:
a. Reliability
b. Process Time
c. Data Quality
d. Data Availability
e. Policy
7. Develop recommendations for scaling this effort to additional states within the Appalachian LCC.


1. Convene a group of NPS technical experts from various cultural resource disciplines to collaborate with the cooperator in evaluating the conservation priorities for cultural resources identified by the project.
2. Facilitate, as necessary, access to data held by partners or potential partners in the National Historic Preservation Program.
3. Facilitate access to conservation data sets and other products developed by or in cooperation with Landscape Conservation Cooperatives.
4. Collaborate with the cooperator and facilitate participation of other potential partners to assess potential and requirements to scale this effort across and beyond Appalachian LCC.


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 (P15AC01552) under Cooperative Agreement (P11AC30805) in the amount of $36,844.00 with a period of performance from date of award until 09/30/2017.

"This proposed project between Pennsylvania State University and the NPS is authorized to go through the Chesapeake Watershed CESU at the negotiated overhead rate of 17.5% because it passes the test of substantial involvement by the NPS, public purpose and consistency with the mission of the CESU Network".


54 USC 101702(a) Cooperative Agreements, Transfer of Service Appropriated Funds
54 USC 101702 (b), Cooperative Agreements, Research & Training Programs
54 USC 101703 Cooperative Study Units
Federal Grant Title: NOTICE OF INTENT TO AWARD Comparative Landscape-Scale Cultural Resource Conservation: West Virginia
Federal Agency Name: National Park Service
Grant Categories: Community Development Education Employment Labor and Training Environment Natural Resources Regional Development Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: P15AS00326
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: Aug 31, 2015
Original Application Deadline: Aug 31, 2015
Posted Date: Aug 20, 2015
Creation Date: Aug 20, 2015
Archive Date: Sep 1, 2015
Total Program Funding: $36,844
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $36,844
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $1
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Grant Announcement Contact
June Zastrow, 303-987-6718

National Park Service 303-898-9819
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