NOTICE OF INTENT TO AWARD The Role of Wildlife Health in Management of Wildlife as a Public Trust Resource

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NOTICE OF INTENT TO AWARD The Role of Wildlife Health in Management of Wildlife as a Public Trust Resource: 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 without competition.

Funding Announcement P15AS00371
Project Title The Role of Wildlife Health in Management of Wildlife as a Public Trust Resource
Recipient Cornell University
Total Anticipated Award Amount $37,661.00
Cost Share none
Anticipated Length of Agreement From date of final signature to December 31, 2018
Anticipated Period of Performance From date of final signature to December 31, 2018
Award Instrument Cooperative Agreement
Statutory Authority 54 USC 101702(a) & (b); 54 USC 100703
CFDA # and Title 15.945 Cooperative Research & Training Programs-Resources of NPS CESUs
Single Source Justification Criteria Cited (2) Continuation
Point of Contact June Zastrow 303-987-6718 [email protected]


Project Description: Recently, elements of public trust thinking and good governance have been merged to produce a broad set of Wildlife Governance Principles (WGPs) that provide a concise framework agencies can use to ensure they meet these dual requirements in managing wildlife as a public trust resource. While the WGPs were developed in the general context of conservation, application to current governance practices of specific agencies or to specific topics is yet to occur. This task agreement will investigate the applicability of the WGPs to wildlife health management


Through literature review and a series of sessions involving wildlife health professionals, wildlife managers, and human dimensions specialists, an explanation of how wildlife health is essential to long-term sustainability of the wildlife resource and addressing how wildlife health is imperative to management of wildlife as a public trust resource.

This agreement will apply the WGPs as a framework for considering multiple perspectives and adopting processes that enable NPS to address wildlife health challenges that span social and ecological boundaries. This process is to be applied to a broad model of wildlife health and tiered to specific issue(s), such as management of zoonotic diseases (diseases shared between humans and other animals), diseases shared between wildlife and domestic livestock (e.g., brucellosis), or even the reproductive control of wildlife.

Project schedule and objectives:

Literature review (September 2015)
Workshop to evaluate current NPS wildlife health governance practices in relation to WGPs (August 2016)
Dependent on the availability of funds to add to this agreement through a modification, conduct a second workshop to apply a general model to specific NPS wildlife health issues (December 2016)
Prepare a report on findings for submission to scientific journal(s) (March 2017)


Collaboratively undertake a project titled The Role of Wildlife Health in Management of Wildlife as a Public Trust Resource as described in this task agreement.
Work cooperatively with NPS to develop workshop agenda and participant list, and to implement the workshop.
Conduct follow-up discussions with NPS to identify specific NPS wildlife health issues for investigation, and if funds exist, conduct second workshop cooperatively with NPS.
Work cooperatively with NPS to write-up project findings for publication.


Identify appropriate NPS employees for participation in workshop(s).
Collaborate on all phases of scientific investigation, including preparation of the manuscript for publication.
Provide funding any workshop(s) that may be held for this project.
Provide for the cost of publication of reports and manuscripts related to this project.


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.

NPS did not solicit full and open competition for this award based the following criteria:
(2) Continuation

This is a Task Agreement (P15AC01712) under Cooperative Agreement (P12AC31164) in the amount of $37,661.00 with a period of performance from date of award until 12/31/2018.

"This proposed project between Cornell University and the NPS is authorized to go through the Great Lakes Northern Forest 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".

Federal Grant Title: NOTICE OF INTENT TO AWARD The Role of Wildlife Health in Management of Wildlife as a Public Trust Resource
Federal Agency Name: National Park Service
Grant Categories: Education Employment Labor and Training Environment Information and Statistics Natural Resources Regional Development Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: P15AS00371
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 10, 2015
Original Application Deadline: Sep 10, 2015
Posted Date: Sep 1, 2015
Creation Date: Sep 1, 2015
Archive Date: Sep 11, 2015
Total Program Funding: $37,661
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $37,661
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 [email protected]
[email protected]

National Park Service 303-898-9819
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