National Public Lands Day

The summary for the National Public Lands Day grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the National Park Service, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
National Public Lands Day: 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 P14AS00234 Project Title National Public Lands Day Recipient National environmental Education Foundation Principle Investigator / Program Manager Diane Wood Total Anticipated Award Amount $45,000 Cost Share none New Award or Continuation? Continuation of Cooperative Agreement P12AC31002 Anticipated Length of Agreement From date of award until 9/27/2015 Anticipated Period of Performance From date of award until 9/27/2015 Award Instrument Cooperative Agreement Statutory Authority 16 USC 1(g) CFDA # and Title 15.954 NPS Conservation, Protection, Outreach, and Education Single Source Justification Criteria Cited (2) Continuation NPS Point of Contact June Zastrow 303-987-6718 OVERVIEW Cooperative Agreement Number P12AC31002 was entered into by and between the Department of the Interior, National Park Service (NPS) and the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) for the purpose of strengthening environmental, cultural and natural resource education, and to encourage volunteerism on behalf of America¿s national parks by sharing resources and expertise through National Public Lands Day (NPLD). Unless otherwise specified herein, the terms and conditions as stated in the Cooperative Agreement will apply to this Task Agreement. NEEF acts as the national manager for NPLD by providing guidance, support, and technical advice to participating national parks. In coordination with the Service, NEEF ensures that events are designed and managed in a way that promotes volunteer and environmental education opportunities on NPS lands. The NPS and the public benefit from the work that will be carried out by volunteers throughout America. RECIPIENT INVOLVEMENT 1. national coordination for eight participating agencies ; 2. a manual for Site Managers available in printed or electronic versions; 3. promotional brochures and posters with space for local information; 4. media kit that includes news releases, public service announcements, and information about public lands; 5. outreach and media support; 6. contacts with Federal agency leaders and members of Congress and; 7. commemorative posters for volunteers 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. serve as a one of the primary NPLD partners and its planning of the event; 2. provide a fee-free day to all visitors to NPS sites during NPLD; 3. provide a fee-free coupon to all NPLD participating volunteers and; 4. provide NPLD information and guidance to the field for the fee-free day and coupons 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 (P14AC01418) under Cooperative Agreement (P12AC31002) in the amount of $45,000.00 with a period of performance from date of award until 09/27/2015. 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: National Public Lands Day
Federal Agency Name: National Park Service (DOI-NPS)
Grant Categories: Community Development Education Environment Natural Resources Regional Development Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: P14AS00234
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.954
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: August 20th, 2014
Original Application Deadline: August 20th, 2014
Posted Date: August 6th, 2014
Creation Date: August 6th, 2014
Archive Date: No date given
Total Program Funding: $45,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $45,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $1
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: August 6th, 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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