PRESERVATION EFFORTS AT MOCCASIN BEND NATIONAL ARCHEOLOGICAL DISTRICT & SHERMAN RESERVATION ON MISSIONARY RIDGE BATTLEFILED

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PRESERVATION EFFORTS AT MOCCASIN BEND NATIONAL ARCHEOLOGICAL DISTRICT & SHERMAN RESERVATION ON MISSIONARY RIDGE BATTLEFILED: 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 P15AS00172
Project Title Urban Archeology Preservation Efforts at Moccasin Bend National Archeological District & Sherman Reservation on Missionary Ridge Battlefield
Recipient Conservation Legacy aka Southeast Conservation Corps
Principle Investigator / Program Manager Brenna Kelly
Total Anticipated Award Amount $39,992.00
Cost Share $13,359.00
New Award or Continuation? Continuation of Cooperative Agreement P15AC00024
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 54 USC 101702(a)
CFDA # and Title 15.931 Youth Conservation Activities
Single Source Justification Criteria Cited (2) Continuation
NPS Point of Contact June Zastrow 303-987-6718 [email protected]



OVERVIEW

Cooperative Agreement Number P15AC00024 was entered into by and between the Department of the Interior, National Park Service (NPS), and Conservation Legacy to complete important conservation projects, provide young adults with structured, safe and challenging work and educational opportunities through employment projects that promote personal growth, the development of life skills, and an ethic of natural resource stewardship and specifically for the purpose of engaging young people, ages 16 to 18, in project work at various units of Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park (Moccasin Bend National Archeological District and Sherman Reservation on Missionary Ridge). Unless otherwise specified herein, the terms and conditions as stated in the Cooperative Agreement will apply to this Task Agreement.

Project Objective: The objective of this Task Agreement is to support and stimulate work and/or education and training opportunities for young adults through collaborative participation in the NPS Urban Archeology Program through projects related to preservation efforts on Moccasin Bend National Archeological District with staff members from Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park.

The UAC provides youth with an immersive experience in archeology and cultural resource stewardship. The UAC engages partners and communities in the shared environmental stewardship of archeological resources. It promotes greater public and private participation in archeology while building resource stewardship ethics in youth. Products created by the UAC will be shared through community events and social media to increase public awareness, knowledge, and support for archeological resources and stewardship of the nation s cultural and historical heritage. The UAC s principal purpose is to support the Government s objective to provide opportunities for youth to learn about the cultural environment by spending time working on projects in National Parks. The project motivates its youth participants to become involved in the archeological protection of their communities and beyond. Youth employed in the UAC gain hands-on experience outside of the classroom in archeological projects by working in a variety of NPS divisional tasks. As a result, the UAC assists in the creation, promotion, facilitation, and/or improvement of public understanding of archeology and public lands as they relate to urban communities.

RECIPIENT INVOLVEMENT

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Staff and Conservation Legacy youth crew members (ages 16 to18) from around the city of Chattanooga, Tennessee, will work together to accomplish preservation work, trail clearing and restoration, and archeological survey techniques (non-invasive). Duties may include archeological and compliance techniques, data entry, and field surveys under the directions of NPS staff.

This agreement supports nine crew members (two crew leaders and seven crew members) with the projected schedule as follows:

(9) Conservation Legacy crew leaders and members:

A. Conservation Legacy agrees to:

1. Administer the recruitment, hiring, and employment of youth and leaders for the Urban Archeology Corps.

2. Utilize public and private funds to improve trails on Moccasin Bend National archeological District, including the Blue Blazes Trail. Approximately four weeks of work will be spent by the crew improving this trail, making it much safer for visitors to access this trail system on Moccasin Bend. During their time there, crew members and leaders will be introduced to the archeological context of the area and will visit several of the archeological sites located on Moccasin Bend, some of which are located on the Blue Blazes Trail.

3. Will improve the entrance trail to Sherman Reservation on Missionary Ridge Battlefield. They will also clear vegetation whereas to reconnect two sections of overgrown trail at Sherman Reservation. This will improve the overall visitor experience when visiting this section of the Missionary Ridge Battlefield.

4. Will access the job site by their own crew vehicle and then on foot.

5. Will provide their own Personnel Protective Equipment and tools for an 8 person crew including supervisors.

6. Will assist with the development of a job hazard analysis for trail improvement and associated tasks.

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. Provide financial assistance in accordance with Article VI.

2. Help select projects, provide orientation to park resources, oversee assignments, teach new skills, and provide any additional tools or equipment needed to complete projects.

3. Assists with describing goals, jointly developing activities to be accomplished and their scope of work.

4. Provide special programming and other assistance to the crews as they work toward fulfilling their goals.
5. Provide a liaison between the park and the Conservation Legacy director and crew leaders.

6. Provide educational experiences concerning the various career paths associated with the National Park Service.

7. Provide the services of a National Program Coordinator to serve as liaison to (the recipient) for the work under this agreement.

Both parties agree to:

1. Develop a project agreement that outlines tasks to be completed and project deadlines;

2. Coordinate and discuss progress and resolve issues that may arise during the project.

3. That no change in financial assistance amount, term of project, AME participant (including backfilling), or any other provision of this task agreement shall take place without the execution of a written modification documenting the change(s).

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 (P15AC001042) under Cooperative Agreement (P15AC00024) in the amount of $39,992.00 with a period of performance from date of award until 09/30/2015.

STATUTORY AUTHORITY

54 USC 101702(a) previously 16 U.S.C. 1g - Authorizes the NPS to enter into cooperative agreements that involve the transfer of NPS appropriated funds to nonprofit organizations for the public purpose of carrying out NPS programs.

16 USC 1721-1729: Public Land Corps
Federal Grant Title: PRESERVATION EFFORTS AT MOCCASIN BEND NATIONAL ARCHEOLOGICAL DISTRICT & SHERMAN RESERVATION ON MISSIONARY RIDGE BATTLEFILED
Federal Agency Name: National Park Service
Grant Categories: Community Development Education Employment Labor and Training Environment Natural Resources Regional Development
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: P15AS00172
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.931
CFDA Descriptions: Conservation Activities by Youth Service Organizations
Current Application Deadline: Jul 7, 2015
Original Application Deadline: Jul 7, 2015
Posted Date: Jun 23, 2015
Creation Date: Jun 23, 2015
Archive Date: Jul 8, 2015
Total Program Funding: $39,992
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $39,992
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $1
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than 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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