Subsistence Resource Commission Meeting Participation Support

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Subsistence Resource Commission Meeting Participation Support:

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.

ABSTRACT
Funding Announcement P15AC00995
Project Title Subsistence Resource Meetings
Recipient Maniilaq Association
Total Anticipated Award Amount 100,000
Cost Share 0
Anticipated Length of Agreement 3 years
Anticipated Period of Performance 3 years
Award Instrument Cooperative Agreement
Statutory Authority
16 USC 3119
CFDA # and Title 15.946, Cultural Resources Management
Single Source Justification Criteria Cited Unique Qualifications
Point of Contact Erica Cordeiro


OVERVIEW
Due to difficulties in communications, logistics, and travel with the tribal members of the Subsistence Resource Commission, this cooperative agreement is necessary to foster better participation. The Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC) meetings are conducted to enhance communication of any cultural and subsistence use issues on park lands. During past SRC meetings, it was challenging for the NPS to provide the means for paying the travel of SRC members.

Invitational travel proved ineffective because SRC members are from tribal communities and generally do not engage in modem financial management (i.e. no bank accounts for direct deposit for travel reimbursement). This created a hardship for some SRC members who could not afford to pay for meeting travel up front and wait to be reimbursed. Subsequently, lower participation and attendance by at SRC meetings occurred. Maniilaq has an existing relationship with the SRC tribal members and can communicate the importance of such meetings, and promote participation by organizing travel for the SRC members. The forecasted result would be greater participation and attendance at SRC meetings, which will allow for those communities to better understand and manage the natural resources in regards to subsistence. Legislative justification includes 16 U.S.C. 3119 and 16 U.S.C. 3118.








STATEMENT OF JOINT OBJECTIVES/PROJECT MANAGEMENT PLAN

RECIPIENT INVOLVEMENT

1. Provide trained staff to communicate with the non-federal Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC) members to coordinate travel and logistics for SRC meetings with the NPS, including a full time supervisor competent in the kind of work required to complete travel and other administrative logistics. The supervisor shall be responsible for supervising staff, for controlling how the work is to be accomplished, and ensuring work is completed in a timely fashion.


2. Provide all travel and transportation arrangements including travel, lodging, and M&IE to the nonfederal SRC members attending the meetings.
3. Handle all administrative records required for their purposes to perform #1 and #2 above.
4. Pay all administrative and operating expenses for staff to coordinate travel to SRC meetings and request reimbursement from the NPS for those expenses in the budget.
5. Submit a summary report after each meeting.

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE INVOLVEMENT
1. Assign an appropriate NPS employee to monitor the SRC meetings in order to respond to questions about the nature and goals of activities conducted, and act as an on site liaision among the parties to provide technical logistics, conduct orientations as necessary and provide guidance on the NPS goals and mission.
2. Provide a meeting place, including facility support, to host SRC meetings and for Maniilaq to coordinate travel.
3. Provide Maniilaq any educational opportunities regarding SRC meetings and topics.
4. Assist the partner with information needed for their file documentation.
5. The NPS will lead the SRC meetings and discuss subsistence and resource topics.


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.


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

Unique Qualifications
Federal Grant Title: Subsistence Resource Commission Meeting Participation Support
Federal Agency Name: National Park Service
Grant Categories: Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: P15AS00995
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.946
CFDA Descriptions: Cultural Resources Management
Current Application Deadline: Jun 24, 2015
Original Application Deadline: Jun 24, 2015
Posted Date: Jun 15, 2015
Creation Date: Jun 15, 2015
Archive Date: Jul 24, 2015
Total Program Funding: $83,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $130,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
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 to Maniilaq Association. No applications will be accepted from any other cooperator.
Grant Announcement Contact
Erica Cordeiro Contract Specialist Phone 907-644-3315
Work

National Park Service 303-898-9819
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