Support for implementation of new legislation requirements Year 2 Task 2

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Support for implementation of new legislation requirements Year 2 Task 2: 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 P15AS00143
Project Title Support for implementation of new legislation requirements Task 2 Year 2
Recipient Surface Transportation Policy Partnership
Principle Investigator / Program Manager William C. Wilkinson III
Total Anticipated Award Amount $200,000.00
Cost Share None
New Award or Continuation? Continuation of Cooperative Agreement P14AC00`45
Anticipated Length of Agreement From date of award until 9/30/2016
Anticipated Period of Performance From date of award until 9/30/2016
Award Instrument Cooperative Agreement
Statutory Authority 54 USC 101702(a)
CFDA # and Title 15.944 Natural Resources Stewardship
Single Source Justification Criteria Cited (2) Continuation
NPS Point of Contact June Zastrow 303-987-6718 june_zastrow@nps.gov



OVERVIEW

Cooperative Agreement Number P14AC00145 was entered into by and between the Department of the Interior (DOI), National Park Service (NPS), and Surface Transportation Policy Partnership (STPP) to support NPS efforts to move towards a multi-modal approach to transportation, closely coordinated and in cooperation with State and local governments, other Federal land management agencies and stakeholders. The NPS/PFMD/Transportation Program wishes to assist the various units of the agency and stakeholders to effectively and efficiently take part in the opportunities provided by Federal surface transportation legislation, as well as fulfilling the requirements of this legislation related to coordination and outreach, planning, and safety. Unless otherwise specified herein, the terms and conditions as stated in the Cooperative Agreement will apply to this Task Agreement.

Specifically, in this Task Agreement (Task Agreement 2 Year 2), STPP will assist the NPS in preparing for reauthorization of Federal surface transportation legislation (including the Federal Lands Transportation Program) and other legislation affecting the NPS Transportation Program, and implement the requirements of any such new legislation. This will include assisting with planning, developing, and updating program documentation such as: a resource book documenting NPS transportation needs and initiatives; a searchable database on proposed projects; and other background documents. As part of executing the new legislation, the STPP will work with NPS/WASO to implement outreach activities targeted to NPS staff, State Departments of Transportation and Metropolitan and Regional Planning Organizations, partnerships and other stakeholders (as required by current law).

RECIPIENT INVOLVEMENT

STPP agrees to:

Provide substantial involvement and collaboration by developing, reviewing and editing reports, analyzing and evaluating proposed and enacted legislation, codes and regulations, assisting with the development of the database detailing proposed projects, and implementing outreach to NPS regions and park units, State and local governments, and to NPS stakeholders (as required by current law).

Goals & Objectives: A series of documents as required (e.g., resource book updates and additions (e.g., Business Practices), fact sheets, legislative analysis, impact statements, etc.) for print and/or internet; a searchable database/multi-year program of projects; a plan for public outreach and activities related to implementation such as new program requirements and other related items that might be mandated by any new legislation and a report at the completion of each activity.


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:

NPS agrees to:

Provide a project manager to be substantially involved in all phases of planning and product development, outreach planning, and implementation.

Coordinate with other NPS personnel and appropriate persons from Federal Lands Highway Program, as needed.

STPP & NPS as a result of the activities undertaken together agree to:

Produce materials/products, as needed, to support the reauthorization process. NPS and STPP will jointly prepare a memo detailing the scope of work for each product, and including a schedule for delivery. Upon completion, STPP will provide a completion report memo which NPS will acknowledge by way of acceptance.

STPP will develop and submit to NPS a proposed approach for new outreach activities prior to any effort related to implementation.

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 (P15AC00745) under Cooperative Agreement (P14AC00145) in the amount of $200,000.00 with a period of performance from date of award until 09/30/2016.

STATUTORY AUTHORITY

54 USC 101702(a) previously 16 USC 1(g): Cooperative Agreements; Transfer of Service Appropriated Funds.
Federal Grant Title: Support for implementation of new legislation requirements Year 2 Task 2
Federal Agency Name: National Park Service
Grant Categories: Business and Commerce Community Development Environment Natural Resources Regional Development Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: P15AS00143
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.944
CFDA Descriptions: Natural Resource Stewardship
Current Application Deadline: Jun 4, 2015
Original Application Deadline: Jun 4, 2015
Posted Date: May 21, 2015
Creation Date: May 21, 2015
Archive Date: Jun 5, 2015
Total Program Funding: $200,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $200,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $1
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
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 June_Zastrow@nps.gov
June_Zastrow@nps.gov

National Park Service 303-898-9819
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