Boston Harbor Islands Partnership

 

That "the recreation area shall be administered in partnership by the Secretary [of the Interior], the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, City of Boston and its applicable subdivisions and others in accordance with the provisions of law generally applicable to units of the National Park System," including the NPS Organic Act. Improvement of access through use of public water transportation, provide education and visitor information programs regarding natural and cultural resources are specific objectives related to the management of the recreation area. The Partnership will coordinate the activities of federal, state, and local authorities and the private sector in the development and implementation of a general management plan. NPS may enter into a cooperative management agreements with certain management partners of the park to acquire from and provide to the partners goods and services for cooperative management of lands within the Park. Work collaboratively with Partnership agencies and interested entities to provide for safe visitor access, public information, youth programs, resource management and citizen science and scholarly research.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
15.947
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of the Interior
Office: National Park Service
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: Additional space for interpretive
exhibits added. Fiscal Year 2015: No information available. Fiscal Year 2016: No information available.
Authorization
Boston Harbor Islands National Recreational Area 16 U.S.C. 460kkk(d); Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area to be Administered in Partnership - Boston Harbor islands National Recreation Area was established as a unit of the national park system by the Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Managementt Act of 1996 (P.L. 104-333), as amended. 16 U.S.C. 460 kkk (e)(2): Federal Operating Committee Established at Boston Harbor Islands - The Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 1996 (P.L. 104-333), as amended. 16 U.S.C. 460 kkk (d): Cooperative Management of Lands Within Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area - The omnibus Public land Management Act of 2009 (P.L. 111-11) amends 16 U.S.C. 460kkk(d) NPS Challenge Cost Share 16 U.S.C. If; NPS Cooperative Agreements, 16 U.S.C. lg.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible cooperators include: Members of the Boston Harbor Islands Partnership, and other public entities, education institutions, and private nonprofit organizations.
Beneficiary Eligibility
General Public.
Credentials/Documentation
2 CFR part 200, in its entirety, applies to this program. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Consultation, coordination or assistance between the National Park Service (generally through Superintendent, Boston Harbor islands national park area) and the Partnership agencies or partners Will occur. Cooperators will submit SF 424, SF 424A, SF 424B and SF 424C and SF 424D when construction is involved in a project.
Award Procedure
In accordance with programmatic authority, after project needs and requirements are developed, the National Park Service will issue the Partnership agency or partner a written agreement (Cooperative Agreement or Cooperative Management Agreement) for execution upon which the project can proceed. Department of the Interior policy allows projects that meet the criteria for single source opportunities to be issued by an agency. A Notice of Intent shall be placed on www.grants.gov to disclose the single source announcement and the criteria used to justify the noncompetitive award.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not Applicable.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
In accordance with applicable requirements for extensions and renewals under appropriate regulations.
How are proposals selected?
Proposals are evaluated on the basis of: appropriateness for cooperative management of the park; relationship to parks strategic plan and goals; clarity of project objectives including final product or result; and availability of funds.
How may assistance be used?
The Secretary may consult and enter into cooperative agreements with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or its political subdivisions to acquire from and provide to the Commonwealth or its political subdivisions goods and services to be used in the cooperative management of lands within the recreation area, if the Secretary determines that appropriations for that purpose are available and the agreement is in the best interest of the United States. The Secretary is authorized, subject to the appropriation of necessary funds in advance, to construct essential administrative or visitor use facilities on non-Federal public lands within the recreation area. The Secretary shall provide the Partnership with such staff and the technical assistance as the Secretary, after consultation with the Partnership, considers appropriate to enable the partnership to carry out its duties. The Secretary may accept the services of personnel detailed from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, any political subdivision of the Commonwealth or any entity represented on the Partnership. The Partnership may enter into cooperative agreements with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, any political subdivision thereof, or with any organization or person for the purposes of carrying out the plan. Subject to DOI Regulations (43 CFR Part 12) and other policy on Financial Assistance, NPS Director's Order #20, NPS Agreements Handbook, and the park's enabling legislation. For further information, please contact the regional office.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Program reports are not applicable. Cash reports are not applicable. In accordance with DOI Financial Assistance regulations (43 CFR Part 12), cooperators are required to submit an annual narrative progress report. Specific requirements will be outlined in any award document. In accordance with DOI Financial Assistance regulations (43 CFR Part 12), cooperators are required to submit a Federal Financial Report, SF 425, for all financial transactions. Specific requirements will be outlined in any award document. In accordance with DOI Financial Assistance regulations (43 CFR Part 12), cooperators are required to submit a Federal Financial Report, SF 425, for all financial transactions. Specific requirements will be outlined in any award document.disbursement. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
Auditing
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.
Records
Per 2 CFR Part 200.333 – 200.337.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
This program has no matching requirements. There is no legislative requirements for matching in individual agreements unless required by a specific fund source which will then be made known.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Dependent on fund source and type of project. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: For further information, please contact the regional office.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Giles Parker, Superintendent Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area
408 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02110.
Headquarters Office
Superintendent Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area, 15 Stark St., Suite 1100, Boston, Massachusetts 02109 Phone: Contact Park Superintendant (617
Website Address
http://www.nps.gov/boha
Financial Information
Account Identification
14-1039-0-1-303 - Construction; 14-1036-0-1-303 - Operation of National Park Service.
Obligations
(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 14 $0; FY 15 est $250,000; and FY 16 est $250,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range: Currently the program supports a cooperative management agreement
therefore direct funding is through task agreements with management partner.

Average: Will be based on individual financial assistance task agreements with the management partner..
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
2 CFR, Part 200, 43 CFR, OMB Circulars, standard forms, and program information
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2014: Continued management and partnership
agreements between the historic park/site management entity, NPS and the City of Boston, MA. Fiscal Year 2015: No information available. Fiscal Year 2016: No information available.

 



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