Experienced Workers Support Services Activities
The Experienced Workers Program (EWP) will provide support to the NPS on natural and cultural resource conservation projects that enable the agency to carry out its mission. Special emphasis will be placed on projects that improve the maintenance of our national park resources and enhance the visitor experience. EWP participants will provide technical assistance and support to the NPS in the development and execution of projects that benefit the general public and provide support to NPS employees. This program will provide opportunities to qualified individuals 55 years of age and older, who have specific technical skills and abilities not available or underrepresented at current NPS staffing levels. The EWP participants will not replace or displace current NPS employees.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
National Park Service, Department of The Interior
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Fiscal Year 2019
This is a new program, therefore no project have yet been undertaken.
Cooperative Agreements, Transfer of Service Appropriated Funds U.S.C. 54 U.S.C. §101702(a)
Consolidation Appropriation Act , 2018, Part Public Law 115-141
Older Workers Act of 1965
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
This program is limited to qualified non-profit organizations subject to 26 USC 501 c(3) of the tax code, and must be designated by the Secretary of Labor under Title V of the Older Americans Act of 1965. Proof of establishment must be submitted with the application.
Private non-profit organizations that support career advancement and placement for individuals 55 years of age and older. Individuals 55 years of age and older.
Documentation demonstrating the organization's proof of establishment under the Secretary of Labor Title V of the Older American Act of 1965, and proof of past performance in recruiting and provide employment opportunities for individuals 55 years of age and older.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
Further information will be available for each specific project at the time the funding opportunity announcement is posted on www.grants.gov and may be obtained by contacting the Program Manager listed as the point of contact.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Varies depending on the type and complexity of the project.
None. Final award decisions are not subject to appeal; however the National Park Service will provide applicants with information on why their proposals were not selected for award.
Projects may be renewed on an annual basis, not to exceed a total of 5 years. If renewals or extensions are applicable to the project, this information will be included in the funding opportunity announcement. When renewals or extensions are applicable, continuation of funding for these activities are at the discretion of Congress and will be subject to availability of appropriated funds.
How are proposals selected?
Proposals received in response to announcements on grants.gov are reviewed on the basis of a competitive, merit based review process, and are rated in accordance with the evaluation criteria stated in the announcement. Awards may be made to the highest rated proposals based on the amount of funding available each year.
How may assistance be used?
. This program will provide opportunities to qualified individuals 55 years of age and older who have specific technical skills and abilities not available or underrepresented at current NPS staffing levels. The EWP participants will not replace or displace current NPS employees.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
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.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Agreements with successful applicants will be entered into between 90-120 from notification of potential award. After award, funds are distributed to the recipient through ASAP.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
National Park Service 1849 C Street NW Room 2357
Washington, DC 20240 USA
(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 18 FY 19 FY 20 est $3,000,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Estimate that the range for FY 2020 will be: $20,000-$75,000 per funded award.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2019
This is a new program and therefore no funds have been awarded under this program listing.