Mississippi National River and Recreation Area State and Local Assistance


Provide assistance and/or funds to enhance partner planning for and interpretation of non-Federal publicly owned lands within the area.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
National Park Service, Department of The Interior
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants; K - Advisory Services and Counseling
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2016 No information available. One school district, one university and one non-profit received funding under this program.
Fiscal Year 2017 6 Grants awarded
Fiscal Year 2018 Proposed: data not available
Fiscal Year 2019 Proposed: data not available
Public Law -
Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, Public Law 100-696; 704(a) 16 USC section 460 zz 5(a) - Grants, Public Law 100-696; 704(a) 16 U.S.C. section 460 zz 5(b) - Cooperative Agreements, and Public Law 100-696; 706(a) 16 U.S.C. section 460 zz (c) - Technical Assistance
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
The State of Minnesota or its political subdivisions, counties, cities, non-profits
Beneficiary Eligibility
The State of Minnesota or its political subdivisions, counties, cities, non-profits
2 CFR part 200, in its entirety, applies to this program
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. An environmental impact statement is required for this listing. An environmental impact assessment is required for this listing. 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. Consultation or assistance from the agency with this application may be available from the NPS. Projects may be subject to compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act. There are no pre-application requirements.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Funding announcements for this program, along with registration procedures, application packages and instructions, points of contact, and procedures for submitting applications will be available on www.grants.gov.
Award Procedure
Proposals received in response 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.
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. 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. Generally 30 to 90 days.
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 generally 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 is at the discretion of Congress and will be subject to availability of appropriated funds.
How are proposals selected?
Specific evaluation criteria will be included in the funding announcements posted on www.grants.gov.
How may assistance be used?
Funding and/or assistance is to be used by the State of Minnesota or its political subdivisions for the acquisition and development within the Area of lands and waters or interest therein in a manner within the legislation. Funding and/or assistance may be used to assist in the planning for and interpretation of non-Federal publicly owned lands within the Area and to develop and implement programs compatible with the comprehensive management plan. The availability of funding is determined by the Mississippi NRRA each fiscal year.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: Program Performance Report
Not applicable.
Per 2 CFR Part 200.333 - 200.337
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching is voluntary. The recipient must be able to provide 50 percent cash match for grants in accordance with 16 U.S.C. 460zz-5(a). If funds are being provided from the Challenge Cost Share program, there must be a 50 percent match for a cooperative agreement.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Depends on complexity of project. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Lump.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
John Anfinson, Superintendent 111 E Kellogg Blvd., Suite 105 St. Paul, Minnesota 55101 (651) 293-8432
Headquarters Office
Denise St. Marie,
111 E Kellogg Blvd., Suite 105
St. Paul, MN 55101 US
Phone: (651) 290-3030 ext. 226.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements)) FY 18 Estimate Not Available FY 19 Estimate Not Available FY 20 Estimate Not Available FY 17$761,898.00; FY 16$312,253.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range: $18,000.00 - $170,000.00 Average: $25,000.00
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
2 CFR, Part 200, 43 CFR, OMB Circulars, standard forms, and program information.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2016 No information available. No Information available.
Fiscal Year 2017 Construction of 2 mile segment of Mississippi River Trail
Fiscal Year 2018 TBD
Fiscal Year 2019 TBD


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