National Wild and Scenic Rivers System
The Secretary of the Interior shall assist, advise, and cooperate with States or their political subdivisions, landowners, private organizations, other federal agencies or authorized wild and scenic river management councils or committees to plan, protect, and manage river resources associated with those rivers designated into the National Wild and Scenic River system for which the Department of Interior is authorized to act as the federal administrator. Such assistance, advice and cooperation may be through written agreements or otherwise.
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 2017
The program issued 14 awards to the fiscal agents for all partnership wild and scenic rivers.Fiscal Year 2018
Awards made to 14 recipients.Fiscal Year 2019
The program anticipates similar accomplishments as FY18.Fiscal Year 2020
The National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, 16 U.S.C 1281(e) and Section 1282(b)(1) use of cooperative agreement.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
States or their political subdivisions, landowners, private non-profit organizations, other federal agencies or duly authorized by a river's enabling legislation wild and scenic river management councils or committees.
States or their political subdivisions, landowners, private non-profit organizations, other federal agencies or duly authorized by a river's enabling legislation wild and scenic river management councils or committees
Authorized Wild and Scenic River management councils or committees must submit an annual work plan.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. Applicant coordinates with their river management council and NPS prior to submittal.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicant coordinates with NPS and their river management council to prepare the cooperative agreement work plan.
No special requirements beyond standard financial assistance award process.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Generally 30 to 90 days.
None. Final award decisions are not subject to appeal; however, the National Park Service will provide all applicants with information on why their proposals were not selected for award.
Yes, In accordance with the applicable requirements for extensions and renewal under the appropriate regulations.
How are proposals selected?
Criteria may vary somewhat from region to region however all projects for designated rivers must assist directly with implementing comprehensive wild and scenic river management plans.
How may assistance be used?
At present, funding provides for the long term protection, preservation, and enhancement of designated Partnership Wild and Scenic Rivers and to implement each river’s comprehensive river management plan and enabling legislation.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Program Performance Reports and other specific reports that may be applicable to the agreement such as property inventories, and patent and invention disclosures.
Per 2 C.F.R. SS 200.333 - 200.337
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching is voluntary_rating. When base funds are available through these cooperative agreements, this program has no matching requirements, although matching may provide incentives as mutually agreeable.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Cooperative Agreements generally have a period of performance of up to five years. Funding availability and source will be a factor in determining the length of assistance. Reimbursement is accomplished as outlined in the proposal and subsequent task agreements based on the particular project requirements. Funds to recipients are distributed through ASAP.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
NPS National Wild and Scenic River Steering Committee
National Park Service
Washington, DC 20240 US
(Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements)) FY 18$974,000.00; FY 19 est $974,000.00; FY 20 est $974,000.00; FY 17$1,202,500.00; FY 16$0.00; - FY 19 and FY20 are estimates only, based on previous year funding levels.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range: $20,000.00 - $350,000.00 Average: $85,000.00
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
2 CFR, Part 200, 43 CFR, OMB Circulars, standard forms, and program information.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2017
Projects include activities to implement Comprehensive River Management Plans to protect and enhance river values including: water quality monitoring, citizen engagement events, educational programs.Fiscal Year 2018
Projects include activities to implement Comprehensive River Management Plans to protect and enhance river values including: water quality monitoring, citizen engagement events, educational programs.Fiscal Year 2019
Program has not yet selected projects for funding. Program anticipates funding projects that are similar to FY18.Fiscal Year 2020