New Bedford Whaling National Historic Park Cooperative Management

 

To work collaboratively with interested entities and individuals to provide for visitor understanding, appreciation and enjoyment.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
15.940
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of the Interior
Office: National Park Service
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Direct Payments for Specified Use (Cooperative Agreements)
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: Two non-profit historical societies were
awarded funds to provide interpretive and educational services to the general public. Fiscal Year 2015: No information available. Fiscal Year 2016: No information available.
Authorization
New Bedford Whaling National Historic Park - U. S.C.; 410ddd(e)(2).
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible cooperators include: State, local and tribal governments, 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
Interested parties contact the park superintendent to discuss possible projects. Some projects are subject to compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). An environmental impact statement is required for this program. 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.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Submit a cover letter, project budget demonstrating matching requirements and a project scope of work, including the nature of the park's substantial involvement.
Award Procedure
Proposals are reviewed and approved by the park superintendent.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Dependent on eligibility of funds.
Appeals
None.
Renewals
None.
How are proposals selected?
Proposals are evaluated on the basis of:
- Appropriateness to the themes and mission of the park
- Contribution to visitor understanding, appreciation and enjoyment
- Clarity of project objections including final product or result
- Ability to clearly demonstrate matching requirement
- Ability to clearly demonstrate collaborative nature and park's substantial involvement
- Availability of funds.
How may assistance be used?
Subject to DOI policy (43 CFR Part 12) on Financial Assistance, NPS Director's Order #20, NPS Agreements Handbook, and the park's enabling legislation.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Program reports are not applicable. Cash reports are not applicable. Cooperators are required to submit an annual progress report. Cooperators are required to submit a Federal Financial Report, SF-425, on a quarterly basis for all financial transaction. Cooperators are required to submit a Federal Financial Report, SF-425, on a quarterly basis for all financial transaction. 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.
Matching Requirements: Per the park's enabling legislation every one dollar of Federal funds shall be matched by four dollars of funds contributed by non-federal sources to provide for the preservation, development,interpretation, and use of the park; every dollar of Federal funds shall be matched by one dollar of funds contributed by non-federal sources for construction, restoration and rehabilitation of visitors and interpretive facilities.
This program does not have MOE requirements. Newly established 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: Dependent on availability of funds.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Superintendent
New Bedford Whaling National Historic Park
33 William Street
New Bedford, MA 02740.
Headquarters Office
Park Superintendent, New Bedford Whaling National Historic Park 33 William Street, New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740 Phone: xxx.xxx.xxxx
Website Address
http://www.nps.gov/nebe
Financial Information
Account Identification
14-1036-0-1-130.
Obligations
(Direct Payments for Specified Use (Cooperative Agreements)) FY 14 $15,000; FY 15 est $10,000; and FY 16 est $15,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range: $5,000.00 - $10,000.00
Average: $7,500.00.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
2 CFR, Part 200, 43 CFR, OMB Circulars, standard forms, and program information
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2014: Two non-profit historical societies were
awarded funds to provide interpretive and educational services to the general public. Fiscal Year 2015: No information available. Fiscal Year 2016: No information available.

 



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