Redwood National Park Cooperative Management with the State of California

 

To exchange goods and services to be used by the Secretary of the Interior and the State of California for cooperative management of lands within Headwaters Forest, Redwood National Park, and proximate State lands. Develop joint operating procedures and standards to ensure effective and efficient accomplishment of park activities, including but not limited to: visitor services, resource protection, public information, interpretation and publications, resource management, maintenance, administration, design and construction, planning, signing, and the development of policies. For American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funded projects and in addition to the program objectives above, section 3 of the ARRA states the following objectives: to preserve and create jobs and promote economic recovery; to assist those most impacted by the recession, to provide investments needed to increase economic efficiency by spurring technological advances in science and health; to invest in transportation, environmental protection, and other infrastructure that will provide long-term economic benefits; to stabilize State and local government budgets, in order to minimize and avoid reductions in essential services and counterproductive state and local tax increases.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
15.937
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of the Interior
Office: National Park Service
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Advisory Services and Counseling; Cooperative Agreements; Dissemination of Technical Information; Sale, Exchange, or Donation of Property and Goods; Training; Use of Property, Facilities, and Equipment
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: Provided financial assistance to the
State of California Department of Parks and Recreation for interpretation and educational services, as well as
management services. Fiscal Year 2015: No information available. Fiscal Year 2016: No information available.
Authorization
Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 1998, Public Law 105-83, 111 Stat. 1543, 16 U.S.C 471j; American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public Law 111-5 Section 702; Executive Order Title 16 Conservation Subchapter Subcahpter 1 National Park Service, Title 16, Part 1, Section 1a-2j; Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 1996, Public Law 104-333, 16 U.S.C 1f; Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act of 1997, Public Law 104-208, 110 Stat. 3009-181, 189, 16 U.S.C 1g, Executive Order , Title , Part , Section.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Agencies within the State of California Government.
Beneficiary Eligibility
State of California.
Credentials/Documentation
2 CFR, Part 200, 43 CFR, OMB Circulars, standard forms, and program information. 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 or assistance between the Secretary (generally through the Superintendent, Redwood National Park) and the State of California will occur.

Projects will be awarded as determined by the Secretary (generally through the Superintendent, Redwood National Park) within the requirements of applicable existing bureau and agency regulation and policy.
Award Procedure
After project needs and requirements are developed, the National Park Service will issue the State of California 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, which are specifically directed to a known recipient. A Notice of Intent shall be placed on www.grants.gov to disclose the single source announcement.
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.
How are proposals selected?
Appropriations for the purpose of cooperative management projects must be available and an agreement is in the best interests of the United States. For ARRA funded projects, the evaluation of projects also address the following priorities established in the Conference Report for Title IV: programs, projects, or activities that can be obligated and executed quickly; programs, projects, or activities that will result in high and immediate employment; programs, projects, or activities that have little schedule risk; programs, projects, or activities that will be executed by contract or direct hire of temporary labor; and programs, projects, or activities that will complete either a project phase, a project, or will provide a useful service that does not require additional funding.
How may assistance be used?
The Secretary of the Interior must determine that appropriations for the purpose of cooperative management of projects are available and an agreement is in the best interests of the United States. Assistance is authorized between the Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Redwood National Park and the State of California government agencies. For ARRA funded projects the requirements the Act will be followed and incorporated, as necessary, within the opportunity announcement and agreement documents.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Program reports are not applicable. Cash reports are not applicable. All organizations will be required to submit a yearly narrative summary accomplishments reports to the National Park Service at the end of each project year. All projects and activities are monitored for progress and compliance with agreed upon scope of work. For ARRA funds, recipients and agencies must comply with the regulations in 2 CFR Part 176 - Award Terms for Assistance Agreements that include Funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 that describes the requirements for 1512 award recipient reporting requirements. Supplemental guidance is available at http://www.Recovery.gov and http://www.FederalReporting.gov. Specific projects or activities for which funds are advanced shall be tracked and reported by submittal of a quarterly or annual submittal of the SF 425 Federal Financial Report. The SF 425 also requires a final report. Specific projects or activities for which funds are advanced shall be tracked and reported by submittal of the SF 270 Request for Advance or Reimbursement or SF 271 Outlay Report and Request for Reimbursement for Construction Programs, and a quarterly or annual submittal of the SF 425 Federal Financial Report. The SF 270/SF 271 and SF 425 require a final report. 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: There are no legislative requirements for matching. Some projects may be conducted on a pre-determined cost share basis.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Assistance is provided on a project basis. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Information not available.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Superintendent, Redwood National and State Parks, 111 Second Street, Crescent City, CA 95531
NPS, PWR, Contracting and Property Division, 1111 Jackson St., Ste. 700, Oakland, CA 94607.
Headquarters Office
Director, 1849 C Street, NW , Washington, District of Columbia 20240 Phone: (202) 208-3100.
Website Address
http://www.nps.gov/redw
Financial Information
Account Identification
14-1035-1-1-303 - ARRA ONPS; TAFS 1409/101035; 14-1039-0-1-303 - Construction; 14-1041-1-1-303 - ARRA Construction; TAFS 1409/101035; 14-1042-0-1-303 - NR&P; 14-1036-0-1-303 - Operation of the National Park System.
Obligations
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 14 $42,820; FY 15 est $24,400; and FY 16 est $40,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range: $1,000.00 - $35,000.00
Average: $4,300.00.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
2 CFR, Part 200, 43 CFR, OMB Circulars, standard forms, and program information.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2014: Funding provided to State of California
Department of Parks and Recreation. Fiscal Year 2015: No information available. Fiscal Year 2016: No information available.

 



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