Youth Conservation Services

 

To further training and educational opportunities at water resources development projects under the jurisdiction of the Secretary, the Secretary may enter into cooperative agreements with non-Federal public and nonprofit entities for services relating to natural resources conservation or recreation management.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
12.010
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Defense
Office: Department of the Army, Office of the Chief of Engineers
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreements
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Authorization
Water Resources Development Act of 2000, Title 33, Part 2339, Section 213(a), Public Law 106-106-541, 114 Stat. 2593, 33 U.S.C 2339.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
None.
Beneficiary Eligibility
None.
Credentials/Documentation
Documentation that an organization's purpose is strongly related or solely for the purpose of youth/student/veteran education in an conservation oriented environment. Proof of past performance in the areas of resource management, conservation, recreation management, visitor services and cultural resources and assistance to youth. Proof of non-profit status is required. Each organization submitting an application will be required to follow the grants.gov registration requirements in advance of submitting an application. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
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
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Portions of 2 CFR 200, Uniform Adminstrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards apply in accordance with 2 CFR 1103.100. The Department of Defense Grants and Cooperative Agreements Regulations apply.
Award Procedure
The Government will perform an initial review to determine that the applicant is (1) eligible in accordance with the announcement; (2) all information required by the announcement has been submitted; and (3) all mandatory requirements are satisfied. The specific review and award criteria are identified in the announcement.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not Applicable.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Criteria for selection proposals will be provided in the the opportunity announcement on www.grants.gov.
How may assistance be used?
Provide young adults and veterans with real life work experiences in the stewardship of the environment in all fifty states by offering opportunities for education, leadership and personal development to the Recipient’s participants, while providing a high quality public service in natural resources/recreation management and conservation. Assistance may be provided only for projects that meet the requirements in the Water Resource Development Act of 2000, sec 213(a). Availability of discretionary funding is determined by individual USACE projects each fiscal year.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Program reports are not applicable. Cash reports are not applicable. Recipient will be required to submit progress, financial, and property reports quarterly, semi-annually, or annually as stipulated in the terms and conditions of the final cooperative agreement.

All reporting shall be in accordance with 32 CFR Part 32 and/or as specified by the Task Order. Recipient will be required to submit progress, financial, and property reports quarterly, semi-annually, or annually as stipulated in the terms and conditions of the final cooperative agreement.

All reporting shall be in accordance with 32 CFR Part 32 and/or as specified by the Task Order. The recipient will conduct a quantitative evaluation, qualitative feedback and voluntarily disclosed demographic information from Recipient members and USACE. Recipient will monitor performance, trouble-shoot problem areas, and create solutions for future recruitment activities.
Auditing
Not Applicable.
Records
Recipients will maintain records and, when required participate in audits, in accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200 et seq (2 CFR Subpart F for audits) as applicable through 2 CFR 1103.100 and any applicable regulations contained in the Department of Defense Grants and Cooperative Agreements Regulations.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Individual requirements will specified in the coopeative agreement issued by the Grants Officer. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Written notice of award will be given in conjunction with issuance of a cooperative agreement signed by a Grants Officer. The cooperative agreement will contain the effective date of the agreement, the period of performance, funding information, and all terms and conditions. The Recipient is required to sign and return the document before work under the agreement commences.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None.
Headquarters Office
Robin A. Baldwin 441 G. Street. NW
, Washington, District of Columbia 20314-1000 Email: Robin.A.Baldwin@usace.army.mil Phone: 202-761-8645
Website Address
http://www.usace.army.mil
Financial Information
Account Identification
96-3123-0-1-301.
Obligations
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 14 $0; FY 15 est $3,000; and FY 16 est $3,000 - The minimum obligation under this CFDA is $3,000 per year for four years beginning in FY2015.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not Applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.