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.

Agency - Department of Defense

The Department of Defense provides the military forces needed to deter war and protect the security of the United States through five major areas: peacekeeping and war-fighting efforts, Homeland Security, evacuation and humanitarian causes.




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Pennsylvania State University, The $ 2,396,834   2009-02-092010-02-08
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

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.

Eligibility Requirements

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.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

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 Procedures

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 Procedures

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.

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.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

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.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

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.

Audits

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.

Financial Information

Account Identification

96-3123-0-1-301.

Obigations

(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.

Information Contacts

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

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Criteria for selection proposals will be provided in the the opportunity announcement on www.grants.gov.



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