Fort Huachuca Environmental Training

The principal objective of the Fort Huachuca Environmental Intern Program is to support environmental programs through the use of student interns.

The intern program encourages the development of science, mathematics, and engineering educational programs with the focus on education and training,
rather than the work product.

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.




Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

1.

Cultural Resources Management: receive training in and utilize the National Historic Preservation Act, Archaeological Resource Protection Action, the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, and 36 CFR 79 (Curation of Federally-Owned and Administered Archaeological Collections.

Participant will conduct archaeological surveys to identify and record archaeological sites; interpret recorded data and write comprehensive cultural resources reports. 2.

Natural Resources Management: Provide support in multiple programs, including, but not limited to Threatened and Endangered Species (TES) Act compliance, Sikes Act compliance, public outreach/environmental awareness in support of TES, nuisance wildlife management, TES wildlife habitat management, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), forestry, hunting program, and invasive species management in critical habitat. 3.

Compliance: Participant will provide support for Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act activities.

Participant will contribute to permit driven sampling and/or analysis of waste water, reuse water, drinking water, and storm water.

Participant will input data and assist with database management.

Other possible assignments for participants could include asbestos, lead and toxics database management.

Clean Air Act permit maintenance where intern would be required to examine various equipment to provide emissions information and validate or update current data.

Projected funding for this program is $150,000 annually.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Unless otherwise specified in related program announcements, all qualified entities, institutions, and organizations are eligible under the program.

Individuals and families are not eligible for awards under this program.

Beneficiary Eligibility

The program provides real world training and experience for students and new graduates in the fields of cultural resources, natural resources, and compliance.

Credentials/Documentation

No Credentials or documentation are required. 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

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program.

Award Procedures

Proposals selected for funding through this announcement will be funded through cooperative agreements. Period of performance is from 1 October 2016 to 30 September 2017. One year or multi-year awards up to three funding years will be considered, and additional releases of funds may be used to fund selected proposals through FY18 without further competition. Fort Huachuca anticipates typical federal funding awards will be around $150,000 annually. Awards are dependent upon the amount of funds the Department of the Army makes available to Fort Huachuca.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

10 U.S.C. 2192.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 30 to 60 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Limited to 12 months based on funding. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Monthly stipends are based on the educational level of the intern.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Performance reports, including interim and a final, will be required.

.

Progress, i.e., interim reports, will be required for program and expenditure reports.

Financial reports, including interim and a final, will be required.

Government oversight will be provided by an Assistance Agreements Officer.

Audits

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. 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 a year 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 but records must be available for review or audit by appropriate officials of the Federal agency, pass-through entity, and Government Accountability Office.

Records

Each recipient will maintain purchase receipts and other expenditures and accounting records sufficient to determine the funds were used for the appropriate purposes.

Financial Information

Account Identification

21-2017-0-0-131.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 15 $150,000; FY 16 est $150,000; and FY 17 est $150,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Average assistance is anticipated at $150,000. It is dependent on funding availability.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

1) National Historic Preservation Act, 2) Archaeological Resource Protection Action 3) Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, and 4) 36 CFR 79 (Curation of Federally-Owned and Administered Archeological Collections. 5) Threatened and Endangered Species (TES) Act 6) Sikes Act 7) National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) 8) Clean Water Act 9) Safe Drinking Water Act 10) Clean Air Act

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Nancy E. Johnson ACC-APG Huachuca Division Fort Huachuca DOC Operations PO Box 12748, Fort Huachuca, Arizona 85670-2748 Email: Nancy.e.Johnson.civ@mail.mil Phone: 5205331464

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Proposals submitted under this program announcement are evaluated through a merit review process. Unless otherwise specified in related program announcements, the primary evaluation criteria, of equal importance, are: a) Demonstrate how the proposed habitat restoration actions will help recover threatened and endangered species listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) (hereafter, Listed Species), including species identified by NMFS as ?Species in the Spotlight? (http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/stories/2015/05/05_14_15species_in_the_spotlight.html) and sustain or help rebuild fish stocks managed under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (hereafter, Managed Species). b) Identify a habitat-based issue/concern limiting the recovery or sustainability of one or more species targeted by the proposed restoration action; c) Describe in detail the actions and on-the-ground habitat restoration project(s) to be undertaken to resolve the issue/concern and; d) Describe the project(s)? outcome goal and measurable impact on the project?s target species and their ecosystem. The other evaluation criterion, which is of lesser importance than the primary criteria is reasonableness of cost. Cost sharing is not an evaluation factor.



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