The Department of the Interior protects and provides access to the Nation's natural and cultural heritage, including responsibilities to Indian tribes and island communities. Departmental goals include resource protection and usage, overseeing recreational opportunities, serving communities and excellence in management.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Recipient of the assistance is the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program (ANSEP), and the assistance must be used to provide work and training opportunities to young people between the ages of 16 and 25 working on appropriate conservation projects associated with oil and gas, renewable energy and marine mineral development on the Alaskan outer continental shelf within the BSEE area of responsibility.
The majority of funds will be used to support conservation projects that will enhance the understanding of exploration and production techniques to enhance safe operations and oil-spill prevention and cleanup from oil and gas, and marine minerals.
The young participants will receive classroom and on-the-job training in oil and gas operational safety and environmental conservation requirements through selected training seminars, meetings, or other organizational activities.
The purpose of the training will be to provide experience in the practical application of basic petroleum engineering principles, techniques, and concepts.
Funds will not be used for capitalization.
Research scientists, Federal, State and local decision-makers, the youth participants, BSEE, and the general public will ultimately benefit from the program.
Documentation that ANSEP is a ?qualified youth or conservation corp? pursuant to 16 U.S.C. § 1722(10). Documentation that ANSEP is able to provide eligible youth participants pursuant to 16 U.S.C. § 1723(b). 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
Aplication and Award Process
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Environmental impact information is not required for this program.
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program.
All youth participants must be between the ages of 16 and 25 and satisfy the criteria specified in section 12591(b) of title 42, as required by 16 U.S.C. § 1723(b). Youth participant selection will be made on the basis of; participation in ANSEP, enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an engineering degree or certificate program at a qualifying educational institution, be in good academic standing (at least a 2.0 GPA), and enrolled in or have completed at least one engineering course. It is anticipated that two applications will be received and up to two applicants will be selected in FY 2016 through FY 2020.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Public Lands Corps Act (PLCA), 16 U.S.C. 1723(c)(1).
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
From 30 to 60 days.
Renewals can be made through submission and approval of a project agreement.
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula. Matching Requirements: Cost sharing of 1:1 is encouraged; services in kind are encouraged. This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Cooperative agreements will normally be awarded for 1 to 5 years, with funding awarded as a lump sum, or added as funds become available. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.
Post Assistance Requirements
Annual reports including: a comparison of actual accomplishments to the goals established for the period; reasons why established goals were not met; and other pertinent information as applicable.
No cash reports are required.
Progress meetings and reports may be required as applicable; additional requirements maybe identified in a specific Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA).
Annual financial reports using the Federal Financial Report SF-425 are also required.
May be determined unnecessary on a case by case basis.
No performance monitoring is required.
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.
All records must be maintained for 3 years after submission of the final financial report.
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 $50,000; FY 17 est $50,000; and FY 18 est $50,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range is $50,000 to $250,000; Average $300,000.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
16 U.S.C. 1721 et seq; 43 U.S.C. 1331(a); 43 U.S.C. 1345(e); 43 U.S.C. 1346 Sec 20; 209 DM 7; 219 DM 1 The Offshore Regulatory Programs are described in 30 CFR 250, Oil and Gas and Sulphur Operations in the Outer Continental Shelf. Final reports are available online in the BSEE website at: http://www.bsee.gov
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Scott Carr, 3801 Centerpoint Drive, Suite 500, AE 500, Anchorage, Alaska 99503, firstname.lastname@example.org, 907-334-5316.
Eric Turner 45600 Woodlawn Road, HE 2126, Sterling, Virginia 20166 Email: email@example.com Phone: 703-787-1630
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Applicants will be evaluated by a panel of BSEE Regional leadership and management to ensure compliance with minimum position requirements. Criteria for judging applicants include BSEE mission needs, applicant?s academic merit, and communication skills. Additional evaluation criteria maybe posted in a specific Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) on Grants.gov.
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