Redwood National Park Cooperative Management with the State of California

Through cooperative management instruments, and cooperative agreements, 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.

Agency - Department of the Interior

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.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Stephen Prokop Regional Agency Offices.

Superintendent, Redwood National Park 111 Second Street, Crescent City, CA 95531.



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: Provided financial assistance to the State of California Department of Parks and Recreation for custodial, resource management, and interpretation and educational services. Fiscal Year 2017: Anticipate providing financial assistance to the State of California Department of Parks and Recreation for custodial, resource management, and interpretation and educational services. Fiscal Year 2018: No information available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

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 government agencies National Park and the State of California.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Agencies within the State of California Government.

Beneficiary Eligibility

General Public and the State of California.

Credentials/Documentation

. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

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. 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. If cooperative agreements are utilized to fund projects, funding announcements for this program, along with registration procedures, application packages and instructions, points of contact, and procedures for submitting applications will be available on www.grants.gov.

Award Procedures

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.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

16 U.S.C. 79c(e) Redwood National Park; Public Law 105-83, 111 Stat. 1543, 16 U.S.C 471j Cooperative Management Authority; 54 U.S.C. §101702(a) Cooperative Agreements, Transfer of Service Appropriated Funds; 54 USC §101701(b) Challenge Cost-share Agreement Authority, and; 54 U.S.C. §101702(b) Cooperative Agreements, Cooperative Research and Training Programs.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Varies depending on the type and complexity of the project.

Appeals

None. Final award decisions are not subject to appeal; however, the National Park Service will provide applicants with information on why their proposals were not selected for award.

Renewals

In accordance with applicable requirements for extensions and renewals.

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

Assistance is provided on a project basis. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Information not available.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

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 projects funded through cooperative agreements, unless otherwise stated in the agreement document, recipients shall submit the following reports on an annual basis: (1) SF-425, Federal Financial Report; and (2) Program Performance Reports.

Upon completion of the agreement, recipients shall submit a final: (1) SF-425, Federal Financial Report; and (2) Program Performance Report; and (3) other specific reports that may be applicable to the agreement such as property inventories, and patent and invention disclosures.

SF-425, Federal Financial Report.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

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.

Records

Per 2 CFR Part 200.333 ? 200.337.

Financial Information

Account Identification

14-1036-1-1-303 - Operation of the National Park System; 14-1039-1-1-303 - Construction; 14-1041-0-1-303 - Construction; 14-1042-0-1-303 - NR&P.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 $59,516; FY 17 est $65,000; and FY 18 est $65,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range: $1,000.00 - $35,000.00 Average: $12,000.00.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

2 CFR, Part 200, 43 CFR, OMB Circulars, standard forms, and program information.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Stephen Prokop Regional Agency Offices. Superintendent, Redwood National Park 111 Second Street, Crescent City, CA 95531.

Headquarters Office

Director, 1849 C Street, NW , Washington, District of Columbia 20240 Phone: (202) 208-3100.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Appropriations for the purpose of cooperative management projects must be available and an agreement is in the best interests of the United States.



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