Environmental Education and Conservation - North Cascades

Provide field-based environmental education (focusing on natural and cultural history), providing programs of public education, youth engagement, involvement in conservation, natural science, history and related fields of study, and conducting interpretive activities about the Skagit River and the North
Cascades bioregion.
Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2018: No information available.

Fiscal Year 2019: No Current Data Available


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.

Denise M.

Shultz, Chief of Interpretation and Education North Cascades National Park Service Complex Denise_M_Shultz@nps.gov.



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2018: No information available. Fiscal Year 2019: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

Discretionary appropriated funds shall be made available for Agreements on a case specific basis.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

State, local, or tribal government or other public entity, an educational institution, or a private nonprofit organization.

Beneficiary Eligibility

General public.

Credentials/Documentation

2 CFR part 200, in its entirety, applies to this program. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

All funded projects will be developed collaboratively between the three partners and executed in accordance with availability of appropriations, application law and regulations.

An environmental impact statement is required for this program.

An environmental impact assessment is required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

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

Proposals received in response to announcements on grants.gov are reviewed on the basis of a competitive, merit-based review process, and are rated in accordance with the evaluation criteria stated in the announcement. Awards may be made to the highest rated proposals based on the amount of funding available each year.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

54 U.S.C. §101702(a) Cooperative Agreements, Transfer of Service Appropriated Funds, and; 54 U.S.C. §200103(g)(1) Outdoor Research, Information and Education programs and Activities, commonly known as the Outdoor Recreation Act.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Varies depending on the type and complexity of the project. Further information will be available for each specific project at the time the funding opportunity announcement is posted on www.grants.gov and may be obtained by contacting the Program Manager listed as the point of contact.

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 law or regulation. When renewals or extensions are applicable, continuation of funding for these activities is at the discretion of Congress and will be subject to availability of appropriated funds.

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

Depends on complexity of project. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

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.

Program Performance Report.

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

14-1036-0-1-303.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 17 Not Available; FY 18 est $0; and FY 19 Estimate Not Available(Exp: TBD)

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range: $0 Average: $0.

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. Denise M. Shultz, Chief of Interpretation and Education North Cascades National Park Service Complex Denise_M_Shultz@nps.gov.

Headquarters Office

Deanne Adams, National Park Service, Pacific West Regional Office, 1111 Jackson Street, Suite 700, Oakland, California 94607 Phone: (360) 854-7302.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Specific evaluation criteria will be included in the funding announcements posted on www.grants.gov. Projects will be accomplished in cooperation with the three partners and be in accordance with established priorities. Funding source will determine criteria for prioritization. Notice of Intent to Award Funds will be posted on grants.gov prior to initiation of agreements in the case of collaborative projects.



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