Boston Harbor Islands Partnership

NPS may enter into a cooperative management agreements with certain management partners of the park to acquire from and provide to the partners goods and services for cooperative management of lands within the Park.

Work collaboratively with Partnership agencies and interested entities to provide
for safe visitor access, public information, youth programs, resource management and citizen science and scholarly research.
Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: Continued management and partnership agreements between the historic park/site management entity, NPS and the City of Boston, MA.

Fiscal Year 2017: No information available.

Fiscal Year 2018: No information 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.

Giles Parker, Superintendent Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area 408 Atlantic Avenue Boston, Massachusetts 02110.



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: Outreach and additional interpretation funded. Fiscal Year 2017: No information available. Fiscal Year 2018: No information available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Cooperative agreements with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or its political subdivisions to acquire from and provide to the Commonwealth or its political subdivisions goods and services to be used in the cooperative management of lands within the recreation area, if the Secretary determines that appropriations for that purpose are available and the agreement is in the best interest of the United States.

For further information, please contact the regional office.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, members of the Boston Harbor Islands Partnership, and other public entities, education institutions, and private nonprofit organizations.

Beneficiary Eligibility

General Public.

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. 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 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

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

Authorization

Boston Harbor Islands National Recreational Area 16 U.S.C. 460kkk(d)(3)(b); 54 U.S.C. 101702(a) Cooperative Agreements, Transfer of Service Appropriated Funds, and; 54 USC 101701(b) Challenge Cost-share Agreement Authority.

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

Projects may generally be renewed on an annual basis, not to exceed a total of 5 years. If renewals or extensions are applicable to the project, this information will be included in the funding opportunity announcement. 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

Dependent on fund source and type of project. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: For further information, please contact the regional office.

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 - Operation of National Park Service; 14-1039-0-1-303 - Construction.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 16 $546,694; FY 17 est $500,000; and FY 18 est $250,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range: Currently the program supports a cooperative management agreement therefore direct funding is through task agreements with management partner. Average: Will be based on individual financial assistance task agreements with the management partner.

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. Giles Parker, Superintendent Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area 408 Atlantic Avenue Boston, Massachusetts 02110.

Headquarters Office

Superintendent Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area, 15 Stark St., Suite 1100, Boston, Massachusetts 02109 Phone: Contact Park Superintendant (617

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Specific evaluation criteria will be included in the funding announcements posted on www.grants.gov.



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