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Conservation Interns for Kennels Projects in Denali National Park & Preserve

Post Date

March 24th 2016

Application Due Date

April 10th 2016

Funding Opportunity Number


CFDA Number(s)


Funding Instrument Type(s)

Cooperative Agreement

Funding Activity Categories


Number of Awards


Eligibility Categories

Non-Profits With 501 (c) (3) Status With The IRS (Except Higher Education Institutions)


  • Estimated Total Funding:


  • Award Range:

    $0 - $30000

Grant Description

This Funding Announcement is not a request for applications. This announcement is to provide public notice of the National Park Service (NPS), intention to fund the following project activities without competition. ABSTRACT Funding Announcement P16AC00293 Project Title Denali Kennels 2 SCA Interns 2016 Recipient Student Conservation Association Total Anticipated Award Amount $28,013.23 Cost Share $36,628.52 Anticipated Length of Agreement 26 weeks Anticipated Period of Performance 4/10/2016 _ 10/08/2016 Award Instrument Task Agreement Statutory Authority 16 USC 1723 (c)(1) CFDA # and Title 15.931 Single Source Justification Criteria Cited Point of Contact James Cato OVERVIEW Cooperative Agreement Number P15AC00031 was entered into by and between the Department of the Interior, National Park Service, (NPS), and Student Conservation Association (SCA) for the purpose of Conservation Projects. Unless otherwise specified herein, the terms and conditions as stated in the Cooperative Agreement will apply to this Task Agreement. STATEMENT OF JOINT OBJECTIVES/PROJECT MANAGEMENT PLAN Project Title, Project Description; The objective of this Task Agreement is to support and stimulate work and/or education and training opportunities for young adults through collaborative participation with Denali National Park and Preserveмs Sled Dog Kennels to participate in the parkмs conservation programs. RECIPIENT INVOLVEMENT The Student Conservation Associates will serve as a Conservation Interns in areas of interpretation, visitor services, and community outreach and education. The SCA interns will work together to complete three projects: 1. Coordinate and oversee dog yard improvements. Improvements include, but are not limited to, replacing failing chain link fencing in historic kennel area dog pens, take care of the backlog of dog waste composting including turning, data recording, and distributing end product soil to park and local community projects that can use it for revegetation, backfill, etc. In addition, they will assist with the installation of a free run pen to improve exercise and socialization opportunities for dogs and puppies. 2. Coordinate Kennels education and outreach efforts to inform the public of the upcoming National Park Service Centennial including creation of special educational displays and products and planning social media outreach, both of which relate the Denali Kennels to the NPS mission and Organic Act. 3. Assist with historic cabin preservation efforts by performing cabin inventories, maintenance projects and cleaning. SCA agrees to: 1. To assist with recruitment and selection of selected candidates as Conservation Associates to participate in the work described in the above Scope of Work. 2. To provide living allowance, insurance, and Americorps awards (when applicable). 3. To provide for in-service commercial travel during the project period of performance. 4. Provide 24/7 staffed hotline assistance, site visit, and performance evaluations. NPS agrees: 1. To provide financial assistance in the amount of $28,013.23 2. To provide general orientation to park operations, NPS mission, and safety training. 3. To provide a NPS technical representative, Kathleen Kelly, to be on-site with the partner youth hire to assist with specifics of the project as needed. 4. To provide housing for the partner youth hire. 5. To provide all necessary equipment and supplies applicable for the project. 6. A written completion evaluation from DENA Park per project evaluating the outcome and performance of that project. NATIONAL PARK SERVICE INVOLVEMENT SINGLE-SOURCE JUSTIFICATION DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR SINGLE SOURCE POLICY REQUIREMENTS Department of the Interior Policy (505 DM 2) requires a written justification which explains why competition is not practicable for each single-source award. The justification must address one or more of the following criteria as well as discussion of the program legislative history, unique capabilities of the proposed recipient, and cost-sharing contribution offered by the proposed recipient, as applicable. In order for an assistance award to be made without competition, the award must satisfy one or more of the following criteria: (1) Unsolicited Proposal _ The proposed award is the result of an unsolicited assistance application which represents a unique or innovative idea, method, or approach which is not the subject of a current or planned contract or assistance award, but which is deemed advantageous to the program objectives; (2) Continuation _ The activity to be funded is necessary to the satisfactory completion of, or is a continuation of an activity presently being funded, and for which competition would have a significant adverse effect on the continuity or completion of the activity; (3) Legislative intent _ The language in the applicable authorizing legislation or legislative history clearly indicates Congressм intent to restrict the award to a particular recipient of purpose; (4) Unique Qualifications _ The applicant is uniquely qualified to perform the activity based upon a variety of demonstrable factors such as location, property ownership, voluntary support capacity, cost-sharing ability if applicable, technical expertise, or other such unique qualifications; (5) Emergencies _ Program/award where there is insufficient time available (due to a compelling and unusual urgency, or substantial danger to health or safety) for adequate competitive procedures to be followed. NPS did not solicit full and open competition for this award based the following criteria: This is a task agreement that is being issued under an existing, previously competed cooperative agreement (P09AC00402 (H2495090023)) to The Student Conservation Association.

Contact Information

  • Agency

    Department of the Interior

  • Office:

    National Park Service

  • Agency Contact:

    James Cato
    Contract Specialist
    Phone 907-644-3302

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