Redwood National Park Cooperative Management with the State of California

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.

For American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funded projects and in addition to the program objectives above, section 3 of the ARRA states the following objectives: to preserve and create jobs and promote economic recovery; to assist those most impacted by the recession, to provide investments needed to increase economic efficiency by spurring technological advances in science and health; to invest in transportation, environmental protection, and other infrastructure that will provide long-term economic benefits; to stabilize State and local government budgets, in order to minimize and avoid reductions in essential services and counterproductive state and local tax increases.
Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2009: NPS and CDPR have cooperated on many projects.

The following list only briefly touches on the many projects that have been jointly implemented between the two agencies: remove invasive grass from 60 acres of coastal dunes in the park, share custodial duties at park education centers; share law enforcement duties for marijuana eradication, provide staff and funding to detect the emerging forest pathogen Sudden Oak Death, manage second growth forests in the park for enhancement of old growth conditions, manage coastal dune systems impaired by exotic species and OHV use, control erosion and restore natural hydrological patterns on failing park roads, install wayside exhibits along trails to inform the visiting public on park sites, hire staff for integrating resource management projects and completing all compliance documentation necessary for project implementation, and jointly develop metadata and project data for parkwide GIS application.

Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: 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.

Superintendent, Redwood National and State Parks, 111 Second Street, Crescent City, CA 95531

NPS, PWR, Contracting and Property Division, 1111 Jackson St., Ste.

700, Oakland, CA 94607.


Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2009: Development of joint procedures for processing permits authorized by the agencies including but not limited to filming, photography, special events, research, collecting, and special public uses; Implementation of a jointly Safety Management Program; Joint participation by staff in workgroups and committees; Development and implementation of RNSP Trail and Backcountry Management, Interpretative, Wayside Exhibit, and Publication Plans; Joint implementation of an Awards and Recognition Program; Joint Implementation of the RNSP Sign Plan (approved June 1997); Sharing of office/facility space where appropriate and feasible to achieve efficiencies and provide enhanced services to the public; providing access for employees from both agencies for training opportunities; Joint orientation for new employees; Joint identification of the highest priority needs prior to recruiting for and filling vacant permanent positions; and Continued support and enhancement of the RNSP communications framework for joint phone, computer network, e-mail, and radio systems (including dispatch services). Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data 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 National Park and the State of California government agencies.

For ARRA funded projects the requirements the Act will be followed and incorporated, as necessary, within the opportunity announcement and agreement documents.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Agencies within the State of California Government.

Beneficiary Eligibility

State of California.

Credentials/Documentation

As determined by project requirements. OMB Circular No. A-87 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

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Consultation or assistance between the Secretary (generally through the Superintendent, Redwood National Park) and the State of California will occur.

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.

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. A Notice of Intent shall be placed on www.grants.gov to disclose the single source announcement.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 1998, Public Law 105-83, 111 Stat. 1543, 16 U.S.C 471j; Executive Order Title 16 Conservation Subcahpter 1 National Park Service, Title 16, Part 1, Section 1a-2j; American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public Law 111-5 Section 702; Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act of 1997, Public Law 104-208, 110 Stat. 3009-181, 189, 16 U.S.C 1g; Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 1996, Public Law 104-333, 16 U.S.C 1f.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

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: There are no legislative requirements for matching. Some projects may be conducted on a pre-determined cost share basis.
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 ARRA funds, recipients and agencies must comply with the regulations in 2 CFR Part 176 - Award Terms for Assistance Agreements that include Funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 that describes the requirements for 1512 award recipient reporting requirements.

Supplemental guidance is available at http://www.Recovery.gov and http://www.FederalReporting.gov.

Specific projects or activities for which funds are advanced shall be tracked and reported by submittal of the SF 270 Request for Advance or Reimbursement or SF 271 Outlay Report and Request for Reimbursement for Construction Programs, and a quarterly or annual submittal of the SF 425 Federal Financial Report.

The SF 270/SF 271 and SF 425 require a final report.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.

Records

Recipients will maintain records in accordance with the provisions of 43 CFR Part 12, Subpart C, Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State and Local Governments. The Cooperator must maintain a complete detailed accounting system to report expenditures of funds and accomplishments achieved under the award. Records, accounts and supporting documents must be retained for 3 years after submission for final request of disbursement. If any litigation, claim, or audit is started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records shall be retained until all litigation, claims or audit findings involving the records have been resolved and final action taken. The provisions of 2 CFR Part 176 apply.

Financial Information

Account Identification

14-1035-1-1-303 - ARRA ONPS; TAFS 1409/101035; 14-1041-1-1-303 - ARRA Construction; TAFS 1409/101035; 14-1042-0-1-303 - NR&P; 14-1039-0-1-303 - Construction; 14-1036-0-1-303 - Operation of the National Park System.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 09 $0; FY 10 est $1,531,000; FY 11 est $0. (Cooperative Agreements) FY 09 $132,800; FY 10 est $961,394; FY 11 est $29,800

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range $4,000 to $1,375,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Superintendent, Redwood National and State Parks, 111 Second Street, Crescent City, CA 95531

NPS, PWR, Contracting and Property Division, 1111 Jackson St., Ste. 700, Oakland, CA 94607.

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. For ARRA funded projects, the evaluation of projects also address the following priorities established in the Conference Report for Title IV: programs, projects, or activities that can be obligated and executed quickly; programs, projects, or activities that will result in high and immediate employment; programs, projects, or activities that have little schedule risk; programs, projects, or activities that will be executed by contract or direct hire of temporary labor; and programs, projects, or activities that will complete either a project phase, a project, or will provide a useful service that does not require additional funding.



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