Boston Harbor Islands Partnership

That "the recreation area shall be administered in partnership by the Secretary [of the Interior], the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, City of Boston and its applicable subdivisions and others in accordance with the provisions of law generally applicable to units of the National Park System,"
including the NPS Organic Act.

Improvement of access through use of public water transportation, provide education and visitor information programs regarding natural and cultural resources are specific objectives related to the management of the recreation area.

The Partnership will coordinate the activities of federal, state, and local authorities and the private sector in the development and implementation plan.

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 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: Youth summer employment programs, web based public information, scientific studies and research, Island pass program to bring youth to the islands.

Fiscal Year 2012: 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
Boston Harbor Islands National Park
Area
408 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02110.


Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2010: New Program, information not available. Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

The Secretary may consult and enter into 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.

The Secretary is authorized, subject to the appropriation of necessary funds in advance, to construct essential administrative or visitor use facilities on non-Federal public lands within the recreation area.

The Secretary shall provide the Partnership with such staff and the technical assistance as the Secretary, after consultation with the Partnership, considers appropriate to enable the partnership to carry out its duties.

The Secretary may accept the services of personnel detailed from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, any political subdivision of the Commonwealth or any entity represented on the Partnership.

The Partnership may enter into cooperative agreements with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, any political subdivision thereof, or with any organization or person for the purposes of carrying out the plan.

Subject to DOI Regulations (43 CFR Part 12) and other policy on Financial Assistance, NPS Director"s Order #20, NPS Agreements Handbook, and the park"s enabling legislation.

For further information, please contact the regional office.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eligible cooperators include: Members of the Boston Harbor Islands Partnership, and other public entities, education institutions, and private nonprofit organizations.

Beneficiary Eligibility

General Public.

Credentials/Documentation

As determined by project requirements. Each applicant will be required to have a DUNS number and be registered in the CCR at www.ccr.gov. OMB Cost Principles Circulars apply. 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. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Consultation, coordination or assistance between the National Park Service (generally through Superintendent, Boston Harbor islands national park area) and the Partnership agencies or partners Will occur. Cooperators will submit SF 424, SF 424A, SF 424B and SF 424C and SF 424D when construction is involved in a project.

Award Procedures

In accordance with programmatic authority, after project needs and requirements are developed, the National Park Service will issue the Partnership agency or partner 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. A Notice of Intent shall be placed on www.grants.gov to disclose the single source announcement and the criteria used to justify the noncompetitive award.

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); Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area to be Administered in Partnership - Boston Harbor islands National Recreation Area was established as a unit of the national park system by the Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Managementt Act of 1996 (P.L. 104-333), as amended. 16 U.S.C. 460 kkk (e)(2): Federal Operating Committee Established at Boston Harbor Islands - The Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 1996 (P.L. 104-333), as amended.
16 U.S.C. 460 kkk (d): Cooperative Management of Lands Within Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area - The omnibus Public land Management Act of 2009 (P.L. 111-11) amends 16 U.S.C. 460kkk(d)
NPS Challenge Cost Share 16 U.S.C. If; NPS Cooperative Agreements, 16 U.S>C. lg.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

In accordance with applicable requirements for extensions and renewals under appropriate regulations.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
This program has no matching requirements. There is no legislative requirements for matching in individual agreements unless required by a specific fund source which will then be made known.
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.

In accordance with DOI Financial Assistance regulations (43 CFR Part 12), cooperators are required to submit an annual narrative progress report.

Specific requirements will be outlined in any award document.disbursement.

In accordance with DOI Financial Assistance regulations (43 CFR Part 12), cooperators are required to submit a Federal Financial Report, SF 425, for all financial transactions.

Specific requirements will be outlined in any award document.disbursement.

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

Records are maintained in accordance with 43 CFR 12.951. The cooperator must maintain a complete, detailed accounting system to report expenditures of funds and accomplishments achieved under the agreements. Records, accounts and supporting documents must be retained for three years after submission for final request of.

Financial Information

Account Identification

14-1039-0-1-303 - Construction; 14-1036-0-1-303 - Operation of National Park Service.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 10 $0; FY 11 $550,000; FY 12 $575,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

None.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Recipients of awards will comply with the applicable OMB Circular and DOI Regulations governing Financial Assistance awards at 43 CFR Part 12.
NPS and DOI policy on cooperative agreements, the park"s enabling legislation; Other park information can be found on the park"s website at www.nps.gov/boha 16 USC 460kkk(i)(11) Donations notwithstanding any other provision of law, the partnership may seek and accept donations of funds, property, or services from individuals, foundations, corporations, and other private and public entities for the purpose of carrying out this section.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Superintendent
Boston Harbor Islands National Park
Area
408 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02110.

Headquarters Office

Superintendent Boston Harbor Islands National Park
Area
408 Atlantic Avenue
, Boston, Massachusetts 02110 Phone: Contact Park Superintendant

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Proposals are evaluated on the basis of:
- Appropriateness for cooperative management of the park
- Relationship to parks strategic plan and goals
- Clarity of project objectives including final product or result
- Availability of funds.



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