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.
Uses and Use Restrictions
The Secretary may enter into cooperative agreements with the owners of properties of historical or cultural significance as determined by the Secretary, pursuant to which the Secretary may mark, interpret, improve, restore, and provide technical assistance with respect to the preservation and interpretation of such properties.
Such agreements shall contain, but need not be limited to, provisions that the Secretary shall have the right of access at reasonable times to public portions of the property for interpretive and other purposes, and that no changes or alterations shall be made in the property except by mutual agreement.
The authorities in this subsection shall also be available to the Secretary with respect to properties within the Martin Luther King, Junior, Preservation District.
Eligible applicants for cooperative agreements and other appropriate technical assistance are owners of properties of historical or cultural significance and properties within the Martin Luther King, Junior, Preservation District.
State, local and tribal governments, public nonprofit
institutions/organizations, private nonprofit
institutions/organizations, general public, institutions of higher education will ultimately benefit from knowledge gained under this program.
Proposals must furnish evidence of the applicant"s
qualifications for performance of the proposed project. Costs will be determined in accordance with 2 CFR Part 225 for
State, local, and Indian Tribal governments; 2 CFR Part 220 for educational institutions; 2 CFR Part 230 for nonprofit organizations; and Federal Acquisition Regulation Subpart 31.2 for private firms, individuals, and other nonprofits excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 230. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
Aplication and Award Process
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Environmental impact information is not required for this program.
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. 2 CFR Parts 215, 220, 225, and 230 apply to this program. Consultation, coordination or assistance with the National Park Service will occur. Submittal of SF 424, SF
424A, SF 424B, or SF 424C, SF 424D when construction is involved in a project, is required.
Projects are identified and awarded based on priorities of the
agency and available funding and will be specified in the applicable Funding Opportunity Announcement.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Martin Luther King, Junior, National Historic Site and Preservation District, Public Law 96-428, Oct 10, 1980; 16 U.S.C. 1g - Cooperative Agreements, Title 16 - Conservation, Chapter 1 - National Parks, Military Parks, Monuments, and Seashores, Subchapter 1 - National Park Service, Section 1g - Cooperative Agreements.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Generally 30-120 days.
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching Requirements: Recipients may share some project or program costs. The cost-sharing arrangements are developed between NPS and the recipients in advance of the program unless otherwise stated by Congress.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Specific project information will be specified in each Funding
Opportunity Announcement. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Specific project information will be specified in each Funding Opportunity Announcement.
Post Assistance Requirements
Program reports are not applicable.
Cash reports are not applicable.
Progress reports are not applicable.
Specific projects or activities for which funds are advanced shall be tracked and reported by quarterly or annual submittal of Standard Form 425, the Financial Report.
Unless otherwise specified in the award, all organizations will
be required to submit yearly narrative summary accomplishment reports to the National Park Service at the end of each project year.
All projects and activities are monitored for progress and compliance within the agreed upon scope of work.
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.
Recipients will maintain records in accordance with the
provisions of 43 CFR Part 12 and all other requirements specified in the Funding Opportunity Announcement and/or award document.
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 12 $971,000,000; FY 13 est $971,000,000; and FY 14 est $0
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range: $809,196.00 to $971,000.00
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.
For Cooperative Agreements, cost will be determined in accordance with 2 CFR 225 for State and Local Governments;
2 CFR 220 for educational institutions; 2 CFR 230 for nonprofit organizations; and Federal Acquisition Regulation Subpart 31.2 for private foundations, firms, individuals, and other nonprofits excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-122.
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices.
Heidi Sage National Park Service, 12795 W. Alameda Parkway , Lakewood, Colorado 80228 Phone: 303-987-6739
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Criteria will be developed based on the objectives of individual
projects and will be provided in specific project Funding Opportunity Announcements. Relevance to legislative goals/outcomes will be an essential element of the criteria cited.
Crowd-sourcing is deemed an effective and useful tool to preserve and protect the earth’s species. As proof, the International Barcode of Life (iBOL) summons citizens around the world to collect samples to assist universities, natural history museums and research institutes.