National Trails System Projects

To preserve, protect, and develop the components of the National Trails System, with a strong emphasis on volunteer involvement, the Secretary of the Interior may enter into written cooperative agreements to operate, develop, and maintain any portion of such a trail either within or outside a federally

credit:
administered area.

The Secretary may provide financial assistance to encourage participation in the acquisition, protection, operation, development, or maintenance of such trails.
Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: The establishment of a National Water Trails System has created additional opportunities for recognition and partnership.

In early 2012, the Chattahoochee River Water Trail was the first river designated under the new system.

To date, nine water trails ? totaling more than 1,600 miles - have been designated.

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.

Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail (NHT) ? Arik Arakaki, Supt., arik_arakaki@nps.gov. Appalachian National Scenic Trail (NST) ? Pam Underhill, Park Manager, Pamela_underhill@nps.gov. California, El Camino Real de los Tejas, El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, Mormon Pioneer, Old Spanish, Oregon, Pony Express, Santa Fe, and Trail of Tears NHTs ? Aaron Mahr, Supt., aaron_mahr@nps.gov. Captain John Smith Chesapeake and Star-Spangled Banner NHTs ? John Maounis, Supt., john_maounis@nps.gov. Ice Age and North Country NSTs ? Pamela Schuler, Acting Supt., pam_schuler@nps.gov. Juan Bautista de Anza NHT ? Naomi Torres, Supt., naomi_torres@nps.gov. Lewis and Clark NHT ? Mark Weekley, Supt., mark_weekley@nps.gov. Natchez Trace NST ? Cam Sholly, Supt., cam_sholly@nps.gov. New England NST ? Charlie Tracy, Supt., Charles_tracy@nps.gov. Overmountain Victory NHT ? Paul Carson, Supt., paul_carson@nps.gov. Potomac Heritage NST ? Don Briggs, Supt., don_briggs@nps.gov. Selma to Montgomery NHT ? Sandy Taylor, Supt., sandy_taylor@nps.gov. Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route NHT ? Joe DiBello, Supt., joe_dibello@nps.gov.

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories





Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association $ 24,792   2014-07-182016-04-30
Missouri State University $ 11,135   2014-07-182015-12-31
Sapulpa, City Of $ 5,013   2014-07-182015-12-15
Bongu Llc $ 0   2014-07-182015-08-15
Veterans Of Foreign Wars Of The Us $ 22,300   2014-07-182015-03-06
Cornerstones Community Partnerships $ 22,180   2013-07-032014-12-31
Sal & Inez's Service Station $ 7,715   2013-07-302014-11-01
Hill Top Motel $ 20,000   2013-07-302014-09-30
Decamp Junction Inc $ 10,055   2013-08-092014-05-30
Litchfield Museum & Route 66 Welcome Center Association $ 11,275   2013-08-092014-05-30



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: Financial Assistance was provided to over 50 organizations to maintain and administer programs on trails throughout the United States. Fiscal Year 2017: No information available. Fiscal Year 2018: No information available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funding is to be used by States or their political subdivisions, landowners, private organizations, or individual to operate, develop, and maintain any portion of such a trail either within or outside a federally administered area.

Such agreements may include provisions for limited financial assistance to encourage participation in the acquisition, protection, operation, development or maintenance of such trails.

After consulting with States and their political subdivisions, the Secretary may provide assistance to such entities under appropriate cooperative agreements.

The availability of discretionary funding is determined by individual trail offices each fiscal year.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

States or their political subdivisions, landowners, private organizations, or individuals.

Beneficiary Eligibility

General public, and States or their political subdivisions, landowners, private organizations, or individuals.

Credentials/Documentation

. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

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

16 U.S.C. § 1246(h)(1) National Trails Act.

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. Generally 60 to 90 days.

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: hen Challenge Cost Share authorities are used to enter into a cooperative agreement there is a required 50% recipient cost share. When National Trail Act authorities and funding is used to enter into a cooperative agreement no cost share requirements exist. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Depends on the complexity of the project. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Not available.

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 annualbasis: (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.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

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

14-1035-1-1-303 - TAFS 1409/101035; TAS 14-1036-0-1-303.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 16 $5,092,435; FY 17 est $5,000,000; and FY 18 est $4,000,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range: $7,000.00 - $821,000.00 Average: $100,000.00.

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. Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail (NHT) ? Arik Arakaki, Supt., arik_arakaki@nps.gov. Appalachian National Scenic Trail (NST) ? Pam Underhill, Park Manager, Pamela_underhill@nps.gov. California, El Camino Real de los Tejas, El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, Mormon Pioneer, Old Spanish, Oregon, Pony Express, Santa Fe, and Trail of Tears NHTs ? Aaron Mahr, Supt., aaron_mahr@nps.gov. Captain John Smith Chesapeake and Star-Spangled Banner NHTs ? John Maounis, Supt., john_maounis@nps.gov. Ice Age and North Country NSTs ? Pamela Schuler, Acting Supt., pam_schuler@nps.gov. Juan Bautista de Anza NHT ? Naomi Torres, Supt., naomi_torres@nps.gov. Lewis and Clark NHT ? Mark Weekley, Supt., mark_weekley@nps.gov. Natchez Trace NST ? Cam Sholly, Supt., cam_sholly@nps.gov. New England NST ? Charlie Tracy, Supt., Charles_tracy@nps.gov. Overmountain Victory NHT ? Paul Carson, Supt., paul_carson@nps.gov. Potomac Heritage NST ? Don Briggs, Supt., don_briggs@nps.gov. Selma to Montgomery NHT ? Sandy Taylor, Supt., sandy_taylor@nps.gov. Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route NHT ? Joe DiBello, Supt., joe_dibello@nps.gov.

Headquarters Office

Stephan Nofield 1849 C Street, NW.,, Washington, District of Columbia 20240 Email: Stephan_nofield@nps.gov Phone: (202) 354-6900

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Specific evaluation criteria will be included in the funding announcements posted on www.grants.gov. These criteria may vary somewhat from region to region.



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