New Bedford Whaling National Historic Park Cooperative Management

To work collaboratively with interested entities and individuals to provide for visitor understanding, appreciation and enjoyment.


Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: Conservation and Treatment for the Purrinton and Russel Grand Panorama of a Whaling Voyage 'Round the World; public interpretive and educational programming.

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.

Meghan Kish, Park Superintendent, New Bedford Whaling National Historic Park 33 William Street, New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740.



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: Assisted with a multi-year conservation and treatment exhibit project; Provided public educational and interpretive programs; completed historical and cultural research. Fiscal Year 2017: No information available. Fiscal Year 2018: No information available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funding is limited to cooperative agreements with interested entities and individuals to provide for the preservation, development, interpretation, and use of the park.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

State, local and tribal governments, other public entities, education institutions, and private nonprofit organizations.

Beneficiary Eligibility

General Public.

Credentials/Documentation

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

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Interested parties contact the park superintendent to discuss possible projects.

Some projects are subject to compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

An environmental impact statement is required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

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 project need and the amount of funding available each year.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

U. S.C.; 410ddd(e)(2)(a) New Bedford Whaling National Historic Park.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Varies depending on the type and complexity of the project and eligible funding. 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.

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

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: Per the park's enabling legislation every one dollar of Federal funds shall be matched by four dollars of funds contributed by non-federal sources to provide for the preservation, development, interpretation, and use of the park. Every dollar of Federal funds shall be matched by one dollar of funds contributed by nonfederal sources for construction, restoration and rehabilitation of visitors and interpretive facilities. 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: Dependent on availability of funds.

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 annual basis: (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.

Program Performance Report.

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

14-1036-0-1-130.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 $60,933; FY 17 est $60,000; and FY 18 est $15,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range: $2,500.00 - $122,500 Average: $7,500.00.

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. Meghan Kish, Park Superintendent, New Bedford Whaling National Historic Park 33 William Street, New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740.

Headquarters Office

Park Superintendent, New Bedford Whaling National Historic Park 33 William Street, New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740 Phone: xxx.xxx.xxxx

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Specific evaluation criteria will be included in the funding announcements posted on www.grants.gov, but will include: Appropriateness to the themes and mission of the park Contribution to visitor understanding, appreciation and enjoyment Clarity of project objections including final product or result Ability to clearly demonstrate matching requirement Ability to clearly demonstrate collaborative nature and park's substantial involvement.



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