Mississippi National River and Recreation Area State and Local Assistance

Provide assistance and/or funds to enhance partner planning for and interpretation of non-Federal publicly owned lands within the area.

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Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: No Information available.

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 - None.

John Anfinson, Superintendent 111 E Kellogg Blvd., Suite 105 St.

Paul, Minnesota 55101 (651) 293-8432.




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Saint Paul Minnesota City Of (inc) $ 400,000   2018-08-012021-09-30
County Of Dakota $ 440,000   2017-09-012019-12-31
Saint Paul Minnesota City Of (inc) $ 80,757   2017-06-012019-12-31
Three Rivers Park District $ 28,992   2017-08-012019-12-31
County Of Anoka $ 0   2014-12-012018-12-31
Champlin, City Of $ 100,000   2017-08-152017-12-31
Ramsey, City Of $ 490,000   2015-07-012017-12-31
American Lung Association Of The Upper Midwest $ 124,861   2013-08-012015-12-31
$ 0   
$ 0   



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: One school district, one university and one non-profit received funding under this program. Fiscal Year 2017: No information available. Fiscal Year 2018: No information available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funding and/or assistance is to be used by the State of Minnesota or its political subdivisions for the acquisition and development within the Area of lands and waters or interest therein in a manner within the legislation.

Funding and/or assistance may be used to assist in the planning for and interpretation of non-Federal publicly owned lands within the Area and to develop and implement programs compatible with the comprehensive management plan.

The availability of funding is determined by the Mississippi NRRA each fiscal year.

For more specific information contact the regional office.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

The State of Minnesota or its political subdivisions, counties, cities, non-profits.

Beneficiary Eligibility

The State of Minnesota or its political subdivisions, counties, cities, non-profits.

Credentials/Documentation

2 CFR part 200, in its entirety, applies to this program. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Consultation or assistance from the agency with this application may be available from the NPS.

Projects may be subject to compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act.

There are no pre-application requirements.

An environmental impact statement is required for this program.

An environmental impact assessment 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 the amount of funding available each year.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, Public Law 100-696; 704(a) 16 USC section 460 zz 5(a) - Grants, Public Law 100-696; 704(a) 16 U.S.C. section 460 zz 5(b) - Cooperative Agreements, and Public Law 100-696; 704(a) 16 U.S.C. section 460 zz (c) - Technical Assistance.

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 30 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: The recipient must be able to provide 50 percent cash match for grants in accordance with 16 U.S.C. 460zz-5(a). If funds are being provided from the Challenge Cost Share program, there must be a 50 percent match for a cooperative agreement. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Depends on complexity of project. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

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

14-1036-0-1-303.

Obigations

(Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements)) FY 16 $312,253; FY 17 est $350,000; and FY 18 est $350,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range: $18,000.00 - $170,000.00 Average: $25,000.00.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

2 CFR, Part 200, 43 CFR, OMB Circulars, standard forms, and program information.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None. John Anfinson, Superintendent 111 E Kellogg Blvd., Suite 105 St. Paul, Minnesota 55101 (651) 293-8432.

Headquarters Office

Denise St. Marie, 111 E Kellogg Blvd., Suite 105, St. Paul, Minnesota 55101 Email: denise_st_marie@nps.gov Phone: (651) 290-3030 ext. 226.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Specific evaluation criteria will be included in the funding announcements posted on www.grants.gov.



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