American Sign Language Program

Funding Opportunity ID: 283710
Opportunity Number: P16AS00155
Opportunity Title: American Sign Language Program
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Education
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 15.931
Eligible Applicants: Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Agency Code: DOI-NPS
Agency Name: Department of the Interior
National Park Service
Posted Date: May 10, 2016
Close Date: This is a Notice of Intent only. This Task Agreement is being awarded under Cooperative Agreement P15AC00023 which was already awarded under a competitive process. No applications are being accepted at this time.
Last Updated Date: May 10, 2016
Award Ceiling: $50,000
Award Floor: $1
Estimated Total Program Funding: $50,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: The goal for the program is to provide the NYC experience to deaf and hard of hearing youth so that they may have the same enriching experiences as their peers. This project has been successful by fully supporting accessible communication, which requires hiring professional interpreters as crew leaders and providing ASL interpretation at orientation, graduation, program presentations, question and answer sessions, skills trainings, safety trainings, recreation and games, weekend sites and general group interactions. This concept has worked extremely well for delivering this experience to interns during the past 3 years. ASLP crews work with NPS units throughout Oregon, Washington, and Idaho, introducing participants to career opportunities at individual Park units and Park staff to the ability and work ethic of these youth. ASLP crews live on the project site for up to five weeks at a time. While learning valuable lessons of teamwork and responsibility, youth gain a sense of pride that comes with hard work and a job well done. ASLP nurtures and encourages leadership development, diversity and cultural exchange among the youth and leaders in the program. The ASLP will provide an exclusive Corps opportunity for 20 deaf or hard of hearing youth with a five week long program during the summer of 2016, and provide five deaf or hard of hearing young adults with an eight week long AmeriCorps program. The ASLP will also provide opportunities throughout 2016 for up to 10 deaf or hard of hearing youth participants in other programs offered at Northwest Youth Corps.
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