ISRO Conservation Corps of MN & IA


Funding Opportunity ID: 293631
Opportunity Number: NOIP16AC00209-001
Opportunity Title: ISRO Conservation Corps of MN & IA
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
Category Explanation: NOTICE OF INTENT TO FUND – This funding Announcement is not a request for applications. This announcement is to provide public notice of the National Park Service’s intention to fund the following project activities without competition.
CFDA Number(s): 15.931
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: This announcement is not a request for applications. This announcement is to provide public notice of the National Park Service’s intention to award a task agreement under a previously competed or single source justified master cooperative P15AC00009.
Agency Code: DOI-NPS
Agency Name: Department of the Interior
National Park Service
Posted Date: May 04, 2017
Close Date: May 15, 2017
Last Updated Date: May 04, 2017
Award Ceiling: $90,000
Award Floor: $58,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $28,137
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Master Cooperative Agreement P15AC00009 was entered into by and between the Department of Interior, National Park Service (NPS), and the Conservation Corps of Minnesota and Iowa (CCMNIA) to provide meaningful work for young people in managing natural resources, responding to disasters, conserving energy and leading volunteers. The CCMNIA provides training in resource management, safety, job-readiness and technical skills, and helps young people develop personal responsibility, a strong work ethic and greater awareness of environmental stewardship. Task Agreement P16AC00209 was for $27,594.00 and a modification to add additional funding in the amount of $28,137.00 is required to fund the current project activities. STATEMENT OF WORK: The work planned is for the 2017 summer season is with CCMNIA working with the NPS on the Greenstone Ridge Trail Rehabilitation. The project will include trail brushing, erosion control, reroute of trail, rock/root removal, grading of trail and board walk construction. Youth will get hands on experience form trails staff in construction of board walks along the section of trail being worked. Brushing will be done along sections of trail also to create a 6 ft. wide by 8 ft. trail corridor, all cuttings will be hauled out of sight of trail and stomped down to promote decay. Erosion control will be done to all sections being worked on as well as cleaning and brushing of erosion devices. Rocks/Roots will be removed as needed as well as straightening and grading of trail. All work will be done with a minimum of resource damage. Youth crew will be hiking between 4 miles and up to 16 miles a day over uneven ground; work will be done in all types of weather including rain, cold/cool days, and warm to hot weather with high humidity with use of proper personal protection being worn at all work sites. CCMNIA will work the same work schedule as the trails staff consisting of 10 days’ work and 4 days’ rest. The work above will require frequent bending, stooping, and standing, kneeling and hiking. Exposure to bugs and/or other insects (i.e., mosquitos, black flies, no-see-um’s, deer flies, horse flies, and stinging bees). Youth crew will want to be prepared with bug dope/insect repellent, head nets, or bug jacket/pants. If allergic to bugs, insect bites and/or other conditions which would need treatment they should bring appropriate medications (these supply types are not available on the island). RECIPIENT AGREES TO: Youth leaders and youth crew will work along NPS staff to accomplish project, NPS will direct CCMNIA leaders of what needs to be accomplished and then CCMNIA leaders will direct youth crew. NATIONAL PARK SERVICE AGREES TO: Provide transportation to and from Isle Royale National Park on board the 165-foot Motor Vessel Ranger III and participate and collaborate jointly with MCC in carrying out the scope of work.
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