Notice of Intent: Improving Relationships with Native American Communities with the Next Generation Ranger Corps Employment Program


Funding Opportunity ID: 296340
Opportunity Number: P17AS00649
Opportunity Title: Notice of Intent: Improving Relationships with Native American Communities with the Next Generation Ranger Corps Employment Program
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Natural Resources
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 15.954
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Non-competitive notice of intent to award
Agency Code: DOI-NPS
Agency Name: Department of the Interior
National Park Service
Posted Date: Aug 10, 2017
Close Date: Aug 20, 2017
Last Updated Date: Aug 10, 2017
Award Ceiling: $1
Award Floor: $1
Estimated Total Program Funding: $58,448
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: Saguaro National Park and FOSNP will join together in partnership to create a new program for youth employment and economic opportunity in Southern Arizona, entitled the Next Generation Ranger Corps. Using funds from the National Park Service, FOSNP will recruit and hire local youth interns to be placed with Saguaro National Park working with the Division of Interpretation, Education, and Outreach as Next Generation Ranger Corps members, here for referred to as a NextGen Rangers. Through this agreement, the National Park Service is committed to working within our local community and providing opportunities to alleviate poverty through providing employment opportunities for youth interested in public lands and conservation, as well as providing youth from under-represented areas of Tucson opportunities to gain professional development in career tracks they may not have traditionally considered available to them. Interns will also gain exposure to outdoor recreation opportunities and experiences in other national parks in Arizona. The Next Gen Rangers will be assigned to the Division of Interpretation, Education, and Outreach at Saguaro National Park and mentored by Chip Littlefield, Education Coordinator. The interns will be given opportunities to recruit, teach, and develop park based programs for youth on the Tohono Oâ¿¿odham Indian Nation. They will also develop programs for the general public about Tohono Oâ¿¿odham Culture and assist with the management of the traditional Saguaro Harvest. In addition, the Ancestral Ranger Intern will work alongside Education Coordinator to implement and update traditional curriculum based programs and general family programming to better understand the profession of Interpretation and Education in the National Park Service. The assigned Next Gen will receive training in all of these activities and will have additional cross-training and professional training opportunities. The intern will meet regularly with the assigned mentor and report on activities and accomplishments.
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