Tuesday, April 28, 2009

NPS/DOT The Park Roads and Parkways Program CFDA 20.205

The principal purpose of this project is to establish an agreement with a non-profit organization to cooperatively support NPS efforts to move towards a multi-modal approach to transportation, closely coordinated and in cooperation with state and local governments and other Federal land management agencies. This activity is authorized by federal surface transportation laws enabling the Park Service’s Federal Lands Highway Park Roads and Parkways (FLHP PRP) program. Applications are due by June 30, 2009, 5:00 pm, MST.

The Park Roads and Parkways Program, which is jointly administered by the Federal Highway Administration, USDOT, to create and maintain park roads, parkways and bridges that provide visitor access and protection of natural, historic, and cultural resources, must maintain and likely increase its capacity and expand its outreach efforts. • The NPS wishes to assist the various units of the agency to effectively and efficiently take part in the opportunities provided by the Federal transportation legislation, as well as fulfilling the requirements of this legislation related to coordination and outreach, planning, and safety.

To accomplish this purpose the NPS units need to understand the processes and tools which allow them to work cooperatively with state and local transportation and planning agencies, and the associated stakeholder groups, on a wide range of ongoing and complex transportation issues and projects. • The primary purpose of the FLHP is to provide funding for a coordinated program of public roads that serve public safety needs, design and planning of transportation facilities and services in the National Parks. The FLHP PRP is administered through partnerships and interagency agreements between the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration Office of Federal Lands Highway. The program continually improves public transportation access and safety to and through the parks by providing balanced, safe, and innovative roadways that blend into or enhance the existing environment; and by providing services to outside communities.

• To substantially collaborate with the Federal Lands Highway Park Roads and Parkways program in the provision of public safety activities outside the park mission with other agencies including States and local communities.
• To be substantially involved with the Park Roads and Parkways program in developing a program involving cooperative efforts in national planning, design and implementation of programs related to transportation policy, reauthorization of surface transportation laws and expanding opportunities for multi-modal (including non-motorized modes) transportation within and connecting to the national parks.
• To provide the NPS with information on details related to national policy, guidance and effectuation of various transportation programs including guidance on transportation policy and planning processes mandated and coordinated by outside agencies.
• To provide the NPS with guidance on the development and implementation of education and training for NPS and Federal Highway staff such as program handbooks and assist the NPS in the development of approaches to cooperative activities with State and local agencies and outreach with local communities.

• Joint (NPS and Partner Organization) Program Objectives • To substantially cooperate to the fullest extent possible to assure that the efforts of each party are coordinated and result in the fulfillment of the principal purpose of this agreement. • To substantially participate and collaborate in the management and performance of the scope of work by reviewing and approving one stage before approving the next stage of work and to be substantially involved in the direction of work as related to other projects. • To consider jointly a range of program activities designed to identify, expand and enhance public transportation opportunities and safety related activities of the NPS. • To develop specific task agreements and plans for program development, educational and outreach activities relating to preserving and protecting resources of the NPS while providing safe and enjoyable transportation access by using sustainable, appropriate, and integrated solutions.

Applicants are held responsible for their proposals being submitted to the National Park Service. Applications must be received by close of business, Tuesday 06/30/2009, by 5:00 PM (MST). You are encouraged to submit your application well before the deadline. APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE WILL NOT BE REVIEWED OR CONSIDERED FOR AWARD. If it is determined that a proposal will not be considered due to lateness, the applicant will be notified. Application preparation time may take several weeks. Please start the application process as soon as possible. •

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE BY THE DUE DATE, BY MAIL, FEDEX, UPS, ETC., TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS: • National Park Service • Washington Contracting Office • 7333 W. Jefferson Avenue • Suite 100 • Denver, CO 80235 • Attn: Elizabeth Walden - Funding Opportunity Announcement – NPS-09WASO-00002

APPLICATION PACKAGE • The APPLICATION PACKAGE for this announcement is contained in Appendix C of the full announcement. The required forms for this Funding Opportunity Announcement include: • SF 424 (Application for Financial Assistance), • SF 424 A (Budget Information), and • DI 2010 (Assurances). • Please note: The application package page count does not count against the 10 page limit of your proposal.

Non-Profit Organizations Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code exempts payment of federal income taxes for charitable, religious, scientific, literary and educational organizations. It is the most commonly used section in the IRS code granting tax exemption. Unless a non-profit corporation files a 501(c) (3) application with the IRS, it will not be exempt from paying federal income taxes. • AGENCY NAME • National Park Service – WASO (Washington Contracting Office)

Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: NPS-09WASO-00002
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Posted Date: Apr 28, 2009
Creation Date: Apr 28, 2009
Original Closing Date for Applications: Jun 30, 2009
Current Closing Date for Applications: Jun 30, 2009
Archive Date: Jul 30, 2009
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: Highway Planning and Construction
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Estimated Total Program Funding: $1,000,000
Award Ceiling: $1,000,000
Award Floor: $0
CFDA Number(s): 20.205 -- Highway Planning and Construction
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No

Full Announcement NPS-09WASO-00002

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