Monthly Archives: January 2014

Amphion Foundation Accepting Applications From Performing Music Ensembles

status: public
Deadline: APRIL 1, 2014

Grants of up to $7,500 will be awarded to nonprofit performing ensembles, presenters, and music service organizations for general operating support or support for special projects. The Amphion Foundation, Inc., founded in 1987, was established to encourage the performance of contemporary concert music, particularly by American composers, through support to performing and presenting organizations that have demonstrated sustained artistic excellence, in addition to service organizations. The Foundation's mission is carried out through its grant program.

2014-05-14: FY 2014 The U.S./Pakistan Professional Partnership Program for Journalists in Urdu

Funding Opportunity Number: ECA-ECAPEC-14-051
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification)

Agency Name: DOS-ECA
Closing Date: 2014-05-14
Award Ceiling: $900,000

Description: Executive Summary: Executive Summary: ECA is seeking proposals for the U.  S.  /Pakistan Professional Partnership Program for Journalists in Urdu.  This program will bring working broadcast and print journalists from the two countries together to develop cross cultural relationships and develop professional skills that will positively impact people's lives and contribute to stronger ties between the two nations.  The Bureau expects funding in the amount of approximately $900,000 to be available for the program and expects to award one grant in this competition.

2014-04-18: Creation of Educational Outreach Web Materials for NPS Park Cultural Landscapes Program

Funding Opportunity Number: P14AS00061
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Education | Employment, Labor and Training | Natural Resources
Eligible Applicants: Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Agency Name: DOI-NPS
Closing Date: 2014-04-18
Award Ceiling: $55,695
Expected Number of Awards: 1

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 full and open competition.  ABSTRACT
Funding Announcement P14AS00061
Project Title Creation of educational outreach web materials for nps park cultural landscapes program
Recipient Student Conservation Association
Principle Investigator / Program Manager Leslie Peabody
Total Anticipated Award Amount $55,694.  92
Cost Share none
New Award or Continuation? This is a continuation of Cooperative Agreement P09AC00402
Anticipated Length of Agreement Date of award until 09/30/2015
Anticipated Period of Performance Date of award until 09/30/2015
Award Instrument Cooperative Agreement
Statutory Authority 16 USC 1g
CFDA # and Title 15.  931 Youth Conservation Activities
Single Source Justification Criteria Cited (2) Continuation
NPS Point of Contact June Zastrow, 303-987-6718, june_zastrow@nps.  gov
¿ Develop a program involving cooperative efforts in cultural and natural resource conservation related to projects such as trail development and maintenance, historic, cultural and native habitat restoration and rehabilitation;
¿ Promote and stimulate public purposes such as education, job training, development of responsible citizenship, productive community involvement and furthering the understanding and appreciation of natural and cultural resources through the involvement of youth and young adults in the care and enhancement of public resources;
¿ Continue the longstanding efforts of the NPS to provide opportunities for public service, youth employment, minority youth development and training, and participation of young adults in accomplishing conservation-related work.
SCA agrees to:
1.  Place and maintain a qualified individual who is acceptable to the NPS for the Conservation Intern position #PO-00554850.  This position is to be full time, 40 hours per week, for 26 weeks.
2.  Provide for intern's duty related travel during service.
3.  Provide a stipend for subsistence, housing and local commuting to and from residence and place of work for the Conservation Intern for the duration of their participation in this project;
4.  Oversee, direct and take corrective measures including, but not limited to, issues of conduct for the Conservation Intern;
5.  Maintain administrative records for the Conservation Intern.
Substantial involvement on the part the National Park Service is anticipated for the successful completion of the objectives to be funded by this award.  In particular, the National Park Service will be responsible for the following:
NPS agrees to:
1.  Provide meaningful assignments to the Conservation Intern in the areas of resource management and cultural landscape preservation;
2.  Provide project oversight and direction on assignments given to the Conservation Intern;
3.  Provide initial orientation to the Conservation Intern to improve their knowledge, skills and abilities and ensure that they are properly equipped to successfully perform all assigned activities;
4.  Provide ongoing training to the Conservation Intern to enhance their understanding of the NPS mission, policies and programs, in particular as they relate to the assignments and the goals/objectives of this project;
5.  Provide all necessary tools, equipment, safety supplies, worksite transportation, project specifications, and applicable policies and regulations necessary for the Conservation Intern to successfully accomplish assignments;
6.  Provide financial assistance in accordance with Article VI.
Department of the Interior Policy (505 DM 2) requires a written justification which explains why competition is not practicable for each single-source award.  The justification must address one or more of the following criteria as well as discussion of the program legislative history, unique capabilities of the proposed recipient, and cost-sharing contribution offered by the proposed recipient, as applicable.  In order for an assistance award to be made without competition, the award must satisfy one or more of the following criteria:
(1) Unsolicited Proposal ¿ The proposed award is the result of an unsolicited assistance application which represents a unique or innovative idea, method, or approach which is not the subject of a current or planned contract or assistance award, but which is deemed advantageous to the program objectives;
(2) Continuation ¿ The activity to be funded is necessary to the satisfactory completion of, or is a continuation of an activity presently being funded, and for which competition would have a significant adverse effect on the continuity or completion of the activity;
(3) Legislative intent ¿ The language in the applicable authorizing legislation or legislative history clearly indicates Congress¿ intent to restrict the award to a particular recipient of purpose;
(4) Unique Qualifications ¿ The applicant is uniquely qualified to perform the activity based upon a variety of demonstrable factors such as location, property ownership, voluntary support capacity, cost-sharing ability if applicable, technical expertise, or other such unique qualifications;
(5) Emergencies ¿ Program/award where there is insufficient time available (due to a compelling and unusual urgency, or substantial danger to health or safety) for adequate competitive procedures to be followed.  The National Park Service did not solicit full and open competition for this award based the following criteria:
This is a Task Agreement (P13AC00283) under Cooperative Agreement (P09AC–402) in the amount of $55,694.  92 with a period of performance from date of award until 09/30/2015.  STATUTORY AUTHORITY
16 U.  S.  C.  §1g authorizes the NPS to enter into cooperative agreements that involve the transfer of NPS appropriated funds to state, local and tribal governments, other public entities, educational institutions, and private nonprofit organizations for the public purpose of carrying out National Park Service programs.

2014-05-30: FY 2014 YALI Connect Camps Program in sub-Saharan Africa

Funding Opportunity Number: ECA-ECAA-14-003
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification)
Eligible Applicants: Public and State controlled institutions of higher education | Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education | Private institutions of higher education | Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Agency Name: DOS-ECA
Closing Date: 2014-05-30
Award Ceiling: $485,000

Description: The Collaboratory, a new group focusing on innovation within the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), announces an open competition for the administration of sub-regional Connect Camps in sub-Saharan Africa.  Public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3) may submit proposals to conduct eight â??Connect Camps,â?? each a week long, focused on professional development for YALI participants.  Specifically, the Connect Camps will integrate collaboration, technology and innovation techniques in participatory, in-person workshops on business and entrepreneurship, civic leadership, and public management.  Participants will be alumni from the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders who have participated in a U.  S.  exchange and their mentees, who have not.  The week-long camps will be held in four regions of sub-Saharan Africa to allow for ma
ximum participation.  Participant recruitment, screening, and selection will be conducted by U.  S.  Embassies in participating countries.  The Connect Camps will provide participants access to experts, opportunities for collaboration with the YALI network, and use of new technologies to build on innovative ideas in their chosen fields.  It is the Bureauâ??s intent to award one cooperative agreement for up to $485,000.

2014-05-07: Implementing a National Framework to Eliminate Mother-to-Child

Funding Opportunity Number: CDC-RFA-PS12-120603CONT14
Opportunity Category: Continuation
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Health
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Agency Name: HHS-CDC
Closing Date: 2014-05-07
Award Ceiling: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 50

Description: Implementing a National Framework to Eliminate Mother-to-Child
HIV Transmission in the United States
Natinal Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP)