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Hereto attache the Questions and Answers – Groundwork Request for Letters of Intent to the application package.
The due date for the letters of interest remains (COB EST time) December 14, 2012.
No other changes to this application package are hereby incorporated as a part of this modification
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Funding Opportunity Number:
Oct 22, 2012
Dec 06, 2012
Original Closing Date for Applications:
Dec 14, 2012
Current Closing Date for Applications:
Dec 14, 2012
Jan 13, 2013
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Conservation Activities by Youth Service Organizations
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility:
16 U.S.C. 1g authorizes the National Park Service (NPS), beginning in fiscal year 1997 and thereafter, 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 NPS programs pursuant to 31 U.S.C. 6305 to carry out public purposes of NPS programs.
16 U.S.C. 4601 et seq. Outdoor Recreation Act of 1963 promotes the coordination and development of effective programs relating to outdoor recreation and for other purposes.
National Park Service
E. Application and Selection Process Establishment of a new Groundwork Trust involves a multi-step process as outlined below (timeframes are approximate) to determine the needs, opportunities, capacity, and level of commitment to establish a Groundwork Trust in the applicant community, and if appropriate, to receive federal funding and technical assistance to start and support the organization in its first critical years of operation. Community participation in the Groundwork Program should be sponsored by a locally convened “Groundwork Steering Committee” with broad and diverse representation from the community’s local government, civic leaders, business interests, neighborhood representatives and other organizations and individuals interested in the potential for establishing a Groundwork Trust in their community. Interested communities may request assistance with this process from their regional NPS Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program. RTCA Program and staff contact information is available at www.nps.gov/rtca. Step 1 - Letter of Interest (due December14, 2012 COB) Interested communities submit a Letter of Interest from the local Groundwork Steering Committee to the National Park Service that explains how the Groundwork Program might address the environmental, social and economic needs of the community. See the Guidelines for the Groundwork USA Letter of Interest in Section II B for the format and recommended content of this letter. Approximately ten (10) communities will be selected to participate in the assessment process below. Step 2 – Assessment/Proposal (February 1, 2013 – May 31, 2013 due date for final proposal will be June 28, 2013) Based on the Letter of Interest, representatives of NPS and Groundwork USA will meet with the local Groundwork Steering Committee and other community members as appropriate to explain the Groundwork Program in detail; visit local potential Groundwork project sites; learn more about the community’s inter
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