Cooperative Research and Training Programs

US Department of the Interior: National Park Service (NPS)

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Dec 31, 2019

Applicant type: Indigenous Group Government Entity College / University Nonprofit

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: United States

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  • This announcement remains open until December 31, 2018. Applications are reviewed and evaluated as they are received and may be submitted at any time.
  • All applicants must be a partner of the CESU network prior to being considered for an award of a master cooperative agreement under this announcement.

The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking applications for master cooperative agreements from organizations within the CESU network to carry out the CFDA program 15.945, Cooperative Research and Training Programs – Resources of the National Park System. The objectives of the CESU program are:

  • Provide usable knowledge to support informed decision making.
  • Ensure the independence and objectivity of research.
  • Create and maintain effective partnerships among the Federal agencies and universities to share resources and expertise.
  • Take full advantage of university resources while benefiting faculty and students.
  • Encourage professional development of current and future Federal scientists, resource managers, and environmental leaders.
  • Manage Federal resources effectively.

This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) allows for the award of master cooperative agreements by NPS Financial Assistance Awarding Officers service-wide. The NPS shall award non-funded agency wide master cooperative agreements from this NOFO under CFDA 15.945, Cooperative Research and Training Programs. The master cooperative agreements awarded under this notice of funding opportunity announcement will be used to award future task agreements for the NPS. Master cooperative agreements are not funded, but the awarded master cooperative agreements will allow for the NPS to fund subsequent task agreements bureau wide.

Non-Federal entities that are awarded a CESU master cooperative agreement are not guaranteed funding under task agreements. Funded CESU task agreements will be issued under the awarded master cooperative agreements based on program need and the availability of fiscal appropriations. The number of awards made under this announcement will depend on the number of meritorious applications. 

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