The up to $10 billion in GAOA funding — which comes from oil and gas royalties — is allocated to provide comprehensive maintenance, upgrades, and protection for national parks, public lands, national wildlife refuges, and Bureau of Indian Education-funded schools.
Additionally, Cushing Terrell is supporting two other DOI IDIQ awardees, partnering with TD&H Engineering and Bratslavsky Consulting Engineers on the five-year contracts, each with two option years and an upper limit of $50 million. Coverage areas for the teams includes Alaska, California, Colorado, Idaho, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming.
"We're honored to join forces with these talented small businesses to deliver services aimed at maintaining and improving the infrastructure and facilities that enable visitors to responsibly and safely experience our national parks, monuments, and wildlife refuges," said Shawn Pelowitz, Associate Principal and Government Design Studio Director for Cushing Terrell. "Our natural environments call to us, and we visit these spaces for entertainment, education, and simple appreciation. We want to see these areas thrive so that everyone can continue to visit them for many years to come."