10.697 State & Private Forestry Hazardous Fuel Reduction Program

Reduce the undesired effects of large, destructive wildfires by reducing the volume of hazardous fuels on forests, woodlands, shrublands, and grasslands.

The program focuses on reducing the risk of wildland fire and long-term damage to resources and property in high priority areas.

The
desired outcome of the program is to reduce the risk of unplanned and unwanted wildland fire to communities and to the environment.

Agency - Department of Agriculture

Established in 1862, the Department of Agriculture serves all Americans through anti-hunger efforts, stewardship of nearly 200 million acres of national forest and rangelands, and through product safety and conservation efforts. The USDA opens markets for American farmers and ranchers and provides food for needy people around the world.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Department Of Lands Idaho $ 900,000   2021-06-232026-06-30
Natural Resources & Conservation, Montana Dept Of $ 771,270   2021-06-152026-06-30
North Dakota State University $ 426,660   2021-06-152026-06-30
Department Of Lands Idaho $ 443,070   2021-06-152026-06-30
Natural Resources, Alaska Department Of $ 200,000   2021-07-062026-06-01
Colorado State University $ 1,177,228   2021-06-042026-05-31
Board Of Regents Of The University Of Nebraska $ 300,000   2021-06-242026-04-30
Public Safety, South Dakota Department Of $ 272,083   2021-06-012025-09-30
Colorado State University $ 1,000,000   2020-09-242025-09-30
Natural Resources, Washington State Department Of $ 1,126,500   2020-07-222025-07-22



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Use funds for necessary expenses to plan, implement and support hazardous fuel reduction projects on non-Federal land where such activities benefit resources on Federal land.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Hazardous fuel reduction projects on non-Federal land.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Program supports activities on non-Federal land.

Credentials/Documentation

. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program.

Award Procedures

States and other recipients selected for funding will be notified by the Region/Area/IITF. Standard Forest Service grant procedures apply.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, Public Law 115-141.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. While match is encouraged, it is not required. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Grants may be awarded for a period of up to five years, however it is preferred that work be completed within 1-3 years of funding. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Advance and reimbursable payments are authorized.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

States are required to report information on hazardous fuel reduction projects completed, including geospatial data, in a form that is suitable for later recording into the FACTS system by a Forest Service employee.

SF-425 Financial Report is required.

No performance monitoring is required.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.

Records

No Data Available.

Financial Information

Account Identification

12-1106-0-1-302 - Hazardous Fuel Reduction BLI.

Obigations

(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 17 $15,000,000; FY 18 est $15,000,000; and FY 19 Estimate Not Available

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices.

Headquarters Office

Frank Fay 201 14th St SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20250 Email: ffay@fs.fed.us Phone: 202-205-1129

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.


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