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.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Funds may be used for approved fish and wildlife subsistence management, traditional ecological knowledge projects, and management of other renewable resources.
This authority does not influence any other authority.
Forest Service?s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation?s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.
The agency manages 193 million acres of public land, provides assistance to state and private landowners, and maintains the largest forestry research organization in the world.
To accomplish this mission, the U.S.
Forest Service partners with non-profits; for-profit; institutions of higher education; federal, state, local, Alaska Native and Native American tribal governments, or Alaska Native Corporations (as defined in the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act); individuals; and organizations.
An individual/Family, profit organization, other private institution/organization, public nonprofit institution/organization; an officer, employee, agent, department, or instrumentality of the Federal government, of the State of Alaska, municipality or political subdivision of the State of Alaska.
The partner must maintain current information in the System for Award Management (SAM) until receipt of final payment. This requires review and update to the information at least annually after the initial registration, and more frequently if required by changes in information. System for Award Management (SAM) means the Federal repository into which an entity must provide information required for the conduct of business as a Cooperative. Additional information about registration procedures may be found at the SAM Internet site (currently at https://www.sam.gov). Also, the partner must immediately inform the U.S. Forest Service if they or any of their principals are presently excluded, debarred, or suspended from entering into covered transactions with the Federal Government according to the terms of 2 CFR Part 180. Additionally, should the partner or any of their principals receive a transmittal letter or other official Federal notice of debarment or suspension, they shall notify the U.S. Forest Service without undue delay. This applies whether the exclusion, debarment, or suspension is voluntary or involuntary. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
Aplication and Award Process
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Environmental impact information is not required for this program.
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program.
Partnership agreements and their supporting documentation are both negotiated and drafted in collaboration with prospective partners prior to entering into an agreement. Discussions cover at a minimum, the appropriate statutory authority; a description of the project, including methodology and technical specifications; contributions and the responsibilities of the parties; financial plan; the period of performance; and monitoring. Regardless of who initiates discussions, all elements of a project are subject to negotiation. Any party may terminate discussions at any time.
Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA) of 1980, Public Law 96-487, S 801-816, 16 U.S.C 3101-3233.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Except for provisions necessary for legal compliance, all elements of a partnership agreement are subject to negotiation and modification. Both parties are expected to negotiate, resolve, and document differences in cost and/or proposed work in writing. Any party may terminate discussions at any time. None of the parties should perform work outside the scope of the existing instrument or in excess of the funding prior to the execution of a modification.
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Partnership Agreements may last up to 5 years. The U.S Forest Service may provide reimbursable payments to its cooperators. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly.
Post Assistance Requirements
Program reports are not applicable.
Cash reports are not applicable.
Progress reports are not applicable.
Expenditure reports are not applicable.
Agreements require performance reports.
Frequency and level of detail are based on the type or complexity of the project.
At a minimum, performance reports are submitted at least annually.
Cooperators are encouraged to use the Standard Form 270 as their billing invoice.
However, they may use their own invoice provided that all of the required elements indicated in the agreement payment provision, are included.
The cooperator shall complete and submit an invoice to the U.S.
Forest Service and the invoice must reference the U.S.
Forest Service agreement number.
No Data Available.
(Salaries) FY 17 Not Separately Identifiable; FY 18 Estimate Not Available; and FY 19 Estimate Not Available
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. U.S. Forest Service, Alaska Region, Thomas Whitford, 161 East 1st Avenue, Door 8, Anchorage, AK 99501 Email: email@example.com Telephone: 907-743-9500.
Thomas Whitford 161 East 1st Avenue, Door 8, Anchorage, Alaska 99501 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 9077439500
Criteria for Selecting Proposals