Columbia River Fisheries Development Program

This program uses the facilities and personnel of State and Federal fisheries agencies and Tribal governments in the Pacific Northwest to protect and enhance the salmon and steelhead resources in the Columbia River Basin.


Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: Klickitat Hatchery O&M to produce Mitchell Act salmon to meet tribal and non-tribal fishing obligations to the Pacific Northwest.

Maintain Fishways to ensure escapement to natural production areas; 11.436 Columbia River Fisheries Development Program Mitchell Act Implementation of Hatchery Reform Externally Mass Mark and Tag;olumbia river Fisheries Development Program(Operations) Hatchery, Operations, Maintenance, Monitoring, CWT program and Fisheries Monitoring.

Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available


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Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Northwest Region: Robert Z.

Smith, Director, Columbia River Fisheries Development Program, NOAA/NMFS, Salmon Recovery Division, Hatcheries and Inland Fisheries Branch, 1201 NE Lloyd Blvd., Portland, OR 97232-1274.

Telephone: (503) 231-2009.

Fax: (503) 872-2737.

E-mail: rz.smith@noaa.gov.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Shoshone-bannock Tribes Of The Fort Hall Reservation Of Idaho $ 359,215   2010-10-012011-09-30
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission $ 1,610,000   2006-08-012009-09-30
Washington Department Of Fish And Wildlife $ 4,750,966   2005-10-012007-09-30
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds can be used to develop and implement measures to protect and enhance salmon and steelhead resources in the Columbia River Basin.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

State governments and quasi-public nonprofit institution/organizations.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Federal, Interstate, State, and Quasi- public nonprofit entities.

Credentials/Documentation

Proposal from a State or an Interstate Fishery Agency should be submitted in accordance with 15 CFR Part 24. 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 eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Proposals are submitted through Grants.Gov. Applicants will need to enter the Funding Opportunity Number and/or CFDA number to access the application package and instructions. Application package will then be submitted directly to the (Name of your Office - Example Coastal Services Center). Proposals are subject to the requirements of 15 CFR Parts 14 and 24, as applicable.

Award Procedures

Applications are evaluated by the National Marine Fisheries Service Northwest Regional Office and processed by the NOAA Grants Office. Pursuant to Section 404 of Public Law 102-567, financial assistance awards to a State or Interstate Fishery Commission may be provided to the State on a sole-source basis.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Mitchell Act, Public Law 79-676, 16 U.S.C 756-757.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 120 working days.

Appeals

No formal appeal procedure. If applications are unacceptable, the reasons are fully stated to the applicants. If the applicants desire to resubmit applications, projects must be revised in accordance with recommended changes.

Renewals

Continuation grants can be made on an annual basis for approved multi-year projects. Future or continued funding will be at the discretion of NMFS based on the availability of each fiscal year funding and satisfactory performance. Procedures for renewals are the same as application procedures.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Cooperative agreements are normally made for one year. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Funds are released in advance or by reimbursement, as agreed to in the Standard Terms and Conditions document required for each grant.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

Reporting requirements are outlined in the Terms and Conditions of the Financial Assistance Award.

The Department of Commerce Financial Assistance Standard Terms and Conditions generally require that performance and financial reports be submitted semi- annually unless a waiver is provided by the NOAA Grants Officer.

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

Generally, a recipient is required to retain records relating to a particular grant for three (3) years from the date of submission of the final financial report. In cases where litigation, claim or an audit is initiated prior to expiration of the three-year period, records must be retained until the action and resolution of any issues associated with it are complete or until the end of the three-year retention period; whichever is latest.

Financial Information

Account Identification

13-1450-0-1-306.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 $14,287,632; FY 17 est $14,287,632; and FY 18 Estimate Not Available

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

15 CFR Part 24, Mitchell Act. Allowable cost will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular A-87 for State and local governments and Indian Tribes; OMB Circular A- 122 for nonprofit and for-profit organizations; OMB Circular A-21 for institutions of higher education; and 48 CFR Part 31 for commercial organizations. Financial assistance management will be in accordance with 15 CFR Part 14 for institutions of higher education, hospitals, and other non-profit and commercial organizations, and with 15 CFR Part 24 for State and local governments.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Northwest Region: Robert Z. Smith, Director, Columbia River Fisheries Development Program, NOAA/NMFS, Salmon Recovery Division, Hatcheries and Inland Fisheries Branch, 1201 NE Lloyd Blvd., Portland, OR 97232-1274. Telephone: (503) 231-2009. Fax: (503) 872-2737. E-mail: rz.smith@noaa.gov.

Headquarters Office

n/a n/a, n/a, Non-U.S. n/a Phone: n/a

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Priority consideration is given to projects that directly relate to NOAA statutory responsibilities (Mitchell Act) and to court actions and Federal treaties. Special consideration is given to Columbia Basin Watershed planning activities and activities impacting Federal responsibilities under the Endangered Species Act.



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