Fiscal Year 2016: Assistance agreements with cooperators have been used for removal of noxious weeds in order to restore native plants; remove/replace culverts in various streams to improve fish passage; large wood placements to restore fish habitat; educate the public about the illegal dumping and reduce dumping on public lands in Western Oregon, including abandoned vehicle removal; and partnering with youth organizations to monitor projects and educate and inspire upcoming generations.
Fiscal Year 2017: No current data available.
At this time, the Washington Office is reviewing Resource Advisory Committee nominees.
Once they are approved, the committees will convene and review project proposals in order to obligate the 2016 funds.
Fiscal Year 2018: No current data available.
The Department of the Interior protects and provides access to the Nation's natural and cultural heritage, including responsibilities to Indian tribes and island communities. Departmental goals include resource protection and usage, overseeing recreational opportunities, serving communities and excellence in management.
|Recipient||Amount||Start Date||End Date|
|Central Point School District 6||$ 7,500||   ||2016-09-15||2021-09-14|
|Benton Soil And Water Conservation District||$ 33,218||   ||2009-05-29||2013-04-30|
|Douglas Forest Protective Associati On, The||$ 0||   ||2009-05-05||2010-09-30|
|Coquille Watershed Association||$ 0||   ||2009-06-19||2010-06-18|
|Benton Soil & Water Conservation Di Strict||$ 0||   ||2009-01-01||2009-12-31|
|Clackamas, County Of||$ 0||   ||2006-03-01||2009-02-28|
|$ 0||   |
|$ 0||   |
|$ 0||   |
|$ 0||   |
Fiscal Year 2016: With a recent reauthorization in 2015, retroactive for 2014 and 2015, the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act program will continue its efforts to invest in and create additional employment opportunities through projects that improve the maintenance of existing infrastructure, implement stewardship objectives that enhance forest ecosystems and restore and improve land health and water quality. Simultaneously, the projects improve cooperative relationships among the people that use and care for Federal lands and the agencies that manage these lands. Since the implementation of this program in fiscal year 2002, the Resource Advisory Committees have recommended over 1500 projects that were subsequently approved by the Designated Federal Officials. Many of the projects are multi-year projects that are funded in phases and implemented over several years. Fiscal Year 2017: No current data available. Fiscal Year 2018: No current data available.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Project funds shall be expended solely on projects that meet the requirements of Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000, Public Law 106-393, as reauthorized by the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, Public Law 110-343, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act, Public Law 112-141 the Helium Stewardship Act, Public Law 113-40, and Public Law 114-10.
Project funds may be used for the purpose of entering into and implementing cooperative agreements with willing Federal agencies, State and local governments, private and nonprofit entities, and landowners for protection of restoration, and enhancement of fish and wildlife habitat, and other resource objectives consistent with the purposes of the law on Federal land and on non-federal land where projects would benefit these resources on Federal land.
For more specific information contact the headquarters office.
For more specific information contact the headquarters office.
State and local governments, public nonprofit institutions/organizations, other public institution/organization, private nonprofit institution/organization, other private institution/organization and landowners.
Not applicable. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
Aplication and Award Process
For more information and local program requirements, cooperative project proposals should be coordinated with the Bureau of Land Management local State or District/Field Offices.
No State plan is required with this application.
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. A Standard Form 424, Application for Federal Assistance, Standard Form 424A, Budget Information for Non-Construction Programs, Standard Form 424B, Assurances for Non-Construction Programs, and a written technical and cost proposal should be submitted through Grants.gov or via hardcopy to the project office and include: a title, objectives, timeframe, and a budget breakdown as specified in the funding opportunity announcement. Title II Project Application Information is available from the BLM Western Oregon Districts or their websites.
Bureau of Land Management District staff screen applications to ensure they meet project criteria. The projects are then forwarded to the Resource Advisory Committees whose members consider each project for funding and make recommendations to the Designated Federal Officials by September 30 for each fiscal year. Final budget approval authority rests with the Bureau of Land Management Designated Federal Official.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000, Public Law 106-393, Title II, as reauthorized by: the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, Public Law 110-343; the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act, Public Law 112-141; the Helium Stewardship Act, Public Law 113-40; and then reauthorized in 2015 under Public Law 114-10. Note that PL 113-40 expired on September 30 2015.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Award time varies depending on the type and complexity of the project. Most awards are anticipated within 90 days or less after the announcement closes. Further information will be available for each project at the time the funding opportunity announcement is posted on www.grants.gov and may be obtained by contacting the point of contact listed in the funding opportunity announcement. Projects are approved by the Designated Federal Official at their sole discretion. Within 30 days after making a rejection decision, the Designated Federal Official shall notify the Resource Advisory Committee in writing with the reasons for the rejection.
None. Final award decisions are not subject to appeal, however, the Bureau of Land Management will provide all applicants with information regarding why their proposal was not selected for award.
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching Requirements: This program has no statutory formula requirements. However, applicant's matching funds are encouraged and may be looked upon more favorably by the Resource Advisory Committees. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
No specific restrictions for most projects, however, most projects are funded on a year-to-year basis and funds are expended during a particular fiscal year. Funds that are not expended during a particular fiscal year may be carried forward to the next fiscal year, except for funds approved in FY 2011. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Frequency of recipient payments will be determined for each awarded assistance agreement at the time of the award.
Post Assistance Requirements
Program reports are not applicable.
Cash reports are not applicable.
Unless otherwise stated in the notice of award, recipients shall submit at the minimum the following reports on an annual basis within 90 days after the anniversary date: (1) SF-425, Federal Financial Report; and (2) Program Performance Reports.
The notice of award will detail all financial, performance, and other specific report requirements, including frequency and due dates.
Upon completion of the agreement, recipients shall submit a final report no later than 90 calendar day after the award end date: (1) SF-425, Federal Financial Report; and (2) Program Performance Report; and (3) other specific reports that may be applicable to the agreement such as property inventories, and patent and invention disclosures.
As stated in the award document, recipients are required to submit quarterly, semi-annual or annual SF-425, Federal Financial Reports.
Performance monitoring is not applicable.
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.
All recipients of Federal awards shall maintain project records in accordance with 2 CFR 200.333 Retention requirements for records. Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other non-Federal entity records pertinent to a Federal award must be retained for a period of three years from the date of submission of the final expenditure report or, for Federal awards that are renewed quarterly or annually, from the date of the submission of the quarterly or annual financial report, respectively, as reported to the Federal awarding agency or pass-through entity in the case of a subrecipient. Federal awarding agencies and pass-through entities must not impose any other record retention requirements upon non-Federal entities, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.333.
(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 16 $2,868,160; FY 17 est $4,388,300; and FY 18 est $0 - FY16 $ 2,868,160.67; FY 17 $4.388,300 remaining from past FY. However, prior year funding is allowed to obligate under Title II as stipulated in the law through September 30, 2018. FY18 No current data available.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Past partnership projects have run between $1,100 to $596,700. Average amounts run about $83,600 or less.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Public Law 106-393 as amended by Public Law 110-343, and the Resource Advisory Committee Charters basically guide BLM's Secure Rural Schools Program. For links to the Law and additional information see website http://www.blm.gov/or/rac/ctypayhistory.php.
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Secure Rural Schools Coordinator (OR931), Oregon State Office, Bureau of Land Management, 333 S.W. 1st Ave., P.O. Box 2965, Portland, OR 97204. Telephone: (503) 808-6451. E-mail: Lindsey_Babcock@blm.gov.
Division Chief, Forest and Woodland Management, Bureau of Land Management (WO 270), 1849 C St., NW, Room 2134LM, Washington, District of Columbia 20240 Phone: (202) 912-7246
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Criteria used to approve project proposals are: The project complies with all applicable Federal laws and regulations; the project is consistent with the applicable resource management plan and with any watershed or subsequent plan developed pursuant to the resource management plan and approved by the Secretary of the Interior; the project has been recommended by the Resource Advisory Committee in accordance with section 205 of the Act; a project description has been submitted by the Resource Advisory Committee to the Secretary of the Interior; and the project will improve the maintenance of existing infrastructure, implement stewardship objectives that enhance forest ecosystems and restore and improve land health and water quality.
Leading Bangalore-based rural kindergarten and remedial school programs provider, Hippocampus Learning Centres, is set to expand its operations in South India, thanks to Unitus Seed Fund, India’s most active seed-stage impact investor.