Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act

To provide financial assistance, through grants or cooperative agreements, to public or private organizations for the improvement of fish and wildlife habitat associated with water systems or water supplies affected by Bureau of Reclamation projects.

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Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2017: Examples of funded projects include: Delta Outflow Augmentation Modeling Study, Upper Salmon Sub-Basin Anadromous Fish Habitat Improvement, and Instream Habitat Restoration in Bear Creek Project.

Fiscal Year 2018: Information not available.

Fiscal Year 2019: Information not available.


Agency - Department of the Interior

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.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Specific contact information will be provided in each funding announcement.
Website Address

http://www.usbr.gov/


Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories





Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Game And Fish Commission, Wyoming $ 247,215   2018-09-182023-12-31
University Of New Mexico $ 176,828   2019-03-052023-11-30
State Engineer, New Mexico Office Of The $ 250,000   2018-09-192023-09-30
California Department Of Fish And Wildlife $ 49,000   2018-09-202023-09-30
Bosque School $ 62,000   2018-09-132023-09-18
Kittitas Reclamation District $ 2,500,000   2018-09-042023-08-30
Chelan Douglas Land Trust $ 283,431   2018-09-042023-07-31
Confederated Tribes And Bands Of The Yakama Nation, The $ 202,616   2018-09-122023-03-31
Arizona State University $ 98,948   2017-08-302022-09-30
Marsh & Associates Llc $ 460,133   2017-10-012022-09-30



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2017: Improvements to fish and wildlife habitat through award of projects that track fish and wildlife movement, habitat temperature monitoring, collection and analysis of invertebrates, genetics studies, surveying and monitoring of fish and wildlife and salinity studies, and construction of fish passage improvements. Fiscal Year 2018: Information not available. Fiscal Year 2019: Information not available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

In accordance with the delegation of authority to the Bureau of Reclamation in the Department of the Interior Department Manual, Part 255, Chapter 1, Section 1.1.B, projects are limited to the improvement of fish and wildlife habitat associated with water systems or water supplies affected by Bureau of Reclamation projects, and in isolated cases, off-site locations not affected by Bureau of Reclamation projects.

For further information, please contact the regional office.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

State and local governments, nonprofit organizations and institutions, public and private institutions and organizations, Federally recognized Indian Tribal Governments, individuals, small businesses, for-profit organizations, and Native American Organizations.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Anyone/general public, governmental entities, Tribal governments, Native American organizations, and/or public or private organizations in the specific project area.

Credentials/Documentation

None. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Environmental compliance for this program may be required depending on the scope of the specific project funded.

This may result in the need for an environment impact assessment or environmental impact statement prior to the commencement of project activities.

An environmental impact statement is required for this program.

An environmental impact assessment is 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. Funding opportunity announcements for this program, along with registration procedures, application packages and instructions, SF-424 forms and any other forms to be used to submit application information, points of contact, and procedures for submitting applications will be available on www.grants.gov.

Award Procedures

For competitive awards: Proposals received in response to the Announcement were reviewed on the basis of a competitive, merit-based review process, and are rated in accordance with the evaluation criteria stated in the Announcement. Reclamation will make awards to the highest rated proposals based on the amount of funding available each year. For single-source awards, a Notice of Intent to Award is announced on www.grants.gov providing justification for the noncompetitive research award.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act of 1934, Public Law 85-624, 16 U.S.C. 661 et seq., as amended, and Section 7(a) of the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act (FWCA) (70 Stat 1122; 16 U.S.C. 742f(a)); as limited and delegated by the Secretary of the Interior delegation of authority to the Bureau of Reclamation at 255 DM 1.1B.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Varies depending on the type and complexity of the project. Further information will be available for each specific project at the time the funding opportunity announcement is posted on www.grants.gov and may be obtained by contacting the Reclamation personnel listed as the point of contact in the funding announcement.

Appeals

None. Final award decisions are not subject to appeal; however, the Bureau of Reclamation will provide all applicants with information on why their proposals were not selected for award.

Renewals

If renewals or extensions are applicable to the project, this information will be included in the funding opportunity announcement. When renewals or extensions are applicable, continuation of funding for these activities is at the discretion of Congress and will be subject to availability of appropriated funds.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. This program has no matching requirements. Specific projects or announcements may require nonfederal cost-share. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Projects are generally awarded for 1 to 5 years. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Payment terms vary by agreement awarded under this program.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Unless otherwise stated in the agreement document, recipients shall submit program performance reports.

Upon completion of the agreement, recipients shall submit a final program performance report, and other specific reports that may be applicable to the agreement such as property inventories, and patent and invention disclosures.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

Unless otherwise stated in the agreement document, recipients shall submit the Federal Financial Report, SF 425.

Upon completion of the agreement, recipients shall submit a final Federal Financial Report, SF 425.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

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

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 200.33.

Financial Information

Account Identification

14-0680-0-1-301.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 17 $31,227,958; FY 18 est $20,000,000; and FY 19 est $20,000,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range $10,0000 to $11,000,000 Average $430,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

2 CFR 200 UNIFORM ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS, COST PRINCIPLES, AND AUDIT REQUIREMENTS FOR FEDERAL AWARDS and the applicable OMB Circulars. These documents may also be obtained by contacting the Bureau of Reclamation Office listed below .

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Specific contact information will be provided in each funding announcement.

Headquarters Office

Director Bureau of Reclamation, 1849 C Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20240 Phone: (202) 208-3100

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Specific evaluation criteria will be included in the funding announcements posted on www.grants.gov.



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