Sportfishing and Boating Safety Act

This program provides funding to States, the District of Columbia, Commonwealths, and territories for the construction, renovation, and maintenance of docking, mooring, and other facilities for transient, recreational boats 26 feet or greater in length.




Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2017: The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office proposes to work with the Port of Friday Harbor to renovate Seventy-six guest moorage slips that accommodate transient recreational vessels 26?- 40? and support guest moorage services.

Renovation includes full water system replacement, new power pedestals, supports for the power pedestals, and a new guest services check-in kiosk.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department proposes to work with the Aransas County Navigation District to construct dockage and marina amenities for forty-two transient recreational boats 26 feet or longer in order to provide access to recreational opportunities along the Texas Gulf Coast. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources proposes to work with the Ottawa County Parks and Recreation Commission on the creation of a new state of the art docking facility accommodating twenty-six transient recreational boats 26? and over in length and a Boater Services Building providing high quality transient boater amenities including showers, restrooms, laundry and lounge space.

The facility will provide dockside utilities for transient boaters, including Wi-Fi, electricity, water, and pump-out services.

Fiscal Year 2018: Program has not yet selected projects for funding.

Program anticipates funding projects that include: construction of tieup facilities for nontrailerable, recreational vessels of 26 feet or greater in length; development of amenities for eligible boaters, such as restrooms or other facilities; development of utilities or other services for eligible vessels.

Fiscal Year 2019: Program has not yet selected projects for funding.

Program anticipates funding projects that include: construction of tieup facilities for nontrailerable, recreational vessels of 26 feet or greater in length; development of amenities for eligible boaters, such as restrooms or other facilities; development of utilities or other services for eligible vessels.


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.

Region 1 - American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Hawaii: Chris Swenson, chris_swenson@fws.gov, (503) 231-6758 Region 1 - Idaho, Oregon, and Washington: Paul Hayduk, Paul_Hayduk@fws.gov, 503-736-4780 Region 2 - Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas: Bud Fazio, Buddy_Fazio@fws.gov, 505-248-7468 Region 3 - Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin: Tony Hewitt, anthony_hewitt@fws.gov , 612-713-5156 Region 4 - Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, and the U. S. Virgin Islands: Scott White, Scott_White@fws.gov, 404-679-7113 Region 5 - Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia: Bill Perry, bill_perry@fws.gov, 413-253-8302 Region 6 - Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming: Mike Cotter, michael_cotter@fws.gov, 303-236-8179 Region 7 - Alaska: Mary Price, Mary_Price@fws.gov, 907-786-3982 Region 8 - California and Nevada: Bart Prose, Bart_Prose@fws.gov, 916-978-6152.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Boating And Waterways, California Department Of $ 1,949,750   2010-07-012022-12-31
Health, Virginia Department Of $ 10,397   2019-10-162022-10-15
Natural Resources, Georgia Department Of $ 442,514   2019-10-012022-09-30
Michigan Department Of Natural Resources $ 200,000   2019-10-222022-09-30
Natural Resources, South Carolina Department Of $ 1,085,543   2019-10-012022-09-30
Natural Resources, South Carolina Department Of $ 679,701   2019-10-012022-09-30
Natural Resources, Georgia Department Of $ 98,839   2019-10-012022-09-30
North Carolina Department Of Environmental Quality $ 199,966   2019-10-012022-09-30
Transportation, Maine Department Of $ 1,046,760   2019-09-302022-09-29
Parks, Recreation And Historic Preservation, New York State Office Of $ 282,477   2019-09-302022-09-29



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2017: The program received 65 applications and funded 49. Anticipated accomplishments include funding approximately 400 new, renovated or protected slips, plus other amenities?including restrooms, showers, wave attenuators, and navigational aids?for the use and enjoyment of the transient recreational boating public. Fiscal Year 2018: The program received 60 applications and anticipates funding 42 of them. Fiscal Year 2019: The program anticipates receiving 50 applications and issuing 35 awards (estimate only).

Uses and Use Restrictions

This program authorizes matching funds on a competitive basis for constructing, renovating, or maintaining docking, mooring, and other facilities for transient, recreational boats 26 feet or more in length and to produce and distribute information and educational materials about the program.

Prohibited activities include: law enforcement, activities for the benefit of boats less than 26 feet, and any activity that does not provide public benefits.

For further information, please contact the regional office.

Yes.

Approximately 75% of funds are discretionary, but this varies annually.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Agencies from the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealths of Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands, and the territories of Guam, the U.S.

Virgin Islands, and American Samoa may submit grant proposals to the U.S.

Fish and Wildlife Service.

Beneficiary Eligibility

General Public, specifically owners and/or users of transient, recreational boats 26 feet or greater in length, and municipalities and private marinas within those eligible States, the District of Columbia, Commonwealths, and territories.

Credentials/Documentation

Applicants must be a governor-designated State agency eligible to apply to the program. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Environmental impact statement not required to apply.

However, sometimes one is required before an award can be made.

For further information, please contact the regional office.

An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State, the District of Columbia, Commonwealth, or territory for more information on this process when applying for assistance if the State has selected the program for review.

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.

Award Procedures

The Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will select projects for funding based on established criteria and available funding. Regional Offices make awards to approved applicants.

Deadlines

Sep 11, 2017 Sep 11, 2017. The deadline for submission of applications for Fiscal Year 2018 BIG Tier 1 and Tier 2 subprograms was September 11, 2017. We are no longer accepting applications this fiscal year. The Fiscal Year 2019 application deadline will likely be in September 2018. Exact date of the deadline will be published in the FY 2019 Notices of Funding Opportunity.

Authorization

Sportfishing and Boating Safety Act, 16 U.S.C. §777; and Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration Act, 16 U.S.C. §777 et seq.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Approximately 120 days.

Appeals

Regional Directors will consider differences of opinion concerning the eligibility of proposals. Final determination rests with the Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching Requirements: The annual program funding comes from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund. It and the Clean Vessel Act Program (15.616) receives a combined total of four percent of the funds in the Trust Fund. Trust funds are derived from excise taxes on fishing equipment, motorboat and small engine fuels, import duties, and interest accrued by the fund. The Federal share of the project costs cannot exceed 75 percent for the 50 States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. The first $200,000 of match must be waived for the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands and the territories of Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Projects are normally funded through one-time, periodic, or annual awards, depending on the applicant and funding year. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: The program obligates funds and sends a notice of award to successful applicants. Recipients request funds in accordance with2 CFR 200, Subpart E-Cost Principles, unless otherwise dictated by special award terms. The program will include any special payment terms and conditions in the notice of award.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

A performance report must be submitted for each grant award annually within 90 days after the anniversary date or end of the grant.

A Federal Financial Report (SF 425) is required.

Recipients are responsible for monitoring and reporting performance for each award and sub-award under this program in accordance with 43 CFR Part 12 and 2 CFR Part 170.

Recipients of awards with performance periods longer than 12 months will be required to submit interim reports.

The program will detail all performance reporting requirements, including frequency and due dates, in the notice of award letter.

A Federal Financial Report SF 425 is required.

Recipients are responsible for monitoring and reporting performance for each award and sub-award under this program in accordance with 2 CFR 200 and 2 CFR Part 170.

Recipients of awards with performance periods longer than 12 months will be required to submit interim reports.

The program will detail all performance reporting requirements, including frequency and due dates, in the notice of award letter.

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. 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

Cost records must be maintained separately for each grant. Records, accounts, and supporting documents must be retained for three years after final submission of the final Federal Financial Report.

Financial Information

Account Identification

14-8151-0-7-303.

Obigations

(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 17 $14,743,095; FY 18 est $14,218,239; and FY 19 est $14,000,000 - Project Grants (Discretionary) FY17 $14,743,095; FY18 estimated $14,218,239; and FY19 estimated $14,000,000 (estimate based on prior year funding levels only).

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Tier 1 grants average $179,000; Tier 2 range from $100,000 to $1,500,000; Average $954,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

50 CFR Part 86.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Region 1 - American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Hawaii: Chris Swenson, chris_swenson@fws.gov, (503) 231-6758 Region 1 - Idaho, Oregon, and Washington: Paul Hayduk, Paul_Hayduk@fws.gov, 503-736-4780 Region 2 - Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas: Bud Fazio, Buddy_Fazio@fws.gov, 505-248-7468 Region 3 - Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin: Tony Hewitt, anthony_hewitt@fws.gov , 612-713-5156 Region 4 - Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, and the U.S. Virgin Islands: Scott White, Scott_White@fws.gov, 404-679-7113 Region 5 - Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia: Bill Perry, bill_perry@fws.gov, 413-253-8302 Region 6 - Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming: Mike Cotter, michael_cotter@fws.gov, 303-236-8179 Region 7 - Alaska: Mary Price, Mary_Price@fws.gov, 907-786-3982 Region 8 - California and Nevada: Bart Prose, Bart_Prose@fws.gov, 916-978-6152.

Headquarters Office

Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters, Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program, Policy and Programs Division, 5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: WSFR, Falls Church, Virginia 22041 Phone: (703) 358-2156

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

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