Wildlife Conservation and Restoration

The program provides financial assistance to States, the District of Columbia, Commonwealths, and territories under the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act to plan and implement projects for benefit of a diverse array of wildlife and associated habitats, including species that are not hunted or
fished.

It also fulfills unmet needs of wildlife within States, the District of Columbia, Commonwealths, and territories that includes wildlife education and recreation activities.
Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2017: Program will not select new projects for funding.

No new funds will be available and new projects are not anticipated.

Fiscal Year 2018: Program will not select new projects for funding.

No new funds will be available and new projects are not anticipated.

Fiscal Year 2019: Program will not select new projects for funding.

No new funds will be available and new projects are not anticipated.

Grants for this Program


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.



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2017: The program received 0 applications and issued 0 awards. Fiscal Year 2018: The program anticipates receiving 0 applications and issuing 0 awards. Fiscal Year 2019: The program anticipates receiving 0 applications and issuing 0 awards.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Approved activities include those which plan, enhance, and implement programs for wildlife and their habitats, including species that are not hunted or fished.

States, the District of Columbia, Commonwealths, and territories must pass laws for the conservation of wildlife, which include a prohibition against diversion of license fees paid by hunters for purposes other than the administration of the State, the District of Columbia, Commonwealth, and territorial fish and wildlife agencies.

No funds may be used for projects that oppose legal hunting.

Federal share may not exceed 75 percent of total funding.

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 with primary responsibility for fish and wildlife conservation may submit grant proposals to the U.S.

Fish and Wildlife Service.

To be eligible, they must pass assent legislation to the provisions of the Act for the conservation of wildlife that includes a prohibition against the diversion of license fees paid by hunters for any other purpose than the administration of the fish and wildlife agency.

In addition, the States, the District of Columbia, Commonwealths, and territories must have an approved comprehensive plan as described by the Appropriations Act.

Beneficiary Eligibility

General Public: While direct participation is limited to fish and wildlife agencies, the public will ultimately benefit from these wildlife conservation measures.

Credentials/Documentation

. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

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 Regional Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service or his designee approves or disapproves proposed grants. Regional Offices are responsible for notification of grant approval to the grantee.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Department of Transportation and Related Agencies (i.e., Commerce, Justice, and State) Appropriations Act of 2001, Public Law 106-553, Title IX, Sec. 901; 16 USC 669-669i.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Approximately 30 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

Grantees may renew projects on an annual basis if justifiable and if funds are available.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory Formula: Yes. The authorizing Appropriation Act states: (1) The Secretary of the Interior must make the following apportionment from the Wildlife Conservation and Restoration Account: (A) to the District of Columbia and to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, each a sum equal to not more than one-half of 1 percent thereof; (B) to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and the territories of American Samoa, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, each a sum equal to not more than one-fourth of 1 percent thereof; (2) (A) The Secretary of the Interior, after making the apportionment under paragraph (a), must apportion the remaining amount in the Wildlife Conservation and Restoration Account for each fiscal year among the States in the following manner: (i) one-third of which is based on the ratio to which the land area of such State bears to the total land area of all such States; and (ii) two-thirds of which is based on the ratio to which the population of such State bears to the total population of all such States. (B) The amounts apportioned under this paragraph must be adjusted equitably so that no such State shall be apportioned a sum which is less than one percent of the amount available for apportionment under this paragraph for any fiscal year or more than five percent of such amount. The State, the District of Columbia, Commonwealth, or territory must have an approved Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Plan on file to receive grant funds. Matching Requirements: Yes. The Federal share of funded programs or projects may not exceed 75 percent. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Program obligates funds and sends a notice of award to successful applicants. Recipients request funds in accordance with 2 CFR 200, Subpart E-Cost Principles, unless otherwise dictated by program-specific legislation or special award terms. Program will include any special payment terms and conditions in the notice of award. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: For further information, please contact the regional office.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

A performance report is required for each grant award annually within 90 days after the anniversary date and/or end of the grant.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Recipients must submit a final performance report no later than 90 calendar days after the award end date.

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

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

Recipients must report expenditures using the SF 425, Federal Financial Report form.

Recipients must submit a final report no later than 90 calendar days after the award end date.

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

Program will detail all financial reporting requirements, including frequency and due dates, in the notice of award letter.

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

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

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

Financial Information

Account Identification

14-5029-0-2-303.

Obigations

(Formula Grants) FY 17 $0; FY 18 est $0; and FY 19 est $0 - FORMULA GRANTS: FY17 $0; FY18 $0; FY19 $0 H.R. 4647 proposes to make funds available for management of fish and wildlife species of greatest conservation need as determined by State fish and wildlife agencies through this CFDA. However, unless new funding is approved by Congress, we will not distribute new funds through this program.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

50 CFR 80; Fish and Wildlife Service Manual

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices.

Headquarters Office

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Chief, Policy and Programs Division, Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Programs, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, MS: WSFR, 5275 Leesburg Pike, , Falls Church, Virginia 22041-3803 Phone: (703) 358-2231

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

The State, the District of Columbia, Commonwealth, or territorial agency having lead responsibility for the management of their wildlife resources must submit the projects. The State, the District of Columbia, Commonwealth, or territorial agency selects those projects submitted for funding under the program. If approved, projects must meet the basic criteria outlined in the regulations and the Fish and Wildlife Service Manual.



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