Landowner Incentive

This program establishes or supplements existing landowner incentive programs that provide technical or financial assistance.

This includes habitat protection and restoration; to assist private landowners in protecting and managing habitats to benefit federally listed, proposed, or candidate species,
or other at-risk species; and to encourage States, the District of Columbia, Commonwealths, or territories to enhance private landowner conservation.
Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2017: Program inactive.

Fiscal Year 2018: Program inactive.

Fiscal Year 2019: Program inactive.


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 U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service Native American Liaison Eastside Federal Complex 911 NE 11th Avenue Portland, OR 97232-4181 Region 2 U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service Native American Liaison 500 Gold Avenue, SW P.O.

Box 1306 Albuquerque, NM 87103-1306 Region 3 U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service Native American Liaison 1 Federal Drive Fort Snelling, MN 55111-4080 Region 4 U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service Native American Liaison 1875 Century Boulevard Atlanta, GA 30345 Region 5 U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service Native American Liaison 300 Westgate Center Drive, Hadley, MA 01035-9589 Region 6 U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service Native American Liaison P.O.

Box 25486 Denver, CO 80225 Region 7 U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service Native American Liaison 1011 East Tudor Road Anchorage, AK 99503-6199 Region 8 U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service Tribal Partnerships Specialist Habitat Restoration Division 2800 Cottage Way, Rm W-2606 Sacramento, CA 95825.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Jacquie & Don Mackenzie Dba Summerland Co $ 15,840   2003-06-302033-06-30
Felix Valdez $ 4,000   2003-06-232033-06-23
Simon Winston (winston Land & Cattle Co.) $ 735,250   2002-06-242033-06-04
New Mexico State Land Office $ 10,000   2003-06-042033-06-04
Christie N. Green $ 13,500   2003-05-222033-05-22
San Francisco River Association (lou Naue) $ 25,000   2003-05-012033-05-01
Karl D. Jones $ 11,000   2003-04-152033-04-15
Maria V. Berry $ 1,100   2003-03-202033-03-20
Mary Burton Risely $ 82,034   2003-02-252033-02-25
Laverne N. Mathews $ 12,000   2001-08-202032-08-20



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2017: Program inactive. Fiscal Year 2018: Program inactive. Fiscal Year 2019: Program inactive.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Tier 1 projects provide the States, the District of Columbia, Commonwealths, or territories to support development of a new program, or to enhance an existing landowner incentive program, through administration, development of plans, outreach, and other associated activities that assist in the accomplishment of projects on private lands.

Tier 2 projects should place a priority on the implementation of State, the District of Columbia, Commonwealth, or territorial programs that provide technical and financial assistance to private landowners for the protection and restoration of habitats that benefit federally listed, proposed, or candidate species, or other species-at-risk.

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.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Private landowners and the public (While direct participation is limited to State, the District of Columbia, Commonwealth, or territorial fish and wildlife agencies, private landowners will directly benefit from financial and technical assistance and the public will ultimately benefit from these wildlife conservation measures implemented on private lands).

Credentials/Documentation

Only that agency that has lead management responsibility for fish and wildlife resources within the State, the District of Columbia, Commonwealth, or territory may apply for these grants. 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

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.

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

Sep 30, 2017 This program is no longer accepting applications.

Authorization

Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2006, Public Law 109-148; Title I; Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965; 16 U.S.C. 4601-4 through 11. , Public Law 109-148, 16 U.S.C 4601-4 throug11.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Applicants will receive notification of approval/disapproval within approximately 60 working days after proposal due date.

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

None.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching Requirements: Yes. Grant funds are disbursed to States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico for approved grants up to 75% of the project costs and to American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands for up to 100% of the project costs. Matching requirements may vary by State. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Annual awards. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: 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.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program reports are not applicable.

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 al l 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

14-5496-0-2-302.

Obigations

(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 17 $0; FY 18 est $0; and FY 19 est $0 - Project Grants (Discretionary): FY17: $0.00, FY18: $0.00, FY19: $0.00 This program did not award any funds in FY17, and will not be accepting applications during FY18 and FY19. CFDA should remain active through FY19 to allow Bureau to close all currently open awards and report any associated amendments to government-wide systems that require the identification of an active CFDA number as a key reporting element.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Funds are available until expended.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006, Public Law 109-148, Title I, language on Landowner Incentive Program.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Region 1 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Native American Liaison Eastside Federal Complex 911 NE 11th Avenue Portland, OR 97232-4181 Region 2 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Native American Liaison 500 Gold Avenue, SW P.O. Box 1306 Albuquerque, NM 87103-1306 Region 3 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Native American Liaison 1 Federal Drive Fort Snelling, MN 55111-4080 Region 4 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Native American Liaison 1875 Century Boulevard Atlanta, GA 30345 Region 5 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Native American Liaison 300 Westgate Center Drive, Hadley, MA 01035-9589 Region 6 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Native American Liaison P.O. Box 25486 Denver, CO 80225 Region 7 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Native American Liaison 1011 East Tudor Road Anchorage, AK 99503-6199 Region 8 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Tribal Partnerships Specialist Habitat Restoration Division 2800 Cottage Way, Rm W-2606 Sacramento, CA 95825.

Headquarters Office

Chief, Policy and Programs Division 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 fish and 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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