Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design

To use visual arts programs and a nation-wide art contest to teach students in kindergarten through high school environmental science, wildlife management, wetlands ecology, and the importance of habitat conservation.


Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2017: Provided awards to students who submitted winning designs in State/Territory rounds of the Junior Duck Stamp Contest; provided materials and resources to increase and promote the conservation goals of the Junior Duck Stamp Program; provided assistance to increase outreach and marketing opportunities at local, state and regional functions.

Fiscal Year 2018: Provide awards to students who submit winning designs in State/Territory rounds of the Junior Duck Stamp Contest; provide materials and resources to increase and promote the conservation goals of the Junior Duck Stamp Program; provide assistance to increase outreach and marketing opportunities at local, state and regional functions.

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

Program anticipates funding projects that will use the Junior Duck Stamp Contest to promote environmental science, wildlife management, wetlands ecology, and the importance of habitat conservation among kindergarten through high school students through the visual arts.


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.

Oregon: Nanette Seto, 911 NE 11th Ave., Portland, OR 97232, (503)736-4749; New Mexico: Art Needleman, 500 Gold Ave.

SW/Room 4504, Albuquerque, NM 87102, (505)248-6822; Minnesota: Megan Wandag, 500 American Blvd.

West, Suite 500, Bloomington, MN 55437, (612)713-5463; Georgia: Toni Westland, 1 Wildlife Dr., Sanibel, FL 33957, (239)472-1100 x237; Massachusetts: Annelee Motta, 300 Westgate Center Drive, Hadley, MA 01035, (413)253-8539; Colorado: Jackie Jacobson, 3275 11th St NW, Coleharbor, ND 58531, (701)442-5546; Alaska: Tamara Zeller, 1011 E.

Tudor Rd., Anchorage, AK 99503, (907)786-3517; California: Lora Haller, 752 Country Road, 99W, Sacramento, CA 95988, (530)934-2801.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Game & Fish Commission, Arkansas $ 20,358   2012-08-022018-09-30
Fish And Game, Massachusetts Department Of $ 0   2014-06-182014-09-30
Fish And Game, Massachusetts Department Of $ 0   2012-03-012013-09-20
Wetlands Institute Inc, The $ 0   2012-03-012013-09-20
State Of Delaware, Dnrec-$ 1,886   2010-08-312010-12-31
De Department Of Natural Resources & Environm $ 990   2009-03-242009-12-31
Ma Division Of Fisheries And Wildlife $ 863   2009-03-242009-09-30
Connecticut Waterfowl Association $ 595   2009-03-242009-09-30
The Wetlands Institute, Inc. $ 764   2007-10-012008-09-30
Delaware Division Of Fish & Wildlife $ 845   2007-10-012008-09-30



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2017: Sale of the Junior Duck Stamp generates approximately $50,000 for program marketing and student awards annually; in 2017 over 23,000 art entries were submitted and many others participated and benefited from the environmental education components of the program. The program received 53 applicants and issued 53 awards. Fiscal Year 2018: The program anticipates receiving 53 applications and issuing 53 awards. Fiscal Year 2019: The program anticipates receiving 53 applications and issuing 53 awards.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Assistance may be used to: 1.

provide awards and scholarships to students who submitted winning designs in State/Territory rounds of the Junior Duck Stamp Contest; 2.

provide awards to schools and other program participants in order to promote the conservation goals of the program; and 3.

cover program outreach and marketing costs.

100% of the funds are discretionary.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Federal, State and Local Governments, Non-profit organizations both with and without 501(c)(3) IRS status, Private Institutions of Higher Education, Public and State controlled Institutions of Higher Education.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Individual/Family, Student/Trainee, Artist/Humanist, U.S. citizens, resident aliens, or nationals who are in kindergarten through twelfth grades at a public, private, or home school in the United States or U.S. territories.

Credentials/Documentation

Yes. 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 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. Partner/potential partner contacts Regional Junior Duck Stamp Coordinators to discuss Contest needs and objectives, or Regional Junior Duck Stamp Coordinators may initiate the contact. Coordinator works with partners/potential partners to design projects.

Award Procedures

Applicant must complete the Standard Form (SF-424). Once the project is designed and approved by the Regional Junior Duck Stamp Coordinator, a cooperative agreement or grant agreement written and work can begin.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program Act, 16 U.S.C. §719.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

3-4 months.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

3-6 months. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Funds are disbursed to recipients as requested and in accordance with 2 CFR 200, Subpart E-Cost Principles, unless otherwise prescribed in 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.

One report upon completion of project.

Applicant must complete the Standard Form (SF-424).

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

Audits

Not Applicable.

Records

Cost records must be maintained separately for each awarded agreement. Records, accounts and supporting documents must be retained for 3 years after submission of final financial and performance reports.

Financial Information

Account Identification

14-1611-0-1-302.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 17 $48,112; FY 18 est $51,000; and FY 19 est $51,000 - Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary): FY 17 $48,112; FY 18 est $51,000; FY 19 est $51,000. Estimated based on prior year funding reported.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Each award may range from $500 to $2,500. Awards are based on previous year participation numbers and base funding of $500.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Manual, Part 901 FW 5. Copies of the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Art Competition Rules and Entry Form and reference forms, and the Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program Curriculum Guide can be obtained free of charge from the Federal Duck Stamp Office.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Oregon: Nanette Seto, 911 NE 11th Ave., Portland, OR 97232, (503)736-4749; New Mexico: Art Needleman, 500 Gold Ave. SW/Room 4504, Albuquerque, NM 87102, (505)248-6822; Minnesota: Megan Wandag, 500 American Blvd. West, Suite 500, Bloomington, MN 55437, (612)713-5463; Georgia: Toni Westland, 1 Wildlife Dr., Sanibel, FL 33957, (239)472-1100 x237; Massachusetts: Annelee Motta, 300 Westgate Center Drive, Hadley, MA 01035, (413)253-8539; Colorado: Jackie Jacobson, 3275 11th St NW, Coleharbor, ND 58531, (701)442-5546; Alaska: Tamara Zeller, 1011 E. Tudor Rd., Anchorage, AK 99503, (907)786-3517; California: Lora Haller, 752 Country Road, 99W, Sacramento, CA 95988, (530)934-2801.

Headquarters Office

National Junior Duck Stamp Program Coordinator, Federal Duck Stamp Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, 5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: MBSP, , Falls Church, Virginia 22041-3803 Phone: (703) 358-1784 Fax: (703) 358-2009

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Cooperative agreements are awarded based on unique technical expertise and knowledge of the Junior Duck Stamp Program, background in natural resources, knowledge of conservation practices and environmental education experience. In addition, the ability to provide partnership support and volunteers is essential.



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