Service Training and Technical Assistance (Generic Training)

To assist in the conservation of the Nation's natural resources by supporting and providing financial resources for training, meetings, workshops and conferences to promote the public's conservation awareness.

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Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2017: Grant F17AC00024 provides financial assistance for training, housing, and educational development for an assistant refuge planner internship.

Grant F17AC00025 supports the Hispanic Access Foundation by providing funding for an internship program supporting access and improvements to the Silvio O.

Conte National Wildlife Refuge.

Grant F17AC00440 will similarly provide funding to the HAF for an internship position at the Edwin B.

Forsythe NWR, for the purposes of improving visitor access and experience at the Refuge.

Fiscal Year 2018: Only 1 grant has been awarded.

F18AC00018 which provides funding for training and educational services to enhance public access and visitor experience at the Rocky Mountain National Wildlife Refuge.

Fiscal Year 2019: N/A ? the CFDA is no longer active.


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.

Contact Information related to each funding opportunity under this program will be stated in the funding opportunities posted on Grants.gov (http://www.grants.gov).
Website Address

http://www.fws.gov





Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Learning Center At The Euchee Butterfly Farm, Inc., The $ 38,244   2017-09-012019-08-31
International Fund For Animal Welfare, Inc. $ 20,000   2017-05-052018-12-31
Aldo Leopold Foundation, Inc. $ 5,000   2017-10-012018-09-30
Northeastern Forest Fire Protection Commission $ 24,500   2014-09-102018-09-30
Fish And Game, Massachusetts Department Of $ 21,500   2015-10-012017-12-31
National Wildlife Federation $ 249,927   2016-06-012017-12-30
Regents Of The University Of California, The $ 5,000   2016-12-062017-09-30
American Sportfishing Association $ 8,000   2016-09-152017-09-15
Native American Fish & Wildlife Society $ 8,756   2016-09-122017-09-01
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc $ 25,000   2017-02-012017-08-31



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2017: 36 new awards were issued during FY17. Fiscal Year 2018: 1 new award issued during FY18. Fiscal Year 2019: NA ? the program is no longer active.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Training and technical assistance are used to enhance public awareness and understanding of natural resource conservation and preservation.

Projects may include natural resources related education, meetings, training, workshops, and conferences.

Details on funding opportunity can be found on www.Grants.gov.

100%.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Federal, State and local government agencies; Federally-recognized Tribal governments; private nonprofit institutions/organizations; public nonprofit institutions/ organizations; for profit organizations.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Federal, State and local government agencies; Federally-recognized Tribal governments; private nonprofit institutions/organizations; public nonprofit institutions/ organizations; general public.

Credentials/Documentation

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

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Any applicable pre-application coordination or environmental impact information requirements will be detailed in the funding opportunities posted under this program on Grants.gov (http://www.grants.gov).

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. A Standard Form (SF)424 and a written proposal should be submitted through Grants.gov or via hardcopy to the project office and include: a title, justification (including relevance to the Fish and Wildlife Service's priorities as outlined above), objectives, timeframe, and a budget breakdown. Note that the USFWS may circulate proposals to others for review. All Service financial assistance discretionary funding opportunities will be posted on www.Grants.gov.

Award Procedures

Notification of an award is the issuance of a grant or cooperative agreement document by Awarding Official.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Fish and Wildlife Act, 16 U.S.C. §742 et seq.; Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, 16 U.S.C. §§661-666; Fish and Wildlife Improvement Act, 16 U.S.C. §753; and Endangered Species Act, 16 U.S.C. §1531 et seq.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

This will vary based on the funding opportunity and will range between 3 and 6 months.

Appeals

Applicant may revise and resubmit proposal for consideration.

Renewals

Contact the headquarters or regional office.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching Requirements: Statutory formulas and/or matching requirements may be applicable to activities funded under this CFDA. Any formulas or matching requirements will be specified in the funding opportunities posted under this program on Grants.gov. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Varies by activity being funded, but typically funds are awarded for projects with a one year period of performance. 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: Varies by activity being funded, but typically funds are awarded for projects with a one year period of performance. 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.

Financial and performance reporting frequency and other requirements will be detailed in the award terms and conditions.

Interim reports will not be requested more frequently than quarterly, and no less frequently than annually.

Interim reports are due 30 calendar days after the expiration of the quarter/midterm/year anniversary, as appropriate.

Final reports are required within 90 calendar days from the end date of the award.

Financial and performance reporting frequency and other requirements will be detailed in the award terms and conditions.

Interim reports will not be requested more frequently than quarterly, and no less frequently than annually.

Interim reports are due 30 calendar days after the expiration of the quarter/midterm/year anniversary, as appropriate.

Final reports are required within 90 calendar days from the end date of the award.

Submission of payment requests using the SF-270, Request for Advance or Reimbursement (Non-Construction) or SF-271, Outlay Report and Request for Reimbursement (Construction) satisfies interim financial reporting requirements.

A final SF-425, Federal Financial Report is required 90 days from the end date of the award.

This form can be accessed on the Internet at http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/forms/post-award-reporting-forms.html#sortby=1 For additional information regarding financial reporting requirements and sanctions for noncompliance please see https://www.doi.gov/sites/doi.gov/files/migrated/pam/programs/financial_assistance/upload/Policy_regarding_Fin_Status_Reporting_Req.pdf.

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

A final performance report is required within 90 calendar days from the end date of the award.

Performance reports must contain a comparison of actual accomplishments with the goals and objectives of the award as detailed in the approved scope of work, a description of reasons why established goals were not met, if appropriate, and any other pertinent information relevant to the project results.

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

Recipients will maintain records in accordance with 2 CFR 200. Program-specific legislation/regulation may dictate additional records retention requirements. Program will detail all non-standard records retention requirements in the notice of award.

Financial Information

Account Identification

14-1611-0-1-302.

Obigations

(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 17 $2,540,119; FY 18 est $329,499; and FY 19 est $0 - Project Grants (Discretionary): FY17: $2,540,119.18; FY18: $329,499.98 awarded through March, 2018; FY19:$0, CFDA no longer active.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range and average varies by program activity.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Acceptance of a Federal Financial Assistance award from the Department of the Interior (DOI) carries with it the responsibility to be aware of and comply with the terms and conditions of award per https://www.doi.gov/pam/programs/financial_assistance/TermsandConditions

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Contact Information related to each funding opportunity under this program will be stated in the funding opportunities posted on Grants.gov (http://www.grants.gov).

Headquarters Office

Policy Branch, Financial Assistance Support and Oversight Division Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program, 5275 Leesburg Pike, MS-WSFR, Falls Church, Virginia 22041-3803 Phone: (703) 358-2701.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Programs within the Fish and Wildlife Service will review and evaluate all applications consistent with authorized Fish and Wildlife Service program purposes.


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