Fiscal Year 2017: The program supported: 1) A project to reduce bushmeat supply and demand by increasing wildlife security on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea; 2) A project to enhance conservation in the Okapi Faunal Reserve by strengthening law enforcement operations to ensure long-term protection.; 3) a project to develop a new generation of researchers to address critical conservation challenges facing wildlife, biodiversity and ecosystem health; 4) a project aimed at consolidating and increasing protection measures and minimizing the negative impacts of road construction in Mbam and Djerem National Park (MDNP), Cameroon.
Fiscal Year 2018: The program anticipates funding projects that reduce threats to key wildlife populations, and develop the requisite individual and institutional conservation capacity to undertake long-term conservation programs.
Fiscal Year 2019: The program anticipates funding projects that reduce threats to key wildlife populations, and develop the requisite individual and institutional conservation capacity to undertake long-term conservation programs.
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.
|Recipient||Amount||Start Date||End Date|
|Conservation Action Research Network||$ 157,500||   ||2019-10-01||2024-09-30|
|Virunga Fund, Inc.||$ 500,000||   ||2018-09-01||2023-09-30|
|Drexel University||$ 570,560||   ||2019-10-01||2021-09-30|
|Oelo||$ 226,030||   ||2019-10-01||2021-09-30|
|Wildlife Conservation Society||$ 557,510||   ||2019-12-01||2021-09-30|
|University Of Wisconsin System||$ 135,000||   ||2018-09-01||2020-12-31|
|Wildlife Conservation Society||$ 410,739||   ||2018-04-01||2020-09-30|
|Nature Conservancy (the)||$ 508,317||   ||2017-07-01||2020-09-30|
|Panthera Corporation||$ 398,574||   ||2017-07-01||2020-09-30|
|Ecole De Faune||$ 618,660||   ||2014-07-07||2020-09-30|
Fiscal Year 2017: In FY17 the program received 67 applications and issued 13 awards. Fiscal Year 2018: In FY18 the program anticipates receiving 70 applications and issuing approximately 15 awards. Fiscal Year 2019: In FY19 the program anticipates receiving 70 applications and issuing approximately 15 awards.
Uses and Use Restrictions
The Congo Basin is a globally important region for forest and biodiversity conservation.
The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) works closely with national governments, U. S. agencies, and a range of other partners to ensure a strategic, results-based approach to wildlife conservation in the basin.
In collaboration with U. S. Agency of International Development?s (USAID) Central Africa Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE), the USFWS is providing this funding opportunity to improve protected area management, reduce threats to key wildlife populations, and develop the requisite individual and institutional conservation capacity to undertake long-term conservation programs.
It is anticipated that grant funding through the USFWS Multinational Species Conservation Funds will continue to provide support on a competitive basis to Congo Basin countries and corresponding landscapes not covered in the priorities outlined below, in future funding cycles.
100% of funding is discretionary.
Federal, State and local government agencies; non-profit, non-governmental organizations; and public and private institutions of higher education, or any of the stated associate entities on behalf of an eligible individual.
Federal, State and local government. agencies; nonprofit, non-governmental organizations; and public and private institutions of higher education. All recipients, both individual and institutional, must have a bank account and have the ability to receive funds directly.
Yes. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
Aplication and Award Process
Preapplication coordination is required.
Environmental impact information is not required for this program.
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. The program announcement and application instructions for this program can be found at the Grants.gov website: http://www.grants.gov. Complete application information can also be found at http://www.fws.gov/international/pdf/notice-of-funding-availability-africa.pdf, or, if unable to access the website, by requesting a paper copy from the Division of International Conservation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041, Telephone: (703) 358-1754. A proposal will not be considered complete if all required elements are not submitted as instructed. U.S. applicants must submit (among other elements) a complete, signed Standard Form 424 Application for Federal Assistance.
Projects are reviewed and competitively selected for funding based on established criteria. Review criteria can be found in the application information at http://www.fws.gov/international/pdf/notice-of-funding-availability-africa.pdf. Once a proposal has been selected for funding, an FWS approving official executes an Assistance Award between the Fish and Wildlife Service and the Recipient. Fully executed Awards are sent to the Recipient either electronically or through the mail. The Division of International Conservation then administers all other aspects of the Assistance Award.
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Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Decisions on funding of project proposals are normally made no later than 180 days after the receipt of the project proposals.
None. However, at the discretion of the Division of international Conservation awards can be modified, e.g.; extended for time or budget changes.
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
Awarded funds must be spent during the approved project period of performance, in accordance with program financial and performance reporting procedures. 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.
Post Assistance Requirements
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 interim reports.
Program may require recipients to submit interim reports annually, semiannually, or quarterly.
Program will detail all performance 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.
Complete reporting requirements can be found at this program's web page at http://www.fws.gov/international/pdf/assistance-award-guidelines.pdf.
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.
Recipient 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.
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 17 $15,170,086; FY 18 est $15,000,000; and FY 19 est $15,000,000 - Project Grants (Discretionary): FY17 $15,170,086; FY18 $15,000,000; FY19 $15,000,000 FY18 and FY19 amounts are estimates based on prior year funding levels.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Variable amounts. Generally $50,000 or less. Higher amounts may be requested.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Awards will be administered in conformance with the 'Assistance Award Guidelines' established by the Division of International Conservation, which uses as its source all applicable award terms and conditions found athttps://edit.doi.gov/pam/programs/financial_assistance/award . The 'Assistance Award Guidelines' can be found on-line at https://www.fws.gov/international/grants-and-reporting/information-for-grantees.html or in hard copy by contacting the Division of International Conservation.
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Region 1, (Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Idaho, Hawaii, Trust Territories of the Pacific) Regional Director: Renne Lohoefener, 911 NE 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97232-4181. Telephone: (503) 872-2716; Fax: (503)231-6118. California Nevada Operations Office Regional Director: Steve Thompson, 2800 Cottage Way, Suite W2606 Sacramento, CA 95825. Telephone: (916) 414-6486; Fax: (916) 414-6464 Region 2 (New Mexico, Arizona, Oklahoma, Texas) Regional Director: Benjamin Tuggle, P.O. Box 1306, Albuquerque, NM 87103. Telephone: (505) 248-6910; Fax: (505) 248-6282. Region 3, (Minnesota, Indiana, Missouri, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Illinois, Iowa). Regional Director, Robyn Thorson Federal Building, 1 Federal Drive, Fort Snelling, MN 55111. Telephone: (612) 713-5284; Fax: (612) 713-5301. Region 4, (Kentucky, Arkansas, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico). Regional Director: Sam Hamilton, 1875 Century Boulevard, Atlanta, GA 30345. Telephone: (404)679-4006 Fax: (404) 679-4000. Region 5, (Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island) Regional Director: Marvin Moriarty, 300 Westgate Center Drive, Hadley, MA 01035. Telephone: (413) 253-8308. Fax: (413) 253-8300. Region 6, (Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, Utah, Wyoming, Kansas, North Dakota, South Dakota) Regional Director, Mitch King, P.O. Box 25486, DFC Denver, CO 80225. Telephone: (303) 236-7920 Fax: (303) 236-8295 Region 7 (Alaska) Regional Director: Tom Melius, 1011 East Tudor Road, Anchorage, AK 99503. Telephone: (907) 786-3306 Fax: (907) 786-3542.
Chief, Division of International Conservation U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, 5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: IA , Falls Church, Virginia 22041-3803 Email: WWB_Africa@fws.gov Phone: (703) 358-1754 Fax: (703) 358-2115.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
A complete list of the criteria used to select projects under this program will be included as part of the Wildlife Without Borders-Africa Notice of Funding Availability and Application Instructions at http://www.fws.gov/international/pdf/notice-of-funding-availability-africa.pdf. Hard copies can be obtained by contacting the Division of International Conservation at (703) 358-1754 or WWB_Africa@fws.gov.
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