Invasive Species

To encourage coordination and integration of efforts between the U.S.

Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and interested parties to accomplish successful prevention or management of invasive species.

Projects must conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife and plants for the continuing

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benefit of the American people.
Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2017: Examples of Funded projects include vegetation surveys at the Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge and the Great Marsh Perennial Pepperweed Eradication Project.

Fiscal Year 2018: Program anticipates funding projects similar to those in FY17 that address issues surrounding the management of invasive species.

Fiscal Year 2019: Program anticipates funding projects similar to those in prior fiscal years that address issues surrounding the management of invasive species.


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 Regional offices.
Website Address

http://www.fws.gov


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Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2017: Program issued 7 awards. Fiscal Year 2018: Program anticipates receiving applications and issuing awards at a similar level to prior fiscal years. Fiscal Year 2019: Program anticipates receiving applications and issuing awards at a similar level to prior fiscal years.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds may be used for approved projects on or off Service lands within the landscape of FWS property or projects that facilitate the prevention, identification, management, or eradication of invasive species.

Funding estimated at $200,500 per year.

100%.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Applicants may be State and local governments, educational institutions, private and public nonprofit organizations, and institutions and private individuals which support the mission of the Service.

Beneficiary Eligibility

State and local governments; private and public nonprofit organizations; other private and public organizations; and private individuals who support the mission of the Service.

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 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.

Award Procedures

The Regional Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service or designee approves or disapproves submitted proposals. Criteria for selection are outlined in the funding announcement and application package posted to Grants.gov. Successful applicant(s) will be notified after selection and confirmation of available funding. An applicant(s) should not initiate a project in expectation of USFWS funding, nor should they purchase materials or begin work until such time as they receive the final award document signed by an authorized Service 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; and National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act, 16 U.S.C. §§668dd-ee.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Awards are anticipated within 90 days or less.

Appeals

Contact the headquarters or regional office.

Renewals

Contact the headquarters or regional office.

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

Project awards are generally from one to five years, depending on the complexity of the project and availability of funds. The five year restriction on the length of time is due to the period of availability of funds, which is limited to the five-year rule. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: .

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

No program reports are required.

No cash reports are required.

All projects and activities are monitored for progress and compliance with the agreed upon scope of work.

Recipients of funding are required to submit semi-annual financial reports (SF-425, Federal Financial Report).

Performance reports are due within 30 days of the award anniversary date.

Final performance and financial reports are due within 90 days of the end date of the award period of performance.

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

Records are required to be maintained for three years following submission of the final expenditure report.

Financial Information

Account Identification

14-1611-0-1-302.

Obigations

(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 17 $495,000; FY 18 est $350,000; and FY 19 est $350,000 - Project Grants (Discretionary): FY17 $495,000; FY18 $350,000; FY19 $350,000. FY18 and FY19 amounts are estimates based on prior year funding levels only.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range: $9,000 - $200,000 Average: $45,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Contact Regional offices.

Headquarters Office

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Wildlife Refuge System, Department of the Interior, 5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: NWRS,, Falls Church, Virginia 22041-3803 Phone: (703) 358-1744 Fax: (703) 358-2248.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Proposals are evaluated on the basis of lasting effect on conservation, preservation, wildlife and their habitats.



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