Recovery Act Funds - Habitat Enhancement, Restoration and Improvement.

To provide technical and financial assistance to identify, protect, conserve, manage, enhance or restore habitat or species on both public and proviate lands.

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Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2017: This program is no longer active.

Fiscal Year 2018: This program is no longer active.

Fiscal Year 2019: This program is no longer active.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.

Please visit www.fws.gov to locate the Regional and Local Office contacts.
Website Address

http://www.fws.gov





Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Undisclosed Recipient $ 20,000   2010-05-202025-05-20
Natural Lands Institute $ 8,000   2009-08-072024-08-07
The Prairie Enthusiasts $ 25,000   2010-01-082019-11-30
The Nature Conservancy $ 17,500   2009-09-292019-09-29
Undisclosed Recipient $ 5,000   2009-08-122019-08-12
National Rifle Association Of $ 40,000   2009-08-012019-08-01
Vermejo Park Llc $ 35,000   2009-08-012019-08-01
Cole, A T $ 35,700   2009-08-012019-08-01
C.r. Evans $ 25,000   2009-08-012019-08-01
Undisclosed Recipient $ 8,800   2009-07-152019-07-15



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2017: This program is no longer active. Fiscal Year 2018: This program is no longer active. Fiscal Year 2019: This program is no longer active.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Assistance is provided to fund projects that improve habitat and/or any related activity necessary to accomplish this goal.

Funds may be used for habitat assessments, protection and restoration of public and private land and may include alternative/renewable energy efficient projects.

Funds may also be used to encourage public usage by providing access and education.

Providing fish passage and stocking of fish from National and/or State Fish Hatcheries and advising on wildlife management techniques may be management tools considered.

Working with interns on habitat restoration projects is acceptable.

100% of funds are discretionary.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Not applicable.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Not applicable.

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. The application procedures are specified in www.grants.gov, which require, at a minimum, the submission of a project proposal along with the completed SF 424 Application for Federal Assistance.

Award Procedures

The Regional Director of the Fish and Wildlife Service or the designee will approve or disapprove proposed projects. Regional Offices are responsible for notification of grant approval to the grantee by return of a completed agreement.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Pub.L. 111?5; Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, 16 U.S.C. §§661-666; Sikes Act, 16 U.S.C. §§670a-670o; Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, 16 U.S.C. §3101; Fish and Wildlife Act, 16 U.S.C §742 et seq.; Marine Mammal Protection Act, 16 U.S.C. §§1361-1421; Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act, 16 U.S.C. §§4701-4741; Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act, 16 U.S.C. §941; Endangered Species Act, 16 U.S.C. §1531 et seq.; and Partners for Fish and Wildlife Act, 16 U.S.C. §§3771-3774.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 30 to 60 days. Approximately 45 working days after receipt, dependent upon the complexity of the Cooperative Agreement.

Appeals

None.

Renewals

Projects may be renewed as needed, if justified and if funds are available.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching Requirements: No matching is required, however, matching funds are encouraged to allow for additional restoration. This program does not have MOE requirements. .

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

The Recovery Act places restrictions on the time permitted to spend the money awarded. The Regional Office Contact Person can further explain the restrictions placed upon the time period to fully spend the money awarded under the project. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: The release of assistance award funds may vary depending upon the recipient. The Regional Office Contact Person can further explain the procedures for requiring either lump sum or quarterly payment methods.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Projects funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 will have additional performance reporting requirements as described in the award terms and conditions, announcement packages available on www.grants.gov, and Recovery.gov.

Financial Status Report, using the Federal Financial Report (SF-425), are required for each grant or grant segment annually within 90 days after the anniversary date and/or end date of the agreement.

Additional recipient reporting requirements of the Recovery Act will be identified in the agreement.

A Performance Report is required for each grant or grant segment annually within 90 days after the anniversary date and/or end date of the agreement.

Additional recipient reporting requirements of the Recovery Act will be identified in the agreement.

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 awarded cooperative agreement. Records, accounts and supporting documents must be retained for 3 years after submission of final financial and performance reports. If questions, such as those raised as the results of audits, remain following the 3-year period, recipients must retain records until all matters are resolved.

Financial Information

Account Identification

14-1613-1-1-302 - 1403101613 TAFS, 105R Fund Code; 14-1610-1-1-302 - 1409101610 TAFS, 109R Fund Code.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) 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 is no longer active. No new funding for this program is expected. CFDA should remain active 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

Not Applicable.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Please visit www.fws.gov to locate the Regional and Local Office contacts.

Headquarters Office

Assistant Director, Fisheries and Habitat Conservation, Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street, N.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20240 Phone: (202) 208-6394 Fax: (202) 208-4674.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Program specific criteria is specified in the announcements of the individual financial assistance programs.



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