Fish and Wildlife Coordination and Assistance

To implement: a) legislation mandating specific conservation and/or environmental project activity(ies), including, but not limited to, financial assistance funding for special appropriations projects to a designated recipient(s); and/or b) unfunded Congressional mandates, i.e., funding limited to costs

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associated with actual program/project implementation, not administrative costs.
Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2017: Award F17AC00856 will provide support to FWS partners studying the connectivity of fish populations across multiple states in the Pacific Northwest.

F17AP00100 will improve FWS coordination with multiple agencies to assess progress being made to respond to White Nose Syndrome in bats.

F17AP00379 will help Brazilian partners assess the effects of hunting on shorebirds in coastal Brazil.

Fiscal Year 2018: F18AC00052 will provide funding to a FWS partner for the restoration of the Clarks River watershed for the benefit of the American people.

Additional grants will support FWS partners in their resources management efforts.

Fiscal Year 2019: Awards will support FWS partners in resources management efforts.


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.

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories





Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Nature Conservancy (the) $ 15,000   2018-05-082022-11-30
Manomet, Inc. $ 18,000   2017-06-302022-06-30
Terra Peninsular, A.c. $ 80,000   2018-10-012020-09-30
Integral Ecology Research Center $ 20,969   2017-09-012020-09-30
Point Reyes Bird Observatory $ 48,000   2018-10-012020-09-30
National Fish And Wildlife Foundation $ 3,609,515   2015-05-012020-09-30
Integral Ecology Research Center $ 8,500   2018-08-012020-09-30
Manomet, Inc. $ 91,606   2018-10-012020-09-30
Asociacion Para El Estudio Y Conservacion De Las Aves Acuaticas En Colombia $ 33,880   2018-09-012020-08-31
Centro De Ornitologia Y Biodiversidad - Corbidi $ 61,688   2018-09-012020-08-31



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2017: 12 new awards. Fiscal Year 2018: 85 awards (estimated). Fiscal Year 2019: 85 awards (estimated).

Uses and Use Restrictions

To fulfill the intent of Congress as specified in legislation authorizing the Agency to obligate and manage financial assistance funds; special appropriations projects; and awards for purposes consistent with the mission, expertise, and goals of the Agency.

100% of funding is discretionary.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eligibility is limited to entity(ies) designated by the authorizing legislation.

Beneficiary Eligibility

The general public benefits from the conservation and environmental efforts as identified by the authorizing legislation.

Credentials/Documentation

Applicant(s) must have financial and internal controls systems in place to manage/segregate Federal funds and report expenditures under the terms and conditions of the award(s). 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.

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 Coordination Act, 16 U.S.C. 661-666; Fish and Wildlife Act, 16 U.S.C. 742 et seq.; Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 16 U.S.C. 2901 et seq.; Fish and Wildlife Improvement Act, 16 U.S.C. 753; Endangered Species Act, 16 U.S.C. 1531 et. seq.; and Migratory Bird Treaty Act, 16 U.S.C. 703 et seq.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Deadlines will vary, and will be specified in the funding opportunities posted under this program on Grants.gov (http://www.grants.gov).

Appeals

None.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

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. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: 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 $3,118,839; FY 18 est $10,750,000; and FY 19 est $10,750,000 - Project Grants (Discretionary): FY17 $3,118,839.18 awarded; FY18 est $10,750,000.00; FY19 est $10,750,000.

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.

Headquarters Office

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

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

As specified by the authorizing legislation or Congressional action.



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