National Wetlands Inventory

The EWRA requires the NWI to map wetlands of the nation, digitize the maps, archive and distribute the data, and produce a 10-year national wetlands status and trends report to Congress.

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Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2017: The program priority shifted from creating wetlands maps to initiating the National Wetlands Status and Trends report and determination of wetland change through photointerpretation of aerial imagery.

Fiscal Year 2018: The program priority will remain supporting the National Wetlands Status and Trends report started in 2017 and the determination of wetland change through photointerpretation of aerial imagery.

Fiscal Year 2019: The program priority will remain supporting the National Wetlands Status and Trends report started in 2017 and the determination of wetland change through photointerpretation of aerial imagery.


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.

Regional Wetlands Coordinators: http://www.fws.gov/wetlands/NWI/RWC.html.

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories





Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Association Of State Wetland Managers Inc, The $ 10,000   2015-02-242015-08-24
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Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2017: The program began the five year National Wetlands Status and Trends study and contracts were awarded to companies with demonstrated technical capacity to photo-interpret wetland change through use of aerial imagery. Fiscal Year 2018: The program priority will remain supporting the National Wetlands Status and Trends study started in FY17 and the determination of wetland change through photointerpretation of aerial imagery. Fiscal Year 2019: The program priority will remain supporting the National Wetlands Status and Trends study started in FY17 and the determination of wetland change through photointerpretation of aerial imagery.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds can be used for any purpose authorized under the EWRA.

Depending on appropriations and national priorities, the program has annual discretionary funding for priority mapping projects or status and trends analysis and may use contracts and CESUs (Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units) to complete scope of work specified under the award with substantial involvement of the U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Interagency Agreements ,or contracts for project-level support or products needed.

The Service projects may cover any aspect of inventorying wetlands, including but not limited to training, technology research, and analysis of data.

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Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Organizations receiving financial assistance must be experienced in image-interpretation for wetlands and for arid western riparian for targeted ecosystems using National standards (Cowardin et al.

1979 and Wetlands Mapping Standard 2009); in wetlands mapping or delivery research or technologies, or in supporting activities (e.g.

mapping standards training or analysis) for wetlands mapping; or have the project-specific imagery or ancillary data needed for wetlands mapping.

Based on Agency need, financial assistance, in general, is available to qualified Americans, profit or nonprofit corporations or institutions, domestic organizations, and Federal, State, Tribal, Territorial, and local agencies.

Beneficiary Eligibility

The American public, and Federal, State, Tribal, Territorial, and local agencies, profit and nonprofit corporations or institutions benefit from having wetlands geospatial data to help inform decision making for clean water, fish and wildlife conservation, wetlands conservation, landscape-level planning, green infrastructure, and urban, rural, infrastructure, and energy development.

Credentials/Documentation

If we provide financial assistance to States or Tribes, OMB Circular A-87 may apply. 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.

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Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. There is no external application or award process. The Service funds projects based on changing national program priorities.

Award Procedures

N/A.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Emergency Wetlands Resources Act - National Wetlands Inventory, 16 U.S.C. §3901 and §§3931-3932.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

N/A.

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

N/A. 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

Reports

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.

At a minimum, the recipient is required to submit a final SF-425, Federal Financial Report within 90 days of the end of the award period of performance.

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

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

Entities must maintain Federally-required financial records; see Grants.gov.

Financial Information

Account Identification

14-1611-0-1-302.

Obigations

(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 17 $400,000; FY 18 est $50,000; and FY 19 est $50,000 - Project Grants (Discretionary): FY17 $400,000; FY18 $50,000; FY19 $50,000 FY18 and FY19 amounts are estimated on prior year average amounts.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$30,000-$532,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Regional Wetlands Coordinators: http://www.fws.gov/wetlands/NWI/RWC.html.

Headquarters Office

Chief, Division of Budget and Technical Assistance U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: AES, Falls Church, Virginia 22041-3803 Phone: (703) 358-2171.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.


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