Cooperative Landscape Conservation

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Fiscal Year 2017: Urban Monarch Landscape Conservation Design Project - The Field Museum has worked with other monarch conservation partners in four other cities to develop a guidebook of monarch conservation engagement strategies.

The goals of this project are to further refine the geospatial tools and social engagement strategies.

The objectives are to put the Guidebook to work in specific contexts throughout the Chicago metropolitan region, northwest Indiana, and regional partners in other parts of the monarch flyway.

Fiscal Year 2018: No awards anticipated.

Fiscal Year 2019: No awards anticipated.


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.

The list of contacts for each LCC can be accessed on the Internet at: http://www.fws.gov/science/shc/lccinfocontacts.html.

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories





Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Great Lakes Fishery Commission $ 254,000   2016-07-012020-09-30
Ducks Unlimited, Inc. $ 35,451   2017-10-012020-06-30
University Of Oklahoma $ 32,004   2015-01-262020-01-25
Superior Watershed Partnership $ 171,634   2017-10-012019-09-30
Micronesia Conservation Trust $ 120,000   2016-09-012019-09-30
Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition $ 14,895   2017-06-212019-06-30
Fish And Wildlife, Oregon Department Of $ 26,159   2016-09-192018-12-31
Midwest Assoc Of Fish & Wildlife $ 130,388   2016-07-152018-12-31
Natural Resources, South Carolina Department Of $ 6,954   2012-08-022018-09-30
Wildlife Foundation Of Florida, Inc. $ 337,753   2013-08-302018-08-30



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2017: Program received 47 applications and issued 24 awards. Fiscal Year 2018: Program does not anticipate issuing any awards. Fiscal Year 2019: Program does not anticipate issuing any awards.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Support will be provided for LCC-prioritized projects to include: decision-support tools to inform management plans/decisions and ESA Recovery Plans, conservation delivery strategies and actions, and landscape-scale conservation strategies that can direct management expenditures where they have the greatest effect and lowest relative cost.

This program is administered in compliance with the Federal Grants and Cooperative Agreements Act of 1977, as amended.

These funds may not be used towards training U. S. Federal Government personnel.

100% of funds are discretionary.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

None.

Beneficiary Eligibility

None.

Credentials/Documentation

. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

An environmental impact statement is required for this program.

An environmental impact assessment is required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Funding opportunity announcements and complete application instructions are posted online at Grants.gov at http://www.grants.gov. All applicants must submit a complete, signed Standard Form 424, Application for Federal Assistance.

Award Procedures

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Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Endangered Species Act, 16 U.S.C. §1531 et seq.; National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997, Pub.L. 105-57, 111 STAT. 1256(b)(5); Fish and Wildlife Act, 16 U.S.C. §742 et seq. (not including 742 d-1); Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 16 U.S.C. §2901 et seq.; and Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, 16 U.S.C.661-666; The National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997 (P.L. 105-57).; The Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 (16 U.S.C. 742a-742j, not including 742 d-1; Stat. 1119), as amended; The National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997 (P.L. 105-57).; Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531-1544, 87 Stat. 884); Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 2901-2911; 94 Stat. 1322), Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act of 1958, 16 U.S.C.661-667(e).; Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531-1544, 87 Stat. 884).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Typically within 180 days of proposal receipt.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

None. However; at the request of the recipient and as approved by USFWS, active awards may be amended (e.g., time extensions or budget changes).

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. However, to the extent possible, recipient in-kind and/or cash match is encouraged. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Project period of performance may be up to five years. 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, or as otherwise prescribed in program-specific legislation or special award terms.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Performance reports are to be submitted in accordance with the specific reporting requirements as detailed in the Award document.

At a minimum, a performance report will be required annually, within 30 calendar days after the annual anniversary date.

Final performance reports are required within 90 calendar days from the end date of the award.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

SF-425, Federal Financial Reports are to be submitted in accordance with the specific reporting requirements as detailed in the Award document.

At a minimum, a financial report will be required annually, within 30 calendar days after the annual anniversary date.

Final SF-425, Federal Financial Reports are required within 90 calendar days from the end date of the award.

Recipients are responsible for monitoring and reporting performance of each award and sub-award under this program in accordance with 2 CFR 200 and 2 CFR Part 170.

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. Cost records must be maintained separately for each grant. Records, accounts, and supporting documents must be retained for three years after submission of the final reports.

Financial Information

Account Identification

14-1611-0-1-302.

Obigations

(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 17 $1,630,963; FY 18 est $0; and FY 19 est $0 - Project Grants (Discretionary): FY17 $1,630,963; FY18 $0; FY19 $0 No new funding for this program is expected. CFDA should remain active through FY19 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

Range is $1,000 - $1,000,000. Average award amount varies by project type and duration.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Per http://www.doi.gov/parnlTermsandConditions.htrnl, acceptance of a Federal Financial award from the Department of the Interior carries with it the responsibility to be aware of and comply with the terms and conditions of the award. Acceptance is defined as starting work, drawing down funds, or accepting the award via electronic means. Awards are based on the application submitted to, and as approved by the Department of the Interior and are subject to the terms and conditions incorporated in to the Award either directly or by reference to the following: Program legislation/regulation, assurances, special conditions, the Code of Federal Regulations, and other regulatory requirements, as applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. The list of contacts for each LCC can be accessed on the Internet at: http://www.fws.gov/science/shc/lccinfocontacts.html.

Headquarters Office

Anna-Marie York U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, 5275 Leesburg Pike MS: SA, Falls Church, Virginia 22041-3803 Email: anna-marie_york@fws.gov Phone: (703)358-1881

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Proposed projects will be selected on the basis of how well they meet the program and/or project-specific criteria detailed in individual Landscape Conservation Cooperative funding opportunity postings. Criteria will vary depending on the scope of the program or project for which applications are being accepted.



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