The goal of this grants program is to provide funding for specific conservation actions that have a high likelihood of creating durable benefits to amphibian species facing immediate threat of extinction, such as: Protection of at-risk populations; Veterinary/wildlife health interventions; Activities

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related to execution of species survival plans; Strengthening local capacity to conserve the target species; Actions addressing unsustainable exploitation; Efforts to mitigate or stop wildlife-human conflict; and Rehabilitation and rescue.

Proposed project work should occur within the species range, or, if work is to be conducted outside of the range, the proposal should show a clear relevance to its conservation.
Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2017: This program supported a modification to add funds to an award working to prime the immune function of endangered Panama golden frogs prior to reintroduction in Panama.

Fiscal Year 2018: The program does not anticipate any new awards this fiscal year.

Fiscal Year 2019: The program does not anticipate any new awards this fiscal year.


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.





Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
University Of Massachusetts $ 29,973   2015-09-012017-09-30
Smithsonian Institution $ 27,012   2015-09-012017-07-25
Smithsonian Institution $ 28,740   2014-08-152016-09-30
Universidad Nacional Del Centro De La Provincia De Buenos Aires $ 25,000   2015-09-012016-09-30
Paso Pacifico $ 24,994   2015-09-012016-09-30
Madagasikara Voakajy $ 25,000   2014-08-152016-06-30
Universidad Nacional Del Centro De La Provincia De Buenos Aires $ 24,380   2014-08-152015-09-30
Herp Conservation Ghana $ 7,698   2014-09-122015-09-30
Ruppin Academic Center $ 25,000   2014-09-112015-09-30
National Museums Of Kenya $ 0   2011-09-202015-05-13



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2017: The program received 0 applications, and issued 0 new awards. Fiscal Year 2018: The program does not anticipate receiving applications or issuing awards. Fiscal Year 2019: The program does not anticipate receiving applications or issuing awards.

Uses and Use Restrictions

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Project work should occur in countries outside of the United States that have within their boundaries amphibian habitats and be conducted by any person or group with the demonstrated expertise required for the successful implementation of the proposed project.

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Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Applications may be submitted by any non-domestic (outside of the United States) government agency responsible for amphibian conservation and any other U.S.-based or non-domestic public or private organization or institution or individual with demonstrated experience in amphibian conservation.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Non-domestic (outside of the United States) government agencies responsible for amphibian conservation and any other U.S.-based or non-domestic public or private non-governmental organization or institution or individual with demonstrated experience in amphibian conservation.

Credentials/Documentation

Yes. 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. The program announcement and application instructions for this program can be found at the Grants.gov website: http://www.grants.gov. Complete application information can also be found at http://www.fws.gov/international/grants-and-reporting/how-to-apply.html, or, if unable to access the website, by requesting a paper copy from the Division of International Conservation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Room 100, Arlington, VA 22203, Telephone: (703) 358-1754. A proposal will not be considered complete if required elements are not submitted as instructed. U.S. applicants must submit (among other elements) a complete, signed Standard Form 424 Application for Federal Assistance.

Award Procedures

Projects are reviewed and competitively selected for funding based on established criteria. Review criteria can be found in the application information at http://www.fws.gov/international/grants-and-reporting/how-to-apply.html. Once a proposal has been selected for funding, an FWS approving official executes an Assistance Award between the Fish and Wildlife Service and the Recipient. Fully executed Awards are sent to the Recipient either electronically or through the mail. The Division of International Conservation then administers all other aspects of the Assistance Award.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Endangered Species Act, 16 U.S.C. §1531 et seq.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Decisions on funding of project proposals will be made within 180 days after the receipt of the project proposal.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Recipients may request funding for a subsequent year/cycle of a currently funded project. However, these requests are subject to the same submission, review, and approval requirements as all new applications. This program will fund any approved renewal application as new award, not as an amendment to an existing award. Recipients may request approval for budget and project plan revisions of funded projects, including period of performance and reporting due date extensions, in accordance with 2 CFR 200.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have a statutory matching requirement. However, to the extent possible, Federal funds should be matched by non-Federal in-kind or cash contributions. Selection preference is given to projects for which matching funds are available. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Program obligates funds and sends a notice of award to successful applicants. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Recipients request awarded funds as needed and in accordance with 2 CFR 200, Subpart E-Cost Principles, unless otherwise dictated by program-specific legislation/regulation or special award terms. Program will include any special award terms and conditions in the notice of award.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

No program reports are required.

No cash reports are required.

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.

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

Complete reporting requirements can be found at this program's web page at http://www.fws.gov/international/pdf/assistance-award-guidelines.pdf.

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 $4,972; FY 18 est $0; and FY 19 est $0 - Project Grants (Discretionary): FY 17 $4,972.50; FY 18 $0; FY 19 $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

Not Applicable.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

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Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Division of International Conservation U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Department of the Interior 5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: IA, Falls Church, Virginia 22041-3803 Email: wwb_ad@fws.gov Phone: (703)358-1754 Fax: (703)358-2115

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

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