National Fire Plan-Wildland Urban Interface Community Fire Assistance

To implement the National Fire Plan and assist communities at risk from catastrophic wildland fires by providing assistance in the following areas: Provide community programs that develop local capability including; assessment and planning, mitigation activities, and community and homeowner education
and action; plan and implement hazardous fuels reduction activities, monitoring or maintenance associated with such hazardous fuels reduction activities, on federal land, or on adjacent nonfederal land for activities that mitigate the threat of catastrophic fire to communities and natural resources in high risk areas; enhance local and small business employment opportunities for rural communities; enhance the knowledge and fire protection capability of rural fire districts by providing assistance in education, and mitigation methods on a cost share basis.
Related Programs


Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2015: Assistance used to help the NPS support community based efforts addressing defensible space and fuels management issues; supported outreach and education efforts associated with fuels management and risk reduction activities; and increased the effectiveness of rural fire protection.

Fiscal Year 2016: No information available.

Fiscal Year 2017: No information available.


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.

See Catalog Appendix IV for addresses.



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2015: One county in California, as well as the State of California and Minnesota received funding under the program. Fiscal Year 2016: No information available. Fiscal Year 2017: No information available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Hazard reduction activities are restricted to Federal lands, or adjacent nonfederal land for activities that benefit resources on Federal land.

Assistance can be used to help the NPS support community based efforts addressing defensible space and fuels management issues; support outreach and education efforts associated with fuels management and risk reduction activities; and increase the effectiveness of rural fire protection.

Funding is highly variable each fiscal year.

For further information, please contact the regional office.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

States and local governments at risk as published in the Federal Register, Indian Tribes, public and private education institutions, nonprofit organizations.

Beneficiary Eligibility

States and local governments at risk as published in the Federal Register, Indian Tribes, public and private education institutions, nonprofit organizations.

Credentials/Documentation

2 CFR Part 200, in its entirety, applies to this program. 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

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.

Award Procedures

Wildland Urban Interface community projects are reviewed at Region level and funding recommendations are made through each Region?s annual work plan. Final budget approvals rest with the Regional Director or Park Unit Manager.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2001, Title IV, Public Law 106-291; 16 USC 1f, NPS Challenge Cost Share.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Award time varies depending on the type of complexity of the project.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. The program has no matching requirements, however, matching funds by the applicant are encouraged and those projects are more heavily weighted in the selection process. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

No specific restrictions apply, however, most projects are funded on a year-to-year basis and funds are normally expended during the current fiscal year. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Frequency of recipient payment will be determined for each awarded assistance agreement at time of award.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Unless otherwise stated in the award document, recipients are required to submit quarterly, semi-annual or annual performance reports 30 days following the end of the reporting period.

For any grant or cooperative agreement that is terminated, transferred to a new grantee, or will not be extended, grantees must submit a final performance report 90 days after the end date of grant performance.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

Recipients are required to submit quarterly, SF-425, Federal Financial Reports 30 days following the end of the reporting period unless otherwise stated in the award document .

A final SF-425 is required 90 days after the end date of grant performance.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

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

Per 2 CFR Part 200.333 ? 200.337.

Financial Information

Account Identification

14-1125-0-1-302.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 15 $27,512; FY 16 est $100,000; and FY 17 est $100,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range: $7,000 - $20,000.00 Average: $20,000.00.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

NPS's wildland urban interface community assistance program is guided by the provisions of the National Fire Plan. A variety of public information on this plan is available by contacting the appropriate Regional Office or the National Interagency Fire Center's web site at: http://www.nifc.gov. 2 CFR, Part 200, 43 CFR, OMB Circulars, standard forms, and program information

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. See Catalog Appendix IV for addresses.

Headquarters Office

Jeff Scott National Park Service , National Interagency Fire Center, 3833 S. Development Ave.,, Boise, Idaho 83705 Phone: (208) 387-5206

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Criteria used to select assistance proposals are based on their ability to reduce the risk of wildland fire to community values and to increase the capabilities of rural fire organizations, in the vicinity of Federal lands.


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