Recovery Act of 2009: Wildland Fire Management

Hazardous fuels reduction, forest health protection, rehabilitation and hazard mitigation activities on Federal lands, and State and private forestry activities including hazardous fuels reduction, forest health and ecosystem improvement activities on State and private lands; wood-to-energy grants to
promote increased utilization of biomass from Federal, State and private lands.

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2009: see http://fs.usda.gov/economicrecovery; www.usaspending.gov; and www.recovery.gov for all USDA and Forest Service ARRA program award information.

Fiscal Year 2010: see http://fs.usda.gov/economicrecovery; www.usaspending.gov; and www.recovery.gov for all USDA and Forest Service ARRA program award information.

Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available


Agency - Department of Agriculture

Established in 1862, the Department of Agriculture serves all Americans through anti-hunger efforts, stewardship of nearly 200 million acres of national forest and rangelands, and through product safety and conservation efforts. The USDA opens markets for American farmers and ranchers and provides food for needy people around the world.



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2009: See http://fs.usda.gov/economicrecovery for details on USDA, Forest Service ARRA program accomplishments. Fiscal Year 2010: See http://fs.usda.gov/economicrecovery for details on USDA, Forest Service ARRA program accomplishments. Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

Hazardous fuels reduction, forest health protection, rehabilitation and hazard mitigation activities on Federal lands, and State and private forestry activities including hazardous fuels reduction, forest health and ecosystem improvement activities on State and private lands; wood-to-energy grants to promote increased utilization of biomass from Federal, State and private lands.

ARRA reporting requirements must be met by all recipients of Recovery Act funding.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

See 70 above for specific project areas under this CFDA.

Applicant eligibility: Nonfederal agencies, state and local governments, non-profit organizations, tribal nations, individuals
Beneficiary Eligibility: Nonfederal agencies, State and local governments, non-profit organizations, tribal nations, individuals and the American Public at large.

Beneficiary Eligibility

In addition to project grants and cooperative agreements, mutual benefit partnership agreements such as Challenge Cost Share Agreements, Participating Agency Agreements, Cooperative Forest Road Agreements have been awarded.

Credentials/Documentation

No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

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

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program.

Award Procedures

All funds have been awarded for this program. No further applications are being considered for award under this CFDA program.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public Law 111-5 ("Recovery Act") For partnership agreements: Cooperative Funds and Deposits Act of December 12, 1975, Public Law 94-148, 16 U.S.C. 565a1 - a3, as further authorized by Division F, Title IV, Section 417 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2008 (Public Law 110-161). (Participating Agreements); Interior and Related Appropriations Act of 1992. (Public Law 102-154, (Challenge Cost-Share Agreements); National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (Public Law 95-113), as amended by the Food Security Act of 1985 (7 U.S.C. 3318, and 3319, Public Law 99-198) and further amended by Public Law 105-198 (Research); Wyden Amendment (Public Law 105-277, Section 323 as amended by Public Law 109-54, Section 434) (Participating Agreements - Watershed restoration); Exempted Agreements: National Forest Roads and Trails Act of October 13, 1964 (16 U.S.C. 532-538, Public Law 88-657) and; Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act of 1998; and Lake Tahoe Restoration Act, Public Law 106-506 as amended; and White Pine County Conservation, Recreation and Development Act of 2006; and Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000, as reauthorized and amended. For project grants/cooperative agreements:
Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1978, Public Law 95-313, 16 U.S.C. 2101 (S&PF); Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002, Public Law 107-171.(S&PF); Public Law 105-277, Division A, Section 101(e), Title III, Section 343 (S&PF); Public Law 110-246, Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008, Title XI - ENERGY, Sections 9012 and 9013 (R&D); Public Law 105-277, Section 323, as amended by Public Law 109-54 and permanently authorized by Public Law 111-11, Section 3001, Watershed Restoration and Enhancement Act (Wyden Authority) (NFS & S&PF); Public Law 109-58, Energy Policy Act of 2005 42 U.S.C.15855 (S&PF & R&D);Public Law 109-432, Title III, Subtitle G, Eastern Nevada Landscape Restoration Project (S&PF); Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000, as reauthorized and amended, Title II RACs.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

No other information.

Renewals

No other information.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula.
Matching Requirements: Percent: 20.%. Depending on the authority under which an award is made, matching requirements may exist. Partnership agreements generally require a minimum 20 percent contribution. Awards provided for activities on State and private lands shall not be subject to matching or cost share requirements.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

No additional funds are available for awards under this CFDA program. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Depending upon the type of assistance (grants or cooperative agreements) or partnership agreements, payments may be made on an advance basis or reimbursable basis as authorized by the specific authority under which the awards are being made.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Accomplishment reports are a requirement of Recovery Act awards.

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)-Sections 1512 and 1609 Reporting Requirements: The report will be posted to www.federalreporting.gov and tied to www.Recovery.gov.

Recipients and their subrecipients (first-tier) must have a Dun and Bradstreet Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number (www.dnb.com) and must maintain active and current profiles in the Central Contractor Registration (www.ccr.gov).

(ARRA 1512, ARRA 1609).

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are due quarterly as published at the www.federalreporting.gov website.

Invoices displaying current expenditures and cumulative expenditures are required in sufficient detail to permit a substantive review, i.e., individual expenditures should be itemized.

Monitoring is an integral part of post award administration.

The purpose of monitoring is to ensure that the recipient meets their programmatic and financial requirements of the award.

There are several types of grant/agreement monitoring functions.

These could include telephone calls, desk reviews, on-site reviews, performance reports, financial and legal reviews, or other tools.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. See http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/circulars/ for more information regarding OMB Circular requirements by entity type.

Records

Accounting records shall be maintained in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles adequate to collect, record and document award-related expenditures. See Section 1514 and 1515 of the Recovery Act.

Financial Information

Account Identification

12-1118-0-1-302.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 09 $0; FY 10 est $500,000,000; FY 11 est $0 - no other information.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$25,000 - $2 million.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

http://www.recovery.gov and the USDA recovery website provide award recipients with access to all OMB guidance and agency-specific guidance applicable to ARRA funding requirements.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Associate Chief, 201 14th Street, SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20024 Phone: (202) 205-1779.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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