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.
Uses and Use Restrictions
To reimburse state forester or equivalent state agency for technical support provided to qualifying non-industrial, private forest landowners in support of USDA Farm Service Agency and the delivery of the Emergency Forest Restoration Program.
Technical assistance is reimbursed at the pre-approved hourly rate and all invoices are approved by USDA Farm Service Agency prior to reimbursement.
Reimbursement can be for services provided which may include determination of needs, plan development for each practice, supervising the installation of the practice, certification of compliance as prerequisite for payment, furnishing technical assistance to applicant as needed, and checking on practice maintenance during the practice s lifespan.
As directed under The Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013, state foresters or equivalent state officials of states with producers and landowners suffering forest damage from Hurricane Sandy, located in areas that were also named in a Major Disaster Declaration, who meet the program s eligibility requirements qualify for these funds.
Eligible states include: VA, WV, MD, DE, PA, NJ, NY, CT, RI, MA, NH and OH, but not all counties in these states are eligible.
Private landowners suffering forest damage from Hurricane Sandy located in areas that were also named in a Major Disaster Declaration, who meet the program s eligibility requirements qualify for these funds.
Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments, as implemented by 2 CFR 225. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
Aplication and Award Process
Preapplication coordination is required.
Environmental impact information is not required for this program.
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Contact Northeastern Area office at www.na.fs.fed.us.
Established by the Northeastern Area.
Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, Public Law 113-2.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
From 10 to 60 days. State single point of contact will have 30 days from notification of tentative allotments to comment.
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
This program has no matching requirements.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Not to exceed 24 months from the date of Forest Service obligation of funds. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Recipient must submit invoice and receive approval from USDA Farm Service Agency prior to Forest Service reimbursing the recipient.
Post Assistance Requirements
Program reports are not applicable.
Cash reports are not applicable.
Performance reports are required quarterly as detailed in the applicable OMB Circulars and the grant award.
SF-425 must be submitted quarterly as detailed in the applicable OMB Circulars and the grant award.
Performance monitoring is not applicable.
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.
State and other generally accepted accounting systems are permissible, if acceptable to audit and reconciliation. All grantees need to maintain adequate systems for collecting and recording statistical data.
12-1105-0-1-302 - 12-1105.
(Project Grants) FY 12 $0; FY 13 est $23,000,000; and FY 14 est $0
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
OMB Circular Nos. A-102 as implemented by 7 CFR Part 3016, and A-87 as implemented by 2 CFR 225 are applicable to State and local government grantees.
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Mike Huneke
Forest Stewardship Program Coordinator for Northeasterern Area
11 Campus Blvd., Suite 200
Newtown Square, PA 19073
Karl R. Dalla Rosa 1400 Independence Ave SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20250 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 202-205-6206
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