Southwest Forest Health and Wildfire Prevention

(1) To enhance the capacity to develop, transfer, apply, monitor, and regularly update practical science-based forest restoration treatments that will reduce the risk of severe wildfires, and improve the health of dry forest and woodland ecosystems in the interior West; (2) to synthesize and adapt scientific
findings from conventional research programs to the implementation of forest and woodland restoration on a landscape scale; (3) to facilitate the transfer of interdisciplinary knowledge required to understand the socioeconomic and environmental impacts of wildfire on ecosystems and landscapes; (4) to require the Institutes established under this Act to collaborate with Federal agencies to use ecological restoration and wildfire treatments; (5) to assist land managers in restoration-based applications and new management technologies; (6) to provide technical assistance to collaborative efforts by affected entities; and (7) to assist Federal and non-Federal land managers in providing information to the public on the role of fire and fire management.

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.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Walter Dunn, Southwestern Regional Office, 333 Broadway Boulevard SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102 E-mail wdunn@fs.fed.us Phone: (505) 842-3425.


Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

To require the Institutes established under this Act to collaborate with Federal agencies - (A) to use ecological restoration treatments to reverse declining forest health and reduce the risk of severe wildfires across the forest landscape; and (B) to design, implement, monitor, and regularly revise representative wildfire treatments based on the use of adaptive ecosystem management.

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No funds made available under this Act shall be used to pay costs of constructing any facilities.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

none.

Beneficiary Eligibility

One (1) Institute each of (A) the State of Arizona, to be located at Northern Arizona University; (B) the State of New Mexico, to be located at New Mexico Highlands University, while engaging the full resources of the consortium of universities represented in the Institute of Natural Resource Analysis and Management (INRAM); and (C) the State of Colorado, to be located at Colorado State University.

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

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Institutes shall submit a Federal Financial Assistance application SF-424 annually based on the amount of appropriated funds each fiscal year.

Award Procedures

None.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Southwest Forest Health and Wildfire Prevention Act, Public Law 108-317.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

none.

Appeals

none.

Renewals

none.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

not applicable. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Method of awarding/releasing assistance: advance/reimbursable payments.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Accomplishment reports as set forth in the annual award letter are required.

No cash reports are required.

Progress reports are not applicable.

No cash reports are required.

Actual expenditures are detailed on each request for reimbursement and/or advance liquidation request.

The Forest Service program manager shall conduct monitoring activities to track program accomplishments.

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.

Records

Institutes shall maintain programmatic and accounting records applicable to each annual award for a period of not less than 3 years after the completion of all activities thereunder.

Financial Information

Account Identification

12-1105-0-1-302.

Obigations

(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 09 $2,600,000; FY 10 est $2,000,000; FY 11 est $0 - No estimates are available at this time for FY 2011.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

not applicable.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

National Fire Plan; the report entitled "Protecting People and Sustaining Resources in Fire-Adapted Ecosystems - A Cohesive Strategy" (65 Fed. Reg. 67480); and the report entitled "10-Year Comprehensive Strategy: A Collaborative Approach for Reducing Wildland Fire Risks to Communities and the Environment" of the Western Governor s Association.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Walter Dunn, Southwestern Regional Office, 333 Broadway Boulevard SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102 E-mail wdunn@fs.fed.us Phone: (505) 842-3425.

Headquarters Office

Patricia S. Palmer, 1621 N. Kent Street, Suite 707 RPE, Arlington, Virginia 22209 Email: patriciapalmer@fs.fed.us Phone: (703) 605-4776.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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