Eastern Nevada Landscape Restoration Project (ENLRP)

To enter into domestic grants with Eastern Nevada Landscape Coalition, Great Basin Institute or other willing participants for reducing hazardous fuels and restoring native rangeland and woodland within White Pine and Lincoln counties in the state of Nevada.


Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2009: Plant and wildlife surveys for White Pine Sagebrush Restoration Project Area.
Plant and wildlife surveys in the White Pine County Wilderness Road Rehabilitation Project Area.
Plant surveys for North Schell Restoration Project Area.
Vegetation and soil survey data collection for analysis for Ward Mountain and Schell Creek Range on the Ely Ranger District.

Fiscal Year 2010: none at this time.

Fiscal Year 2011: none at this time.


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.

Intermountain Region, 324 25th Street, Ogden, Utah 84401 Attention: Grants and Agreement or.


Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Projects that support the Great Basin Restoration Initiative through the implementation of the Eastern Nevada Landscape Restoration Project and ensure resilient and healthy ecosystems in the Great Basin by restoring native plant communities and natural mosaic on the landscape that function within the parameters of natural fire regimes in White Pine and Lincoln counties in the state of Nevada.

Activities may include scientific analyses, hazardous fuels and mechanical treatments and related work.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

The Eastern Nevada Landscape Coalition, Great Basin Institute and other entities.

Beneficiary Eligibility

none.

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. The standard application forms as furnished by the Federal agency and required by OMB Circular No. A-102, as implemented by 7 CFR Part 3016 and 7 CFR Part 3019, must be used for this program (i.e., SF-424).

Award Procedures

The Forest Service and cooperator mutually agree to projects that are appropriate.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 Title III - White Pine County Conservation, Recreation and Development, Subtitle G - Eastern Nevada Landscape Restoration Project , Public Law 109-432.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

none.

Appeals

none.

Renewals

Submit written request and SF-424 application and SF-424A (as applicable) to amend amount or length of commitment; other requirements may be established by the affected Forest Headquarters, Regional or Washington Office.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

none. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: advance and/or reimbursable payments.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

As specified in the award document.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

Upon submission of request for reimbursement and/or advance liquidation, expenditures shall be itemized in accordance with the financial plan incorporated in the award document.

The recipient and the Forest Service shall conduct monitoring activities to ensure accomplishment of stated objectives.

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

All related data, information, records, and accounts shall be retained for 3 years beyond the date of submission of final financial reports.

Financial Information

Account Identification

12-1106-0-1-302 - 12-14X5232 - varies by project and funding availability.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 09 $0; FY 10 est $140,000; FY 11 est $335,000 - Not separately identifiable.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Varies by type of project and funding availability.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

OMB Circular Nos. A-102 as implemented by 7 CFR Part 3016, are applicable to State and Local Governments and Indian Tribes, and A-87 (relocated to 2 CFR Part 225); OMB Circular Nos. A-110 as implemented by 7 CFR Part 3019, are applicable to Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and other Non-Profit Organizations, A-21 (relocated to 2 CFR Part 220) for Educational Institutions and A-122 (relocated to 2 CFR Part 230) for Non-Profit Organizations; and 48 CFR Part 31.2 for Private Landowners.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Intermountain Region, 324 25th Street, Ogden, Utah 84401 Attention: Grants and Agreement or.

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

Domestic Grants are negotiated on the basis of project objectives to be achieved, with emphasis on restoration, protection, and enhancement of fish and wildlife habitat, and other resources on public and private land, the reduction of risk from natural disaster where public safety is threatened, or a combination thereof or both that benefit these resources within the watershed; and funding is available.



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