Hawaii Stock Management Program

Multi-year effort to develop and test the technology of a marine stock management program in Hawaii.

The marine hatchery- and-release stock enhancement concept may afford the State of Hawaii a powerful management option for protecting and enhancing some of Hawaii's depleted nearshore fishery resources.

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Office - Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center: Bruce Mundy, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, 2570 Dole Street, Honolulu, HI 96822.

Telephone: (808) 983-5374.

Fax: (808) 983-2902.

E-mail: Bruce.Mundy@noaa.gov.


Program Accomplishments

The long-term goals of the Hawaii Stock Management program is to evaluate marine stock enhancement technology to replenish depleted populations of near shore fish in Hawaii.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds are to be used to develop and test the technology for a marine stock management program in Hawaii.

This Hawaii Stock Management project is developing and testing technology for replenishing depleted near shore (marine) populations.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Private nonprofit institutions operating for scientific purposes.

Beneficiary Eligibility

The beneficiaries of the Hawaiian stock management program would be anyone/general public.

Credentials/Documentation

Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular Nos. A-21 for institutions of higher education, A-87 for State and local governments, and A-122 for nonprofit organizations.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

Proposals are submitted through Grants.Gov. Applicants will need to enter the Funding Opportunity Number and/or CFDA number to access the application package and instructions. Application package will then be submitted directly to the (Name of your Office - Example Coastal Services Center). Proposals are subject to the requirements of 15 CFR Parts 14 and 24, as applicable.

Award Procedures

Projects approved for funding will be submitted to the NOAA Grants Office for review and approval.

Deadlines

Completed application package must be received at the following address at least 90 days before the requested start date of the project: National Marine Fisheries Service, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2570 Dole Street, Honolulu, HI 96822.

Authorization

Magnuson Fishery Conservation and Management Act, 16 U.S.C. 1854(e).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Approval time for awards is expected to range from 90 to 150 days. That includes processing of the award through the NMFS, NOAA Grants and DOC.

Appeals

None.

Renewals

None.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Projects are funded at up to 100 percent Federal share.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Awards are normally for a 12 month period. Financial status reports are completed and submitted. Funds are released in advance or by reimbursement, as agreed to in the Standard Terms and Conditions document required for each grant.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Semiannual progress and financial reports are due 30 days after each calendar half.

An annual report is due 90 days after each award period.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), recipients that are States, Local Governments, Nonprofit Organizations (to include Hospitals), and Institutions of Higher Learning shall be subject to the audit requirements contained in the Single Audit Act Amendments of 1996 (31 U.S.C. 7501-7507). Commercial organizations shall be subject to the audit requirements as stipulated in the award document.

Records

All financial and programmatic records, supporting documents, statistical reports, and other records of grantees or subgrantees are required to be retained in accordance with provisions of OMB Circular No. A-ll0 for institutions of higher education or other nonprofit organizations and with 15 CFR Part 24 for State and local governments. Generally, a recipient is required to retain records relating to a particular grant for three (3) years from the date of submission of the final financial report. In cases where litigation, claim or an audit is initiated prior to expiration of the three-year period, records must be retained until the action and resolution of any issues associated with it are complete or until the end of the three-year retention period; whichever is latest.

Financial Information

Account Identification

13-1450-0-1-306.

Obigations

(Grants and Cooperative Agreements) FY 07 $500,000; FY 08 est not available; and FY 09 est not reported.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$438,900 to $474,500. Average: $456,700 per year.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Allowable cost will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular A-87 for State and local governments and Indian Tribes; OMB Circular A-122 for nonprofit and for- profit organizations; OMB Circular A-21 for institutions of higher education; and 48 CFR Part 31 for commercial organizations. Financial assistance management will be in accordance with 15 CFR Part 14 for institutions of higher education, hospitals, and other non-profit and commercial organizations, and with 15 CFR Part 24 for State and local governments.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center: Bruce Mundy, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, 2570 Dole Street, Honolulu, HI 96822. Telephone: (808) 983-5374. Fax: (808) 983-2902. E-mail: Bruce.Mundy@noaa.gov.

Headquarters Office

Not applicable.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Proposals are selected from several sources: Unsolicited proposals; special solicitations in the Federal Register or Commerce Business Daily; or Congressionally-mandated projects. Regardless of source, proposals must undergo rigorous technical review and comply with all OMB, DOC, and NOAA grants policies and procedures.



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