Alaska Migratory Bird Co-Management Council

To facilitate and administer regional programs to involve subsistence hunters of migratory birds in the management and regulation of migratory birds.

Examples of Funded Projects

The set-up and maintenance of 11 regional management bodies serving the Alaska Migratory Bird Co-Management Council.


Agency - Department of the Interior

The Department of the Interior protects and provides access to the Nation's natural and cultural heritage, including responsibilities to Indian tribes and island communities. Departmental goals include resource protection and usage, overseeing recreational opportunities, serving communities and excellence in management.

Office - See Appendix IV for addresses.


Program Accomplishments

Regional management bodies have been established and maintained with semi-annual meetings held to provide vital local input to the Alaska Migratory Bird Co-Management Council. Council representatives were elected by the regional management bodies. Travel has been supported for regional representatives to attend Alaska Migratory Bird Co-Management Council and committee meetings, as well as represent the program at national Flyway Council and Fish and Wildlife Service Regulations Committee meetings. Outreach activities have been sponsored to reach the rural villages within the region.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds will be used to help offset travel, administrative and associated expenses required to establish a regional migratory bird subsistence program in keeping with the recently amended Migratory Bird Treaty.

This regional program will become a part of the statewide (Alaska) and national migratory bird management program, for which the - Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has responsibility.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Native American Organizations, Public nonprofit institutions/organizations, other public institutions/organizations, Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments, and Local governments.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Native American Organizations, Public nonprofit institutions/organizations, Federally recognized Indian Tribal Governments, local governments, and Alaska Native American Indians.

Credentials/Documentation

None.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

None.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

Awards are made on a non-competitive basis pursuant to the authorities mandated in the 1997 Migratory Bird Treaty Act Amendment Protocols. Applicant must complete the Standard Form (SF) 424, SF 424A and SF 424B.

Award Procedures

The Executive Officer for the Alaska Migratory Bird Co-Management Council reviews the applications and makes recommendations. The process ends with concurrence by the Service.

Deadlines

None.

Authorization

Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act of 1958, 16 U.S.C. 661 to 666C; Migratory Bird Treaty Act, 16 U.S.C. 703 et seq.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not applicable.

Appeals

None.

Renewals

Renewals are available annually, and are based on available funding levels.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Not applicable.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Awards must be spent during the approved period of performance of the grant agreement.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Progress and financial status reports are to be submitted in accordance with terms and conditions of the grant agreement.

Additional reports, such as meeting agendas and summaries, may be required.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular A-133 (Revised June 27, 2003) "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations," nonfederal entities that receive 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 A-133.

Records

Records for grants awarded to State and Local Governments will be maintained in accordance with the provisions of 43 CFR Part 12, Subpart C, "Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State and Local Governments." Records for grants awarded to institutions of higher education and other nonprofit organizations will be maintained in accordance with the provisions of 43 CFR Part 12, Subpart F, "Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements With Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Nonprofit Organizations."

Financial Information

Account Identification

14-1611-0-1-303.

Obigations

FY 07 $222,600; FY 08 $222,600; and FY 09 est $222,600.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$14,000 to $ 26,500.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Grants will be administered in conformance with 43 CFR and the Fish and Wildlife Service Administrative Manual.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Appendix IV for addresses.

Headquarters Office

Office of the Alaska Migratory Bird Co-Management Council, Fish and Wildlife Service, Donna Dewhurst, 1011 E. Tudor Road, MS 201, Anchorage, AK 99503. Telephone: (907) 786-3499; Fax: 907-786-3641; E-mail: donna_dewhurst@fws.gov.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

You must be a regional partner organization of the council to be selected. Criteria included, but is not limited to, past performance, ability to provide administrative support, ability to send an elected representative from the regional management body to meetings.



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