Natural Resource Damage Assessment, Restoration and Implementation

To restore natural resources injured by oil spills or hazardous substance releases.

This is to be done by Natural Resource Trustees; seeking and identifying natural resources injured, determining the extent of the injuries, recovering damages from responsible parties, and planning and carrying
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out natural resource restoration activities.

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Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2008: Habitat restoration, land protection, species recovery and protection, pubic use to include access and education.

This program may be used for either construction or non-construction awards.

Fiscal Year 2009: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available


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 Regional Agency Offices.

Contact Fish and Wildlife Service"s Fisheries and Habitat Conservation Division at (202) 208-6394.

Please see fws.gov to locate Regional and Local Office Contacts.
Website Address

http://www.fws.gov


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Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2008: Habitat restoration, land protection, species recovery, and protection, public use to include access and education. Fiscal Year 2009: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

Assistance is provided to individual and groups to fund assessments, implementation, recovery of damages or any related restoration activity necessary to meet the intent of the Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration program.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Anyone/general public: Natural Resources (mineral, water, wildlife, land)

Beneficiary Eligibility

Anyone/general public

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. Application procedures are specified in the Grants.gov announcement, which require the submission of a project proposal along with the completed SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance.

Award Procedures

The Regional Director of the Fish and Wildlife Service or his or her designee approves or disapproves of proposed projects. Regional Offices are responsible for notifying the grantee of grant approval by the return of a completed agreement.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Oil Pollution Act of 1990, Public Law 101-380; Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, 42 U.S.C 9601, et seq.; Federal Water Pollution Control Act, 33 U.S.C 1251-1387; Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956, 16 U.S.C 742a-742j.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 30 to 60 days. Approximately 45 working days after receipt, dependent upon the complexity of the agreement.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Project may be renewed as needed, if justified and if funds are available.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.

Matching Requirements: There are no matching fund requirements, however, matching funds are encouraged to allow for additional restoration.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Project duration is between 1 and 5 years. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Not available.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

A progress report or performance report is required annually within 90 days after the anniversary date of the award.

A final report is also required.

A financial status report is required periodically during the award period.

Also a final financial status report is required.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

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. In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular A-133 (Revised June 27, 2003) "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations," Non-Federal entities that receive financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or program specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal 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

Cost records must be maintained separately for each awarded grant. Records, accounts and supporting documents must be retained for 3 years after submission of final financial and performance reports.

Financial Information

Account Identification

14-1611-0-1-303; 14-1611-9-1-303.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 08 $5,200,000; FY 09 est $6,200,000; FY 10 est $6,000,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Projects may range from $1,000 to $1,000,000 or greater.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Contact Fish and Wildlife Service"s Fisheries and Habitat Conservation Division at (202) 208-6394. Please see fws.gov to locate Regional and Local Office Contacts.

Headquarters Office

Chief, Endangered Species Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street, NW (MS 420 ARL SQ), Washington, District of Columbia 20240 Phone: (703) 358-2171

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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