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.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Counties may use the funds for any governmental purpose and may pass the funds to lesser units of local government within the county that experience a reduction of real property taxes as a result of the existence of fee and withdrawn domain lands.
Federal: Natural Resources (mineral, water, wildlife, land)
Interstate; Intrastate; State; Local
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
Aplication and Award Process
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Environmental impact information is not required for this program.
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110.
Award procedure is available in the grants.gov announcement.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Refuge Revenue Sharing Act, Public Law 88-523, 78 Stat. 701, 16 U.S.C 715s; Refuge Revenue Sharing Act of 1978, Public Law 95-469, 92 Stat. 1319.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching Requirements: Payments under the Act are made on the basis of: (a) 3/4 of 1 percent of the market value based on the appraised value of the land conducted every 5 years; or (b) 25 percent of the net receipts; or (c) 75 cents per acre. Payment of 25 percent of the net receipts is made to counties for public domain land that was never on the tax rolls.
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: Not available.
Post Assistance Requirements
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.
Recipients shall maintain records in accordance with 43 CFR 12.82 and 12.953.
(Direct Payments with Unrestricted Use) FY 08 $23,303,945; FY 09 est $23,000,000; FY 10 est $23,000,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices.
Eric Alvarez U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Wildlife Refuge System, 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22203 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (703)358-1713 Fax: (703)358-1713
Criteria for Selecting Proposals