Fish and Wildlife Coordination and Assistance Programs

To implement: a) legislation mandating specific conservation and/or environmental project activity(ies), including, but not limited to, financial assistance funding for special appropriations projects to a designated recipient(s); and/or b) unfunded Congressional mandates, i.e., funding limited to costs
associated with actual program/project implementation, not administrative costs.

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.



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: FY 11 anticipated - Data Not Yet Available. Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

To fulfill the intent of Congress as specified in legislation authorizing the Agency to obligate and manage financial assistance funds; special appropriations projects; and awards for purposes consistent with the mission, expertise, and goals of the Agency.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eligibility is limited to entity(ies) designated by the authorizing legislation.

Beneficiary Eligibility

The general public benefits from the conservation and environmental efforts as identified by the authorizing legislation.

Credentials/Documentation

Applicant(s) must have financial and internal controls systems in place to manage/segregate Federal funds and report expenditures under the terms and conditions of the award(s). 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. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. At a minimum, an application package must include an Application for Federal Assistance (SF-424), a description of project activity(ies), an estimated budget, and relevant and signed Assurances forms (SF 424A and SF 424B - Non-construction; or SF 424C and SF 424D - Construction).

Award Procedures

Applications are evaluated by the FWC Program Administrator, Science Advisor, or designee, based on authorizing legislation and program goals. Awards will be issued in a manner consistent with specific Congressional action, authorizing legislation, and/or Agency award notification and issuance procedures, 43 CFR Part12.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Legislative authority based on U. S. Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act of 1958, 16 U.S.C. 661-666; Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956, as amended, 16 U.S.C. 742a; Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 16 US.C. 2901-2911; and/or specific Congressional action, generally through the annual Appropriations Act, i.e., The Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, that cites new or relevant environmental and/or conservation statutes and activities for a defined purpose consistent with the mission, expertise, and goals of the Agency.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Applicant(s) will be notified as specified by the authorizing legislation or in a manner consistent with Agency award notification procedures, 43CFR Part12.

Appeals

None.

Renewals

As specified by the authorizing legislation or Congressional action.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching Requirements: As specified by the authorizing legislation or Congressional action.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

As specified by the authorizing legislation or Congressional action. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Contact the headquarters or regional office.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

As specified by the authorizing legislation, Congressional action, and/or consistent with Agency reporting policy, 43 CFR Part 12.

Generally, this means monthly submission of Progress and Financial Reports, including Standard Form (SF)-270, Request for Advance or Reimbursement and Federal Financial Reports (SF-425); at least annually or no more frequently than quarterly; and a final progress/outcomes/ accomplishments report and SF-425 due 90 days after the end date of the award performance period.

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.

Records

Recipients will maintain records 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" and 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

14-1611-0-4-517.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 09 $0; FY 10 $0; FY 11 $0 - New Program - Data Not Yet Available.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

(Estimate) $5,000 to 15M.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Office of the Director and/or Science Advisor, Fish & Wildlife Service, Rm 3258, MIB, 1849 C Street NW
, Washington, District of Columbia 20240 Phone: (202) 208-3100.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

As specified by the authorizing legislation or Congressional action.



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