Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Activities-FWS


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.

Refer to Program Guidelines attached to funding opportunity as appropriate , on www.grants.gov for national, regional, or field office contact information.

Dean Rhine-Refuges
Jan Rowan-Fisheries
Christine Guimond-Ecological Services.

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories




Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Assistance is provided to fund projects that relate to relief and rebuilding activities that improve or restore habitat and structures affected by the disaster.

These projects may include, but are not limited to assessments, protection, restoration and monitoring activities.

100 % discretionary.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Awards may be made to State/Local Governments, Indian Tribal Governments, Non-Profits, Institutes of Higher Education, Hospitals and For-Profit companies.

Beneficiary Eligibility

These projects will directly benefit the public as a whole.

Credentials/Documentation

Yes (use OMB Circular A-87 and supplement 2 CFR 225), if award is made to a State, Local or Indian Tribal Government. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

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. This program is subject to the Department of the Interior regulations at 43 CFR Part 12, or any subsequent revisions. The standard SF-424 application forms must be used as part of an application.

Award Procedures

Announcement of funding opportunity will be posted on grants.gov, seeking applications from various entities. Selection criteria will be posted at that time.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013, Public Law 113-2.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 30 to 60 days. Approximately 45 working days after either the receipt of an application package or the closing date of the grants.gov announcement, dependent upon the complexity of the proposal.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

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

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements. No matching is required, however, matching funds are encouraged to allow for additional restoration and may be used as an evaluation factor for the selection of projects to award.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Program obligates funds and sends a notice of award to successful applicants. Recipients request awarded funds as needed and in accordance with 43 CFR Part 12, unless otherwise dictated by program-specific legislation/regulation or special award terms. Program will include any special award terms and conditions in the notice of award. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Program obligates funds and sends a notice of award to successful applicants. Recipients request awarded funds as needed and in accordance with 43 CFR Part 12, unless otherwise dictated by program-specific legislation/regulation or special award terms. Program will include any special award terms and conditions in the notice of award.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

No program reports are required.

No cash reports are required.

Recipients must submit a final performance report no later than 90 calendar days after the award end date.

Recipients of awards with performance periods longer than 12 months will be required to submit interim reports.

Program may require recipients to submit interim reports annually, semiannually, or quarterly.

Program will detail all performance reporting requirements, including frequency and due dates, in the notice of award letter.

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Recipients must report expenditures using the SF 425, Federal Financial Report form.

Recipients must submit a final report no later than 90 calendar days after the award end date.

Recipients of awards with performance periods longer than 12 months will be required to submit interim reports.

Program may require recipients to submit interim reports annually, semiannually, or quarterly.

Program will detail all financial reporting requirements, including frequency and due dates, in the notice of award letter.

Recipients are responsible for monitoring performance for each award and sub-award under this program in accordance with 43 CFR Part 12.

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 that are states and local governments will maintain records in accordance with 43 CFR Part 12, Subpart C (section 12.82). All other recipients will maintain records in accordance with 43 CFR Part 12, Subpart F (section 12.953). Program-specific legislation/regulation may dictation additional records retention requirements. Program will detail all non-standard records retention requirements in the notice of award.

Financial Information

Account Identification

14-1612-0-1-302.

Obigations

(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 12 $0; FY 13 est $450,000; and FY 14 est $30,000,000 - FY 14: est $10-30,000,000. FY 14 total is an estimate and based on preliminary information.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Newly established program.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

43 CFR Part 12.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Refer to Program Guidelines attached to funding opportunity as appropriate , on www.grants.gov for national, regional, or field office contact information.

Dean Rhine-Refuges
Jan Rowan-Fisheries
Christine Guimond-Ecological Services.

Headquarters Office

Dean Rhine U.S. fish and Wildlife Service, 300 Westgate Center Drive, Hadley, Massachusetts 01035 Phone: 413-253-8200

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Program specific criteria is specified in the announcements of individual financial assistance opportunities.



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