Southeast Alaska Economic Disaster Fund

To counter the effects of the declining timber program of the Tongass National Forest.

Agency - Department of Agriculture

Established in 1862, the Department of Agriculture serves all Americans through anti-hunger efforts, stewardship of nearly 200 million acres of national forest and rangelands, and through product safety and conservation efforts. The USDA opens markets for American farmers and ranchers and provides food for needy people around the world.

Office - Steve Bush, USDA Forest Service, 3301 C Street, Suite 522, Anchorage, AK 99503-3956, Telephone: (907) 271-2519.

Program Accomplishments

Not applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

To employ former timber workers and for related community development projects.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Local communities/boroughs named in Public Law 104-134.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Local communities/boroughs named in Public Law 104-134.



Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination


This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

Not applicable.

Award Procedures

Not applicable.




Omnibus Consolidated Rescissions and Appropriations Act of 1996, Title II, Sections (a) through (a)(4), Public Law 104-134, as amended; Public Law 106-113, as amended.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not applicable.




Not applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

The payments to a named governmental entity are determined as stated in Public Law 106-113, as amended.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Awards are made at the beginning of the fiscal year.

Post Assistance Requirements


The recipient must be able to report on the fund expenditures.


In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A- 133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," non federal 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.


The recipient must make complete financial records available to Federally appointed persons.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Direct payments) FY 07 $0; FY 08 est not available; and FY 09 est not reported. (Note: Per the authorizing legislation, this program ends with the fiscal year 2003 payments.)

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$500,000 to $4,000,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature


Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

Steve Bush, USDA Forest Service, 3301 C Street, Suite 522, Anchorage, AK 99503-3956, Telephone: (907) 271-2519.

Headquarters Office

Not applicable.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not applicable.

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