Fiscal Year 2010: Bird Conservation: NFWF awarded $80,000 matched by $161,000 in other NFWF federal funds and $269,000 in non-federal matching funds to Monomet, Inc to Enhance reproductive output for approximately 100 nesting pairs of American Oystercatchers in Massachusetts, and stimulate a coordinated, comprehensive approach to conservation of beach-nesting shorebirds along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts.
Freshwater Fish Conservation: NFWF awarded $303,000 to Trout Unlimited that was matched with $1.7 million to continue restoration of Pennsylvania s Kettle Creek"s abandoned mine drainage-impaired brook trout streams that includes three abandoned mine drainage abatement projects, reclamation funding/implementation strategy, monitoring, and education/outreach.
Wildlife Conservation: $61,000 in NFWF-FWS funds along with $50,000 in other NFWF federal funds were awarded to the Sky Island Alliance who leveraged the funding into $261,000 for the restoration of a critical cienega that occupies the upper Cloverdale Valley in Hidalgo County, New Mexico.
Marine Conservation: NFWF awarded $108,000 that was matched with $125,000 in non-federal funds by Grupo Tortuguero de las Californias, AC to reduce bycatch of loggerheads in Baja California fleet by substituting zero bycatch hooks for gillnet fishing and facilitating market linkages for sustainably caught fish.
Fiscal Year 2011: No projects have been selected at the time the FY11 update is being provided.
It is anticipated that similar projects will be selected to implement the targeted Keystone Initiatives that were developed in partnership with FWS.
Fiscal Year 2012: (anticipated) Funding will be used to continue the implementation of the Keystone Initiatives.
Additional funding is being proposed to launch a grant program focused on youth conservation.
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.
Fiscal Year 2010: Using the $7,537,000 in appropriated funding through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, NFWF awarded more than 125 grants leveraging the federal funds into $34 million for on-the-ground projects primarily to support the work of the organization s Keystone Initiatives, which focus on Bird Conservation, Fish Conservation, Marine and Coastal Conservation, and Wildlife and Habitat Conservation. Fiscal Year 2011: Using the $8,537,000 in estimated appropriated funding through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, NFWF is expected to award grants primarily to support the work of the organization s Keystone Initiatives, which focus on Bird Conservation, Fish Conservation, Marine and Coastal Conservation, and Wildlife and Habitat Conservation. Fiscal Year 2012: (anticipated) Using anticipated funding appropriated through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, NFWF is expected to award grants primarily to support the work of the organization s Keystone Initiatives, which focus on Bird Conservation, Fish Conservation, Marine and Coastal Conservation, and Wildlife and Habitat Conservation. Additional funding is likely to be used to launch a grant program focused on youth conservation.
Uses and Use Restrictions
To aid cost-share conservation projects to further the conservation and management of the fish, wildlife, and plant resources of the United States and its territories and possessions for present and future generations of Americans.
Funds must be matched on a one-to-one basis by NFWF sub-recipients.
Specified in the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Establishment Act.
Beneficiaries include fish, wildlife and their habitats, the American people and, where applicable, international partners, wildlife and natural resources.
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.
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Establishment Act (16 U.S.C. 3701-3709, Public Law 98-244, March 26, 1984, 98 Stat. 107, as amended by Public Law 100-240, January 11, 1988, 101 Stat. 1785, Public Law 100-653, November 14, 1988, 102 Stat. 3834; and Public Law 103-232, 108 Stat. 336).
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching Requirements: There are no matching requirements for Federal dollars transferred to NFWF. The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Establishment Act (Public Law 98-244) requires a one-to-one (1:1) match for subrecipients.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Payments are made during the fiscal year on an annual basis. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Funds are disbursed to recipients as requested and in accordance with the payment methods prescribed in 43 CFR Part 12, or as otherwise prescribed in program-specific legislation.
Post Assistance Requirements
Program reports are not applicable.
Cash reports are not applicable.
Fish and Wildlife Service program manager conducts monitoring activities to track accomplishments.
NFWF provides the Service with annual reports on projects as well as completed SF-425 forms (Federal Financial Report).
Recipients are responsible for monitoring and reporting performance each award and sub-award under this program in accordance with 43 CFR Part 12 and 2 CFR Part 170.
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.
NFWF maintains records in accordance with 43CFR12(3) (i.e. three years after submission of the final financial and performance reports).
(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 10 $7,537,000; FY 11 $8,537,000; FY 12 $8,537,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. N/A.
Laury Parramore, Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Program and Partnership Support, 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, MS-AEA-3013
, Arlington, Virginia 22203 Phone: (703) 358-2541.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
All final proposal decisions are made by NFWF s Board of Directors per Public Law 98-244. See http://www.nfwf.org/.
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