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Content provided by the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
15.608 Fish and Wildlife Management Assistance

FEDERAL AGENCY:

FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

AUTHORIZATION:

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-742j; Sikes Act of 1974, as amended, 16 U.S.C. 670(a)-670(o); Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, 16 U.S.C. 3101; Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, Public Law 92-522, as amended, 16 U.S.C. 1361-1421; Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act of 1990, as amended, 16 U.S.C. 4701-4741; Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act as amended 1998.
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To provide technical information, advice, and assistance to other Federal agencies, other nations, States, and Native Americans on the conservation and management of fish and wildlife resources, including co-management by Alaskan Natives of marine mammals for subsistence use.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Provision of Specialized Services.
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USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

Assistance in the form of biological, chemical, and physical advice regarding land and water management and specific recommendations and plans based on the conditions found to exist. Stocking of fishes from National Fish Hatcheries and advising on wildlife management techniques may be management tools considered. The program does not provide financial assistance for construction of ponds, lakes, wood duck boxes, or for other purposes.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility:   State agencies, Native Americans and Federal agencies are eligible to request assistance on a cost recoverable basis.

Beneficiary Eligibility:   State agencies, Native Americans and Federal agencies.

Credentials/Documentation:   There must be factual evidence of the need for management assistance.

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APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
Pre-application Coordination:   None. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.

Application Procedure:   Generally in the form of a letter to the Regional Directors of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (see Catalog address Appendix IV) stating the need for management assistance and requesting the services available.

Award Procedure:   After considering program commitments and obligations, State, Federal agencies, or Native Americans will generally be informed by letter from the Director or Regional Director, followed by development of a formal Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) or understanding (MOU).

Deadlines:   None.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:   Not applicable.

Appeals:   None.

Renewals:   Not applicable.

ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements:   Not applicable, however, assistance is provided only on a cost recoverable basis.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:   Not applicable.

POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports:   Reports are submitted annually to the entities involved. Occasionally, progress reports are considered to be advisable. Fish and Wildlife Management Plans are developed as required.

Audits:   In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 24, 1997), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that receive financial assistance of $300,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $300,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.

Records:   Records must be maintained for 3 years following the submission of request for final reimbursement.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Account Identification:   14-1611-0-1-303.

Obligations:   (Assistance to Native Americans and Federal Landowners) FY 01 $900,000; FY 02 est $575,000; and FY 03 est $75,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:  
Range is $1,000 to $750,000; Average $75,000.

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PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
Fish and Wildlife Service provides technical assistance to more than 100 Native American Tribes, 254 National Wildlife Refuges, and 150 Department of Defense installations. Cooperative programs with the State conservation agencies and military installations have included joint studies of fishery and wildlife problems of major watersheds, large reservoirs, or streams. Through the Sikes Act, the Service has established a Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Defense whereby fish and wildlife values are considered on military installations. The Service developed a policy in cooperation with Native Americans for fish and wildlife management on/off Tribal lands.

REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:

Annual Project Reports, Special Reports, and Fish and Wildlife Management Plans.

INFORMATION CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office:   See Catalog Appendix IV for addresses.

Headquarters Office:  
Julie Jackson Fish and Aquatic Conservation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, 5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: FAC, , Falls Church, Virginia 22041-3803 Email: Julie_jackson@fws.gov Phone: (703) 358-2373

Web Site Address:  
http://www.fws.gov/fisheries/

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

Not applicable.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:

Not applicable.

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