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Multi-State Conservation Grants
FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act of 1950, 64
Stat. 430, as amended; 16 U.S.C. 777-777K; Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration
Act of 1937, 50 Stat. 917, as amended, 16 U.S.C. 669-b, 669- i; The Fish and
Wildlife Programs Improvement and National Wildlife Refuge System Centennial
Act of 2000, 114 Stat. 1762.
To provide funding for sport fish and wildlife
restoration projects identified by the International Association of Fish and
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
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USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Sport Fish and Wildlife Restoration funds may be used for sport fisheries and
wildlife research projects, boating access development, hunter safety, aquatic
education, habitat improvements, and other projects consistent with the
purposes of the enabling legislation.
Applicant Eligibility: States, groups of States,
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (for National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and
Wildlife- Associated Recreation only), non-governmental organizations. By
October 1st of each year the International Association of Fish and Wildlife
Agencies (IAFWA) will provide the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service a priority
list of projects recommended for funding. The Director may fund only project
proposals on the priority list.
APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
Beneficiary Eligibility: Projects must benefit at
least 26 States, or a majority of the States in a region of the Fish and
Wildlife Service, or a regional association of State fish and game
Credentials/Documentation: Costs for grants to
States or groups of States will be determined in accordance with 43 CFR 12,
Subpart C, "Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and
Cooperative Agreements to State and Local Governments" and OMB Circular
A- 87. Cost for grants to non-governmental groups who are nonprofit
organizations will be determined according to 43 CFR 12, Subpart (F), and OMB
Circular A-122. Cost principles for non-governmental groups which are
commercial will be determined 48 CFR 31.2 and Federal Acquisition Regulations
(FAR) 31.2. Non-government applicants must certify that they will not use any
grant funds for activities, projects, or programs that promote or encourage
opposition to regulated hunting or trapping of wildlife, or angling for or
harvest of sport fishes.
Pre-application Coordination: For State applicants,
this program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372,
"Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should
consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in
his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be
followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for
Application Procedure: States will use forms and
procedures described in 43 CFR Part 12, Subpart C, "Uniform
Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State and
Local Governments", and OMB-Circular A-102. Nonprofit organizations will
use forms and procedures described in 43 CFR Part 12, Subpart F, "Uniform
Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements with
Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Non-Profit
Organizations", and OMB Circular A-110. Commercial applicants and Fish
and Wildlife Service applicants must use forms and procedures described in 50
CFR 80, the Program Rule for the Federal Aid in Sport Fish and Wildlife
Award Procedure: The Director of the Fish and
Wildlife Service will select projects to be funded, based on established
criteria, from a priority list developed by the International Association of
Fish and Wildlife Agencies (IAFWA).
Deadlines: The deadline for submitting proposals
will be announced each year in the Federal Register, generally in the spring.
The International Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies must provide its
priority list of project proposals to the Fish and Wildlife Service Assistant
Director - Migratory Birds and State Programs by October 1st. The following
January, the Service Director will publish in the Federal Register the list of
projects selected for funding that Federal fiscal year.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: Approximately
6 to 9 months.
Appeals: Final determination rests with the
Director of the Fish and Wildlife Service.
Renewals: None. Any requests for future funding
will compete with requests for new projects.
Formula and Matching Requirements: This program has
no statutory formula or matching requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance: Projects
may be approved for up to 3 years, with funding dependant on annual
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Reporting requirements for grants to States
are described in 43 CFR 12, Subpart C, and OMB Circular A-102. Reporting for
grants to nonprofit organizations are described in 43 CFR 12, Subpart F, and
OMB Circular A-110. Commercial grantees and Fish and Wildlife Service grantees
must use reporting procedures described in 43 CFR 12.80(b).
Audits: 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 expend 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.
Records: Cost records must be maintained for each
project for 3 years after submission of the final request for reimbursement.
Record keeping requirements for grants to States are described in 43 CFR 12,
Subpart C, and OMB Circular A-102. Record keeping requirements for grants to
nonprofit organizations are described in 43 CFR 12, Subpart F, and OMB
Circular A-110. For Commercial grantee and Fish and Wildlife Service grantees
must use record keeping procedures described in 43 CFR 12, Subpart C, and OMB
Account Identification: 14-8151-0-7-303;
Obligations: (Grants) FY 01 $6,000,000; FY 02 est
$6,000,000; and FY 03 est $6,000,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance:
Range is $10,000 to $1,000,000; Average $300,000.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
43 CFR 12; 50 CFR 80; Sections 521, 522, and 523 of the Fish and Wildlife
Regional or Local Office:
See Catalog Appendix IV
for Regional Fish and Wildlife Service Offices.
Director, Policy and Programs, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters, Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program, Policy and Programs Division, 5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: WSFR, , Falls Church, Virginia 22041-3803 Phone: (703) 358-2156.
Web Site Address:
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
Education and training, analysis and focus on the values and use of sport fish
and wildlife programs and new technologies, and evaluation in restoration,
recreation, enhancement, an/or protection of sport fish and wildlife and their
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
Projects will be reviewed and evaluated for scope, significance, feasibility,
cost effectiveness, and attention to one or more focus areas.