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FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Great Ape Conservation Act of 2000, Public Law 106-411,
16 USC 6301.
To assist in the conservation of great apes by
supporting and providing financial resources for the conservation programs of
countries within the range of great apes and projects of persons with
demonstrated expertise in the conservation of great apes.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
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USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Funds may be used for approved great ape conservation projects. Proposed
projects should have the support of the local government(s) and have matching
funds (cash) or in-kind support (salaries, equipment, etc.) provided by the
organization receiving the grant or other partners. All non-governmental or
private sector project proposals must contain evidence of support by local
governmental entities of countries where the project is to be conducted.
Applicant Eligibility: Applicants may be any
Federal, State, and local government agencies, public or private
organizations, non- governmental nonprofit organizations, public and private
institutions of higher education, or any other entity with experience in great
APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
Beneficiary Eligibility: Federal, State, and
local government agencies, public or private organization, non-governmental
nonprofit organization, public and private institutions of higher education or
any other entity with experience in great ape conservation.
Pre-application Coordination: None. This program is
excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure: Submit a request for
proposal package, which includes specific information on requirements, to the
Chief, Division of International Conservation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,
4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Room 730, Arlington, Virginia 22203.
Award Procedure: The Chief, Division of
International Conservation (DIC), will select projects to be funded based on
established criteria contained in 16 U.S.C. 6301. A grant agreement between
the Fish and Wildlife Service and the grantee is drafted by DIC. The agreement
is then submitted to the Office of Contracting and General Services (CGS) for
processing. CGS then sends the grant agreement to the grantee for signature.
Upon return to CGS, the grant agreement is signed by CGS, and is effective on
the date of CGS signature.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: Decisions on
funding of project proposals must be made no later than 180 days after the
receipt of the project proposal.
Appeals: Not applicable.
Renewals: A grant agreement can be modified,
extended, or renewed at the discretion of the Chief, Division of International
Conservation and the CGS Contracting Officer.
Formula and Matching Requirements: To the extent
possible, grant funds are matched by nonfederal funds. This program has no
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance: Awarded
funds must be spent during the approved Period of Performance of the grant
agreement, and in accordance with DOI/FWS financial and reporting procedures.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Progress and final reports are to be
submitted in accordance with terms and conditions of the grant agreement and
must all be submitted within the Period of Performance of the grant agreement.
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: Records for grants awarded to State and
Local Governments will be maintained in accordance with the provisions of 43
CFR Part 12, Subpart C, "Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants
and Cooperative Agreements to State and Local Governments." Records for
grants awarded to institutions of higher education and other nonprofit
organizations will be maintained in accordance with the provisions of 43 CFR
Part 12, Subpart F, "Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and
Agreements With Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other
Account Identification: 14-1652-0-1-303.
Obligations: (Grants) FY 01 $668,000; FY 02 est
$920,000; FY 03 est $920,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance:
Variable amounts. Due to the limited funding available and the desire to
support diverse projects, preference will be given to proposals requesting
$30,000 or less; however, higher amounts may be requested.
Since 2001, the Service has awarded 27 grants in 14 countries. Highlights
include: ground surveys for chimpanzee and western lowland gorilla populations
and capacity building among local people surrounding a conservation area in
northern Republic of Congo; ranger-based monitoring system for the long-term
conservation of mountain gorillas in the afro-montane forests of northwestern
Rwanda, eastern DRC, and southwestern Uganda; bonobo population surveys in Lac
Tumba and Opala Regions, assessment of orangutan desities; range use,
nutritional requirements and reproductive viability in and near a National
Park in Indonesia; and, study to determine the impacts of hunting on Hoolock
gibbon populations in Burma.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
50 CFR Parts 13, 14, 17, 24, 7 CFR Part 355.
Regional or Local Office: Not applicable.
Chief, Division of International Conservation
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Department of the Interior
5275 Leesburg Pike, MS:IA, Falls Church, Virginia 22041-3803 Email: MSCF_GreatApe@fws.gov Phone: (703) 358-1754 Fax: (703) 358-2115.
Web Site Address:
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
Projects have included studies to manage and conserve great ape populations,
community conservation support, habitat disturbance studies, impacts of
hunting, and development of curriculum for wildlife education.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
In determining whether to approve project proposals under this section, the
Secretary shall give preference to projects for which matching funds are
available. Proposals will be reviewed on the basis of criteria contained in 16
U.S.C. 6301, and evaluated for scope, significance, feasibility and cost