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15.630 Coastal Program
FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956, 16 U.S.C. 442 (a)- 754, Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act of 1958, 16 U.S.C. 661-667(e).
To provide financial and technical assistance via partnerships to identify, protect, and restore habitats in priority coastal areas.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Funds are used for habitat assessments, acquisition, and restoration of coastal habitats on private or public lands.
Applicant Eligibility: Federal, State, interstate and intrastate agencies; local and tribal governments; sponsored organizations; public nonprofit institutes and organizations (such as conservation organizations, watershed councils, land trusts, schools and institutions of higher learning); Federally recognized Indian tribes; U.S. territories and possessions; private landowners (including individuals/families, minority groups, and businesses).
Pre-application Coordination: None. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Formula and Matching Requirements: This program has no statutory formula.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Contact the appropriate Coastal Office for reporting requirements.
Account Identification: 14-1611-0-1-303.
As of fiscal year 2001, the Coastal Program has: restored 77,870 acres of coastal wetlands and 22,850 acres of coastal uplands; protected over 1,066,460 acres through conservation easements; restored 825 miles of coastal riparian habitat; and reopened 3,330 miles of coastal streams for anadromous fish passage.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
Regional or Local Office:
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
See web page. Restoration of tidal flow to a degraded salt marsh, customized habitat assessments using GIS, dam removal for fish passage.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
All projects must benefit Federal trust species and be cost-effective. Project selection occurs at the field level.