Columbia River Fisheries Development Program
This program uses the facilities and personnel of State and Federal fisheries agencies and Tribal governments in the Pacific Northwest to protect and enhance the salmon and steelhead resources in the Columbia River Basin.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Agency: Department of Commerce
Office: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Mitchell Act, Public Law 79-676, 16 U.S.C 756-757.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
State governments and quasi-public nonprofit institution/organizations.
Federal, Interstate, State, and Quasi- public nonprofit entities.
Proposal from a State or an Interstate Fishery Agency should be submitted in accordance with 15 CFR Part 24. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. 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 review.
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Proposals are submitted through Grants.Gov. Applicants will need to enter the Funding Opportunity Number and/or CFDA number to access the application package and instructions. Application package will then be submitted directly to the (Name of your Office - Example Coastal Services Center). Proposals are subject to the requirements of 15 CFR Parts 14 and 24, as applicable.
Applications are evaluated by the National Marine Fisheries Service Northwest Regional Office and processed by the NOAA Grants Office. Pursuant to Section 404 of Public Law 102-567, financial assistance awards to a State or Interstate Fishery Commission may be provided to the State on a sole-source basis.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 120 working days.
No formal appeal procedure. If applications are unacceptable, the reasons are fully stated to the applicants. If the applicants desire to resubmit applications, projects must be revised in accordance with recommended changes.
Continuation grants can be made on an annual basis for approved multi-year projects. Future or continued funding will be at the discretion of NMFS based on the availability of each fiscal year funding and satisfactory performance. Procedures for renewals are the same as application procedures.
How are proposals selected?
Priority consideration is given to projects that directly relate to NOAA statutory responsibilities (Mitchell Act) and to court actions and Federal treaties. Special consideration is given to Columbia Basin Watershed planning activities and activities impacting Federal responsibilities under the Endangered Species Act.
How may assistance be used?
Funds can be used to develop and implement measures to protect and enhance salmon and steelhead resources in the Columbia River Basin.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Program reports are not applicable. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Reporting requirements are outlined in the Terms and Conditions of the Financial Assistance Award. The Department of Commerce Financial Assistance Standard Terms and Conditions generally require that performance and financial reports be submitted semi- annually unless a waiver is provided by the NOAA Grants Officer.
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.
Generally, a recipient is required to retain records relating to a particular grant for three (3) years from the date of submission of the final financial report. In cases where litigation, claim or an audit is initiated prior to expiration of the three-year period, records must be retained until the action and resolution of any issues associated with it are complete or until the end of the three-year retention period; whichever is latest.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Cooperative agreements are normally made for one year. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Funds are released in advance or by reimbursement, as agreed to in the Standard Terms and Conditions document required for each grant.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Northwest Region: Robert Z. Smith, Director, Columbia River Fisheries Development Program, NOAA/NMFS, Salmon Recovery Division, Hatcheries and Inland Fisheries Branch, 1201 NE Lloyd Blvd., Portland, OR 97232-1274. Telephone: (503) 231-2009. Fax: (503) 872-2737. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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(Cooperative Agreements) FY 11 $15,747,497; FY 12 Not Separately Identifiable; and FY 13 Not Separately Identifiable
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
15 CFR Part 24, Mitchell Act. Allowable cost will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular A-87 for State and local governments and Indian Tribes; OMB Circular A- 122 for nonprofit and for-profit organizations; OMB Circular A-21 for institutions of higher education; and 48 CFR Part 31 for commercial organizations. Financial assistance management will be in accordance with 15 CFR Part 14 for institutions of higher education, hospitals, and other non-profit and commercial organizations, and with 15 CFR Part 24 for State and local governments.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2011: This program provides protection for rearing and migrating juvenile salmon through the construction as well as the operations and maintenance of screens on irrigation diversions within the Columbia Basin portion of Idaho. Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available