Alaska Migratory Bird Co-Management Council

 

To facilitate and administer regional programs to involve subsistence hunters of migratory birds in the management and regulation of migratory birds.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
15.643
Federal Agency/Office
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of The Interior
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2017 All 12 financial assistance awards will continue as part of the 5 year plans. Program emphasis will continue to focus of evaluating the harvest surveys and regulatory program to fulfill co-management objectives. One application was received for one Cooperative Agreement renewal.
Fiscal Year 2018 10 grant applications were received for 10 grant renewals.
Fiscal Year 2019 All financial assistance awards will continue, if funded, as a part of 5 year plans ending 2022.
Fiscal Year 2020 All financial assistance awards will continue, if funded, as a part of 5 year plans ending 2022.
Authorization
Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, 16 U.S.C. §§661-666; Migratory Bird Treaty Act, 16 U.S.C. §703 et seq.; and Migratory Bird Subsistence Harvest in Alaska 50 C.F.R. 92.10-12
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Native American Organizations, Public nonprofit institutions/organizations, other public institutions/organizations, Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments, and Local governments.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Native American Organizations, Public nonprofit institutions/organizations, Federally recognized Indian Tribal Governments, local governments, and Alaska Native American Indians.
Credentials/Documentation
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
Award Procedure
The Executive Officer for the Alaska Migratory Bird Co-Management Council reviews the applications and makes recommendations. The process ends with concurrence by the Service.
Deadlines
Not applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not applicable.
Appeals
Not applicable.
Renewals
The program is switching to 5-year grants, with the first year funded as reported and the subsequent years treated as option years. The grant to a CESU will be a 4-yr award.
How are proposals selected?
You must be a regional partner organization of the council to be selected. Criteria included, but is not limited to, past performance, ability to provide administrative support, and ability to send an elected representative from the regional management body to meetings.
How may assistance be used?
Funds will be used to help offset travel, administrative and associated expenses required to establish a regional migratory bird subsistence program in keeping with the recently amended Migratory Bird Treaty. This regional program will become a part of the statewide (Alaska) and national migratory bird management program, for which the - Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has responsibility.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Performance Reports: Performance reports are required. Recipients must monitor and report on project performance in accordance with the requirements in 2 CFR 200.328. A final performance report is due within 90 calendar days of the award period of performance end date, unless the awarding program approves a due date extension. The FWS details all reporting requirements including frequency and due dates in Notices of Award.
Auditing
Not applicable.
Records
Recipients will maintain records in accordance with 2 CFR 200. Program-specific legislation/regulation may dictate additional records retention requirements. Program will detail all non-standard records retention requirements in the notice of award.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
October 1st 2018 to December 31st 2022 . Program obligates funds and sends a notice of award to successful applicants. Recipients request funds in accordance with 2 CFR 200, Subpart E-Cost Principles, unless otherwise dictated by program-specific legislation or special award terms. Program will include any special payment terms and conditions in the notice of award.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Cheryl A Graves
Migratory Bird Management, USFWS, 1011 E. Tudor Road
Anchorage, AK 99503 US
cheryl_graves@fws.gov
Phone: 907-786-3887
Website Address
http://Alaska.fws.gov/ambcc/index.htm
Financial Information
Account Identification
14-1611-0-1-302
Obligations
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 18$430,064.00; FY 19 est $430,064.00; FY 20 est $430,064.00; FY 17$539,434.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range is $14,800 to $129,400.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2017 Testing of the Harvest Survey Program model will be a priority for both ADF&G and CSU, while the Native cooperators will be focused on user group issues on Kodiak Island. Resolving the long term hunting issues was the focus of work with primary topics being use of inedible bird parts in the sale of Native handicrafts and opening emperor geese to harvest after 30 years of conservation. The Cooperative Agreement with the Alaska Dept of Fish & Game provides continuity in the monitoring of subsistence harvest. The Cooperative Agreement with Colorado State University continues to evaluate the subsistence harvest program.
Fiscal Year 2018 Testing of the Harvest Survey Program Model will be a priority for both ADF&G and CSU, while Native cooperators will be focused on improving access for subsistence hunting on DOI lands by adjusting the harvest dates.
Fiscal Year 2019 The program will parallel FY18 with new, upcoming subsistence issues tackled as they come up.
Fiscal Year 2020 Implementation of harvest dates and parameters will be the focus of ADF&G, CSU and FWS . Grants will also be funding the further collection of Migratory bird Harvest data by Native cooperators.

 


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