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
Agency: Department of the Interior
Office: Fish and Wildlife Service
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Project Grants (Discretionary)
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: The trial year of the new co-management organization was evaluated as a success. Program emphasis included evaluation of the existing harvest surveys, reinvigorating the outreach program, and continuing committee work to address long term issues. In 2014, we advertised a funding opportunity on Grants.Gov to qualified members of Cooperative Ecosystems Studies Units “Review and Revision of the Alaska Migratory Bird Co-management Council Subsistence Harvest,” but received only one submission. Fiscal Year 2015: The program will issue 12 awards (all continuations). Fiscal Year 2016: The program anticipates issuing 12 awards (all continuations).
Authorization
U.S.Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act of 1958, 16 U.S.C. 661 to 666C; Migratory Bird Treaty Act, 16 U.S.C. 703 et seq.
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
None. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Grant/Cooperative Agreement Awards are made on a non-competitive basis pursuant to the authorities mandated in the 1997 Migratory Bird Treaty Act Amendment Protocols. Applicant must complete the Standard Form (SF) 424, SF 424A and SF 424B and an annual proposal and submit through Grants.Gov. In 2014, we advertised for a cooperative agreement for qualified members of Cooperative Ecosystems Studies Units with the Funding Title “Review and Revision of the Alaska Migratory Bird Co-management Council Subsistence Harvest” on Grants.Gov, but received only one submission.
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
Nov 02, 2011 to Dec 28, 2011 N/A - Grants were set-up multi-year for FY13-FY17.
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. Funds must be used to support program objectives of the Alaska Migratory Bird Co-Management Council. 100% discretionary.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Program reports are not applicable. Cash reports are not applicable. Recipients must submit a final performance report no later than 90 calendar days after the award end date. Additional reports, such as meeting agendas and summaries, may be required. Recipients must report expenditures using the SF 425, Federal Financial Report form. Recipients must submit a final report no later than 90 calendar days after the award end date. Recipients are responsible for monitoring performance for each award and sub-award under this program in accordance with 43 CFR Part 12.
Auditing
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.
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 Nonprofit Organizations.".
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Program obligates funds and sends a notice of award to successful applicants. Recipients request funds in accordance with 43 CFR Part 12, unless otherwise dictated by program-specific legislation or special award terms. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: 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
See Regional Agency Offices. See Appendix IV for addresses.
Headquarters Office
Donna Dewhurst, Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of the Alaska Migratory Bird Co-Management Council, 1011 E. Tudor Road, MS 201, Anchorage, Alaska 99503 Email: donna_dewhurst@fws.gov Phone: (907) 786-3499 Fax: 907-786-3641.
Website Address
http://Alaska.fws.gov/ambcc/index.htm.
Financial Information
Account Identification
14-1611-0-1-302.
Obligations
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 14 $641,414; FY 15 est $680,814; and FY 16 est $680,814 - FY13 $552,143; FY14 $641,414; FY15 est $680,814; FY16 est $680,814
FY15 and FY16 estimated amounts based on previous fiscal years funding.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range: $14,800 to $175,000; Average: $39,127.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Grants will be administered in conformance with 43 CFR and the Fish and Wildlife Service Administrative Manual.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2014: The regions continued to follow-up on issues raised during the 2012 Alaska Native Summit meeting including re-organization of the co-management structure, ongoing endangered species and seasonal regulatory issues with their area villages, and making recommendations to the Statewide Council. Emphasis continued on resolving the long-term regulatory issues and on the evolving leadership organization of co-management. The original objectives are always the underlying structure and purpose for the overall program. The Cooperative Agreement with the Alaska Department of Fish & Game provides continuity in the monitoring of subsistence harvest. In 2014, we are advertised for a grant for qualified members of Cooperative Ecosystems Studies Units with the Funding Title “Review and Revision of the Alaska Migratory Bird Co-management Council Subsistence Harvest” on Grants.Gov. and awarded based on one submission. Fiscal Year 2015: The program will parallel FY14 with continuation of long term agreements goals and objectives. No significant changes are anticipated other than continued budget reductions. Fiscal Year 2016: The program will parallel FY15 with continuation of long term agreements goals and objectives. No significant changes are anticipated other than continued budget reductions.

 


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