Alaska Salmon Enhancement
This is a cooperative program that assists in fulfilling Federal responsibilities under the Pacific Salmon Treaty by restoring Southeast Alaska salmon harvests limited by the treaty and by restoring salmon stocks as quickly as possible. It also helps implement a 1989 and 1990 "Understanding between the United States and Canadian Sections of the Pacific Salmon Commission Concerning Joint Enhancement of Transboundary River Salmon Stocks."
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 04/16/2004 (Program Element of 11.458 have been consolidated into 11.438)
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements).
In the past, the State of Alaska had a salmon enhancement program begun in 1985. This program developed and improved fish production facilities and conducted salmon enhancement research in Southeast Alaska. This program focused on enhancement work relative to the Pacific salmon runs of the Alsek, Taku, and Stikine Rivers. The future use of this granting authority is unknown.
Pacific Salmon Treaty Act, Public Law 99-5, 16 U.S.C. 3631-3644; Department of Commerce and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 1999.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
State. The State of Alaska agency responsible for conserving Pacific salmon resources.
This program benefits the American public, the Federal government, the State government, international relationships, and conservation of a public resource by ensuring that international Federal commitments under the Pacific Salmon Treaty are met.
Proposal from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game submitted in accordance with 15 CFR 24.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Submit applications on Standard Form 424 to the National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Regional Office. The applicants are subject to the requirements of 15 CFR 24.
Applications are evaluated by the National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Regional Office, then processed by the NOAA Grants Management Division.
Applications should be submitted at least 75 days before the desired effective date.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Within 75 calendar days after a complete and acceptable application is received.
No formal 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 are contingent upon the availability of funding each fiscal year. Individual grants may be extended and supplemented. Renewal of an award to increase funding or extend the period of performance is at the sole discretion of the Department.
How are proposals selected?
Applications are judged on the degree in which they are consistent with the Pacific Salmon Treaty, decisions of the Pacific Salmon Commission, the mandates of Congress, and the availability of funds.
How may assistance be used?
The funds appropriated for the Alaska Salmon Enhancement Program are to be used by the State of Alaska for the express purpose of carrying out the salmon enhancement efforts that supplement the stock rehabilitation initiative mandated by the Pacific Salmon Treaty. The funds appropriated for the Transboundary Rivers Enhancement Program are directed at fulfilling the obligations of this treaty with regard to the transboundary rivers of the Taku and Stikine.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reports are due in accordance with the terms and conditions of the award. The Department's Financial Assistance Standard Terms and Conditions generally require that financial and performance reports be submitted twice a year. Progress reports summarize work accomplished and explain situations where expected work has not been completed.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A- 133 (Revised, June 24, 1997), recipients that are States, Local Governments, Non-profit Organizations (to include Hospitals), and Institutions of Higher Learning shall be subject to the audit requirements contained in the Single Audit Act Amendments of 1996 (31 U.S.C. 7501-7507). Commercial organizations shall be subject to the audit requirements as stipulated in the award document. 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 the year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
All financial and programmatic records, supporting documents, statistical reports, and other records of grantees or sub grantees are required to be maintained in accordance with the terms of the award. The recipient must retain records for 3 years from the date when the final expenditure report is submitted.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula. For projects funded by Alaska Salmon Enhancement Program appropriations, the State of Alaska must share the costs equally with the Federal Government. Projects funded by Transboundary Rivers Enhancement appropriations have no matching or cost-sharing requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grants are normally awarded for 1 year, but may be awarded for up to 3 years. Assistance is released via the NOAA Automated Clearinghouse Electronic Funds Transfer System.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Alaska Regional Office, Peter Jones, NMFS, P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802-1668. Telephone: (907) 586- 7280. FAX: (907) 586-7255. Use the same number for FTS.
Budget Officer, Office of Operations, Management and Information, National Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Telephone: (301) 713-2455.
(Cooperative Agreements) no funds identified for future fiscal years.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Pacific Salmon Treaty; Pacific Salmon Treaty Act, 16 U.S.C. 3631 et seq.; NOAA Grant and Cooperative Agreement Policy Manual. 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 CRF Part 24 for state and local governments.
Examples of Funded Projects
Projects to improve, expand, or modernize salmon hatcheries; develop new hatcheries; collect limnological information on the potential productivity of lake systems; and hatch, rear, and transplant salmon fry into Canadian portions of transboundary rivers; process fish stomach samples to develop basic scientific knowledge of salmonids in the Alaska coastal ecosystem.