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
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
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.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. 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. Refer to program guidelines
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. 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 location, 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?
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.
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
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
Cooperative agreements are normally made for one year. 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
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.
1305 East West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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(Cooperative Agreements) FY 18 Estimate Not Available FY 17 est $14,287,632.00; FY 16$14,287,632.00;
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
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 2016
Klickitat Hatchery O&M to produce Mitchell Act salmon to meet tribal and non-tribal fishing obligations to the Pacific Northwest. Maintain Fishways to ensure escapement to natural production areas; 11.436 Columbia River Fisheries Development Program Mitchell Act Implementation of Hatchery Reform Externally Mass Mark and Tag;olumbia river Fisheries Development Program(Operations) Hatchery, Operations, Maintenance, Monitoring, CWT program and Fisheries Monitoring