Cooperative Fishery Statistics

 

To maintain a cooperative State and Federal partnership to provide a continuing source of fisheries dependent statistics to support fishery management in the States' Territorial Sea and the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
11.434
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Commerce
Office: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
PROJECT GRANTS
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2011: To coordinate, plan and administer Fisheries Information Network (FIN) activities throughout the year as well as provide recreational and commercial information to the FIN participants and other interested personnel. Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available
Authorization
Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956, 16 U.S.C 753 a.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible applicants are the Marine Fisheries Conservation agencies of the States of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission.
Beneficiary Eligibility
This program benefits Federal, State and interstate marine resource conservation and management agencies; U.S. and foreign commercial and recreational fishing industries; conservation organizations; academic institutions; international and Indian Tribal treaties; private and public research groups; consumers; and the general public.
Credentials/Documentation
Applicants are required to satisfy all DOC/NOAA standards and regulations, including routine and special terms and conditions for financial assistance programs application and conduct. Applicants may be required to show proof that they are mandated by their own State to monitor fishery resources and to manage or participate in the management of these resources. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
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.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. 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.
Award Procedure
Proposals are initially evaluated by the pertinent NMFS Office/Region/Science Center, and are subject to review for technical merit, soundness of design, competency of the applicant to perform the proposed work, potential contribution of the project to national or regional goals, and appropriateness and reasonableness of proposed costs. Projects approved for funding will be submitted to the NOAA Grants Management Division and the Department of Commerce's Office of Federal Assistance for review and approval.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Approval time is expected to range from 90 to 120 days, which includes processing of the award through the NMFS, NOAA, and DOC financial assistance procedures.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
Multiple year awards of up to five years may be approved. Funding for multi-year projects beyond the first year is contingent upon the availability of program funds in subsequent fiscal years, and the extent to which the recipient meets project objectives and reporting requirements.
How are proposals selected?
Proposals are selected based on the results of Cooperative Statistics and Fisheries Information Network (FIN) committee activities and on negotiations between NMFS and cooperators. The nature and scope of cooperative activities are based on the needs of the cooperating agencies. Funding is allocated by NMFS based on Cooperative Statistics and Fisheries Information Network (FIN) committee recommendations and on the level of activities that are planned for accomplishment. Regardless of source, proposals must under go rigorous technical review and comply with all OMB, DOC, and NOAA grants policies and procedures.
How may assistance be used?
Funds are to support cooperative State and Federal programs to collect statistics on commercial and recreational fisheries in support of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation Management Act.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Program reports are not applicable. Cash reports are not applicable. Reporting requirements are outlined in the Terms and Conditions of the Financial Assistance Award. Progress reports summarize work accomplished and explain situations where expected work has not been completed. Financial reports indicate use of funds during the financial reporting period designated. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
Auditing
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.
Records
All financial and programmatic records, supporting documents, statistical reports, and other records of grantees or subgrantees are required to be retained for 3 years from the date of the final financial status report for each award.
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
Awards are normally for a 12 month period but in some instances, award periods may extend beyond 12 months, or may be completed in less than 12 months. Award funds must be spent in the indicated budget period and are to be expended in accordance with DOC/NOAA finance and reporting procedures. 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. Southeast: Jeffrey Brown, Federal Program Officer, State/Federal Liaison Branch, National Marine Fisheries Service, 263 13th Avenue S., St. Petersburg, FL 33701. Telephone: (727) 824-5324. Fax: (727) 824-5364. E-mail: jeff.brown@noaa.gov. For GulfFIN: Kelly Donnelly, Federal Program Officer, State/Federal Liaison Branch, National Marine Fisheries Service, 263 13th Avenue S., St. Petersburg, FL 33701. Telephone: (727) 824-5324. Fax: (727) 824-5364. E-mail:kelly.donnelly@noaa.gov.
Headquarters Office
n/a n/a, n/a, Non-U.S. n/a Phone: n/a
Website Address
httphttp://sero.nmfs.noaa.gov/grants/csp.htm
Financial Information
Account Identification
13-1450-0-1-306.
Obligations
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 11 $7,406,572; FY 12 Not Separately Identifiable; and FY 13 Not Separately Identifiable
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Allowable costs will be determined in accordance with 2 CFR 225 for state, local, and Indian tribal governments; 2 CFR 230 for nonprofit organizations; 2 CFR 220 for educational institutions; and 48 CFR 31 for profit-making 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: To coordinate, plan and administer Fisheries Information Network (FIN) activities throughout the year as well as provide recreational and commercial information to the FIN participants and other interested personnel. Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available