Disaster Relief Appropriations Act for Emergency Forest Restoration Program (EFRP)
Funding is provided to the state forester or designated official as reimbursement for approved technical assistance provided to eligible forest landowners by the state forestry agency in support of USDA Farm Service Agency and the delivery of the Emergency Forest Restoration Program.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 04/02/2020 (Archived.)
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Office: Forest Service
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, Public Law 113-2.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
As directed under The Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013, state foresters or equivalent state officials of states with producers and landowners suffering forest damage from Hurricane Sandy, located in areas that were also named in a Major Disaster Declaration, who meet the program’s eligibility requirements qualify for these funds. Eligible states include: VA, WV, MD, DE, PA, NJ, NY, CT, RI, MA, NH and OH, but not all counties in these states are eligible.
Private landowners suffering forest damage from Hurricane Sandy located in areas that were also named in a Major Disaster Declaration, who meet the program’s eligibility requirements qualify for these funds.
Costs will be determined in accordance with 2 CFR 200. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Contact Northeastern Area office at www.na.fs.fed.us.
Established by the Northeastern Area.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 10 to 60 days. State single point of contact will have 30 days from notification of tentative allotments to comment.
How are proposals selected?
How may assistance be used?
To reimburse state forester or equivalent state agency for technical support provided to qualifying non-industrial, private forest landowners in support of USDA Farm Service Agency and the delivery of the Emergency Forest Restoration Program. Technical assistance is reimbursed at the pre-approved hourly rate and all invoices are approved by USDA Farm Service Agency prior to reimbursement. Reimbursement can be for services provided which may include determination of needs, plan development for each practice, supervising the installation of the practice, certification of compliance as prerequisite for payment, furnishing technical assistance to applicant as needed, and checking on practice maintenance during the practice’s lifespan.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Program reports are not applicable. Cash reports are not applicable. Performance reports are required quarterly as detailed in the applicable OMB Circulars and the grant award. SF-425 must be submitted quarterly as detailed in the applicable OMB Circulars and the grant award. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
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.
State and other generally accepted accounting systems are permissible, if acceptable to audit and reconciliation. All grantees need to maintain adequate systems for collecting and recording statistical data.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
This program has no matching requirements.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Pursuant to Public Law 133-2, page 127, STAT 18, it has been determined that there is no expiration date and these funds have been made available until expended. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Recipient must submit invoice and receive approval from USDA Farm Service Agency prior to Forest Service reimbursing the recipient.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Mike Huneke
Forest Stewardship Program Coordinator for Northeasterern Area
11 Campus Blvd., Suite 200
Newtown Square, PA 19073
Matthew Tansey 1400 Independence Ave, Washington, District of Columbia 20250 Email: email@example.com
(Project Grants) FY 14 $0; FY 15 est $0; and FY 16 est $0
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Regulations in 2 CFR 200 apply to this program
Examples of Funded Projects