Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design

 

To use visual arts programs and a nation-wide art contest to teach students in kindergarten through high school environmental science, wildlife management, wetlands ecology, and the importance of habitat conservation.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
15.644
Federal Agency/Office
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of The Interior
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2017 The program anticipates receiving 53 applications and issuing 53 awards. Sale of the Junior Duck Stamp generates approximately $50,000 for program marketing and student awards annually; in 2017 over 23,000 art entries were submitted and many others participated and benefited from the environmental education components of the program. The program received 53 applicants and issued 53 awards.
Fiscal Year 2018 Sale of the Junior Duck Stamp generates approximately $40,000 for program marketing and student awards annually; in 2018 over 20,000 art entries were submitted and many others participated and benefited from the environmental education components of the program. The program received 2 applicants and issued 2 awards.
Fiscal Year 2019 It is anticipated that there will be 1 applicant and up to 1 award issued.
Fiscal Year 2020 It is anticipated that there will be 2 applicants and up to 2 awards issued.
Authorization
Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program Act, 16 U.S.C. ยง719.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Federal, State and Local Governments, Non-profit organizations both with and without 501(c)(3) IRS status, Private Institutions of Higher Education, Public and State controlled Institutions of Higher Education.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Individual/Family, Student/Trainee, Artist/Humanist, U.S. citizens, resident aliens, or nationals who are in kindergarten through twelfth grades at a public, private, or home school in the United States or U.S. territories.
Credentials/Documentation
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Partner/potential partner contacts Regional Junior Duck Stamp Coordinators to discuss Contest needs and objectives, or Regional Junior Duck Stamp Coordinators may initiate the contact. Coordinator works with partners/potential partners to design projects.
Award Procedure
Applicant must complete the Standard Form (SF-424). Once the project is designed and approved by the Regional Junior Duck Stamp Coordinator, a cooperative agreement or grant agreement written and work can begin.
Deadlines
Not applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
3-4 months.
Appeals
Not applicable.
Renewals
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Cooperative agreements are awarded based on unique technical expertise and knowledge of the Junior Duck Stamp Program, background in natural resources, knowledge of conservation practices and environmental education experience. In addition, the ability to provide partnership support and volunteers is essential.
How may assistance be used?
Assistance may be used to: 1. provide awards and scholarships to students who submitted winning designs in State/Territory rounds of the Junior Duck Stamp Contest; 2. provide awards to schools and other program participants in order to promote the conservation goals of the program; and 3. cover program outreach and marketing costs.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Performance Reports: Annual performance reporting is required. The FWS details all reporting requirements including frequency and due dates in Notices of Award.
Auditing
Not applicable.
Records
Cost records must be maintained separately for each awarded agreement. Records, accounts and supporting documents must be retained for 3 years after submission of final financial and performance reports.
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
Assistance will be available within 12 months of start of new FY and must be spent within 18 months of receipt. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Lump.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Oregon: Nanette Seto, 911 NE 11th Ave., Portland, OR 97232, (503)736-4749; New Mexico: Scott Carlton, 500 Gold Ave. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102, (505)248-6639; Minnesota: Megan Wandag, 500 American Blvd. West, Suite 500, Bloomington, MN 55437, (612)713-5463; Georgia: Toni Westland, 1 Wildlife Dr., Sanibel, FL 33957, (239)472-1100 x237; Massachusetts: Annelee Motta, 300 Westgate Center Drive, Hadley, MA 01035, (413)253-8539; Colorado: Jackie Jacobson, 3275 11th St NW, Coleharbor, ND 58531, (701)442-5546; Alaska: Tamara Zeller, 1011 E. Tudor Rd., Anchorage, AK 99503, (907)786-3517; California: Lora Haller, 752 Country Road, 99W, Sacramento, CA 95988, (530)934-2801.
Headquarters Office
National Junior Duck Stamp Program Coordinator,
Federal Duck Stamp Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, 5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: MBSP
Falls Church, VA 22041-3803 US
fwsgrants@fws.gov
Phone: (703) 358-1784
Fax: (703) 358-2009
Website Address
http://www.fws.gov/juniorduck
Financial Information
Account Identification
14-1611-0-1-302
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 18$3,300.00; FY 19 est $1,700.00; FY 20 est $4,000.00; FY 17$48,112.00; - Allocations of funding to run states? Junior Duck Stamp Program - no administrative costs are allowed, funds are to be used for recognition of students, educators, or volunteers; running the annual art and conservation message contests; and/or promoting conservation through the arts activities. Funds are allocated in accordance to a set policy based on an annual base amount, previous entries, previous activities and need.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Each award may range from $500 to $2,500. Awards are based on previous year participation numbers and base funding of $500.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Manual, Part 901 FW 5. Copies of the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Art Competition Rules and Entry Form and reference forms, and the Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program Curriculum Guide can be obtained free of charge from the Federal Duck Stamp Office.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2017 Provide awards to students who submitted winning designs in State/Territory rounds of the Junior Duck Stamp Contest; provide materials and resources to increase and promote the conservation goals of the Junior Duck Stamp Program; provide assistance to increase outreach and marketing opportunities at local, state and regional functions. Provided awards to students who submitted winning designs in State/Territory rounds of the Junior Duck Stamp Contest; provided materials and resources to increase and promote the conservation goals of the Junior Duck Stamp Program; provided assistance to increase outreach and marketing opportunities at local, state and regional functions.
Fiscal Year 2018 Program distributed funds to run state Junior Duck Stamp program.
Fiscal Year 2019 Program anticipates funding for running state Junior Duck Stamp program.
Fiscal Year 2020 Program anticipates funding for running state Junior Duck Stamp program.

 



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