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
Agency: Department of the Interior
Office: Fish and Wildlife Service
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)
Fiscal Year 2014: Sale of the Junior Duck Stamp generates approximately $80,000 for program marketing and student awards annually; over 27,000 art entries were submitted and many others participated and benefited from the environmental education component of the program. Fiscal Year 2015: The program anticipates receiving 53 applications and issuing 53 awards. Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available. The program anticipates receiving 53 applications and issuing 53 awards.
Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program Act of 1994, Public Law 103-340, 108 Stat. 3119-3120, 16 U.S.C. 719; Reauthorization of the Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program Act of 1994, Public Law 106-316, 114 Stat. 1276, 16 U.S.C. 719, Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
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.
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.
43 CFR Part 12 establishes requirements for grants awarded by agencies of the U.S. Department of the Interior. 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 not applicable. 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. 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.
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.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
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?
Program reports are not applicable. Cash reports are not applicable. One report upon completion of project. Applicant must complete the Standard Form (SF-424). Recipients are responsible for monitoring and reporting performance each award and sub-award under this program in accordance with 43 CFR Part 12 and 2 CFR Part 170.
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 formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
3-6 months. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Funds are disbursed to recipients as requested and in accordance with the payment methods prescribed in 43 CFR Part 12, or as otherwise prescribed in program-specific legislation.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. See Regional Agency Offices. Alaska: Tamara Zeller, 1011 E. Tudor Rd., Anchorage, AK 99503; Telephone (907) 786-3517
Colorado: Beverly Boecher, 134 Union Blvd., Suite 300, Lakewood, CO, 80228; Telephone: (303) 236-4391
Georgia: Toni Westland, 1 Wildlife Dr., Sanibel, FL 33957; Telephone: (239) 472-1100 x237
Massachusetts: Annelee Motta, 300 Westgate Center Drive, Hadley, MA 01035; Telephone: (413) 253-8539
Minnesota: Valerie Redmond, 500 American Blvd. West, Suite 500, Bloomington, MN 55437 612-713-5316
New Mexico: Art Needleman, 500 Gold Ave. SW/Room 4504, Albuquerque, NM 87102; Telephone: (505) 248-6822
Oregon: Chris McKay, 911 NE 11th Ave., Portland, OR 97232, 503-231-6159
California: Lora Haller, 752 Country Road, 99W, Sacramento, CA 95988, 530934-2801.
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, Virginia 22041-3803 Phone: (703) 358-1784 Fax: (703) 358-2009
(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 14 $60,000; FY 15 est $50,000; and FY 16 est $50,000 - B-PROJECT GRANTS/B-Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary): FY14 $60,000; FY15 $50,000; FY16 $50,000. Estimates based on previous years’ funding.
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 2014: 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 2015: 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 2016: Program has not yet selected projects for funding. Program anticipates funding projects that will use the Junior Duck Stamp Contest to promote environmental science, wildlife management, wetlands ecology, and the importance of habitat conservation among kindergarten through high school students through the visual arts.