Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act

 

To provide financial assistance, through grants or cooperative agreements, to public or private organizations for the improvement of fish and wildlife habitat associated with water systems or water supplies affected by Bureau of Reclamation projects.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
15.517
Federal Agency/Office
Bureau of Reclamation, Department of The Interior
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2017 Information not available. Improvements to fish and wildlife habitat through award of projects that track fish and wildlife movement, habitat temperature monitoring, collection and analysis of invertebrates, genetics studies, surveying and monitoring of fish and wildlife and salinity studies, and construction of fish passage improvements.
Fiscal Year 2018 Information not available.
Fiscal Year 2019 Information not available.
Authorization
Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act of 1934, Public Law 85-624, 16 U.S.C. 661 et seq., as amended, and Section 7(a) of the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act (FWCA) (70 Stat 1122; 16 U.S.C. 742f(a)); as limited and delegated by the Secretary of the Interior delegation of authority to the Bureau of Reclamation at 255 DM 1.1B
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
State and local governments, nonprofit organizations and institutions, public and private institutions and organizations, Federally recognized Indian Tribal Governments, individuals, small businesses, for-profit organizations, and Native American Organizations.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Anyone/general public, governmental entities, Tribal governments, Native American organizations, and/or public or private organizations in the specific project area.
Credentials/Documentation
None.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. An environmental impact statement is required for this listing. An environmental impact assessment is required for this listing. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. Environmental compliance for this program may be required depending on the scope of the specific project funded. This may result in the need for an environment impact assessment or environmental impact statement prior to the commencement of project activities.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Funding opportunity announcements for this program, along with registration procedures, application packages and instructions, SF-424 forms and any other forms to be used to submit application information, points of contact, and procedures for submitting applications will be available on www.grants.gov.
Award Procedure
For competitive awards: Proposals received in response to the Announcement were reviewed on the basis of a competitive, merit-based review process, and are rated in accordance with the evaluation criteria stated in the Announcement. Reclamation will make awards to the highest rated proposals based on the amount of funding available each year. For single-source awards, a Notice of Intent to Award is announced on www.grants.gov providing justification for the noncompetitive research award.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Varies depending on the type and complexity of the project. Further information will be available for each specific project at the time the funding opportunity announcement is posted on www.grants.gov and may be obtained by contacting the Reclamation personnel listed as the point of contact in the funding announcement.
Appeals
None. Final award decisions are not subject to appeal; however, the Bureau of Reclamation will provide all applicants with information on why their proposals were not selected for award.
Renewals
If renewals or extensions are applicable to the project, this information will be included in the funding opportunity announcement. When renewals or extensions are applicable, continuation of funding for these activities is at the discretion of Congress and will be subject to availability of appropriated funds.
How are proposals selected?
Specific evaluation criteria will be included in the funding announcements posted on www.grants.gov.
How may assistance be used?
In accordance with the delegation of authority to the Bureau of Reclamation in the Department of the Interior Department Manual, Part 255, Chapter 1, Section 1.1.B, projects are limited to the improvement of fish and wildlife habitat associated with water systems or water supplies affected by Bureau of Reclamation projects, and in isolated cases, off-site locations not affected by Bureau of Reclamation projects.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Not applicable.
Auditing
Not applicable.
Records
All recipients of Federal awards shall maintain project records in accordance with 2 CFR 200.333 Retention requirements for records. Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other non-Federal entity records pertinent to a Federal award must be retained for a period of three years from the date of submission of the final expenditure report or, for Federal awards that are renewed quarterly or annually, from the date of the submission of the quarterly or annual financial report, respectively, as reported to the Federal awarding agency or pass-through entity in the case of a subrecipient. Federal awarding agencies and pass-through entities must not impose any other record retention requirements upon non-Federal entities, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.33.
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
Projects are generally awarded for 1 to 5 years. Payment terms vary by agreement awarded under this program.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Specific contact information will be provided in each funding announcement.
Headquarters Office
Jeremy Black
Bureau of Reclamation, Acquisition and Assistance Management Division, Mail Code 84-27820, P.O. Box 25007, Denver Federal Center
Denver, CO 80225 US
jablack@usbr.gov
Phone: 3034452490
Fax: 3034456344
Website Address
http://www.usbr.gov/
Financial Information
Account Identification
14-0680-0-1-301
Obligations
(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 18$20,000,000.00; FY 19 est $20,000,000.00; FY 20 Estimate Not Available FY 17$31,227,958.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range $10,0000 to $11,000,000 Average $430,000
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
2 CFR 200 UNIFORM ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS, COST PRINCIPLES, AND AUDIT REQUIREMENTS FOR FEDERAL AWARDS and the applicable OMB Circulars. These documents may also be obtained by contacting the Bureau of Reclamation Office listed below .
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2019 Information not available.
Fiscal Year 2018 Information not available.
Fiscal Year 2017 Information not available. Examples of funded projects include: Delta Outflow Augmentation Modeling Study, Upper Salmon Sub-Basin Anadromous Fish Habitat Improvement, and Instream Habitat Restoration in Bear Creek Project.

 



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