Gap Analysis Program

 

Studies where native animal species and natural plant communities occur and identifies "gaps" in their representation to support conservation of biodiversity.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
15.811
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of the Interior
Office: U.S. Geological Survey
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available.
Authorization
Endangered Species Act of 1973,16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq., Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956, 16 U.S.C. 742 et seq., Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 16 U.S.C. 661 et seq., Omnibus appropriations Act, Public Law 108-7.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Profit organizations, public nonprofit institutions/organizations, private nonprofit institutions/organizations, and State and local governments may make application for support by a named principal investigator.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Profit organizations, public nonprofit institutions/organizations, private nonprofit institutions/organizations, State and local governments, as well as the general public will ultimately benefit from this program.
Credentials/Documentation
Proposals must furnish evidence of the applicant's qualifications for performance of the proposed research. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. This program is subject to the provisions of 2 CFR Part 200 and Department of the Interior regulations 2 CFR Part 1402 and 43 CFR Part 12. Application form Standard Form (SF) 424 must be used. The application requirements as contained in the announcement package and the above regulations must be used for this program. Applications may be made only through the internet site http://www.grants.gov.
Award Procedure
Notification of an award is by receipt of a grant or cooperative agreement from a U.S. Geological Survey contracting officer through FedConnect (https://www.fedconnect.net/FedConnect/).
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Information not available.
Appeals
None.
Renewals
None.
How are proposals selected?
Scientists within the Geological Survey will review and evaluate all applications submitted. Criteria for judging applications will include scientific excellence and relevance to the solution of important problems within the mission of the Geological Survey. Generally, applications will be funded only to the extent permitted by available funds.
How may assistance be used?
GAP is used by Federal agencies, State agencies and other governmental bodies to develop land use or acquisition plans that incorporate information about the presence and distribution of biodiversity. There are no use restrictions. Funds are set aside for discretionary activities.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Annual and final technical reports, as well as other products, are required and must be submitted as described in the award terms and conditions. Annual and final financial reports must be submitted as described in the award terms and conditions. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. Annual and final financial reports must be submitted as described in the award terms and conditions. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
Auditing
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. Recipients are subject to the audit requirements of 2 CFR Part 200 Subpart F.

Records
All records must be maintained for 3 years after submission of the final financial report.
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
Cooperative agreements will normally be awarded in 12 month budget periods. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Recipients request payment as needed through the award period.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None. Upon release, program announcements will be available on the Internet at http://www.gapanalysis.gov.
Headquarters Office
Program Coordinator, National GAP Program, 970 Lusk Avenue, Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center - Snake River Field Station , Boise, Idaho 83706 Phone: (208) 426-5219.
Website Address
http://gapanalysis.usgs.gov
Financial Information
Account Identification
14-0804-0-1-306.
Obligations
(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 14 $759,501; FY 15 est $400,000; and FY 16 est $400,000 - (Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 14 $759,501; FY 15 est $400,000; and FY 16 est $400,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$25,000 to $400,000; average of $84,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not Applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available.

 



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