Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Activities-FWS

 

To provide technical and financial assistance to identify, protect, conserve, manage, enhance or restore habitat and structures on both public and private lands that have been negatively impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
15.677
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of the Interior
Office: Fish and Wildlife Service
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Project Grants (Discretionary)
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: Program supported a granted issued in FY13 to the State of Rhode Island to repair Hurricane Sandy affected area. Based on Hurricane Sandy specific guidance, policies, and procedures provided to all project managers, the Program posted Notices of Funds Availability in March through September 2014. Fiscal Year 2015: Program anticipates continued support and completion of activities approved under the FY13 grant issued to the State of Rhode Island to repair Hurricane Sandy affected area. Fiscal Year 2016: No data available.
Authorization
Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013, Public Law 113-2.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Awards may be made to State/Local Governments, Indian Tribal Governments, Non-Profits, Institutes of Higher Education, Hospitals and For-Profit companies.
Beneficiary Eligibility
These projects will directly benefit the public as a whole.
Credentials/Documentation
Yes (use OMB Circular A-87 and supplement 2 CFR 225), if award is made to a State, Local or Indian Tribal Government. 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 Department of the Interior regulations at 43 CFR Part 12, or any subsequent revisions. The standard SF-424 application forms must be used as part of an application.
Award Procedure
Announcement of funding opportunity will be posted on grants.gov, seeking applications from various entities. Selection criteria will be posted at that time.
Deadlines
Not Applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 60 days. Approximately 45 working days after either the receipt of an application package or the closing date of the grants.gov announcement, dependent upon the complexity of the proposal.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
Projects may be renewed as needed, if justified and if funds are available.
How are proposals selected?
Program specific criteria is specified in the announcements of individual financial assistance opportunities.
How may assistance be used?
Assistance is provided to fund projects that relate to relief and rebuilding activities that improve or restore habitat and structures affected by the disaster. These projects may include, but are not limited to assessments, protection, restoration and monitoring activities. Yes- 100 % discretionary.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
No program reports are required. No cash reports are required. Recipients must submit a final performance report no later than 90 calendar days after the award end date. Recipients of awards with performance periods longer than 12 months will be required to submit interim reports. Program may require recipients to submit interim reports annually, semiannually, or quarterly. Program will detail all performance reporting requirements, including frequency and due dates, in the notice of award letter. . Recipients must report expenditures using the SF 425, Federal Financial Report form. Recipients must submit a final report no later than 90 calendar days after the award end date. Recipients of awards with performance periods longer than 12 months will be required to submit interim reports. Program may require recipients to submit interim reports annually, semiannually, or quarterly. Program will detail all financial reporting requirements, including frequency and due dates, in the notice of award letter. Recipients are responsible for monitoring performance for each award and sub-award under this program in accordance with 43 CFR Part 12.
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.
Records
Recipients that are states and local governments will maintain records in accordance with 43 CFR Part 12, Subpart C (section 12.82). All other recipients will maintain records in accordance with 43 CFR Part 12, Subpart F (section 12.953). Program-specific legislation/regulation may dictation additional records retention requirements. Program will detail all non-standard records retention requirements in the notice of award.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements. No matching is required, however, matching funds are encouraged to allow for additional restoration and may be used as an evaluation factor for the selection of projects to award.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Program obligates funds and sends a notice of award to successful applicants. Recipients request awarded funds as needed and in accordance with 43 CFR Part 12, unless otherwise dictated by program-specific legislation/regulation or special award terms. Program will include any special award terms and conditions in the notice of award. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Program obligates funds and sends a notice of award to successful applicants. Recipients request awarded funds as needed and in accordance with 43 CFR Part 12, unless otherwise dictated by program-specific legislation/regulation or special award terms. Program will include any special award terms and conditions in the notice of award.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Refer to Program Guidelines attached to funding opportunity as appropriate , on www.grants.gov for national, regional, or field office contact information.

Gary Dupuis - CGS
Cheryl Lawrence - CGS
Arnold Zinan - CGS.
Headquarters Office
Lisa Virgilio US Fish and Wildlife Service, 300 Westgate Center Drive, Hadley, Massachusetts 01035 Phone: 413-253-8243
Website Address
No Data Available
Financial Information
Account Identification
14-1612-0-1-302.
Obligations
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 14 $81,565,000; FY 15 est $20,414,000; and FY 16 est $0 - Project Grants (Discretionary): FY14: $81,565,000; FY15: est $20,414,000, FY16: est $0.
FY15 and FY16 are estimates based on preliminary information and end of funding availability.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Newly established program.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
43 CFR Part 12.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2014: Program announced Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) in March; RI project included emergency repair of the Sachuest Point Road in Rhode Island, i.e., removing rock debris; repair and replacement of underlayment; and re-asphalting of roads. Fiscal Year 2015: Projects may include technical and financial assistance to identify, protect, conserve, manage, enhance/restore habitat and structures on both public and private lands negatively impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Fiscal Year 2016: No data is available.

 



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