NFWF-USFWS Conservation Partnership

 

Partnering with individuals, government agencies, nonprofit organizations and corporations, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) works to protect and restore imperiled species, promote healthy oceans and estuaries, improve working landscapes for wildlife, advance sustainable fisheries and conserve water for wildlife and people. NFWF is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, governed by a 30-member Board of Directors approved by the Secretary of the Interior. Conservation programs cover many ecosystems and address challenges in oceans and coasts, forests and grasslands and freshwater environments.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
15.663
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 Program funding will continue to be used to attract non-federal resources to support fish and wildlife projects on a landscape scale. Projects will assist NFWF accomplish the broader outcomes identified in the business plans for each program. Funds will be used to support over 95 projects benefitting our Nation’s fish and wildlife resources. These funds will be leveraged with non federal funds on a 1:1 match. The funds support strategic conservation efforts focused on at-risk species, habitat enhancement, and community-based stewardship. Focal areas include Alaska Fish and Wildlife Fund, Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund, Colorado River Delta Restoration, Long Island Sound Futures Fund, Longleaf Stewardship Fund, and Sustain Our Great Lakes: Chi-Cal Rivers Fund, to name a few.
Fiscal Year 2018 Program funding continues to be used to attract non-federal resources to support fish and wildlife projects on a landscape scale. Projects will assist NFWF to accomplish the broader outcomes identified in the business plans for each program and are in line with the USFWS mission.
Fiscal Year 2019 Program funding will continue to be used to attract non-federal resources to support fish and wildlife projects on a landscape scale. Projects will assist NFWF to accomplish the broader outcomes identified in the business plans for each program and are in line with the USFWS mission.
Fiscal Year 2020 Program funding is expected to continue to be used to attract non-federal resources to support fish and wildlife projects on a landscape scale. Projects will assist NFWF to accomplish the broader outcomes identified in the business plans for each program and are in line with the USFWS mission.
Authorization
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Establishment Act, 16 U.S.C. §3701 et seq.; and Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, 16 U.S.C. §§661-666.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Specified in the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Establishment Act.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Beneficiaries include fish, wildlife and their habitats, the American people and, where applicable, international partners, wildlife and natural resources.
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
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
Award Procedure
Not Applicable.
Deadlines
Not applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not applicable.
Appeals
Not applicable.
Renewals
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
To aid cost-share conservation projects to further the conservation and management of the fish, wildlife, and plant resources of the United States and its territories and possessions for present and future generations of Americans. Funds must be matched on a one-to-one basis by NFWF sub-recipients.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Performance Reports: Performance reports are required. Recipients are responsible for monitoring and reporting performance on each award and sub-award under this program in accordance with 2 CFR 200 and 2 CFR Part 170. Final performance reports and final SF-425, Federal Financial Reports are due within 90 calendar days of the award period of performance end date, unless the awarding program approves a due date extension. The FWS details all reporting requirements including frequency and due dates in Notices of Award.
Auditing
Not applicable.
Records
NFWF maintains records in accordance with regulation (i.e. three years after submission of the final financial and performance reports).
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching is mandatory. There are no matching requirements for Federal dollars transferred to NFWF. The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Establishment Act (Public Law 98-244) requires a one-to-one (1:1) match for subrecipients.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Annual funding available; award is for five years. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Lump.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Please contact headquarters.
Headquarters Office
Director
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters, Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program, Policy and Programs Division, 5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: WSFR
Falls Church, VA 22041 US
fwsgrants@fws.gov
Phone: (703) 358-2214
Website Address
http://www.nfwf.org/
Financial Information
Account Identification
14-1611-0-1-302
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 18$6,825,600.00; FY 19 est $6,000,000.00; FY 20 Estimate Not Available FY 17$7,022,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not Applicable
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2017 A single grant agreement is expected to be funded from this program. The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation will use the program funds to issue sub-grants to recipients for their work with conserving and protecting fish and wildlife species and their habitats. Examples of projects that are likely to be funded include habitat restoration, monitoring, invasive species eradication, and community engagement. A grant agreement was funded by this program. The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation used the program funds to issue sub-grants to recipients for their work with conserving and protecting fish and wildlife species and their habitat. Examples of projects supported included habitat restoration, monitoring, and community engagement. All sub-grants are awarded through a competitive process and are associated with a program-level business plan developed with the Service and other partners.
Fiscal Year 2018 A single grant agreement was funded from this program. The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation used the program funds to issue sub-grants to sub-recipients for their work with conserving and protecting fish and wildlife species and their habitats. Examples of projects funded include habitat restoration, monitoring, invasive species eradication, and community engagement
Fiscal Year 2019 A single grant agreement is expected to be funded from this program. The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation will use the program funds to issue sub-grants to sub-recipients for their work with conserving and protecting fish and wildlife species and their habitats. Examples of projects that are likely to be funded include habitat restoration, monitoring, invasive species eradication, and community engagement.
Fiscal Year 2020 A single grant agreement is expected to be funded from this program. The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation will use the program funds to issue sub-grants to sub-recipients for their work with conserving and protecting fish and wildlife species and their habitats. Examples of projects that are likely to be funded include habitat restoration, monitoring, invasive species eradication, and community engagement.

 


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