National Wetlands Inventory

 

The EWRA requires the NWI to map wetlands of the nation, digitize the maps, archive and distribute the data, and produce a 10-year national wetlands status and trends report to Congress.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
15.665
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 $500,000 The program priority shifted from creating maps to initiating the National Wetlands Status and Trends report and determination of wetland change through photointerpretation of aerial imagery. The program began the five year National Wetlands Status and Trends study and contracts were awarded to companies with demonstrated technical capacity to photo-interpret wetland change through use of aerial imagery.
Fiscal Year 2018 The program funded seven (7) contracts or grants to specific cooperators that had demonstrated competency in standard compliant wetland data production through imagery analysis or in the use of remote sensing technologies for wetland analysis.
Fiscal Year 2019 Program has not yet selected projects for funding. Program anticipates funding projects that map wetlands and provide quality control services of standard compliant wetland data creation for the wetlands mapper.
Fiscal Year 2020 No data available.
Authorization
Emergency Wetlands Resources Act - National Wetlands Inventory, 16 U.S.C. §3901 and §§3931-3932.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Organizations receiving financial assistance must be experienced in image-interpretation for wetlands and for arid western riparian for targeted ecosystems using National standards (Cowardin et al. 1979 and Wetlands Mapping Standard 2009); in wetlands mapping or delivery research or technologies, or in supporting activities (e.g. mapping standards training or analysis) for wetlands mapping; or have the project-specific imagery or ancillary data needed for wetlands mapping. Based on Agency need, financial assistance, in general, is available to qualified Americans, profit or nonprofit corporations or institutions, domestic organizations, and Federal, State, Tribal, Territorial, and local agencies.
Beneficiary Eligibility
The American public, and Federal, State, Tribal, Territorial, and local agencies, profit and nonprofit corporations or institutions benefit from having wetlands geospatial data to help inform decision making for clean water, fish and wildlife conservation, wetlands conservation, landscape-level planning, green infrastructure, and urban, rural, infrastructure, and energy development.
Credentials/Documentation
If we provide financial assistance to States or Tribes, OMB Circular A-87 may apply.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. The Service funds projects based on changing national program priorities.
Award Procedure
N/A
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not applicable.
Appeals
Not applicable.
Renewals
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Funds can be used for any purpose authorized under the EWRA. Depending on appropriations and national priorities, the program has annual discretionary funding for priority mapping projects or status and trends analysis and may use contracts and CESUs (Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units) to complete scope of work specified under the award with substantial involvement of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Interagency Agreements ,or contracts for project-level support or products needed. The Service projects may cover any aspect of inventorying wetlands, including but not limited to training, technology research, and analysis of data.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Performance Reports: Performance reports are required. Recipients must monitor and report on project performance in accordance with the requirements in 2 CFR 200.328. A final performance report is 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
Entities must maintain records in accordance with 2 CFR 200.
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
Assistance is available once the FWS budget becomes law. The performance period is two years. Program obligates funds and sends a notice of award to successful applicants.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Regional Wetlands Coordinators: http://www.fws.gov/wetlands/NWI/RWC.html
Headquarters Office
Chief, Geospatial Mapping and Technical Services
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: ES
Falls Church, VA 22041-3803 US
fwsgrants@fws.gov
Phone: (703) 358-2171
Website Address
http://www.fws.gov/wetlands
Financial Information
Account Identification
14-1611-0-1-302
Obligations
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 18$996,000.00; FY 19 est $862,000.00; FY 20 Estimate Not Available FY 17$400,000.00; - Depending on appropriations and national priorities, the program has annual discretionary funding for priority standard compliant wetland data production or status and trends analysis and may use contracts and CESUs (Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units) to complete scope of work specified under the award with substantial involvement of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Interagency Agreements or contracts for project-level support or products needed. The Service projects may cover any aspect of inventorying wetlands, including but not limited to training, technology research, and analysis of data.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$30,000-$532,000
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2017 The program priority shifted from creating maps to initiating the National Wetlands Status and Trends report and determination of wetland change through photointerpretation of aerial imagery. The program priority shifted from creating wetlands maps to initiating the National Wetlands Status and Trends report and determination of wetland change through photointerpretation of aerial imagery.
Fiscal Year 2018 NWI standard compliant wetland mapping in the Gila River in Yuma/Maricopa Counties, AZ to assist with the Clapper Rail Recovery Plan OR AZ Watershed.
Fiscal Year 2019 Program has not yet selected projects for funding. Program anticipates funding projects that map wetlands and provide quality control services of standard compliant wetland data creation for the wetlands mapper.
Fiscal Year 2020 No data available.

 



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