Pacific Coast Salmon Recovery_Pacific Salmon Treaty Program


This is a cooperative program that assists the States in salmon restoration and in fulfilling responsibilities under the Pacific Salmon Treaty by providing administrative management. Support is provided to treaty Indian tribes for salmon recovery and to meet the needs of the Pacific Salmon Commission and U.S. international commitments under the treaty.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Commerce
Office: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery, Public Law 106-113, 16 U.S.C 3634; Pacific Coast Salmon Treaty Act: Public Law , Public Law 99-5, 16 U.S.C 3641.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
State government agencies and treaty Indian tribes.
Beneficiary Eligibility
This program benefits the State governments, treaty Indian tribes, Federal government, international relationships, and conservation of a public resource by ensuring that State agencies and tribal governments participate in the recovery and international management of salmon on the west coast.
Proposal from a State agency or treaty Indian tribe should be submitted in accordance with 15 CFR Part 24. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Application Procedure
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Proposals are submitted through Grants.Gov. Applicants will need to enter the Funding Opportunity Number and/or CFDA number to access the application package and instructions. Application package will then be submitted directly to the (Name of your Office - Example Coastal Services Center). Proposals are subject to the requirements of 15 CFR Parts 14 and 24, as applicable.
Award Procedure
Applications are evaluated by the National Marine Fisheries Service Regional Offices and processed by the NOAA Grants Management Division. Under Section 404 of Public Law 102-567, financial assistance awards to a State or Interstate Fishery Commission may be provided on a sole-source basis.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Within 75 calendar days from the receipt of a complete and acceptable application.
No formal appeal procedure. If applications are unacceptable, the reasons are fully stated to the applicants. If the applicants desire to resubmit applications, applications must be revised in accordance with recommended changes.
Continuation grants can be made on an annual basis for approved multi-year projects. Future or continued funding will be at the discretion of NMFS, based on the availability of each fiscal year funding and satisfactory performance. Procedures for renewals are the same as application procedures.
How are proposals selected?
Priority consideration is given to State and tribal programs that directly address salmon recovery or the information needs of the Pacific Salmon Commission for international management of salmon fisheries stocks under the Pacific Salmon Treaty.
How may assistance be used?
Funds may be used by State agencies and treaty Indian tribes to assist in salmon recovery and in fulfilling Federal responsibilities under the Pacific Salmon Treaty.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Program reports are not applicable. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Reporting requirements are outlined in the Terms and Conditions of the Financial Assistance Award. The Department of Commerce Financial Assistance Standard Terms and Conditions generally require that performance and financial reports be submitted semi-annually unless a waiver is provided by the NOAA Grants Officer.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
Generally, a recipient is required to retain records relating to a particular grant for three years from the date of submission of the final financial report. In cases where litigation, claim or an audit is initiated prior to expiration of the three-year period, records must be retained until the action and resolution of any issues associated with it are complete or until the end of the three-year retention period; whichever is latest.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching Requirements: For the Pacific Coast Salmon Recovery Program, States are required to provide a matching amount of 25 percent. Treaty Indian tribes are not required to provide a match for Pacific Salmon Recovery Program funds. The Pacific Salmon Treaty funds have no statutory formula; projects are funded at up to 100 percent Federal share.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grants are normally made for one year. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Funds are released in advance or by reimbursement, as agreed to in the Standard Terms and Conditions document required for each grant.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Pacific Salmon Treaty - Northwest Region: Dave Cantillon, NOAA/NMFS, 7600 Sand Point Way NE., Seattle, WA 98115. Telephone: (206) 526-4140, Fax: (206) 526-6534. E-mail:
Pacific Coast Salmon Recovery Program
Northwest Region: Nicolle Hill, NOAA/NMFS, 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115. Telephone: (206) 526-4358, Fax: (206) 526-6426, E-mail:
Alaska Region: Shawn Carey, NMFS, P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802-1668. Telephone: (907) 586-7845. Use the same numbers for FTS. E-mail:
Southwest Region: Patricia Culver, NOAA/NMFS, 501 W. Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802. Telephone: (562) 980-4239, E-mail:
Headquarters Office
n/a n/a, n/a, Non-U.S. n/a Phone: n/a
Website Address
NMFS Northwest Region -, NMFS Alaska Region - ,NMFS Southwest Region -
Financial Information
Account Identification
13-1450-0-1-306; 13-1451-0-1-306.
(Project Grants) FY 11 $79,773,087; FY 12 est $65,000,000; and FY 13 est $50,000,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Pacific Coast Salmon Recovery:
Range: $30,000 to $30,000,000
Average: To Be Advised
Pacific Salmon Treaty:
$25,000 - $985,000
FY 2009 Average: $661,031.00.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Pacific Salmon Treaty; 16 U.S.C. 3631 et seq. Allowable cost will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular A-87 for State and local governments and Indian Tribes; OMB Circular A-122 for nonprofit and for-profit organizations; OMB Circular A-21 for institutions of higher education; and 48 CFR Part 31 for commercial organizations. Financial assistance management will be in accordance with 15 CFR Part 14 for institutions of higher education, hospitals, and other non-profit and commercial organizations, and with 15 CFR Part 24 for State and local governments.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2011: 1)Grant activity allows for continued support for salmon research and commercial fisheries management measures spread across the entire Southeast Alaska area and collectively are intended to implement the Pacific Salmon Treaty
2)The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) project/s addresses the need to develop accurate and precise monitoring through the application of new methods to meet salmon recovery and Pacific Salmon Commission objectives. Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available


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