Tribal Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

The BIA Tribal GLRI Program provides financial assistance to Great Lakes tribes to protect, enhance, and restore the Great Lakes.

Priority actions are to: identify, protect, conserve, manage, enhance, or restore species or habitat, as well as to build tribal capacity to manage natural resources
within the Great Lakes Basin.
Related Programs15.662 Great Lakes Restoration - Restoration, protection, and enhancement of Great Lakes fish, wildlife, and their habitats.Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: No information Available.

Fiscal Year 2017: No information Available.

Fiscal Year 2018: No information Available.


Agency - Department of the Interior

The Department of the Interior protects and provides access to the Nation's natural and cultural heritage, including responsibilities to Indian tribes and island communities. Departmental goals include resource protection and usage, overseeing recreational opportunities, serving communities and excellence in management.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Great Lakes Agency contact: Jessica Koski, 916 W.

Lakeshore Drive, Ashland, WI 54807, tel.

no.

(715) 682-4527 ext.

308, email jessica.koski@bia.gov Midwest Regional Office contact: Merben R.

Cebrian, 5600 W.

American Blvd, Suite 500, Bloomington, MN 55437, tel.

no.

(612) 725-4529, email merben.cebrian@bia.gov.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe $ 1,273,995   2016-04-012021-03-31
Oneida Indian Nation $ 92,869   2018-10-012020-09-30
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: No information Available. Fiscal Year 2017: No information Available. Fiscal Year 2018: No information Available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

This funding opportunity under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative will be used to address tribal priorities for the Great Lakes Basin ecosystem and fall into five major focus areas: ? Toxic substances and Areas of Concern, including pollution prevention and cleanup of polluted areas in the Great Lakes ? Invasive species, including efforts to institute ?zero tolerance policy? towards new invasions ? Nonpoint source pollution impacts on nearshore health, including a targeted geographic focus on high priority watersheds and reducing polluted runoff from urban and agricultural sources ? Habitat and fish and wildlife species protection, restoration, and enhancement, including removing barriers to fish passage and targeted protection and restoration of native and endangered species and their habitats in the Great Lakes ? Foundations for future restoration actions, incorporating climate resiliency, education, and adaptive management to enhance accountability and provide science-based decision making to assess the overall health of the Great Lakes ecosystem and target significant remaining problems.

100%.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Federally-recognized Indian Tribes and Native American Organizations authorized by Indian tribal governments.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Federally-recognized Indian Tribes and Native American Organizations authorized by Indian tribal governments.

Credentials/Documentation

Initial application must be accompanied by a resolution of the governing body of the Indian tribe. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Pre-application coordination is program specific.

Technical assistance is available from the program to aid applicants in fulfilling pre-application requirements.

Coordinate with GLRI Biologist or the Midwest Regional Fish and Wildlife Biologist.

An environmental impact statement is required for this program.

An environmental impact assessment is required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Each year, a request for proposals will be announced to the Great Lakes tribes. At a minimum, the applicant will submit a project proposal with a statement of work and budget to the BIA GLRI program manager. Initial applications must contain the information specified in 25 CFR Part 900, Subpart C. Completed applications should be submitted to the BIA GLRI biologist at the Great Lakes Agency Office.

Award Procedures

Program requirements are specified in the announcement of the request for proposals. Applications are to be submitted to the BIA GLRI biologist at the Great Lakes Agency office. Contact the Great Lakes Agency office or the BIA Midwest Regional Office, as appropriate.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Public Law 93-638, Indian Self-determination and Education Assistance Act, as amended; 25 US Code 450f, Self-determination contracts; 25 CFR Part 900, Contracts under the Indian Self-determination and Education Assistance Act.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Financial assistance is in the form of non-recurring awards appropriated for projects on a year-by-year basis. They are not intended to provide perennial support for tribal programs.

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

Awards are made on an annual basis and the funds remain available until expended by the grantee. The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative places restrictions on the time permitted to spend the funds awarded. . See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: The Regional Office contact person can further explain the restrictions placed on the time period in which to fully expend the funds awarded under the project.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative requires a semi-annual and an annual progress report.

The Federal Financial Report, SF-425 is required.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

Audits

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

Financial records must be retained for three years from the date of submission of the single audit report. Procurement records must be retained for three years from the date of final payment. Property records must be retained for three years from the date of disposition, replacement, or transfer. Records pertaining to any litigation, audit exceptions, or claims must be retained until the dispute has been resolved.

Financial Information

Account Identification

14-2100-0-1-999.

Obigations

(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 16 Not Separately Identifiable; FY 17 Not Separately Identifiable; and FY 18 Not Separately Identifiable

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Projects may range from $1,000 to $500,000, or greater. Average over two years is $162,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Great Lakes Agency contact: Jessica Koski, 916 W. Lakeshore Drive, Ashland, WI 54807, tel. no. (715) 682-4527 ext. 308, email jessica.koski@bia.gov Midwest Regional Office contact: Merben R. Cebrian, 5600 W. American Blvd, Suite 500, Bloomington, MN 55437, tel. no. (612) 725-4529, email merben.cebrian@bia.gov.

Headquarters Office

Merben R. Cebrian 5600 W. American Blvd, Suite 500, Bloomington, Minnesota 55437 Email: merben.cebrian@bia.gov Phone: (612) 725-4529

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Program criteria are specified in the announcements for the individual program request for proposals.



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