DOI National Fire Plan

The purpose of this program is to issue Cooperative Agreements to assist the Office of the Secretary, Office of Wildland Fire (OWF) in facilitating communication, cooperation and coordination between Federal, State, and local partners in support of the National Fire Plan.

Funds shall be used
by the recipient to assist the Office of Wildland Fire in preparation of training curriculum related to a variety of issues, such as safety and leadership.
Related Programs15.232 Wildland Fire Research and Studies Program; 15.631 Partners for Fish and Wildlife; 15.948 National Fire Plan-Wildland Urban Interface Community Fire AssistanceExamples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: Not applicable.

Fiscal Year 2017: Program has not yet posted nor selected projects for funding.

Fiscal Year 2018: Program has not yet posted nor selected projects for funding.


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.




Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: Not applicable. Fiscal Year 2017: Unsure of how many applications we might receive; 2 awards possible. Fiscal Year 2018: Historical data avaino lable, 1 award intended.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Grant recipient will have submitted a proposal and competed for Cooperative Agreement to be issued that meets the needs of the wildland fire community such as safety materials, Leadership curricula, fuels management, planning and prevention education.

Grants will be executed consistent with the project selected through the competition.

Funding levels will vary across fiscal years.

Grants are to be used consistently in support of the wildland fire community needs as a whole including Federal, Tribal, State and local fire agencies.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Public or private nonprofit institution/organizations.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Anyone within the Fire Use/Protection community.

Credentials/Documentation

No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

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 Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicants shall submit an application package in accordance with the requirements set forth in 43 CFR, Subtitle A, Part 12.

Award Procedures

Criteria and additional information will be made available at time of announcement and posted online (Grants.gov).

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Public Law 114-223, 130 Stat. 909, (7) The Department of the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2016 (Division G of Public Law 114-113). Public Law Number 114-254; Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act, 2017.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

The deadline will be published in the grants.gov announcement. Award time varies, most awards anticipated with 30-60 days or less after announcement closes.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. No statutory match requirements. However, applicant?s matching funds are encouraged. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Lump Sum. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Unless otherwise stated in award document, recipient is required to submit annual Program Performance Report within 30 days of end reporting period (Sept 30).

No cash reports are required.

No progress reports are required.

No expenditure reports are required.

No performance monitoring is required.

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

Records determined by the type of project recipient, in accordance with 43 CFR.

Financial Information

Account Identification

14-1125-0-1-302.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 16 $25,000; FY 17 est $10,000; and FY 18 est $10,000 - This was a new program in 2016 which was never awarded. We are planning to go forward with both the 2016 intended and then we will work on 2017 estimated.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

43 CFR, Subtitle A, Part 12.2 Information about the National Fire Plan can be found at http://www.forestsandrangelands.gov/resources/overview

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Amy Kishpaugh Office of the Secretary Office of Wildland Fire 300 E. Mallard Drive, Suite 170 , Boise, Idaho 83706 Email: amy_kishpaugh@ios.doi.gov Phone: 208-334-6195

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Proposals will be reviewed by a panel of technical experts within the Federal Government, including the Department of the Interior and other Federal agencies. Projects will be judged on combination of factors, including the relevance to the program?s objectives, the cost of the project, qualifications of the institution, and other factors. Additional guidance will be provided at time of announcement.



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