Alaska Migratory Bird Co-Management Council

To facilitate and administer regional programs to involve subsistence hunters of migratory birds in the management and regulation of migratory birds.




Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2017: Resolving the long term hunting issues was the focus of work with primary topics being use of inedible bird parts in the sale of Native handicrafts and opening emperor geese to harvest after 30 years of conservation.

The Cooperative Agreement with the Alaska Dept of Fish & Game provides continuity in the monitoring of subsistence harvest.

The Cooperative Agreement with Colorado State University continues to evaluate the subsistence harvest program.

Fiscal Year 2018: Testing of the Harvest Survey Program model will be a priority for both ADF&G and CSU, while the Native cooperators will be focused on improving access for subsistence hunting on DOI lands by adjusting harvest season dates.

Fiscal Year 2019: The program will likely parallel FY18 with new, upcoming subsistence issues tackled.


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.

See Appendix IV for addresses.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Maniilaq Association $ 14,800   2017-10-012022-12-30
Ahtna Intertribal Resource Commission $ 19,380   2017-10-012022-09-30
Bristol Bay Native Association, Inc. $ 26,010   2017-10-012022-09-30
North Slope Borough $ 21,750   2017-10-012022-09-30
Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association, Inc. $ 21,000   2017-10-012022-09-30
Dena' Nena' Henash $ 42,400   2017-10-012022-09-30
Sun'aq Tribe Of Kodiak $ 37,000   2017-10-012022-09-30
Kawerak, Inc. $ 31,824   2017-10-012022-09-30
Chugach Regional Resources Commission $ 129,400   2017-10-012022-09-30
Association Of Village Council Presidents, Inc $ 26,200   2017-10-012022-09-30



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2017: One application was received for one Cooperative Agreement renewal. Fiscal Year 2018: 10 applications were received for 10 Grants renewals. Fiscal Year 2019: All financial assistance awards will continue, if funded, as part of 5 year plans.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds will be used to help offset travel, administrative and associated expenses required to establish a regional migratory bird subsistence program in keeping with the recently amended Migratory Bird Treaty.

This regional program will become a part of the statewide (Alaska) and national migratory bird management program, for which the - Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has responsibility.

Funds must be used to support program objectives of the Alaska Migratory Bird Co-Management Council.

100% discretionary.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Native American Organizations, Public nonprofit institutions/organizations, other public institutions/organizations, Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments, and Local governments.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Native American Organizations, Public nonprofit institutions/organizations, Federally recognized Indian Tribal Governments, local governments, and Alaska Native American Indians.

Credentials/Documentation

None. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

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.

Award Procedures

The Executive Officer for the Alaska Migratory Bird Co-Management Council reviews the applications and makes recommendations. The process ends with concurrence by the Service.

Deadlines

Oct 15, 2017 Oct 15, 2017.

Authorization

Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, 16 U.S.C. 661-666; Migratory Bird Treaty Act, 16 U.S.C. 703 et seq.; and Migratory Bird Subsistence Harvest in Alaska 50 C.F.R. 92.10-12.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

The program is switching to 5-year grants, with the first year funded as reported and the subsequent years treated as option years. The grant to a CESU will be a 4-yr award.

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

Program obligates funds and sends a notice of award to successful applicants. Recipients request funds in accordance with2 CFR 200, Subpart E-Cost Principles, unless otherwise dictated by program-specific legislation or special award terms. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Program will include any special payment terms and conditions in the notice of award.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Recipients must submit a final performance report no later than 90 calendar days after the award end date.

Additional reports, such as meeting agendas and summaries, may be required.

Recipients must report expenditures using the SF 425, Federal Financial Report form.

Recipients must submit a final report no later than 90 calendar days after the award end date.

Recipients are responsible for monitoring performance for each award and sub-award under this program in accordance with 2 CFR 200.

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

Recipients will maintain records in accordance with 2 CFR 200. Program-specific legislation/regulation may dictate additional records retention requirements. Program will detail all non-standard records retention requirements in the notice of award.

Financial Information

Account Identification

14-1611-0-1-302.

Obigations

(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 17 $539,434; FY 18 est $430,810; and FY 19 est $430,810 - Project Grants (Discretionary): FY17 $539,434; FY18 $ 430, 810; FY19 $430,810. FY18 and FY 19 amounts are estimates based on prior funding levels.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range is $14,800 to $129,400.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Grants will be administered in conformance with 43 CFR and the Fish and Wildlife Service Administrative Manual.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. See Appendix IV for addresses.

Headquarters Office

Donna Dewhurst, Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of the Alaska Migratory Bird Co-Management Council, 1011 E. Tudor Road, MS 201, Anchorage, Alaska 99503 Email: donna_dewhurst@fws.gov Phone: (907) 786-3499 Fax: 907-786-3641.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

You must be a regional partner organization of the council to be selected. Criteria included, but is not limited to, past performance, ability to provide administrative support, and ability to send an elected representative from the regional management body to meetings.



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