Research Grants (Generic)

To assist in the conservation of the Nation's natural resources by providing financial assistance for land management, research, and data collection/analysis to further the preservation of natural resources.

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Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2017: Agreement F17AC00819 provides US FWS partners with support to conduct population surveys for the potential delisting of species currently on the Endangered Species list.

F17AC01250 provides funding to FWS partners to complete population surveys for golden-cheeked warblers throughout their breeding range, to determine the species? conservation needs.

Award F17AC01256 provides support for FWS partners to conduct population surveys for three bird species, to determine the effectiveness of previous conservation actions meant to maintain healthy wildlife populations.

Fiscal Year 2018: Award F18AC00018 provides funding to local FWS partners to determine the effects of previous actions on movements of several fish species in coastal Maine.

Fiscal Year 2019: N/A ? the CFDA is no longer active.


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.

Contact Information related to each funding opportunity under this program will be stated in the funding opportunities posted on Grants.gov.
Website Address

http://www.fws.gov


Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories





Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Colorado State University $ 44,997   2017-09-182022-12-22
Western Colorado University $ 69,630   2017-09-202022-03-31
North Carolina State University $ 27,809   2016-11-022021-12-31
Big Sur Land Trust, The $ 28,789   2016-09-042021-08-17
Avian Research & Conservation Institute, Inc $ 67,597   2016-07-012021-06-30
Natural Resources, Ohio Department Of $ 24,900   2018-01-012020-12-31
University Of Guam $ 39,982   2016-02-292020-09-30
Natural Resources, Utah Department Of $ 82,550   2014-12-082020-09-30
Marin, County Of $ 5,768   2017-01-032020-08-31
University Of California, Santa Barbara $ 61,920   2015-09-222020-07-31



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2017: 35 new awards. Fiscal Year 2018: 1 new award. Fiscal Year 2019: 0 awards. The program is no longer active.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Research grants will be used for improving scientific support for natural resource management, to enhance public awareness and understanding of natural resource conservation and preservation.

Projects may include land management practices; literature research, data/information analysis and dissemination improving scientific support for natural resource management.

Details on funding opportunities can be found on www.Grants.gov.

100%.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Federal, State and local government agencies; Federally-recognized Tribal governments; private nonprofit institutions/organizations; public nonprofit institutions/ organizations; for profit organizations.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Federal, State and local government agencies; Federally-recognized private nonprofit institutions/organizations; public nonprofit institutions/ organizations; general public.

Credentials/Documentation

. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Any applicable pre-application coordination or environmental impact information requirements will be detailed in the funding opportunities posted under this program on Grants.gov (http://www.grants.gov).

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.

Award Procedures

Notification of an award is by the issuance of a grant or cooperative agreement document by Awarding Official.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Fish and Wildlife Act, 16 U.S.C. 742 et seq.; Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, 16 U.S.C. 661-666; Fish and Wildlife Improvement Act, 16 U.S.C. 753; and Endangered Species Act, 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

This will vary based on the funding opportunity and will range between 3 and 6 months.

Appeals

Applicants may revise and resubmit proposals for consideration.

Renewals

Contact the headquarters or regional office.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching Requirements: Statutory formulas and/or matching requirements may be applicable to activities funded under this CFDA. Any formulas or matching requirements will be specified in the funding opportunities posted under this program on Grants.gov. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Varies by activity being funded, but typically funds are awarded for projects with a one year period of performance. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Recipients request funds in accordance with 2 CFR 200, Subpart E-Cost Principles, unless otherwise dictated by program-specific legislation or special award terms. 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.

A final performance report is required within 90 calendar days from the end date of the award.

Performance reports must contain a comparison of actual accomplishments with the goals and objectives of the award as detailed in the approved scope of work, a description of reasons why established goals were not met, if appropriate, and any other pertinent information relevant to the project results.

Financial and performance reporting frequency and other requirements will be detailed in the award terms and conditions.

Interim reports will not be requested more frequently than quarterly, and no less frequently than annually.

Interim reports are due 30 calendar days after the expiration of the quarter/midterm/year anniversary, as appropriate.

Final reports are required within 90 calendar days from the end date of the award.

Submission of payment requests using the SF-270, Request for Advance or Reimbursement (Non-Construction) or SF-271, Outlay Report and Request for Reimbursement (Construction) satisfies interim financial reporting requirements.

A final SF-425, Federal Financial Report is required 90 days from the end date of the award.

This form can be accessed on the Internet at http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/forms/post-award-reporting-forms.html#sortby=1 For additional information regarding financial reporting requirements and sanctions for noncompliance please see https://www.doi.gov/sites/doi.gov/files/migrated/pam/programs/financial_assistance/upload/Policy_regarding_Fin_Status_Reporting_Req.pdf.

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

A final performance report is required within 90 calendar days from the end date of the award.

Performance reports must contain a comparison of actual accomplishments with the goals and objectives of the award as detailed in the approved scope of work, a description of reasons why established goals were not met, if appropriate, and any other pertinent information relevant to the project results.

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 $5,099,247; FY 18 est $106,998; and FY 19 est $0 - Project Grants (Discretionary): FY17: $5,099,247.35; FY18: $106,998.00; FY19: $0. The program is no longer active. The program is no longer active. No new funding for this program is expected. CFDA should remain active to allow Bureau to close all currently open awards and report any associated amendments to government-wide systems that require the identification of an active CFDA number as a key reporting element.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range and average varies by program activity.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Acceptance of a Federal Financial Assistance award from the Department of the Interior (DOI) carries with it the responsibility to be aware of and comply with the terms and conditions of award per https://www.doi.gov/pam/programs/financial_assistance/TermsandConditions

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Contact Information related to each funding opportunity under this program will be stated in the funding opportunities posted on Grants.gov.

Headquarters Office

Policy Branch, Financial Assistance Support and Oversight Division Wildlife Sport Fish Restoration Program, 5275 Leesburg Pike, MS-WSFR,, Falls Church, Virginia 22041-3803 Phone: (703) 358-2701.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Programs within the Fish and Wildlife Service will review and evaluate all applications consistent with authorized Fish and Wildlife Service program purposes.



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