Lower Snake River Compensation Plan

To mitigate for the losses of fish and wildlife caused by the construction of four hydroelectric dams on the lower Snake River by the U.S.

Army Corps of Engineers.




Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2017: In the state of Idaho, will operate and maintain Clearwater, McCall, Magic Valley and Sawtooth fish hatcheries along with associated satellite facilities to rear spring/summer Chinook salmon and steelhead to return a sufficient number of fish above Lower Granite Dam annually.

In the state of Oregon, will operate and maintain Irrigon, Lookingglass and Wallowa fish hatcheries along with associated satellite facilities to rear fall Chinook salmon with the goal of rearing sufficient numbers of fish to return to the Grande Ronde and Imnaha Basins.

Monitor and evaluate the quality and release of hatchery spring and fall Chinook salmon and summer steelhead produced at Lyons Ferry fish hatchery complex in the state of Washington.

Projects supported operation and maintenance of fish hatcheries, juvenile salmon and steelhead release programs, and monitoring and evaluation of survival and harvest rates.

Fiscal Year 2018: Projects will support operation and maintenance of fish hatcheries, juvenile salmon and steelhead release programs, and monitoring and evaluation of survival and harvest rates at the fish hatcheries mentioned in FY 17.

Fiscal Year 2019: Projects will support operation and maintenance of fish hatcheries, juvenile salmon and steelhead release programs, and monitoring and evaluation of survival and harvest rates at the fish hatcheries mentioned in FY 17.


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.

All inquiries should be directed to the local program office.

Local Office: U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Lower Snake River Compensation Plan Office, 1387 S.

Vinnell Way, Suite 343, Boise, ID 83709, (208)378-5321.



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2017: Fish hatcheries released fish into the Snake River Basin, Recreational, tribal or commercial fisherman harvest tracking to confirm if they are returning adult salmon and steelhead releases from LSRCP hatcheries in Southeast Alaska, British Columbia, the Columbia River and Snake River. Rainbow trout produced by LSRCP hatcheries to be harvested in lakes, rivers and ponds in Idaho and Washington. Fiscal Year 2018: The program received 11 applications and will be issuing 11 awards to accomplish the same activities in FY17. Fiscal Year 2019: Anticipate receiving 11 applications and issuing 11 awards.

Uses and Use Restrictions

To operate and maintain LSRCP authorized fish hatcheries owned by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, to evaluate survival and harvest of fish released from LSRCP hatcheries, to assess impacts of LSRCP hatcheries and fish released on Endangered Species Act (ESA) listed species and to coordinate LSRCP programs with other fish hatchery and research programs in the Columbia Basin.

Non-LSRCP activities at a Service owned facility must have written approval.

100% of funding is discretionary.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

56 - Natural Resources (mineral, water, wildlife, land).

Beneficiary Eligibility

39 - Anyone/general public; 49 - Farmer/Rancher/Agriculture Producer.

Credentials/Documentation

Applicants must have legal authority to operate fish hatcheries and release fish in the states of Oregon, Washington and Idaho and demonstrated competence to operate fish hatcheries and conduct scientific research. 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. Application package must include an SF 424 Application for Federal Assistance, a statement of work or production summary, and an estimated budget.

Award Procedures

Applications are evaluated by the LSRCP Program Administrator based on authorizing legislation and program goals. The Assistant Regional Director for Fisheries in the Specific Region approves all cooperative agreements.

Deadlines

Jun 04, 2018 June 4, 2018.

Authorization

Water Resources Development Act - Lower Snake River Fish and Wildlife Compensation Plan, Pub. L. 94-587, 90 STAT. 2921, 102; and Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, 16 U.S.C. 661-666.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Applications must be submitted by June 1 each year. Applicant will be notified no later than July 31.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Must be submitted each year by June 1.

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

The LSRCP projects are approved annually. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Funds are disbursed to recipients as requested and in accordance with 2 CFR 200, Subpart E-Cost Principles, or as otherwise prescribed in program-specific legislation or special award terms.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

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

No interim SF-425, Federal Financial Reports are required.

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

Recipients are responsible for monitoring and reporting performance each award and sub-award under this program in accordance with 2 CFR 200 and 2 CFR Part 170.

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

All files will be maintained for 3 years after the completion of the project and submission of the final financial and performance reports.

Financial Information

Account Identification

14-1611-0-1-302 - Bonneville Power Administration Interagency Agreement Reimburseable.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 17 $32,949,000; FY 18 est $33,483,000; and FY 19 est $33,483,000 - Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary): FY17 $32,949,000; FY18 $33,483,000; FY19 estimate $33,483,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range $274,268 to $5,609,594.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

The program is operated under the authority of the Water Resources Development Act of 1976. Reports and publications are published on the web at http://www.fws.gov/lsnakecomplan.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. All inquiries should be directed to the local program office. Local Office: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Lower Snake River Compensation Plan Office, 1387 S. Vinnell Way, Suite 343, Boise, ID 83709, (208)378-5321.

Headquarters Office

FWS Regional Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 911 NE 11th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97232-4181 Phone: (503)231-2763

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Past program performance which demonstrated competency to fulfill program objectives.




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