Yukon River Salmon Research and Management Assistance

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Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2017: Program funded projects that 1)help build and maintain public support for management of the Yukon River salmon through outreach events, weekly teleconferences, and public meetings; 2) deal with monitoring salmon returns in rivers; and 3) projects that improve the abundance and genetic knowledge of subyearling Chinook salmon.

Fiscal Year 2018: Program anticipates funding projects that 1) help build and maintain public support for management of the Yukon River salmon through outreach events, weekly teleconferences, and public meetings; 2) determine the abundance and run timing assessment of salmon; 3) identify in-season genetic stocks of salmon.

Fiscal Year 2019: Program has yet to identify specific needs, but anticipates directing funding towards projects that increase/improve the understanding of research and management of Yukon River salmon.


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.

Research and Management Fund Coordinator, Fairbanks Fish and Wildlife Field Office, 101 12th Avenue, Room 110, Fairbanks, Alaska, 99701, 907-456-0418, FAIR_USRM@fws.gov.




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Yukon River Drainage Fisheries Association $ 93,380   2018-06-012019-06-30
Yukon River Drainage Fisheries Association $ 14,848   2017-06-012018-07-31
Yukon River Drainage Fisheries Association $ 99,973   2017-06-012018-06-30
Gsandone Consulting Llc $ 33,000   2017-06-012018-06-30
Fish And Game, Alaska Department Of $ 35,291   2017-09-012018-06-01
Yukon River Drainage Fisheries Association $ 97,070   2016-07-012017-06-30
Interior Alaska Land Trust $ 52,981   2016-07-012017-06-30
Fish And Game, Alaska Department Of $ 82,272   2016-07-012017-06-30
Gsandone Consulting Llc $ 22,000   2016-06-102017-06-30
Bering Sea Fishermen's Association $ 72,677   2015-07-012016-06-30



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2017: Twelve detailed proposals totaling $681,758 were received. Six proposals received funding totaling $236,362. Fiscal Year 2018: Nine detailed proposals totaling $563,871 have been received. At least five proposals are anticipated to be funded. Fiscal Year 2019: The program anticipates receiving a similar number of proposals as received in FY18.

Uses and Use Restrictions

This funding is intended to support projects that are focused on improving the understanding of the biology and management of Yukon River Chinook salmon and summer and fall chum salmon.

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Discretionary funds are available through this program.

Generally the program receives funding of $260,000 to $400,000 that is set aside to award to projects that focus on Chinook salmon and chum salmon in the Yukon River Basin.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

The intended result of this funding is to improve the understanding of the biology and management of Yukon River salmon species.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Projects that are awarded money from this source will ultimately benefit the rural and urban American and Canadian public that subsist off of the salmon resources of the Yukon River.

Credentials/Documentation

Federal law mandates that all organizations applying for Federal financial assistance must have a valid Dun & Bradstreet Data Universal Number System (DUNS) number and have a current registration in the System for Award Management (SAM).. Individuals submitting an application on their own behalf and not on behalf of a company, state, local or tribal government, academia or other type of organization are exempt from the DUNS number and SAM requirements. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

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 submit a detailed proposal including a completed and signed SF424 Application for Federal Assistance, a completed SF424A Budget Information (Non-construction) form, and a signed SF424B Assurances form. Detailed instructions for submitting a proposal will be posted on Grants.gov. The Project Officer for the grant announces the call for proposals via newspapers, email, and Grants.gov. Links to the call for proposals are posted on the Fairbanks Fish and Wildlife Field Office website and are distributed to state, federal, NGOs, and universities.

Award Procedures

Detailed project proposals will be evaluated by an interagency review committee which will provide recommendations to the U.S. Section of the Yukon River Panel (Panel) for final approval. The Panel will review the prioritized list and select proposals to be funded in the spring of each fiscal year. Service staff will notify applicants of review results by either sending them an approval letter stating their selection and a project agreement to sign and return to the Service or by sending written notification to the applicant that the application was not selected. Potential recipients must sign the project agreement and return it before funds can be obligated. Once the potential recipients sign the project agreement, the Service will obligate funds and issuing a fully executed Award either electronically or through the mail.

Deadlines

Jul 06, 2018 FY18 detailed proposals were due on January 5, 2018. The request for proposals for FY19 funds will be released around July 6, 2018 and will close on January 4, 2019.

Authorization

Yukon River Salmon Act, 16 U.S.C. 5701 et seq.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Applicants will receive notice of approval/disapproval within 60 calendar days of submitting an initial proposal and within 60 calendar days of submitting a detailed proposal.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Recipients may request funding for a subsequent year/cycle of a currently funded project. However, these requests are subject to the same submission, review, and approval requirements as all new applications. This program will fund any approved renewal application as a new award, not as an amendment to an existing award. Recipients may request approval for budget and project plan revisions of funded projects, including period of performance and reporting due date extensions, in accordance with 2 CFR 200.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Program will include any special award terms and conditions in the notice of award. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Program obligates funds and sends a notice of award to successful applicants. Recipients request awarded funds as needed and in accordance with 2 CFR 200, Subpart E-Cost Principles, unless otherwise dictated by program-specific legislation/regulation or special award terms.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

No program reports are required.

No cash reports are required.

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

Recipients of awards with performance periods longer than 12 months will be required to submit interim reports.

Program may require recipients to submit interim reports annually, semiannually, or quarterly.

Program will detail all performance reporting requirements, including frequency and due dates, in the notice of award letter.

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 of awards with performance periods longer than 12 months will be required to submit interim reports.

Program may require recipients to submit interim reports annually, semiannually, or quarterly.

Program will detail all financial reporting requirements, including frequency and due dates, in the notice of award letter.

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 $260,000; FY 18 est $260,000; and FY 19 est $260,000 - Project Grants (Discretionary): FY17 $260,000; FY18 $260,000; FY19 $260,000. FY18 and FY19 funding amounts are estimates based on prior year funding levels.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range: $3,000-220,456; Average: $40,756.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Per http://www.doi.gov/pam/TermsandConditions.html, acceptance of a Federal Financial award from the Department of the Interior carries with it the responsibility to be aware of and comply with the terms and conditions of the award. Acceptance is defined as starting work, drawing down or otherwise requesting funds, or accepting the award via electronic means. Awards are based on the application submitted to, and as approved by the Department of the Interior and are subject to the terms and conditions incorporated in to the Award either directly or by reference to the following: Program legislation/regulation, assurances, special conditions, the Code of Federal Regulations, and other regulatory requirements, as applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Research and Management Fund Coordinator, Fairbanks Fish and Wildlife Field Office, 101 12th Avenue, Room 110, Fairbanks, Alaska, 99701, 907-456-0418, FAIR_USRM@fws.gov.

Headquarters Office

Alaska Region Fish and Wildlife Office, 1011 East Tudor Road , Anchorage, Alaska 99503 Phone: 907-786-3523

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

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