Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Activities-FWS

To provide technical and financial assistance to identify, protect, conserve, manage, enhance or restore habitat and structures on both public and private lands that have been negatively impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

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Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2017: There were two new awards.

One to Rutgers University for the purpose of synthesizing work done on previously performed piping plover studies and the other to the State of Delaware to perform mosquito control at Prime Hook NWR.

The funding modifications mitigated funding shortfalls in existing projects.

Fiscal Year 2018: Awards were made to the Nature Conservancy, The American Littoral Society, and the State of Maryland.

These awards were to monitor and assess the impact of the previously awarded Hurricane Sandy Resiliency Cooperative Agreements.

These projects were funded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

The projects covered Gandy?s Beach in New Jersey, Wreck Pond in New Jersey, and Martin?s Island in Maryland.

Fiscal Year 2019: No new awards anticipated.


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.

Refer to Program Guidelines attached to funding opportunity as appropriate , on www.grants.gov for national, regional, or field office contact information. Gary Dupuis - CGS Cheryl Lawrence - CGS Arnold Zinan - CGS.

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories





Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
University Of Rhode Island $ 99,000   2017-10-232022-09-30
Connecticut Fund For The Environment, Inc. $ 213,420   2017-10-182020-09-30
University Of Rhode Island $ 30,275   2018-03-292020-04-30
Save The Bay, Inc. $ 110,325   2014-03-032018-10-31
University Of Delaware $ 206,122   2014-08-122017-08-11
Rutgers, The State University Of New Jersey $ 104,996   2014-03-172016-11-08
University System Of New Hampshire $ 85,666   2014-06-012016-11-08
Nature Conservancy (the) $ 549,416   2014-10-012016-09-30
Transportation, Rhode Island Department Of-$ 86,124   2013-01-012013-05-02
$ 0   



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2017: Two new awards were made. In addition, six modifications added funding to existing projects. Three Student Conservation Association awards were performed. Fiscal Year 2018: Seven new awards have been made and we anticipate 4 more by the end of the fiscal year. In addition, two modifications added funding to existing projects. Fiscal Year 2019: No new awards anticipated.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Assistance is provided to fund projects that relate to relief and rebuilding activities that improve or restore habitat and structures affected by the disaster.

These projects may include, but are not limited to assessments, protection, restoration and monitoring activities.

100% of funding is discretionary.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Awards may be made to State/Local Governments, Indian Tribal Governments, Non-Profits, Institutes of Higher Education, Hospitals and For-Profit companies.

Beneficiary Eligibility

These projects will directly benefit the public as a whole.

Credentials/Documentation

Yes (use OMB Circular A-87 and supplement 2 CFR 225), if award is made to a State, Local or Indian Tribal Government. 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. The standard SF-424 application forms must be used as part of an application.

Award Procedures

Announcement of funding opportunity will be posted on grants.gov, seeking applications from various entities. Selection criteria will be posted at that time.

Deadlines

Sep 30, 2018 All remaining applications are expected no later than September 30, 2018.

Authorization

Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013, Public Law 113-2.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 30 to 60 days. Approximately 45 working days after either the receipt of an application package or the closing date of the grants.gov announcement, dependent upon the complexity of the proposal.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Projects may be renewed as needed, if justified and if funds are available.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. No matching is required, however, matching funds are encouraged to allow for additional restoration and may be used as an evaluation factor for the selection of projects to award. 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. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: 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. Program will include any special award terms and conditions in the notice of award.

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.

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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

14-1612-0-1-302.

Obigations

(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 17 $869,857; FY 18 est $5,000,000; and FY 19 est $0 - Project Grants (Discretionary): FY17 $832,982 plus $36,875 for Student Conservation Association (SCA); FY18 $5,000,000, no SCA anticipated in FY18; FY19 $0 Additional funding received in FY 18 from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation for monitoring and assessment projects.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Newly established program.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

2 CFR 200.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Refer to Program Guidelines attached to funding opportunity as appropriate , on www.grants.gov for national, regional, or field office contact information. Gary Dupuis - CGS Cheryl Lawrence - CGS Arnold Zinan - CGS.

Headquarters Office

Lisa Virgilio US Fish and Wildlife Service, 300 Westgate Center Drive, Hadley, Massachusetts 01035 Phone: 413-253-8243

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Program specific criteria is specified in the announcements of individual financial assistance opportunities.



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