Alaska Salmon Enhancement
Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC
on Jun 24, 2005
Purpose of this program:
This is a cooperative program that assists in fulfilling Federal responsibilities under the Pacific Salmon Treaty by restoring Southeast Alaska salmon harvests limited by the treaty and by restoring salmon stocks as quickly as possible. It also helps implement a 1989 and 1990 "Understanding between the United States and Canadian Sections of the Pacific Salmon Commission Concerning Joint Enhancement of Transboundary River Salmon Stocks."
Possible uses and use restrictions...
The funds appropriated for the Alaska Salmon Enhancement Program are to be used by the State of Alaska for the express purpose of carrying out the salmon enhancement efforts that supplement the stock rehabilitation initiative mandated by the Pacific Salmon Treaty. The funds appropriated for the Transboundary Rivers Enhancement Program are directed at fulfilling the obligations of this treaty with regard to the transboundary rivers of the Taku and Stikine.
Who is eligible to apply...
State. The State of Alaska agency responsible for conserving Pacific salmon resources.
Proposal from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game submitted in accordance with 15 CFR 24.
Note:This is a brief description of the credentials or documentation required prior to, or along with, an application for assistance.
About this section:
This section indicates who can apply to the Federal government for assistance and the criteria the potential applicant must satisfy.
For example, individuals may be eligible for research grants, and the criteria to be satisfied may be that they have a professional or scientific degree,
3 years of research experience, and be a citizen of the United States. Universities, medical schools, hospitals, or State and local governments may also be eligible.
Where State governments are eligible, the type of State agency will be indicated (State welfare agency or State agency on aging) and the criteria that they
Certain federal programs (e.g., the Pell Grant program which provides grants to students) involve intermediate levels of application processing, i.e., applications
are transmitted through colleges or universities that are neither the direct applicant nor the ultimate beneficiary. For these programs,
the criteria that the intermediaries must satisfy are also indicated, along with intermediaries who are not eligible.
How to apply...
Submit applications on Standard Form 424 to the National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Regional Office. The applicants are subject to the requirements of 15 CFR 24.
Note: Each program will indicate whether applications are to be submitted to the Federal headquarters, regional or local office, or to a State or local government office.
Applications are evaluated by the National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Regional Office, then processed by the NOAA Grants Management Division.
Note: Grant payments may be made by a letter of credit, advance by Treasury check, or reimbursement by Treasury check.
Awards may be made by the headquarters office directly to the applicant, an agency field office, a regional office,
or by an authorized county office. The assistance may pass through the initial applicant for further distribution by
intermediate level applicants to groups or individuals in the private sector.
Deadlines and process...
Applications should be submitted at least 75 days before the desired effective date.
When available, this section indicates the deadlines for applications to the funding agency which will
be stated in terms of the date(s) or between what dates the application should be received.
When not available, applicants should contact the funding agency for deadline information.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Within 75 calendar days after a complete and acceptable application is received.
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
This section indicates whether any prior coordination or approval is required with governmental or nongovernmental units
prior to the submission of a formal application to the federal funding agency.
No formal procedure. If applications are unacceptable, the reasons are fully stated to the applicants. If the applicants desire to resubmit applications, projects must be revised in accordance with recommended changes.
In some cases, there are no provisions for appeal. Where applicable, this section discusses appeal procedures or allowable rework time for resubmission
of applications to be processed by the funding agency. Appeal procedures vary with individual programs and are either listed in this section or
applicants are referred to appeal procedures documented in the relevant Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).
Continuation grants are contingent upon the availability of funding each fiscal year. Individual grants may be extended and supplemented. Renewal of an award to increase funding or extend the period of performance is at the sole discretion of the Department.
In some instances, renewal procedures may be the same as for the application procedure, e.g., for projects of a non-continuing nature renewals will be treated as new, competing applications; for projects of an ongoing nature, renewals may be given annually.
Who can benefit...
This program benefits the American public, the Federal government, the State government, international relationships, and conservation of a public resource by ensuring that international Federal commitments under the Pacific Salmon Treaty are met.
About this section:
This section lists the ultimate beneficiaries of a program, the criteria they must satisfy and who specifically is not eligible. The applicant and beneficiary will generally be the same for programs that provide assistance directly from a Federal agency. However, financial assistance that passes through State or local governments will have different applicants and beneficiaries since the assistance is transmitted to private sector beneficiaries who are not obligated to request or apply for the assistance.
What types of assistance...
The funding, for fixed or known periods, of specific projects. Project grants can include fellowships, scholarships, research grants, training grants, traineeships, experimental and demonstration grants, evaluation grants, planning grants, technical assistance grants, survey grants, and construction grants.
How much financial aid...
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
This section lists the representative range (smallest to largest) of the amount of financial assistance available. These figures are based upon funds awarded in the past fiscal year and the current fiscal year to date. Also indicated is an approximate average amount of awards which were made in the past and current fiscal years.
(Cooperative Agreements) no funds identified for future fiscal years.
The dollar amounts listed in this section represent obligations for the past fiscal year (PY), estimates for the current fiscal year (CY), and estimates for the budget fiscal year (BY) as reported by the Federal agencies. Obligations for non-financial assistance programs indicate the administrative expenses involved in the operation of a program.
Note: This 11-digit budget account identification code represents the account which funds a particular program.
This code should be consistent with the code given for the program area as specified in Appendix III of the Budget of the United States Government.
Examples of funded projects...
Projects to improve, expand, or modernize salmon hatcheries; develop new hatcheries; collect limnological information on the potential productivity of lake systems; and hatch, rear, and transplant salmon fry into Canadian portions of transboundary rivers; process fish stomach samples to develop basic scientific knowledge of salmonids in the Alaska coastal ecosystem.
About this section
This section indicates the different types of projects which have been funded in the past. Only projects funded under Project Grants or Direct Payments for Specified Use should be listed here. The examples give potential applicants an idea of the types of projects that may be accepted for funding. The agency should list at least five examples of the most recently funded projects.
In the past, the State of Alaska had a salmon enhancement program begun in 1985. This program developed and improved fish production facilities and conducted salmon enhancement research in Southeast Alaska. This program focused on enhancement work relative to the Pacific salmon runs of the Alsek, Taku, and Stikine Rivers. The future use of this granting authority is unknown.
Criteria for selecting proposals...
Applications are judged on the degree in which they are consistent with the Pacific Salmon Treaty, decisions of the Pacific Salmon Commission, the mandates of Congress, and the availability of funds.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grants are normally awarded for 1 year, but may be awarded for up to 3 years. Assistance is released via the NOAA Automated Clearinghouse Electronic Funds Transfer System.
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula. For projects funded by Alaska Salmon Enhancement Program appropriations, the State of Alaska must share the costs equally with the Federal Government. Projects funded by Transboundary Rivers Enhancement appropriations have no matching or cost-sharing requirements.
A formula may be based on population, per capita income, and other statistical factors. Applicants are informed whether there are any matching requirements to be met when participating in the cost of a project. In general, the matching share represents that portion of the project costs not borne by the Federal government. Attachment F of OMB Circular No. A-102 (Office of Management and Budget) sets forth the criteria and procedures for the evaluation of matching share requirements which may be cash or in-kind contributions made by State and local governments or other agencies, institutions, private organizations, or individuals to satisfy matching requirements of Federal grants or loans.
Cash contributions represent the grantees' cash outlay, including the outlay of money contributed to the grantee by other public agencies, institutions, private organizations, or individuals. When authorized by Federal regulation, Federal funds received from other grants may be considered as the grantees' cash contribution.
In-kind contributions represent the value of noncash contributions provided by the grantee, other public agencies and institutions, private organizations or individuals. In-kind contributions may consist of charges for real property and equipment, and value of goods and services directly benefiting and specifically identifiable to the grant program. When authorized by Federal legislation, property purchased with Federal funds may be considered as grantees' in-kind contribution.
Maintenance of effort (MOE) is a requirement contained in certain legislation, regulations, or administrative policies stating that a grantee must maintain a specified level of financial effort in a specific area in order to receive Federal grant funds, and that the Federal grant funds may be used only to supplement, not supplant, the level of grantee funds.
Post assistance requirements...
Reports are due in accordance with the terms and conditions of the award. The Department's Financial Assistance Standard Terms and Conditions generally require that financial and performance reports be submitted twice a year. Progress reports summarize work accomplished and explain situations where expected work has not been completed.
This section indicates whether program reports, expenditure reports, cash reports or performance monitoring are required by the Federal funding agency, and specifies at what time intervals (monthly, annually, etc.) this must be accomplished.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A- 133 (Revised, June 24, 1997), recipients that are States, Local Governments, Non-profit Organizations (to include Hospitals), and Institutions of Higher Learning shall be subject to the audit requirements contained in the Single Audit Act Amendments of 1996 (31 U.S.C. 7501-7507). Commercial organizations shall be subject to the audit requirements as stipulated in the award document. In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133, (Revised, June 24, 1997), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $300,000 or more in Federal Awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $300,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for the year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
This section discusses audits required by the Federal agency.
The procedures and requirements for State and local governments and nonprofit entities are set forth in OMB Circular No. A-133.
These requirements pertain to awards made within the respective State's fiscal year - not the Federal fiscal year,
as some State and local governments may use the calendar year or other variation of time span designated as the fiscal year period,
rather than that commonly known as the Federal fiscal year (from October 1st through September 30th).
All financial and programmatic records, supporting documents, statistical reports, and other records of grantees or sub grantees are required to be maintained in accordance with the terms of the award. The recipient must retain records for 3 years from the date when the final expenditure report is submitted.
This section indicates the record retention requirements and the type of records the Federal agency may require.
Not included are the normally imposed requirements of the General Accounting Office.
For programs falling under the purview of OMB Circular No. A-102, record retention is set forth in Attachment C.
For other programs, record retention is governed by the funding agency's requirements.
Pacific Salmon Treaty Act, Public Law 99-5, 16 U.S.C. 3631-3644; Department of Commerce and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 1999.
This section lists the legal authority upon which a program is based (acts, amendments to acts, Public Law numbers, titles, sections, Statute Codes, citations to the U.S. Code, Executive Orders, Presidential Reorganization Plans, and Memoranda from an agency head).
Regulations, Guidelines, And Literature
Pacific Salmon Treaty; Pacific Salmon Treaty Act, 16 U.S.C. 3631 et seq.; NOAA Grant and Cooperative Agreement Policy Manual. Allowable cost will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular A-87 for State and local governments and Indian Tribes; OMB Circular A-122 for nonprofit and for-profit organizations; OMB Circular A-21 for institutions of higher education; and 48 CFR Part 31 for commercial organizations. Financial assistance management will be in accordance with 15 CFR Part 14 for institutions of higher education, hospitals, and other non-profit and commercial organizations, and with 15 CRF Part 24 for state and local governments.