Accessibility Information

Users of assistive technologies such as screen readers should use the following link to activate Accessibility Mode before continuing: Learn more and Activate accessibility mode.

Service Training and Technical Assistance (Generic Training)

Number: 15.649
Agency: Department of the Interior
Office: Fish and Wildlife Service

Program Information 

Program Number/Title (010):
15.649 Service Training and Technical Assistance (Generic Training)
Federal Agency (030):
Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
Authorization (040):
Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 and the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, for the development and implementation of programs for the benefit of fish and wildlife species and their habitat (16 U.S.C. 661 and 742 et seq.), Fish and Wildlife Improvement Act of 1978, as amended (16 U.S.C. 753). Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531-1544, 87 Stat. 884).
Objectives (050):
To assist in the conservation of the Nation's natural resources by supporting and providing financial resources for training, meetings, workshops and conferences to promote the public's conservation awareness.
Types of Assistance (060):
Project Grants (Discretionary)
Uses and Use Restrictions (070):
Training and technical assistance are used to enhance public awareness and understanding of natural resource conservation and preservation. Projects may include natural resources related education, meetings, training, workshops, and conferences. Details on funding opportunity can be found on www.Grants.gov. 100%.
Eligibility Requirements (080)
Applicant Eligibility (081):
Federal, State and local government agencies; Federally-recognized Tribal governments; private nonprofit institutions/organizations; public nonprofit institutions/ organizations.
Beneficiary Eligibility (082):
Federal, State and local government agencies; Federally-recognized Tribal governments; private nonprofit institutions/organizations; public nonprofit institutions/ organizations; general public.
Credentials/Documentation (083):
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
Application and Award Process (090)
Preapplication Coordination (091):
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 (092):
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. A Standard Form (SF)424 and a written proposal should be submitted through Grants.gov or via hardcopy to the project office and include: a title, justification (including relevance to the Fish and Wildlife Service's priorities as outlined above), objectives, timeframe, and a budget breakdown. Note that the USFWS may circulate proposals to others for review. All Service financial assistance discretionary funding opportunities will be posted on www.Grants.gov.
Award Procedure (093):
Notification of an award is the issuance of a grant or cooperative agreement document by Awarding Official.
Deadlines (094):
Not Applicable.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time (095):
This will vary based on the funding opportunity and will range between 3 and 6 months.
Appeals (096):
Applicant may revise and resubmit proposal for consideration.
Renewals (097):
Contact the headquarters or regional office.
Assistance Consideration (100)
Formula and Matching Requirements (101):
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 (102):
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: Funds are disbursed to recipients as requested and in accordance with the payment methods prescribed in 43 CFR Part 12, or as otherwise prescribed in program-specific legislation.
Post Assistance Requirements (110)
Reports (111):
Program reports are not applicable. Cash reports are not applicable. 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.whitehouse.gov/omb/grants_forms/. For additional information regarding financial reporting requirements and sanctions for noncompliance please see http://www.doi.gov/pam/financialassistance/postaward/docs/Policy_regarding_Fin_Status_Reporting_Req.pdf. 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 (112):
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
Records (113):
Recipients will maintain records in accordance with the provisions of 43 CFR Part 12, Subpart C, "Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State and Local Governments" and 43 CFR Part 12, Subpart F, "Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements With Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Nonprofit Organizations.".
Financial Information (120)
Obligations (122):
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 12 $750,000; FY 13 est $1,500,000; and FY 14 est $1,500,000 - FY 13 and FY 14 amounts may be less than prior year funding levels.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance (123):
Range and average varies by program activity.
Program Accomplishments (130):
Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2014: FWS anticipates providing support for natural resources related education, meetings, training, workshops, and conferences focused on enhancing public awareness and understanding of natural resource conservation and preservation. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature (140):
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 http://www.doi.gov/pam/TermsandConditions.html.
Information Contacts (150)
Regional or Local Office (151) :
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 (http://www.grants.gov).
Headquarters Office (152):
Chief, Branch of Financial Assistance Coordination Division of Wildlife Sport Fish Restoration, 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, MS-4020, Arlington, Virginia 22203 Phone: (703) 358-2701.
Website Address (153):
http://www.fws.gov.
Examples of Funded Projects (170):
Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2014: FWS anticipates funding projects that support the Youth in the Great Outdoors initiative and professional development and providing support for natural resources related education, meetings, training, and conferences focused on enhancing public awareness and understanding of natural resource conservation and preservation. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available
Criteria for Selecting Proposals (180):
Programs within the Fish and Wildlife Service will review and evaluate all applications consistent with authorized Fish and Wildlife Service program purposes.