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The Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Programs. Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration. Fisheries were declining. Passed in 1950. Known as the Dingell-Johnson Act. Mirrored the Wildlife Restoration Program. Where does the money come from??. Sport Fish Restoration Program.

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Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration

  • Fisheries were declining
  • Passed in 1950
  • Known as the Dingell-Johnson Act
  • Mirrored the Wildlife Restoration
  • Program
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Where does the money come from??

Sport Fish Restoration Program

Motorboat fuels

Fishing equipment

Import duties

Interest

Flashers

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Anglers

&

Boaters

Cycle of Sport Fish Program Funding

Benefits to users

(More fishing & boating)

User Payments

(import duties, excise tax, motorboat fuels tax)

Projects

(Restoring sport fish & creating access)

Wallop-Breaux Trust Fund

State Fishery Agency

(research, management, education, access)

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

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Sport Fish Restoration in Action

  • Fisheries Research
  • Reintroduction of declining sport fish species
  • Restoration of aquatic habitat
  • Aquatic education
  • Construction of boat ramps and fishing piers
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Apportionment Formula

(Sport Fish Program)

Area (square miles) (40%)

License Holders (60%)

(Maximum 5%

Minimum 1%)

Note: Insular areas receive 1/3 of 1%

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The Wildlife Restoration Program and

the Sport Fish Restoration Program

Two of the Most Successful Conservation

Programs in the World.

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Additional Programs that help

Fish, Wildlife and their Habitat

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Endangered Species Act of 1973

Funds available for research, protection or management of a State or Federally listed

endangered species.

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Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection

and Restoration Act of 1991

Funds used to restore wetlands or to

acquire new wetlands.

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Clean Vessel Act of 1992

Funding source for pump out and dump

stations for the disposal of vessel sewage.

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Boating Infrastructure Grant Program

  • Funding Source: Sportfishing and Boating Safety Act of 1998
  • Funding to construct, renovate, or maintain tie-up facilities for transient, nontrailerable recreational vessels.
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State Wildlife Grants (SWG)

  • Funding to develop and implement conservation programs that benefit wildlife and their habitat, including species not hunted or fished.
  • Authorizing Legislation: The Department of Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2002
  • Requires State to complete a comprehensive species management plan.
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Landowner Incentive Program

Non-tribal Portion

(LIP)

  • To establish or supplement State landowner incentive
  • programs that protect and restore habitats on private lands
  • To protect and restore habitats on private lands
  • To benefit species at risk on private lands
  • To provide technical and financial assistance to landowners
  • for habitat protection and restoration
  • Authorizing Legislation: The Department of Interior and
  • Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2002
u s fish and wildlife service federal assistance
U.S. Fish and Wildlife ServiceFederal Assistance

Website: WWW.fws.gov

Toolkit website:

http://training.fws.gov/fedaid/toolkit/toolkit.pdf

us virgin islands federal assistance contact
US Virgin Islands Federal Assistance Contact

Dr. Barbara Kojis, Director

Federal Assistance Coordinator

USVI Div. of Fish and Wildlife

340/775-6762

bkijis@vitelcom.net

grant process

Grant Process

How to submit your proposals

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Grant Proposal Package

>> Shows the need .....

>> Describes the work...

Form SF-424

(Application for

Federal Assistance)

-Title -Time

-Money -Etc.

Assurances & Compliance Documents (NEPA, Endangered Species, etc.)

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Plus Project Statements

Project 1

Need

Objective

Results

Benefits

Approach

Cost

Location

Project2

Need

Objective

Results

Benefits

Approach

Cost

Location

Project 3

Need

Objective

Results

Benefits

Approach

Cost

Location

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Begin & End Dates

Funding Sources

State/Fed Share

Grant Agreement Package

-- documents terms & conditions of the grant

-- obligates the Federal share of funding

-- provides information needed to monitor funds

Supporting Documents

Schedule of

Funded

Projects

Grant Agreement

FAIMS

Form 3-1552

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Forms and application information

  • Toolkit on the Internet

http://training.fws.gov/fedaid/toolkit/toolkit.pdf

http://training.fws.gov/fedaid/

  • About Internet links
  • Toolkit Installation
    • Local PC (full or files on CD-ROM)
    • Network
    • Internet Only
  • Searching Toolkit Documents
    • Local PC
    • Internet