24.1 What is the
purpose of this chapter? This
chapter provides guidance for the establishment and use of land value as
match for grants under:
A. The Sport Fish and Wildlife Restoration
B. The State Wildlife Grants Program, and
C. The Landowner Incentive Program.
24.2 What is the
scope of this chapter? This
chapter applies to all Service personnel who administer grants funded
through the programs listed in section 24.1A through C.
24.3 What are the
authorities for this chapter?
A. Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act (16
B. Pittman-Robertson Wildlife
Restoration Act (16
C. Uniform Administrative
Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State and Local
Governments, Matching or Cost Sharing and Real Property (43
CFR 12.64 and 12.71).
D. Administrative Requirements,
Federal Aid in Fish and Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Acts; Cost
Sharing, Application of Federal Aid Funds, and Allowable Costs (50
CFR 80.12, 80.14, and 80.15).
E. Department of the Interior and Related Agencies
Appropriations Acts for FY 2001 - Land Conservation, Preservation and
Infrastructure Improvement (P.L.
F. Department of the Interior and Related Agencies
Appropriations Acts for FY 2002-2005 - State and Tribal Wildlife Grants (P.L.
108-7, P.L. 108-108, and P.L. 108-447).
24.4 How does a State
incorporate the value of a parcel of land it will use as a match? The State identifies a parcel of land that they
will use as a match in a grant proposal. A "parcel" is a discrete
piece of land as described in a recorded deed. States use an approved
appraisal method to determine the market value for the parcel. The State
incorporates that value into a grant proposal as a match for the grant.
24.5 If the value of
a parcel of land is more than that required for a State’s match in a grant
agreement, can the State use it for a subsequent grant? Yes. If the State does not use the entire value
of a parcel of land as match during a grant agreement, they subtract the
value used as match from the total value of the parcel. The remaining value
becomes available for match in subsequent grants consistent with this
restrictions apply to a parcel of land that a State uses as match in a
A. The entire parcel described in the grant proposal
becomes subject to rules and regulations of the programs listed in section 24.1A through C, as applicable, at the time a State
uses any portion of the value of the parcel as match in the initial grant
B. Authorizing legislation requires that at the
time a State enters into the initial grant agreement, it must incorporate a
covenant on the deed ensuring it will use the entire parcel in perpetuity
for the purposes of the programs listed in section 24.1A
through C, as applicable.
24.7 How can States
use the remaining value of land for match? States can use the remaining value of a parcel of
land as match for subsequent grants as long as the:
A. Purpose does not conflict with the scope and
purpose of the original grant proposal,
B. Value of the match is an allowable and
C. State has not used the remaining value of the
land as match for any other Federal grants, and
State maintains records that substantiate the remaining value available for