[Federal Register: April 11, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 70)]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Neotropical Migratory Bird Conserviaton Act: Request for Grants 
Proposals for Year 2002

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of request for proposals.


SUMMARY: The purpose of this notice is to advise the public that the 
Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is accepting proposals for funding 
under the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (Act) program. 
Projects may be for protection and management of neotropical migratory 
bird populations; maintenance, management, protection, and restoration 
of their habitats; research and monitoring; law enforcement; and 
community outreach and education. Projects may be located in the U.S., 
Latin America or the Caribbean, and require matching funds.

DATES: Proposals must be postmarked no later than May 13, 2002.

ADDRESSES: Address proposals to: Division of Bird Habitat Conservation, 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 110, 
Arlington, Virginia 22203.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Douglas Ryan or Office Secretary, 
Division of Bird Habitat Conservation, 703.358.1784; facsimile 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purposes of the Neotropical Migratory 
Bird Conservation Act (Act) are to:
    1. Perpetuate healthy populations of neotropical migratory birds;
    2. Assist in the conservation of these birds by supporting 
conservation initiatives in the United States, Latin America, and the 
Caribbean; and
    3. Provide financial resources and foster international cooperation 
for those initiatives.
    The Act authorizes $5 million for this program, and Congress 
appropriated $3 million for Fiscal Year 2002. At a minimum, 75% of this 
money will be available for projects outside the United States. No 
maximum request has been established. The match ratio is 3:1, 
calculated in U.S. dollars. That is, every grant dollar requested under 
the Act must be matched by 3 partner dollars. U.S.-Federal funds may be 
used to support projects, but may not be used as match. Partner funds 
for U.S. projects must be in cash, whereas funds for projects in Latin 
America and the Caribbean may be cash or in-kind contribution.
    Projects may be located in the United States and in all countries 
of Latin America and the Caribbean, with the exception of Cuba. 
Projects in Canada are not eligible for this funding. An applicant may 
be an individual, corporation, partnership, trust, association, other 
private entity, government agency in the U.S. or a foreign country, or 
an international organization.
    The Service has submitted information collection requirements to 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval under 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. On December 21, 
2001, OMB gave its approval for this information collection and 
confirmed the approval number as 1018-0113. An agency may not conduct 
or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of 
information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. 
The information collection solicited: is necessary to gain a benefit in 
the form of a grant, as determined by the Fish and Wildlife Service; is 
necessary to determine the eligibility and relative value of projects; 
results in an approximate paperwork burden of 40 hours per application; 
and does not carry a premise of confidentiality. The information 
collections in this program will not be part of a system of records 
covered by the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552(a)).

    Dated: April 1, 2002.
Steve A. Williams,
Director, Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 02-8801 Filed 4-10-02; 8:45 am]