Consolidated Grant Narrative Format for Fiscal Year 2012
Generic Normal Program/Competitive Project Grant Narrative ……….
Specific Program Grant Narrative Format for Inputting Information
Cooperative Fire …………………………………………..
Forest Stewardship …………………………………………
Urban & Community Forestry …………………………….
Cooperative Forest Health …………………………………
Appendix A: Budget Instructions and Worksheet ………………………………..
General Information (All Program Areas)
Legislative Authority and Background:
The Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1978 (Public Law 95-313), as amended in 2008 through Public Law 110-246, gives the United States Forest Service the authority to provide financial and technical assistance to states and others on a variety of forestry issues. These issues include (but not limited to) forest management and stewardship, fire protection, insect and disease control, reforestation and stand improvement, and urban forestry.
National Fire Plan - Forest Health Management, Cooperative Lands
States are responsible for reporting accomplishments on an annual basis (End-of-Year Reports) providing documentation of grant expenditures in accordance to the grant narrative. This requirement is in compliance with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and is referenced within the Award Letter signed by each state authorized signatory. Forest Service Program Managers will send their state counterparts the End-of Year Report format. These reports should link financial expenditures with program accomplishments, and compare accomplishments with targets provided in grant narratives. States should identify reasons for, and resolution of, significant deviations from the grant narrative.
All End-of Year Reports are due to the appropriate Forest Service Program Managers by November 16. This allows program managers time to review reports and collect any additional information needed for approval by the December 28 deadline, ensuring no delays in payment/reimbursements.
Please see each program area for any other reporting requirements.
State Fire Assistance & National Fire Plan State Fire Assistance
Annual Wildfire Summary Report (AWSR)
Fire and Aviation Management Web Application
FY 2012 grants will be monitored by the Forest Service Program Managers by means of phone calls, emails, site visits, technical assists and/or program reviews such as Federal Excess Personal Property reviews. Any visit to the state will be coordinated with the appropriate program manager.
Instructions for New Format:
For each program/competitive grant, states will need to submit a separate narrative. The first narrative format is the Generic Program/Competitive Project Grant Narrative. This document contains the information in general terms that should be included in the grant narrative. Specific information related to each program follows the Generic example. As a state writes their grant narrative for 2012, it is recommended that they have a copy of the Generic Program/Competitive Project Grant Narrative in front of them while inputting information into their program area format. The Forest Service has organized information needed into three different categories: Boiler Plate, [Instructions], and <>. Please see the descriptions below to see how things are organized and coded.
Boiler Plate: Anything that is in normal font (not highlighted in gray or is italicized) is to be left in the narrative that is submitted to the Forest Service. This is information needed by a specific program area.
[Instructions]: Information that is contained in [brackets and is highlighted in gray] is considered instructions. Here the Forest Service has provided guidance on what type of information a state should include in their grant narrative. This should be deleted as states enter the information.
<>: Throughout the grant formats, the Forest Service has provided language that is an <> (in italic) of the type of information that should be included in the narrative. This is to serve as an example and not be copied verbatim into the grant narratives. States need to put things in their own words and provide information on their specific program. This should be deleted as states enter information.
Please see Appendix A for the Budget information. States will need to submit a worksheet A (Federal Cash to Cooperator) for each normal program and for each competitive grant they are receiving funds for. For the competitive grants, States will need to specify job codes/budget line items in the column to the left of the Total. States will also need to submit one worksheet B and C for the entire Consolidated Grant (it does not need to be broken out by program area).
Below are the Regional Projects that received funding for FY 2012.
The following states funds for travel have been sent to the Mississippi Forestry Commission and are not a part of the Allocation Table. Please follow the guidelines associated with the grant to Mississippi.