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Pacific Coast Salmon Recovery-Pacific Salmon Treaty Program

Program Descriptions

Program Number



Pacific Coast Salmon Recovery-Pacific Salmon Treaty Program


Federal Agency




Pacific Coast Salmon Treaty Act, Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery - Public Law 106-113, Public Law 99-5, 16 U.S.C. 3634, 16 U.S.C. 3641.






This is a cooperative program that assists the States in salmon restoration and in fulfilling responsibilities under the Pacific Salmon Treaty by providing administrative management. Support is provided to treaty Indian tribes for salmon recovery and to meet the needs of the Pacific Salmon Commission and U.S. international commitments under the treaty.


Types of Assistance

Project Grants.


Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds may be used by State agencies and treaty Indian tribes to assist in salmon recovery and in fulfilling Federal responsibilities under the Pacific Salmon Treaty.


Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

State government agencies and treaty Indian tribes.

Beneficiary Eligibility

This program benefits the State governments, treaty Indian tribes, Federal government, international relationships, and conservation of a public resource by ensuring that State agencies and tribal governments participate in the recovery and international management of salmon on the west coast.


Proposal from a State agency or treaty Indian tribe should be submitted in accordance with 15 CFR Part 24.


Application and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedure

Proposals are submitted through http://Grants.Gov Applicants will need to enter the Funding Opportunity Number and/or CFDA number to access the application package and instructions. Application package will then be submitted directly to the (Name of your Office - Example Coastal Services Center). Proposals are subject to the requirements of 15 CFR Parts 14 and 24, as applicable.

Award Procedure

Applications are evaluated by the National Marine Fisheries Service Regional Office and processed by the NOAA Grants Management Division. Under Section 404 of Public Law 102-567, financial assistance awards to a State or Interstate Fishery Commission may be provided on a sole-source basis.


According to the NOAA Grants Management Division, project applications should be submitted at least 75 days in advance of desired effective date.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Within 75 calendar days from the receipt of a complete and acceptable application.


No formal appeal procedure. If applications are unacceptable, the reasons are fully stated to the applicants. If the applicants desire to resubmit applications, applications must be revised in accordance with recommended changes.



Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

For the Pacific Coast Salmon Recovery Program, States are required to provide a matching amount of 25 percent. Treaty Indian tribes are not required to provide a match for Pacific Salmon Recovery Program funds. The Pacific Salmon Treaty funds have no statutory formula; projects are funded at up to 100 percent Federal share.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Grants are normally made for one year. Funds are released in advance or by reimbursement, as agreed to in the Standard Terms and Conditions document required for each grant.


Post Assistance Requirements


Reporting requirements are outlined in the Terms and Conditions of the Financial Assistance Award. The Department of Commerce Financial Assistance Standard Terms and Conditions generally require that performance and financial reports be submitted semi-annually unless a waiver is provided by the NOAA Grants Officer.


In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations, nonfederal entities that receive 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.


Generally, a recipient is required to retain records relating to a particular grant for three years from the date of submission of the final financial report. In cases where litigation, claim or an audit is initiated prior to expiration of the three-year period, records must be retained until the action and resolution of any issues associated with it are complete or until the end of the three-year retention period; whichever is latest.


Financial Information

Account Identification



(Cooperative Agreements) FY 07 $95,000,000; FY 08 est not available; and FY 09 est not reported.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$57,963 to $17,850,000. Average: $8,953,981.


Program Accomplishments

Pacific Salmon Treaty, Alaska Region: Since implementation of the Pacific Salmon Treaty in 1985, the State of Alaska has provided the necessary support to and has been involved with the Pacific Salmon Commission in accordance with the treaty. Pacific Salmon Treaty, Northwest Region: Awards are made on annual basis to the states of Washington, Idaho and Oregon to participate in the implementation of the 1985 Pacific Salmon Treaty. The Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund (PCSRF) was established in FY 2000 to provide Grants to the States and tribes to assist State, tribal and local salmon conservation and recovery efforts. The fund supplements existing State, tribal and federal programs to foster development of federal-state- tribal-local partnerships in salmon and steelhead recovery and conservation; promotes efficiencies and effectiveness in recovery efforts through enhanced sharing and pooling of capabilities, expertise and information. Significant contributions are being made through this program to the conservation, restoration, and sustainability of Pacific salmon and steelhead runs and the habitats on which they depend.


Regulations, Guidelines and Literature

Pacific Salmon Treaty; 16 U.S.C. 3631 et seq. Allowable cost will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular A-87 for State and local governments and Indian Tribes; OMB Circular A-122 for nonprofit and forprofit organizations; OMB Circular A-21 for institutions of higher education; and 48 CFR Part 31 for commercial organizations. Financial assistance management will be in accordance with 15 CFR Part 14 for institutions of higher education, hospitals, and other non-profit and commercial organizations, and with 15 CFR Part 24 for State and local governments.


Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

Pacific Salmon Treaty - Northwest Region: Dave Cantillon, NOAA/NMFS, 7600 Sand Point Way NE., Seattle, WA 98115. Telephone: (206) 526-4140, Fax: (206) 526-6534. E-mail: Pacific Coast Salmon Recovery Program - Alaska Region: Shawn Carey, NMFS, P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802-1668. Telephone: (907)586-7845. Use the same numbers for FTS. E-mail: - Northwest Region: Joe Scordino, NOAA/NMFS, 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115. Telephone: (206) 526-6150, Fax: (206) 526-6426, E-mail: Southwest Region: Patricia Culver, NOAA/NMFS, 501 W. Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802. Telephone: (562) 980-4239, E-mail:

Headquarters Office

Not applicable.

Web Site Address

Alaska -


Related Programs



Examples of Funded Projects

Alaska: Pacific Coast Salmon Recovery projects will provide support for salmon habitat restoration, salmon enhancement and salmon research. Northwest: Since the inception of this program, grantees have provided funds (primarily as subgrants) to support over 2,600 individual projects in Washington, Oregon and Idaho.


Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Priority consideration is given to State and tribal programs that directly address salmon recovery or the information needs of the Pacific Salmon Commission for international management of salmon fisheries stocks under the Pacific Salmon Treaty.


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