Glossary of Terms, Acronyms and Definitions


 

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Account and Subaccount

Means the fiscal management designation used in the Service’s financial system to identify funds by allocation. When WSFR Headquarters apportions BHE, EHE, and WR funds, they are electronically transferred to an account or subaccount and are accessible to Regions through the Service’s financial system. When a State determines how they wish to use those funds, they notify their Regional WSFR Office and WSFR fiscal staff will assign funds to the appropriate account or subaccount in the Service's financial system.

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Acquire Land

Means taking ownership or control of a designated area of land or an interest in land by purchase, exchange, assignment, reversion, gift, eminent domain, or any other method consistent with State or Federal law. The purpose of the acquisition could be for new construction or to expand an existing facility. There is no requirement for the amount of acres acquired – the State must demonstrate in the grant application that the acquisition is sufficient for the purposes of the award.

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Acquisition

Taking ownership or control of a designated area of land or an interest in land by purchase, exchange, assignment, reversion, gift, eminent domain, or any other method consistent with State or Federal law 


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Acquisition Cost

The cost of the asset including the cost to ready the asset for its intended use.  Acquisition cost for equipment, for example, means the net invoice price of the equipment, including the cost of any modifications, attachments, accessories, or auxiliary apparatus necessary to make it usable for the purpose for which it is acquired. Acquisition costs for software includes those development costs capitalized in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Ancillary charges, such as taxes, duty, protective in transit insurance, freight, and installation may be included in or excluded from the acquisition cost in accordance with the non-Federal entity's regular accounting practices.

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Activity

An activity further defines the specific outputs (units of measures) for the objective. For each standard objective, a user must select one or more activity tags that further describe the objective. 

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ADA

Americans with Disabilities Act

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Additive Program Income

The default method of program income disposition for institutions of higher education (IHEs) and nonprofit research institutions. Funding used in accordance with the additive method must be approved in award (per 2 CFR 200.307 and 50 CFR 80.120-126).

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Administrative Module

The Administrative module is used by state and territories that receive grants to enter, review, certify, and submit the number of paid hunting and fishing license holders on a annual basis. Hunting and fishing license holder figures are used in the calculation of grant funding available to each state and territory.


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Advance Payment

A payment that a Federal awarding agency or pass-through entity makes by any appropriate payment mechanism, including a predetermined payment schedule, before the non-Federal entity disburses the funds for program purposes.

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AFWA

The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.

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