Glossary of Terms, Acronyms and Definitions


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Any person navigating the TRACS website.

Entry link: User

User Management Module

The User Management module involves the process of group and role assignments, deactivating user accounts; tracking users and their respective Access authorizations; and managing these functions. Organization administrator(s) grant permissions directly to users, manage role and group permission assignments for their organization. Users who cannot view or perform certain functions were not granted the permissions to do so by the organization administrator.

Entry link: User Management Module

Userful Life Narrative

The total number of years and months during which federally funded facilities, equipment and capital improvements are capable of fulfilling their intended purpose with adequate, routine maintenance.

Entry link: Userful Life Narrative


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Entry link: USFWS



Polygon points at the intersection of line segments; multiple points are called vertices or corners. A single vertex can be used as a handle to move and adjust a polygon’s lines.

Entry link: Vertices

Voluntary Committed Cost Sharing

Cost sharing specifically pledged on a voluntary basis in the proposal's budget on the part of the non-Federal entity and that becomes a binding requirement of Federal award.

Entry link: Voluntary Committed Cost Sharing


Wildlife and Sports Fish Restoration Program (WSFR)

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program (WSFR) works with states, insular areas and the District of Columbia to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, their habitats, and the hunting, sport fishing and recreational boating opportunities they provide. More information available here:– 

Formerly known as  known as Federal Assistance, or Federal Aid prior to 2008.

Entry link: Wildlife and Sports Fish Restoration Program (WSFR)


Wildlife Management Area.

Entry link: WMA


A set of assigned tasks carried out in TRACS to achieve a certain goal, such as the approving a grant proposal, project statement, real property record, facility record and performance report.

Entry link: Workflow


Wildlife Restoration Act.

Entry link: WR

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