Glossary of Terms, Acronyms and Definitions
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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.
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 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.
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.
Americans with Disabilities Act
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 regulation.
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.
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.
The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.
A law against age discrimination related to the sale or renting or a property became law in 1972. Proven violations of this law result in a possible fine and the loss of federal dollars. Lending institutions and title closing companies also fall under the wide scope of this law.
American League of Anglers and Boaters.
Means to assign funds to a specific purpose.
The process of assigning a cost, or a group of costs, to one or more cost objective(s), in reasonable proportion to the benefit provided or other equitable relationship. The process may entail assigning a cost(s) directly to a final cost objective or through one or more intermediate cost objectives.
Cost, incurred by a non-Federal entity carrying out a grant that meets certain criteria set forth in the applicable Federal cost principles.These costs may be direct or indirect cots either charged to the award or used to meet match requirements.
Is any post award action taken on a grant, including but limited to
budget revisions, change in scope, and change in period of performance.
Administrative Procedures Act
Area of Potential Effect
Application for Federal Assistance (AFA)
The Standard OMB form, Application for Federal Assistance (SF-424, AFA) used to submit a request for grant funding. It is used as the cover sheet for the grant application package.
Applicants are responsible for (1) preparing and submitting application packages in accordance with the program’s Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), and (2) providing assurances of their intent to comply with all applicable Federal laws, regulations, and policies. Included in the application package are proposal documents outlining in sufficient detail the need, objectives, approach, estimated costs, and other required information for the proposed project(s).
Funds are those that are awarded to a State based on formulas in the Wildlife Restoration Act. Wildlife Restoration (WR, see (17)) funds are apportioned using the formula at 16 U.S.C. 669c(b), Basic Hunter Education (BHE, see (6)) funds are apportioned using the formula at 669c(c), and Enhanced Hunter Education (EHE, see (9)) are apportioned using the formula at 16 U.S.C. 669c(c) and according to the criteria at 16 U.S.C. 669h-1(a).
A federal budget process which distributes funds to States from the
Wildlife Restoration, Sport Fish Restoration, and State Wildlife Grants
programs based on a pre-determined formula.
A written statement independently and impartially prepared by a qualified appraiser setting forth an opinion of defined value of an adequately described property as of a specific date, supported by the presentation and analysis of relevant market information.
The act or process of developing and communicating an opinion about the
quality of another appraiser's work.
The "Approach" is a critical element in the Project Statement that describes the methods used to achieve the stated objectives. It describes the specific conservation
actions (i.e., and efforts that the applicant will implement to order to
fulfill the objectives of the Federal award.
Anything attached to a piece of land or building such that it becomes a part of that property.
Soft deletes the project statement, which enables users to preserve data that is not being approved.
Assistant Regional Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
American Sports Fishing Association.
Automated System for Award Payment, managed by U.S. Treasury – Financial Management Service (FMS). It is a centralized payment system that makes payments for FMS and other Federal agencies.
Tangible and intangible property that is owned or controlled to produce value and that is held to have positive economic value.
Deficiencies which the auditor is required by § 200.516(a) to report in the schedule of findings and questioned costs.
Any non-Federal entity that expends Federal awards which must be audited under 2 CFR 200 subpart F.
An auditor who is a public accountant or a Federal, State, local government, or Indian tribe audit organization, which meets the general standards specified for external auditors in generally accepted government auditing standards (GAGAS). The term auditor does not include internal auditors of non profit organizations.
DOI Appraisal and Valuation Services Office.
Federal assistance in the form of grant or cooperative agreement. An award may be in the form of money or technical assistance.
Once an award is approved, the Program Office obligates the funds and sends the official award letter to the recipient. Included in the letter are the authorized award amount, terms and conditions, and start and end dates of the award.