Glossary of Terms, Acronyms and Definitions
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Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014
A set of descriptors or attributes to describe information important to the project.
Deductive Program Income
income is defined as program funds that are deducted, or off-set, from the
total award's allowable costs to determine the net allowable costs on which the
sponsor's share of costs is based. Unless otherwise approved in the grant award,
use of program income defaults to deductive for States. Funding used in
accordance with the deductive method shall not exceed total approved award amount
Reducing the amount of funds obligated to a grant.
Dingell-Johnson Act (DJ)
Passed in 1950, is now known as Sport Fish
Restoration. Revenues generated from these excise taxes are apportioned to state
wildlife agencies for their state fish restoration and management
plans/projects, fishing and boating recreation management.
Director's Order (D.O.)
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director's Orders are temporary
delegations, emergency directives, special assignments, and initial policy or
guidance for evolving activities.
Those charges to a Federal award that the Federal awarding agency or pass-through entity determines to be unallowable, in accordance with the applicable Federal statutes, regulations, or the terms and conditions of the Federal award.
An award in which the Federal awarding agency, in keeping with specific statutory authority that enables the agency to exercise judgment (“discretion”), selects the recipient and/or the amount of Federal funding awarded through a competitive process or based on merit of proposals. A discretionary award may be selected on a non-competitive basis, as appropriate.
A program with an authorizing statute that allows the government to exercise judgment in selecting the project, recipient, and/or the amount of the award through a competitive process. In general, we must provide the public, when meeting applicable eligibility requirements, the opportunity to compete for discretionary awards.