Siskiyou County RAC - Projects
Project Application Process
Requirements: Project proposals must meet the following conditions as set forth in the Secure Rural School legislation:
Project funds may be used for the purpose of making additional investments in, and creating additional employment opportunities through, projects that improve the maintenance of existing infrastructure, implementing stewardship objectives that enhance forest ecosystems, and restoring and improving land health and water quality. Projects shall enjoy broad based support with objectives that may include, but not limited to:
- Road, trail, and infrastructure maintenance or obliteration
- Soil productivity improvement
- Improvements in forest ecosystem health
- Watershed restoration and maintenance
- Restoration, maintenance and improvement of wildlife and fish habitat
- Control of noxious and exotic weeds
- Reestablishment of native species
At least 50 percent of all Title II funds must be used for projects that are primarily dedicated to:
- Road maintenance, decommissioning, or obliteration
- Restoration of streams and watersheds.
Projects proposed to the Siskiyou County Resource Advisory Committee must be within the geographical boundary of Siskiyou County on federal lands (or non-federal lands only if there is a strong nexus and benefit to federal lands. To begin the process, determine the geographical location of your proposed project and contact the appropriate District Ranger listed below. If your project is on Federal lands managed by another agency, contact the appropriate agency to discuss your project and request a letter of support.
Klamath National Forest
- Goosenest Ranger District - Drew Stroberg, District Ranger
- Happy Camp / Oak Knoll Ranger District - Roberto Beltran, District Ranger
- Salmon / Scott River Ranger District - Natalie Kelly, District Ranger
Shasta-Trinity National Forest
- Mt. Shasta/McCloud Districts – Carolyn Napper, District Ranger
- National Recreation Area Management Unit – Sara Acridge, District Ranger
- South Fork Management Unit – Christopher Losi, District Ranger
- Trinity River Management Unit – Tara Jones, District Ranger
*Required as part of package: A letter of support from the local District Ranger must be included with each proposal to indicate whether the project will benefit the National Forest and that the local District(s) has the capacity to implement the project or work with sponsoring cooperator(s). All proposals must receive a letter of support from the appropriate Federal agency and representative.
Application Submittal Period: August 12, 2021, to October 8, 2021
Project Submittal Package:
- Project Proposal Application form (PDF) (fillable Word doc). Note: Any proposal that does not use this form will not be considered.
- Instructions (PDF)
- The form is mostly self-explanatory. Much of the information requested on the form is required by P.L. 110-343 in Section 203 (b). Public law references are listed in the appropriate fields in the form. A copy of the law and other information about this program can be found at https://fs.usda.gov/pts/.
- Use as few abbreviations as possible and minimize the use of technical jargon that may not be widely understood. Remember that the people making decisions about these projects come from a wide variety of backgrounds.
- Project Criteria Response form (fillable Word doc)
- Letters of Support
- Project Area map
- Letter from the local District Ranger or representative from another Federal agency*
Where to Submit Proposal:
Submit the Project Package project electronically to the RAC Coordinator at email@example.com by the close of business (4:30 pm) on October 8, 2021. Do not submit proposals on older versions of the form. For assistance with completing or submitting proposals, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 530‐643-0945.
Prescreening of Project Proposals: Proposals received will be reviewed by the Designated Federal Official (DFO) to ensure that the application is complete, that the project meets the intent of the legislation, is consistent with the Forest Plan and Federal laws and regulations, and that the funding identified is accurate.
Review: The Committee will review the project proposals and may contact the project coordinators if they have additional questions. The following is a list of some of the criteria the Resource Advisory Committee will use when reviewing and selecting projects.
- Does the project meet the intent of the Legislation?
- Is there support from the District Ranger(s)?
- Will it be accomplishable within the allotted time frame? Project must be initiated by September 30, 2022 and funds must be obligated by September 30, 2023.
- Why is this project necessary here and now?
- Is there a project advocate with the capacity, competence, and ability to complete the project?
- Is the NEPA/CEQA work completed or is the project NEPA/CEQA compliant?
- Will this address a problem that the Forest Service within Siskiyou County is committed to?
- Is there an opportunity to leverage additional funds?
- Are there other partners?
- Are there letters of support from other stake holders?
- Is there a high likelihood of success?
- Are provisions included in the project for maintenance into the future?
After reviewing and discussion the Committee selects the projects and amounts that are being recommended for funding.
- The recommendation package is reviewed and signed off by the Designated Federal Official, the Klamath National Forest Supervisor, or other Federal land manager representative.
- Project Coordinators are contacted with the decision and information on the next steps.
- Grantee/Cooperator Contact Information [pdf]
- SF-270 - Request for Reimbursement [pdf] [instructions]
- Description of Activities Performed Under Agreement [pdf]
Participating or Challenge Cost Share Agreements
Federal Financial Assistance Awards (Domestic Grants)
- SF-424 - Application for Federal Financial Assistance [pdf]
- Certification Regarding Lobbying [pdf]
- SF-424a - Budget Information - Non-Construction Programs [pdf]
- SF-424b - Assurances - Non-Construction Programs [pdf]
- SF-425 - Federal Financial Report [pdf] [xls] [instructions]
- AD-1047 - Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, and Other Responsibility Matters (Primary Covered Transactions) [pdf]
- AD-1048 - Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, Ineligibility and Voluntary Exclusions (Lower Tier Covered Transactions) [pdf]
- AD-1049 - Certification Regarding Drug-Free Workplace Requirements (Required for all except individuals and State governments) [pdf]
- AD-1050 - Certification Regarding Drug-Free Workplace Requirements (Required for Grantees who are individuals) [pdf]
- AD-1052 - Certification Regarding Drug-Free Workplace Requirements (Required for Grantees who are State governments) [pdf]
- AD-3030 - Representations Regarding Felony Conviction and Tax Delinquent Status for Corporate Applicants (Requested for Grantees who are incorporated) [pdf]