Return to Proposal Finder FY 2001 Ongoing Proposal 199800401

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Section 1. General Administrative information
Section 2. Past accomplishments
Section 3. Relationships to other projects
Section 4. Budgets for planning/design phase
Section 5. Budgets for construction/implementation phase
Section 6. Budgets for operations/maintenance phase
Section 7. Budgets for monitoring/evaluation phase
Section 8. Budget Summary

Reviews and Recommendations
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Section 1. General Administrative Information

Title of Project Proposal Electronic Fish and Wildlife Newsletter
BPA Project Proposal Number 199800401
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Intermountain Communications
Business acronym (if appropriate) IC
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Bill Crampton
Mailing Address 60968 Onyx Street
City, State, Zip Bend, OR 97702
Phone 5413128860
Fax 5413122806
E-mail intercom@ucinet.com
 
Manager of program authorizing this project Bill Crampton
 
Review Cycle FY 2001 Ongoing
Province Systemwide
Subbasin Systemwide
 
Short Description Delivers by email to policymakers, stakeholders, and the public a weekly electronic newsletter containing objective, summary information about Columbia Basin fish and wildlife issues.
Target Species


Project Location

[No information]


Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives (RPAs)

Sponsor-Reported Relevant RPAs

Sponsor listed no RPAs for this project proposal

Relevant RPAs based upon NMFS & BPA Review

NMFS and BPA did not associate any reasonable and prudent alternatives with this project proposal


Biological Outcomes of this project: N/A
Biological Data: N/A


CBFWA-Generated Information

Database Administrator notes on the history of this proposal form: None
Type of Project (assigned by CBFWA Analysts): anadromous


Section 2. Past Accomplishments

Year Accomplishment
1998 Provided weekly, objective information related to fish & wildlife policymaking in the Columbia R. Basin using e-mail delivery system. The coordination of information assisted policymakers & public in building & implementing restoration efforts.
1999 Delivered same service & established reputation as information source fair to all interests. Increased sub- scriber circulation. Started in 1998 with 300 subscribers & built base to 1,900 subscribers with actual readership much higher.
2000 Continued to deliver high-quality product, increased subscription base, built Website & improved delivery of e-mail product.


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

n/a or no information


Section 4. Budget for Planning and Design Phase

Task-based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Planning and Design Phase

n/a or no information


Section 5. Budget for Construction and Implementation Phase

Task-based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Construction and Implementation Phase

n/a or no information


Section 6. Budget for Operations and Maintenance Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Weekly, objective, summary information related to fish & wildlife policymaking in Columbia R. Basin using e-mail delivery system. a. Attend meetings, conduct interviews, summarize reports & documents. b. Coverage of: NWPPC, Federal Agencies & Caucus, CBFWA, Tribes, Congress, Administration, & other relevant activities. c. Accurately portray positions & report diverse reactions. a. Immediate & ongoing b. Immediate & ongoing c. Immediate & ongoing $152,000  
2. Provide quality customer service to subscribers and interested individuals. a. Provide "feedback" feature for readers to respond to newsletter content. b. Provide names & contact information for sources used. c. Respond positively to subscribers seeking more information about topics & assist in technical difficulties. a. Immediate & ongoing b. Immediate & ongoing c. Immediate & ongoing $ 8,000  
3. Market newsletter to increase circulation. a. Write press releases, make phone contacts, put notices in journals and other newsletters. b. Operate Website and archive past issues. c. Operate Website search function for specific articles a. Immediate & ongoing b. Immediate & ongoing c. Immediate & ongoing $ 5,605  
* 4. Optional: Electronic Columbia Basin Subbasin Planning Newsletter. ($81,700) See "Reason for change in scope", pg. 8. $ 0  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Operations and Maintenance Phase

FY 2005 FY 2003 FY 2004 FY 2002
$199,057 $187,630 $193,259 $182,165


Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

Task-based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

n/a or no information


Section 8. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2001 Cost
Personnel FTE: 4 $142,175
Fringe 0 $ 0
Supplies $ 1,430
Travel $ 13,200
Indirect telephone and internet $ 3,300
Capital 0 $ 0
NEPA 0 $ 0
Other e-mail delivery & web site posting $ 5,500
Total Itemized Budget $165,605


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2001 project cost $165,605
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2001 budget request $165,605
FY 2001 forecast from 2000 $150,450
% change from forecast 10.1%


Reason for change in estimated budget

Intermountain Communications is proposing the BPA budget for The Columbia Basin Bulletin increase about 10 percent, from $150,450 a year to $165,605. The FY2001 budget reflects a 10 percent increase in hourly rates for all personnel. The increase is based on inflation, the track record of The Columbia Basin Bulletin, and the editors’ and writers’ increased knowledge and experience in writing about complex Basin issues. The increase will also allow the Bulletin to keep readers’ informed about the NWPPC’s amendment process, the federal decision making expected during this fiscal year, and the region’s move toward subbasin planning. This budget will allow the CBB to maintain current levels of quality.


Reason for change in scope

* Electronic Columbia Basin Subbasin Planning Newsletter: $81,700. Intermountain Communications is proposing an optional, adjunct project to the CBB that will provide information coordination to the regional subbasin planning process. Delivered by e-mail twice a month, The Columbia Basin Habitat Report (working title subject to change) will offer complete, objective information linking restoration efforts at the province, subbasin, & watershed levels; improve public understanding of subbasin-based restoration efforts; provide useful news, information to stakeholders, agencies, watershed council members and staff, local and state officials, Congress, the public & other interested parties. This project will include extensive cost-sharing with Intermountain Communications and the CBB. Budget: Personnel $61,000; travel $9,000; phone $4,000; Production/delivery $4,000; overhead $1,300; Admin $2,400. Total $81,700.


Cost Sharing

Not applicable
 

Outyear Budget Totals

2002 2003 2004 2005
Operations and maintenance $182,165 $187,630 $193,259 $199,057
Total Outyear Budgets $182,165 $187,630 $193,259 $199,057
 

Other Budget Explanation

Not applicable


Reviews and Recommendations

This information was not provided on the original proposals, but was generated during the review process.

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Ongoing Funding: yes; New Funding: no
Date:
Jul 14, 2000
2001
$165,605
Comment:
Intermountain Communications is proposing the BPA budget for The Columbia Basin Bulletin (The Bulletin) increase about 10 percent, from $150,450 a year to $165,605.

The FY2001 budget reflects a 10 percent increase in hourly rates for all personnel. The increase is based on inflation, the track record of The Bulletin, and the editors' and writers' increased knowledge and experience in writing about complex Basin issues. The increase will also allow the Bulletin to keep readers informed about the NWPPC's amendment process, the federal decision making expected during this fiscal year, and the region's move toward subbasin planning. This budget will allow The Bulletin to maintain current levels of quality.

A potential change in scope includes a new objective (Section 5, Objective 4 - Electronic Columbia Basin Subbasin Planning Newsletter: $81,700). The MainSys SRT does not support the additional objective until a more detailed discussion and review can be completed.

Intermountain Communications is proposing an optional adjunct project to The Bulletin that will provide information coordination to the regional subbasin planning process.


NWPPC Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Sep 13, 2000
2001
$155,000
Comment:
Rationale: Budget increase inappropriate in this review.

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
expense
Date:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
$135,000
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$135,000
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$135,000
Sponsor (Intermountain Communications) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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