Rescheduling Request for FY 2006, Project 200723200

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Project Status Work Funded
Section 1: General Administrative Information
BPA Project Number: 200723200
BPA Project Name: Okanogan-Similkameen Habitat Protection Project
BPA Contract Number,
Release and Name
(if applicable):
COTR/BPA Project Manager: Joe DeHerrera
Agency, Institution or Organization Requesting Rescheduling: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Funding Type: capital
Contact Person
First Name: Scott
Last Name Fitkin
Address: 350 Bear Creek Rd
City, State Zip: Winthrop, WA 98862
Phone: 5090996-4373

Section 2: Financial Information/Budget for Rescheduled Activities
Original Budget for Rescheduled Activities FY 2006: $625,000
Proposed Budget for Rescheduled Activities FY 2007: $2,380,000
Explanation or Additional Information: We are requesting the ability to spend all grant monies during FY 2008. Because capital funds were awarded late in the fiscal year, we will not be able to close on an acquisition transaction in FY 2007. Plus, this is consistent with our anticipated work element start date of 10-01-07 in the original proposal. Also, because we are targeting large ownerships, we anticipate needing all acquisition funding for 1 or 2 transactions likely to close in FY 2008. We should be able to accomplish other work elements such as fencing, weed control, monitoring, plan integration, etc., in the same year. In addition to facilitating more effective habitat protection (large, strategically located ownerships), moving the funds to one fiscal year will meet the criteria of a minimum of $1,000,000 annually for capital projects. The end date of 09-30-10 in our original proposal was in error and should have been 09-30-09.

Section 3: Financial Information/Budget for Rescheduled Activities
Activity Description Original Start Date Original End Date New Start Date New End Date Condition/Situation Creating the Need to Reschedule Cost What Will Enable the Work to be Achieved Now?
All work elements  10/1/2007  9/30/2009  10/1/2007  9/30/2008  Late awarding of grant monies and originally proposed work element timing created the need to move dollars from FY07 to FY08. Consolidating work elements onto one or two properties creates the need to move funding from FY 09 to FY08.  $00  An entire fiscal year should be enough time to accomplish work elements, given that only one or two properties will be purchased. 

Please explain why the following alternative funding solutions are not feasible and would jeopardize the project:
Reducing existing scope of project
(i.e., eliminating some activities planned for FY 2007 to accommodate the FY 2006 activities)
The problem is not with the workload, but rather with the timing of closing real estate transactions. Not enough time was available between grant receipt and the end of the fiscal year to complete a transaction in FY 2007, and in fact in our original proposal, we did not anticipate beginning work elements until FY 2007.
Shifting entire schedule
(i.e., deferring some FY 2007 activities to FY 2008 to avoid doubling up on activities this year)
Our target parcels need prompt attention to avoid being lost to development and the anticpated transaction(s) are of sufficient size that they will require the availability of all grant monies within fiscal year 2008.

Section 4: Documents Pertaining to this Reschedule
No documents are associated with this request