The Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act of 1950 (Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration Act), 64 Stat. 430 as amended; 16 U.S.C. 777-777m, was passed on August 9, 1950. It was modeled after the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act to create a parallel program for management conservation, and restoration of fishery resources. The Sport Fish Restoration Grant Program (SFR) is funded by revenues collected from the manufacturers of fishing rods, reels, creels, lures, flies and artificial baits, who pay an excise tax on these items to the U.S. Treasury.
The AID Demonstration provides incentive funding for eligible entities to accelerate the implementation and adoption of innovation in highway transportation. The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) published on February 19, 2014 (https://federalregister.gov/a/2014-03452) requests grant applications for the AID Demonstration and provides selection criteria, application requirements, and technical assistance with Grants.gov during the grant solicitation period.
A steering committee comprised of Fish and Wildlife Service and National Fish and Wildlife Foundation staff provide oversight of the Natural of Learning and Friends programs. The committee collaboratively works to request and select proposals for grants. This partnership has involved jointly soliciting and process proposals, hosting program web pages, and dedicating staff to evaluate and select projects.