Indirect Rate Exception Documentation

Rate deviation documentation:

The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) was established in 1998 as an interagency applied fire science program. The program provides leadership to the fire science community by funding high-priority research that enhances the ability of fire and fuels managers to meet their objectives. JFSP funds high quality, peer-reviewed science proposals for research needs identified by extensive interactions with fire and fuels managers and leaders.

JFSP is an interagency funded program and uses various mechanisms to fund needed research. Proposals are solicited through an open competitive process with annual JFSP Funding Opportunity Notices (FON) posted on Grants.gov. These notices are widely distributed and funds are awarded and monitored through various agreements and contracts with the BLM and the US Forest Service. Approximately 40 projects a year are funded and there are currently about 140 active projects. This includes BLM issued cooperative agreements with many universities across the country.