Substantial in character and design is a determination of project eligibility under the Wildlife Restoration and Sport Fish Restoration Programs.
This information applies to:
Wildlife Restoration and Sport Fish Restoration Programs
50 CFR 80 Administrative Requirements, Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration and Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration Acts
§ 80.56 How does a proposed project qualify as substantial in character and design?
A proposed project qualifies as substantial in character and design if it:
(a) Describes a need consistent with the Acts;
(b) States a purpose and sets objectives, both of which are based on the need;
(c) Uses a planned approach, appropriate procedures, and accepted principles of fish and wildlife conservation and management, research, or education; and
(d) Is cost effective.
Frequently Asked Questions
How is substantiality in character and design of a project demonstrated and documented?
A project statement is prepared by the grantee that must include the criteria in § 80.56 (above). The project statement is submitted as a major component of a grant application package.