The Joint Federal/State Joint Policy Task Force on Federal Assistance Policy (JTF) was jointly chartered by the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) in 2002. It currently meets approximately every six months and is comprised of seven representatives of the USFWS and seven representatives of state fish and wildlife agencies.
The JTF is charged with addressing policy issues of national significance for Wildlife Restoration, Sport Fish Restoration, Hunter Education & Safety, Multistate Conservation, Clean Vessel Act, Boating Infrastructure, State Wildlife Grants, and Landowner Incentive grant programs. The USFWS and state agencies can bring issues to the JTF's attention.
The JTF normally evaluates issues involving inconsistent interpretation among USFWS regions of program law, regulations, and policy; audit findings that require a policy clarification; new or amended legislation that lacks detail causing confusion and controversy; and new ways to streamline the grant programs.
Minutes and Agendas