A short power point presentation was put together to explain the capability and restrictions of using the bulk upload tool. A PDF copy of the presentation can be found by clicking here: Expenditures Upload Demonstration.pdf
Supplemental Guidance for Reporting Expenditures for the Conservation of
Endangered and Threatened Species -- FY 2013
This reporting guidance provides information on how to report expenditures attributable to individual
species to the extent this information is reasonably available. The Congress requested information for this
report on a species-by-species basis, but to provide the most accurate account of expenditures for the
conservation of species listed under the Endangered Species Act, we added a new reporting feature in
FY 2012. This new “multi-species” option will allow the reporting of lump sum costs for multi-species
conservation activities when it is not possible to account accurately for individual species.
Each agency must enter data directly into our Web-based system and will need to designate a contact
person (more than one person is permissible) to enter the data. The contact person(s) will need to obtain a
username and password before entering the data. Credentials can be obtained by accessing the
Environmental Conservation Online System at http://ecos.fws.gov and clicking on “Contact Us” located
at the bottom of the ECOS home page. This brings you the Help Desk where you will click on “help desk
Fill in the requested information along with your affiliated agency and request access to the "Expenditures" application.
Please allow 2 working days for access approval (email confirmation will be sent). Once you receive your log-in credentials and access approval email,
log in at https://ecos.fws.gov to begin entering expenditures data. Contact the Help Desk (970-226-9468) if you experience any problems.
The following information should be used to gather the data.
annual report covering the preceding fiscal year which shall contain--
(1) an accounting on a species-by-species basis of all reasonably identifiable Federal expenditures made primarily for the conservation of
endangered and threatened species pursuant to this Act; and
(2) an accounting on a species-by-species basis for all reasonably identifiable expenditures made primarily for the
conservation of endangered and threatened species pursuant to this Act by States receiving grants under section 6."
The conference report for the 1988 amendments made some of the following points concerning section 18 of the Act.