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Migratory Bird Joint Ventures Midwest Region FY2014 Opportunities


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#1 Chris Merkord

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 02:18 PM

View opportunity on grants.gov: http://www.grants.go...ml?oppId=246153
 
Agency Name: Fish and Wildlife Service
Funding Opportunity Number: F14AS00014
Funding Opportunity Title: Migratory Bird Joint Ventures Midwest Region FY2014 Opportunities
Expected Number of Awards: 10
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: Yes
Posted Date: Oct 31, 2013
Current Closing Date for Applications: Jan 3, 2014
Estimated Total Program Funding: $150,000
Award Ceiling: $50,000
Award Floor: $1,000

Eligible Applicants:

  • State governments
  • City or township governments
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • County governments
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Nonprofits having a 501©(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education

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The goal of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Regional Joint Venture (JV) Office is to assist partners in implementing effective science based bird conservation projects in the Prairie Pothole (PPJV) and Upper Mississippi River and Great Lakes (UMRGLJV) Joint Venture regions. Each JV has an Implementation Plan and conservation strategies identifying bird habitat, monitoring, and research needs with an emphasis on JV focal species. These plans and associated research and monitoring needs can be found at www.ppjv.org and www.uppermissgreatlakesjv.org. Both JV Implementation Plans identify priority evaluation needs to fill information gaps and test assumptions used in plan development. Proposals for monitoring and applied research that improve JV conservation decision tools at larger scales (e.g., Bird Conservation Region) will be given higher grant priority. In addition, projects to address conservation priorities in State Wildlife Action Plans, and for JV focal species, should be highlighted. Proposals related to coordination, outreach, planning, and bird habitat restoration enhancement contributing toward goals identified in the JV plans will also be considered, if adequate funds are available. All submissions should explain how the outcome of proposed projects is regional in scope. All proposals should have a minimum 1 to 1 match of non Federal dollars to Joint Venture request, and the partners providing secured match must be identified. Each proposal must include, applicant contact information, a detailed scope of work including justification, objectives or hypotheses, scope and location, clearly explained project methods, anticipated outcomes, management implications, literature cited, proposed project timeline, a budget table identifying partners and match, a task timeline, and project cost details. The linkage between proposed research monitoring projects and a JV Implementation Plan must be clearly stated. Upon completion, a professional project report with abstract, detailed background, methods, results, discussion, and management implications is required, and annual interim reports are required for multiple year projects. Though out year (future) funding for multi year projects cannot be guaranteed, continued funding of multiple year projects will be conditionally approved once they are first selected. Progress reports, updated budgets, and requests for continued funding on multi year proposals should be submitted to the Joint Venture Coordinator by 3 January each year until project completion. Proposed projects requiring funding from multiple sources to meet anticipated costs should clearly identify all funding sources and their status. Proposals requesting grant funds for indirect costs must be supported by an approved Indirect Cost Rate Agreement. Due to potential delays in Federal appropriations, projects should not have a start date sooner than 1 July 2014.



#2 Chris Merkord

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 09:15 AM

And this announcement was posted here:
 
Upper Mississippi River and Great Lakes Region Joint Venture RFP - Due January 3, 2014

The goal of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Regional Joint Venture Office is to assist partners in implementing effective science-based bird conservation projects in the Prairie Pothole and Upper Mississippi River and Great Lakes Joint Venture regions.  Each JV has an Implementation Plan and conservation strategies identifying bird habitat, monitoring, and research needs.  Grant applications via this RFP should focus on monitoring and applied research that improves JV conservation decision making, especially at larger scales (e.g., Bird Conservation Region).  Proposals related to coordination, outreach, planning, and bird habitat restoration / enhancement contributing toward goals identified in the JV plans will also be considered if adequate funds are available.  Deadline for grant applications associated with this RFP is 3 January 2014.

FY14_JV_RFP.docx






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