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Webless Migratory Game Bird Program Request for Proposals (Due November 1, 2012)

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Webless Migratory Game Bird Program

Request for Proposals – FY 2013

 

Key Date: Proposal deadline is 11:59pm Central Standard Time November 1, 2012

 

Overview Information

  • Federal Agency Name: Washington D. C. Region, US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
  • Opportunity Title and Number: Webless Migratory Game Bird Program RFP (FWS-WMGBP-FY2013)
  • CFDA Title and Number: Migratory Bird Monitoring, Assessment, and Conservation (15.655)
  • Announcement Type: This is an annual request for proposals from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

 

I. Funding Opportunity Description

This announcement serves as a Request for Proposals for the Webless Migratory Game Bird Program (WMGBP) for Fiscal Year 2013. The primary purpose of the WMGBP is to support activities that will improve management of the 16 species of migratory shore and upland game birds (MSUGBs, Table 1) in North America. The Migratory Shore and Upland Game Bird Support Task Force, organized through the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, developed a set of priority information needs by convening a series of workshops. The workshops included broad representation (i.e., federal and state agencies, conservation organizations, and university researchers) familiar with the research and management needs for these species. Priorities identified at the workshops (see Appendix A for a list of priorities) should be used to guide proposal development and will be used by the review committee to select projects that address these priority information needs. Priorities are available at http://www.fws.gov/migratorybirds/NewReportsPublications/Research/WMGBMR/WMGBMR.html or by contacting the program manager listed in Section IV. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will oversee the WMGBP including administration of grants, purchase orders, and contracts for projects.

 

Examples of Recently Funded Projects:

  • Implementation of Mourning Dove Banding Efforts in Texas, California, and Arizona
  • Band-tailed Pigeon use of Supplemental Calcium and Sodium
  • Implementation of a National Marshbird Monitoring Program: Using Wisconsin as a Test of Program Study Design
  • Demography and Population Dynamics of Greater Sandhill Cranes Nesting in Northeastern Nevada
  • Agricultural Wintering Habitat as a Limiting Factor for Woodcock in the Southeast: Thirty Years of Agroecosystem Change

 

II. Award Information

In Fiscal Year 2013 (FY2013: 1 Oct 2012 – 30 Sep 2013), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service solicits proposals to compete for up to $500,000 in funding through the program. We anticipate that most projects funded by the program will be 1-5 years in length. Proposals should include a funding request for the entire length of the study because all funds for successful proposals will be dedicated from the WMGBP FY 2013 allocation. The WMGBP National Review Committee encourages realistic funding requests. These funds should be considered seed funds for getting additional financial support from other project partners. Previous award winners are eligible and previously funded projects are eligible to compete for supplemental funding with applications for new awards.

 

 

Please see the attached RFP for full details and application instructions.

 

WeblessMigratoryGameBirdProgramRFPFY2013.pdf

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