The summary for the Alaska's National Wildlife Refuge System FY08 Federal Grant is detailed below.
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Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"
Additional Information on Eligibility
Federal, State and local agencies; individuals; federally recognized Native Alaskan tribes; regional native organizations; universities; businesses; and non-profit organizations that can 1) demonstrate a strong partnership between the Cooperator and an Alaskan national wildlife refuge and 2) prove technical and administrative expertise to ensure successful completion of projects.
The Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), National Wildlife Refuge System, administers the Services Challenge Cost Share program. Congress authorized funding for the CCS program in 1988. The Refuge System Administration Act authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to administer this program. Challenge Cost Share (CCS) funds are congressionally appropriated monies designated for the protection and conservation of wildlife resources. This is a federal matching funds program which leverages federal dollars with non-federal sources. In addition to money, these federal dollars can be matched with in-kind valuation assigned to non-federal contributions such as labor, equipment use, material and supplies. The non-federal matches may be contributed by State and local governments, private individuals, private organizations, business enterprises, and charitable groups. Service policy dictates that no more than 50 percent of the total cost to implement the project may come from federally funded sources. The CCS program encompasses awards made through both federal assistance (grants and cooperative agreements) and procurement instruments (contracts). This "call for proposals" is the single designated annual competition posted both through the federal financial assistance portal, www.grants.gov and through a twin posting of this call for proposals # 701818R007 posted on http://www.fedbizopps.gov. Multiple awards may be made under either announcement. The Alaska National Wildlife Refuge System invites the submission of new proposals in support of Alaskan natural resource management and science camps, both as components of the 2008 CCS program. A few proposals will also be accepted for the winter (October through February) of Fiscal Year 2009. Project proposals must demonstrate a strong relationship between a non-federal group and an Alaskan U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service office. This is the initial announcement for this funding opportunity. The CCS program is an annual funding source set up on the federal fiscal year schedule; therefore, the objectives and work identified in the proposals selected for award under this announcement must be completed no later than September 30, 2008. Proposals must be delivered to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Office at 1011 East Tudor Road, Anchorage, AK by 4:00 PM on December 18, 2007. Proposals may be mailed to the address below and must display a postmark earlier than December 18, 2007: Maeve Taylor Challenge Cost Share Coordinator Alaskas National Wildlife Refuge System 1011 East Tudor Road, MS#235 Anchorage, AK 99503 Projects will be considered on or in the proximity of all 16 National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska. The following is a list of examples of projects that were awarded funding under the 2007 CCS program. Project Refuge Federal CCS Funds: Invasive Plant Workshop and Weed Pull Tetlin $1,691 Inventory and Monitoring of Insects Kenai $3,500 Tracking W. Arctic Caribou Satellite in Schools Selawik $8,000 Nest Ecology and Survival Tundra Nesting Birds Arctic $18,000 Rat Eradication and Spill Prevention Outreach AK Maritime $20,000
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Alaska National Wildlife Refuge Web Page http://alaska.fws.gov/nwr/visitor/grants.htm