Assessment of Population, Reproductive, and Health Impairments in Colonial Waterbirds Breeding in Michigan s Areas of Concern and Grand Traverse Bay

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Assessment of Population, Reproductive, and Health Impairments in Colonial Waterbirds Breeding in Michigan s Areas of Concern and Grand Traverse Bay: This program will provide assistance to an institution to investigate and monitor of the effects of environmental contaminants on the breeding population numbers, reproduction, and immunological health of fish eating birds found in the Saginaw Bay, Raisin River, and other Great Lakes Areas of Concern (AOCs), building on previous investigations in past years. To accomplish this goal, the recipient institution will collect new data to evaluate the status of fish eating bird population health relative to reference (non AOC) areas and to these same areas as measured in the past. The recipient institution must have a proven record of experience in working with these types of bird colonies in the Great Lakes and measuring specific immunological endpoints in order to maintain scientific integrity and comparability of data. In addition to the continuing work on colonial waterbird populations, reproduction, and immune function, the recipient institution will measure the same endpoints at Bellow Island, and evaluate potential influence of contaminants of emerging concern to those endpoints. Resulting data will be used to inform the Wildlife Populations and Reproductive Deformities Beneficial Use Impairments in Michigan's AOCs. This is a notice of intent to award a single source grant to Dr. Keith Grasman of Calvin College without competition under justification 505DM 2.14.B. (2) and (4). Competition for the award is not practical as Dr. Grasman is uniquely qualified to perform this study. He is the researcher that has demonstrated the associations between PCBs and suppression of T-cell-mediated immunity in herring gull and Caspian tern chicks at highly contaminated sites in the Great Lakes as well as associations with altered antibody-mediated immunity (Grasman et al. 1996, Grasman and Fox 2001, Grasman 2015). Because Dr. Grasman has developed and used these immunological methods at these study sites over the past 20 years, data that he generates under this grant can be directly compared with past data to determine trends and restoration of Beneficial Use Impairments.
Federal Grant Title: Assessment of Population, Reproductive, and Health Impairments in Colonial Waterbirds Breeding in Michigan s Areas of Concern and Grand Traverse Bay
Federal Agency Name: Fish and Wildlife Service (DOI-FWS)
Grant Categories: Environment Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: F16AS00431
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 15.662
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: September 1st, 2016
Original Application Deadline: September 1st, 2016
Posted Date: August 25th, 2016
Creation Date: August 25th, 2016
Archive Date: September 2nd, 2016
Total Program Funding: $118,153
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $118,153
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $118,153
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: August 25th, 2016
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
There is not an application process for this funding opportunity. This is a notice of intent to award a single source grant to the Calvin College-Dr. Keith Grasman under justification 505DM 2.14B. (2) and (4).
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Grant Announcement Contact
Mandy Annis 517-351-8318
mandy_annis@fws.gov

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