Chicago Wilderness Program Support

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Chicago Wilderness Program Support: The purpose of these grant funds is exclusively for direct financial support for projects and program development activities recommended for funding by Chicago Wilderness as generally described above, and for contract administration. The Service is seeking an organization or agency to provide contract management assistance for projects approved by Chicago Wilderness. Specific areas of responsibility include managing federal grant funds at the direction of the Service; developing, executing and managing contracts with member organizations; annual reporting on the execution of grants and contracts; and participation in periodic audits. The duration of the award will be from federal FY 07 through FY 11. The Service is inviting proposals from interested and eligible parties for a program of grant support for Chicago Wilderness that supports fish and wildlife conservation in the greater Chicago metropolitan area, consistent with the goals and objectives of the Chicago Wilderness Biodiversity Recovery Plan and with specific annual work plan objectives of the consortium. Applicants are asked to address the following evaluation criteria: experience and familiarity with rules pertaining to federal grants and contracts; experience and record of successful performance in administering federal grant funds; experience in developing, executing, and managing contracts; capacity to administer up to 20 individual contracts with available funds; ability to enter into contractual arrangements with a full range of governmental, public, and private nonprofit institutions and organizations as directed by the Service and the Chicago Wilderness steering committee; overhead percentage and/or fees for distributing funds and resulting net amount to be distributed; record of integrity in administering public funds as determined through audits, performance reviews, or similar types of evaluation; familiarity/experience with the Chicago Wilderness consortium and its processes and procedures; capacity and methods for broadly promoting and disseminating information on the work accomplished through the grant funds, including grant reports, annual reports, news releases, or other methods.
Federal Grant Title: Chicago Wilderness Program Support
Federal Agency Name: Fish and Wildlife Service
Grant Categories: Natural Resources Environment
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: CW-07
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 15.608
CFDA Descriptions: Fish and Wildlife Management Assistance
Current Application Deadline: No deadline provided
Original Application Deadline: Jul 09, 2007 07/09/2007
Posted Date: Jun 18, 2007
Creation Date: Jun 18, 2007
Archive Date: Aug 08, 2007
Total Program Funding: $450,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award:
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education Special district governments County governments State governments Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education City or township governments Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Grant Announcement Contact
Sheree Dunn
Administrative Officer
Phone 847-381-2253 sheree_dunn@fws.gov Sheree Dunn
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