Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Gulf Coast CESU

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Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Gulf Coast CESU: The USGS Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Gainesville, Florida, is offering a funding opportunity for research and monitoring of selected biological resources with Floridaâ¿¿s Nature Coast. The Nature Coast spans the Big Bend of Florida on the Gulf of Mexico, ranging from Hernando to Wakulla Counties. The region contains one of North Americaâ¿¿s most pristine coastlines, with extensive seagrass meadows, coastal wetlands and forests, valuable recreational and commercial fisheries, and healthy wildlife populations including marine mammals (manatee, dolphin), diverse waterbirds, and sea turtles. The region also supports productive shellfish fisheries (shrimp, oyster) and a vibrant hard clam aquaculture industry valued at $40 million annually. Conservation and management of natural resources in the region is critical to continued growth. Recreational and commercial fisheries, aquaculture, and agriculture rely on adequate freshwater flows and clean water resources. The region also has significant acreages protected by state and federal ownership (refuges, wildlife management areas, and state parks). Results of the research will be used by scientists and managers to enhance understanding and further conservation goals within Floridaâ¿¿s Nature Coast.
Federal Grant Title: Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Gulf Coast CESU
Federal Agency Name: Geological Survey
Grant Categories: Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: G16AS00035
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 319258
CFDA Descriptions: U.S. Geological Survey_ Research and Data Collection
Current Application Deadline: Mar 14, 2016
Original Application Deadline: Mar 14, 2016
Posted Date: Feb 29, 2016
Creation Date: Feb 29, 2016
Archive Date: May 29, 2016
Total Program Funding: $250,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $250,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
This financial assistance opportunity is being issued under a Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Program. CESUâ¿¿s are partnerships that provide research, technical assistance, and education. Eligible recipients must be a participating partner of the Gulf Coast Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Program.
Grant Announcement Contact
Faith Graves 703-648-7356 fgraves@usgs.gov
CONTRACT SPECIALIST

Geological Survey 703-648-7344
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