Expansion of Probability of Being Cropped Analysis to Minnesota and Iowa

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Expansion of Probability of Being Cropped Analysis to Minnesota and Iowa: The tasks to be performed under this agreement are as follows: Produce a model of the grassland conversion probability for the PPJV portions of Minnesota and Iowa, using the exact techniques that have been pioneered in the states of Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. By using the exact methodology that was successfully accomplished in the rest of the PPJV (ND, SD, MT), the PPJV will be able to accomplish seamless conservation planning. Statistical techniques will be a Random Forest Non-linear prediction and be capable of being projected in GIS.
Federal Grant Title: Expansion of Probability of Being Cropped Analysis to Minnesota and Iowa
Federal Agency Name: Fish and Wildlife Service
Grant Categories: Other
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: F13AS00239
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.637
CFDA Descriptions: Migratory Bird Joint Ventures
Current Application Deadline: Jul 22, 2013
Original Application Deadline: Jul 22, 2013
Posted Date: Jul 16, 2013
Creation Date: Jul 16, 2013
Archive Date: Aug 16, 2013
Total Program Funding: $8,519
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $10,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $1,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Category Explanation
This is a Notice of Intent to award a Single Source Cooperative agreement to The Nature Conservancy (TNC) for the purpose of expanding their risk of grassland conversion models to the Minnesota and Iowa portions of the Prairie Pothole Joint Venture (PPJV).
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
This Single Source Award is being awarded in accordance with Department of the Interior Policy 505 DM 2.14 B [4: Unique Qualifications], which allows for award without competition to an applicant. This recipient and project meet this criterion because the PPJV has been working with the Nature Conservancy to expand their probability of cropping model into Minnesota and Iowa.
Grant Announcement Contact
Kevin Doherety, Project Officer, 701-355-8528kevin_doherty@fws.gov
kevin_doherty@fws.gov [kevin_doherty@fws.gov]
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