Highlands Conservation Act Grant Program - FY 2018 - Competitive Funding

The summary for the Highlands Conservation Act Grant Program - FY 2018 - Competitive Funding grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Fish and Wildlife Service, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Highlands Conservation Act Grant Program - FY 2018 - Competitive Funding: The Highlands Conservation Act (H.R. 1964, 2004; 16 U.S.C. 3901) is designed to assist Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania in conserving land and natural resources in the Highlands Region through Federal assistance for land conservation projects in which a State entity acquires land or an interest in land from a willing seller to permanently protect resources of high conservation value. The USDA Forest Service (USFS) has identified lands that have high conservation value through the ⿿New York New Jersey Highlands Regional Study: 2002 Update⿝ and the ⿿Highlands Regional Study: Connecticut and Pennsylvania 2010 Update.⿝ Subject to availability of funds through Federal appropriation, each year, Governors of the four Highlands States may submit proposals for up to 50 percent of the total cost of land conservation projects in the Highlands Region. Proposed projects must be consistent with areas identified in the Study and Update as having high resource value. This program funds land conservation by State agencies in the Highlands Region. Such acquisitions help create a conservation stewardship second only to Teddy Roosevelt by creating opportunities for more public access to lands. State land acquisition increases access for recreational opportunities for the public, including hunting and fishing. Additionally, the first purpose of the program (listed above) exemplifies the priority of utilizing our natural resources, such as drinking water, by recognizing their importance and conserving their utility for current and future generations of Americans. Lastly, this program restores trust with our local communities through partnering with State agencies to fund state and local projects.
Federal Grant Title: Highlands Conservation Act Grant Program - FY 2018 - Competitive Funding
Federal Agency Name: Fish and Wildlife Service (DOI-FWS)
Grant Categories: Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: F18AS00147
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 15.667
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: June 21st, 2018
Original Application Deadline: June 21st, 2018
Posted Date: May 22nd, 2018
Creation Date: May 22nd, 2018
Archive Date: July 31st, 2018
Total Program Funding: $3,840,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $3,840,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $100,000
Expected Number of Awards: 8
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Last Updated: May 22nd, 2018
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State governments
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Grant Announcement Contact
Fish & Wildlife Biologist Dr. Sadie Stevens 413 253-8677

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