Massachusetts Marine Animal Disentanglement Grant

The summary for the Massachusetts Marine Animal Disentanglement Grant 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 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 Department of Commerce, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Massachusetts Marine Animal Disentanglement Grant: The Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Program of NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office (GARFO), Protected Resources Division (PRD), carries out the mandates of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and is charged with protecting the whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals and sea turtles that occur within the Greater Atlantic Region (GAR) (Maine through Virginia). This program includes marine mammal health and stranding response, large whale disentanglement, and sea turtle stranding and disentanglement. To implement this program NMFS established several networks of volunteer organizations that it authorizes to respond to stranded marine mammals and sea turtles and entangled large whales and sea turtles. NMFS seeks the submission of proposals addressing Marine Animal Entanglement Response in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This document describes how applicants can submit and how NMFS will evaluate and recommend proposals for funding in Fiscal Year 2017.
Federal Grant Title: Massachusetts Marine Animal Disentanglement Grant
Federal Agency Name: Department of Commerce (DOC)
Grant Categories: Environment Natural Resources Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: NOAA-NMFS-GARFO-2017-2005175
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 11.472
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: May 5th, 2017
Original Application Deadline: May 5th, 2017
Posted Date: March 2nd, 2017
Creation Date: March 2nd, 2017
Archive Date: June 4th, 2017
Total Program Funding: $300,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $300,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $100,000
Expected Number of Awards: 3
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: March 2nd, 2017
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Due to their experience, training, and proximity, eligible applicants for this grant competition only include those members of the Atlantic Large Whale Disentanglement Network and the Greater Atlantic Region Sea Turtle Stranding and Disentanglement Network operating in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. These include Large Whale Disentanglement Program, advanced responders (Level 3 and above) and their agencies, with a PI that must be an authorized advanced responder (Level 5). Eligibility for the Sea Turtle Stranding and Disentanglement Program are limited to organizations or agencies that are listed on the USFWS permit to the GAR STSSN and that are currently active in entanglement response in the state. Federal agencies or institutions are not eligible to receive Federal assistance under this solicitation.
Grant Announcement Contact
Lanni Hall
Protected Resources Division
NOAA NMFS Greater Atlantic Region
55 Great Republic Drive
Gloucester, MA 01930
Phone: (978) 282-8492

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