2019 Alaska Pinniped Research Program

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2019 Alaska Pinniped Research Program: The National Marine Fisheries Service (hereinafter, "NMFS") is responsible for the stewardship, conservation, and management of pinniped species in Alaska, including the Steller sea lion, northern fur seal, ringed seal, bearded seal, spotted seal, ribbon seal, and harbor seal. Three of these pinnipeds are listed under the Endangered Species Act: the endangered western Distinct Population Segment (DPS) of Steller sea lions, the threatened Arctic subspecies of ringed seals, and the threatened Beringia DPS of bearded seals. NMFS has the responsibility to foster the recovery of these ESA-listed species and research is necessary to support our recovery programs for these species. Pinniped species or populations in Alaska are listed as strategic stocks under the Marine Mammal Protection Act, and/or are important as a subsistence resource to Alaska Natives and co-managed by NMFS and Alaska Native partners. Research is also an important component to successful co-management of these animals. Beginning in fiscal year (hereinafter, “FY”) 2015, certain priority pinniped research in Alaska has been administered through competitively-funded, merit-based grants programs. This program concerns only Alaskan pinnipeds for which NMFS bears responsibility; proposals focusing on marine mammals under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will not be considered for funding under this grant program. This document describes how to prepare and submit proposals for funding spanning FY 2019 – FY 2021 and how NMFS will determine which proposals will be funded.
Federal Grant Title: 2019 Alaska Pinniped Research Program
Federal Agency Name: Department of Commerce (DOC)
Grant Categories: Environment Natural Resources Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: NOAA-NMFS-AK-2019-2005923
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 11.439
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: March 8th, 2019
Original Application Deadline: March 8th, 2019
Posted Date: December 16th, 2018
Creation Date: December 16th, 2018
Archive Date: April 7th, 2019
Total Program Funding: $3,500,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $500,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $50,000
Expected Number of Awards: 10
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: December 16th, 2018
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Eligible applicants are individuals (U.S. citizens), institutions of higher education, other nonprofits, commercial organizations, state, local, and Indian tribal governments. Federal agencies or instrumentalities (including their employees and members) are not eligible to receive Federal assistance under this notice. Eligible applicants must be in "good standing" with NMFS. An applicant is considered to be in "good standing" if the entity meets the following criteria: 1) No pending enforcement actions under the MMPA or ESA. 2) Progress and financial reports on current Federal assistance awards are up-to-date and/or completed in a timely manner. 3) Satisfactory past performance. This includes completion of proposed projects in a timely manner or as stated in previous proposals. Unsatisfactory performance under prior or current Federal awards, including delinquency in submitting progress and financial reports and inability in meeting proposal objectives and tasks within the project period, may result in proposals not being considered for funding or affect the final funding recommendation under the 2019 Alaska Pinniped Research Program.
Grant Announcement Contact
Mr. Shawn P. Carey 907-586-7845
PO BOX 21668, Juneau, AK 99802-1668
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