Cibola Wildfire Rehabilitation/Invasive Species Control

The summary for the Cibola Wildfire Rehabilitation/Invasive Species Control 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 Region 2, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Cibola Wildfire Rehabilitation/Invasive Species Control: The applicant is uniquely qualified to perform the activity based upon a variety of demonstratable factors such as location, property, ownership, support capacity, cost-sharing ability, technical expertise, and other unique qualifications.Eligible applicants are limited to River Partners organization. River Partners is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation that specializes in large scale habitat restoration in degraded riparian ecosystems. River Partners has an extensive background in habitat restoration, scientific planning, project implementation and management, and experience working in floodplains of high order rivers. Additionally, River Partners is capable of developing site-specific planting designs based upon local conditions, soil properties, plant associations, hydrology, project objectives, habitat requirements of target species, and management practices. The principal purpose of this agreement is to restore native habitat within the historic floodplain of the Lower Colorado River. All restoration efforts will occur on Cibola National Wildlife Refuge. Restored sites will mimic historic cottonwood-willow gallery forests, supplement available habitat for threatened and endangered species, and reduce invasive exotic plant distribution on the Refuge. An array of resident and migratory species will also benefit from restored habitats. In addition, restored sites will create wildlife corridors and facilitate recolonization of native fauna in previously restored sites. Further, establishment of native vegetation will increase aesthetic values and decrease soil erosion. On November 8, 2010, modification to existing contract No. 201818J821, addition of $70,000 to current cooperative agreement with River Partners.
Federal Grant Title: Cibola Wildfire Rehabilitation/Invasive Species Control
Federal Agency Name: Region 2
Grant Categories: Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Continuation
Funding Opportunity Number: CNWR-2008-01
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.652
CFDA Descriptions: Undesirable/Noxious Plant Species
Current Application Deadline: Sep 09, 2010
Original Application Deadline: Sep 09, 2010
Posted Date: Sep 03, 2010
Creation Date: Nov 08, 2010
Archive Date: Oct 09, 2010
Total Program Funding: $69,367
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $139,900
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $69,367
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 is a single source award to River Partners for the continuation of Wildland Fire Rehabilitation and invasive species control on the Island Unit of Cibola NWR, Cibola, AZ. No other applications will be considered.
Grant Announcement Contact
Mike Oldham Refuge Manager 928/857-3253 ext. 103 []
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