Community supported native plant propagation and habitat restoration

The summary for the Community supported native plant propagation and habitat restoration 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.
Community supported native plant propagation and habitat restoration: THERE IS NO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS ANNOUNCEMENT, AS THIS IS A NOTICE OF INTENT TO AWARD A Cooperative Agreement between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Rhode Island Natural History Survey for the purpose of native plant propagation and habitat restoration. The Scope of Work is as follows: Recipient shall furnish the necessary personnel, materials and services, and do all things necessary to accomplish the following program objectives in conjunction with refuge personnel: Work with refuge biology staff to develop plans for improvement of refuge habitat for the benefit of a variety of wildlife species. This includes determination of plant species that will accomplish management goals and are an appropriate part of the existing natural ecosystem. Gather native plant seeds and cuttings, propagate the plants, and then provide them for transfer to refuge property, and transplanting. Provide technical support and advice to refuge staff to prepare for planting. It is at the discretion of the recipient to train and manage volunteers to do as much of the hands-on work as appropriate. Any deviations from the procedures or objectives specified in this Agreement must be presented and approved by the Services Project Officer and the Regional Chief of Refuges, for specific approval before implementing any such deviations. Description of Work: Task 1: Purchase supplies to prepare a greenhouse for seed propagation. A. The Recipient will: 1. Research and order supplies for irrigation, shade cloth material, benches for plants, and other materials needed to make the greenhouse ready for the project. 2. Prepare the greenhouse facility for use. 3. Maintain the area in the greenhouse designated for this project for the duration of the agreement. B. The Service will: 1. Provide funding to purchase the supplies. Task 2: Maintain planting beds and purchase supplies necessary for the propagation efforts. A. The Recipient will: 1. Determine what supplies are needed for the 2 years of work 2. Order supplies 3. Research and choose any contractors needed to complete the project. B. The Service will: 1. Provide funding for supplies. 2. Be available for consultation Task 3: Propagate plants The Recipient will: A. Provide all technical expertise needed to plan and implement seed and cutting collection of at least 26 species of plants during the right times of year, including what and where to collect. 1. Coordinate and oversee volunteer efforts in collection, propagation and maintenance of native plants. 2. Provide advice on where and when to transplant seedlings or plugs. 3. Advise and provide feedback on educational programs and materials produced by the Refuge. 4. Provide a minimum of 1000 native propagated plants of at least 26 different species to the Rhode Island NWR Complex. 5. Provide guidance for the Refuge as to appropriate planting practices. This single source award is being made in accordance with Department of the Interior Policy 505 DM 2.14B(4), which allows for award without competition to an applicant who is uniquely qualified to perform the activity. The RINHS coordinates the Rhody Native initiative in which RINHS collects seed from local native plants and propagates plants from the seed for use in local restoration projects. The RINHS botanist has the technical knowledge and expertise needed to carry out this project. This includes extensive plant identification skills, knowledge of the plants that are/are not native to RI, familiarity with the location of certain populations of uncommon plants, relationships with local public and private landowners to obtain access to seed collection sites and knowledge of proper seed cleaning, storage and propagation techniques. Additionally, the RINHS has a substantial volunteer base and connections to the RI Master Gardener Association volunteers who will provide valuable assistance and labor necessary to carry out the project.
Federal Grant Title: Community supported native plant propagation and habitat restoration
Federal Agency Name: Fish and Wildlife Service
Grant Categories: Environment Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: F13AS00049
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.652
CFDA Descriptions: Undesirable/Noxious Plant Species
Current Application Deadline: Jan 18, 2013
Original Application Deadline: Jan 18, 2013
Posted Date: Jan 15, 2013
Creation Date: Jan 15, 2013
Archive Date: Jan 20, 2013
Total Program Funding: $18,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $18,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $18,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Grant Announcement Contact
Daffny Jones, Assistant Refuge Supervisor, 413-253-8595daffny_jones@fws.gov
POC for electronic errors [daffny_jones@fws.gov]
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