Ecoregional (Southern Rockies) Native Plant Program Grant

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Ecoregional (Southern Rockies) Native Plant Program Grant: 1. The Network will develop and sustain a body of at least 40 contributing Ecoregion partners by December 31, 2015.
2. The Network will provide 5 percent of the estimated native seed market with ecotypic seed in five years (by 2020) to Ecoregion partners.
3. The Network will develop and sustain a network of 3 growers outside the Ecoregion, and 5 growers within the Ecoregion by December 31, 2017.
4. The Network will develop guidelines, standards, and a program of certification to help growers meet market requirements and attain operational efficiencies for the production of native seed by December 31, 2015.
5. The Network will develop a research program to fill knowledge gaps in the Ecoregion¿s ecotypic seed industry. The Network will develop an educational program to transfer Ecoregional research information to network partners and support adaptive management, all by December 31, 2016.
6. The Network will develop an online Ecoregional database to track species specific data, statistics on seed managed by the network, participating growers, partner needs, and research programs by December 31, 2015.
7. The Network will develop a brand, a marketing plan, and a system of provenance that is endorsed and/or supported by the Ecoregion partners by December 31, 2016.
8. The Network will develop a system of production and distribution that provides ecotypic seed on the open market at competitive cost relative to comparable cultivars by 2020.
9. The Network will facilitate the production and marketing of the following quantities of ecotypic seed: Year 1 (0 lbs.), Year 2 (300 lbs.), Year 3 (6,500 lbs.), Year 4 (8,000 lbs.), and Year 5 (10,000 lbs.)
10. Each year, the Network will complete all administrative and fiscal responsibilities and complete a final report for this project proposal. Including covering 85 percent of expenses (excluding R and D) by royalty and partnership fees by year.

Federal Grant Title: Ecoregional (Southern Rockies) Native Plant Program Grant
Federal Agency Name: Fish and Wildlife Service
Grant Categories: Information and Statistics Natural Resources Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: F15AS00097
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 15.608
CFDA Descriptions: Fish and Wildlife Management Assistance
Current Application Deadline: Feb 16, 2015 This Single Source Award is being is
Original Application Deadline: Feb 16, 2015 This Single Source Award is being is
Posted Date: Feb 10, 2015
Creation Date: Feb 10, 2015
Archive Date: Mar 10, 2015
Total Program Funding: $50,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $50,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $5,000
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 Notice of Intent to award a Single Source Grant agreement to Synergy Ecological Restoration Inc. (John Giordanengo, Executive Director) for the purpose of establishing a sustainable Ecoregional Native Plant Program Network (Network) to assist the unmet demand for ecotypic seed and other plant materials in the Ecoregion (Southern Rockies) for the seed network partners¿ habitat restoration needs.
Grant Announcement Contact
Pam Sponholtz, Project Officer, 303 236-4216 pamela_sponholtz@fws.gov
pamela_sponholtz@fws.gov

Fish and Wildlife Service 703-358-2459
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