F24AS00018 Rapid Response Fund for Aquatic Invasive Species

The summary for the F24AS00018 Rapid Response Fund for Aquatic Invasive Species 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.
F24AS00018 Rapid Response Fund for Aquatic Invasive Species: The AquaticNuisance Species Task Force (ANSTF) was established by the Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act (NANPCA) of 1990, 16 U.S.C. 4721-28, as amended. The ANSTF serves to develop and implement a program for waters of the United States to prevent introduction and dispersal of ANS (also known as aquatic invasive species or AIS), monitor, control, and study such species,and disseminate relatedinformation. Co-chaired by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the ANSTF consists of Federal agency representatives and ex-officio representatives that work in conjunction with six regional panels and issue-specific subcommittees to coordinate efforts related to AIS across the Nation.Although prevention is the most cost-effective approach to eliminating or reducing the threat of invasive species, Early Detection and Rapid Response (EDRR) serves as a failsafe when prevention measures are ineffective or unavailable. The Department of the Interior (DOI or the Department) in coordination with federal agencies, states, tribes, territories, and other partners published “Safeguarding America's Lands and Waters from Invasive Species – A National Framework for Early Detection and Rapid Response” in 2016. This report called for a focus on coordination and partnerships, science and technology, and strategic on-the-ground actions to detect invasive species that pose the greatest risk and swiftly respond to eradicate them before they establish, spread, and cause adverse impacts. As part of strategically implementing funding made available through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, DOI identified advancing a National EDRR Framework as a priority and took steps to invest in supporting some of the institutional components of such a framework. To that end, DOI is working with partners to identify, enhance, and collaborate on EDRR activities, build new tools, and support coordinated processes to proactively find and eradicate new invasive species before they establish, spread, and cause harm. Specifics include identifying high risk invasive species and invasion hotspots across the nation to inform early detection efforts, developing molecular tools to aid detection capabilities, expanding capacity for on-the-ground rapid response actions, including the establishment of a pilot Rapid Response Fund for aquatic invasive species, and creating an online clearinghouse where managers can share current information to guide implementation.The Rapid Response Fund addresses the need for readily available financial resources to assess and support response actions for quick containment or eradication of newly detected species. The Fund is a critical component of a National EDRR Framework and a priority need identified within the ANSTF's Strategic Plan for 2020-2025 (Objective 3.3 https://www.fws.gov/sites/default/files/documents/ANSTF-Strategic-Plan-2020-2025.pdf). Accordingly the ANSTF's Rapid Response Fund Working Group developed “The Model Process: Rapid Response Fund for Aquatic Invasive Species” (https://www.fws.gov/media/model-process-rapid-response-fund-aquatic-invasive-species) in 2023 to outline a structure and process for a Rapid Response Fund for AIS. This Notice of Funding Opportunity follows this process as detailed in the sections below. General information about the Fund and a list of Frequently Asked Questions can be found at: https://www.fws.gov/story/2023-07/rapid-response-fund-aquatic-invasive-species.
Federal Grant Title: F24AS00018 Rapid Response Fund for Aquatic Invasive Species
Federal Agency Name: Fish and Wildlife Service (DOI-FWS)
Grant Categories: Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: F24AS00018
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 15.608
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: October 18th, 2023
Original Application Deadline: October 18th, 2023
Posted Date: August 17th, 2023
Creation Date: August 17th, 2023
Archive Date: December 31st, 2024
Total Program Funding: $960,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $960,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $50,000
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: September 18th, 2023
Category Explanation
The Rapid Response Fund is intended to fund multiple projects each year and potentially serve as a catalyst for additional funds outside the Rapid Response Fund. It is recognized that rapid response costs may vary significantly depending on the species, size of the infestation, location, and the phase of the response, yet applicants are encouraged to ensure that budgets are cost-effective and focused on essential tasks to achieve desired management goals.  Proposals will be accepted until the Rapid Response Fund is depleted. Proposals submitted for the Rapid Respond fund will be evaluated using the merit criteria described in section E1. For successful applicants selected for funding, every effort will be made to ensure the award is made expeditiously. Proposals that score low on the evaluation may not be funded or funding may be deferred to a later review cycle to assess the availability of remaining funds and ensure funding is directed towards the highest priority needs. 
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State governments - Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) - Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Federal and state agencies, U.S. territory agencies, interstate organizations (as defined by 16 USC § 4702(10)), and Federally recognized Indian Tribal Governments and Native American Organizations authorized by Indian tribal governments (as identified within the Federal Register Notice “Indian Entities Recognized by and Eligible To Receive Services From the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs”) may apply for funding.
Grant Announcement Contact
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