FY 2015 Polar Bear Co-management

The summary for the FY 2015 Polar Bear Co-management 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.
FY 2015 Polar Bear Co-management: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 7 intends to award a single source financial assistance agreement as authorized by 505 DM 2.14 (B) to the Alaska Nanuuq Commission (Commission). This notice is not a request for proposals and the Government does not intend to accept proposals. Award will be made approximately 15 days after this notice.

This project involves: 1 ensuring that the Commission has adequate funding to participate in the operations necessary for comanagement of polar bears, including maintaining an office and staff, and conducting annual meetings and travel related to polar bear conservation; and 2 continuation of the process for implementing the U.S and Russia Agreement on the Conservation and Management of the Shared Alaska Chukotka Polar Bear Population.

Under this award, direct involvement by the Commission in comanagement of polar bears will help fulfill the Commissions mission to represent Alaska Natives on matters related to the subsistence use of polar bears, as well as to fulfill the Services species oversight responsibilities, including managing harvest. Specifically, the Commission will work with the Service to develop the Shared Harvest Management Plan and build awareness throughout the state and internationally regarding the protection and conservation of polar bears, as well as the importance of aboriginal subsistence hunting to the survival of Inupiat and Yupik Eskimos. This agreement is entered into under the authority of section 119 of the Marine Mammal Protection Act, Amendments of 1994 (16 U.S.C. Sec. 1388).
Federal Grant Title: FY 2015 Polar Bear Co-management
Federal Agency Name: Fish and Wildlife Service
Grant Categories: Education Environment Natural Resources Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: F15AS00050
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.608
CFDA Descriptions: Fish and Wildlife Management Assistance
Current Application Deadline: Dec 29, 2014
Original Application Deadline: Dec 29, 2014
Posted Date: Dec 12, 2014
Creation Date: Dec 12, 2014
Archive Date: Jan 30, 2015
Total Program Funding: $600,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $600,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $600,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Grant Announcement Contact
Charles Hamilton, , Acting Polar Bear Project Leader, 907-786-3804 charles_hamilton@fws.gov

Fish and Wildlife Service 703-358-2459
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