Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act

The summary for the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act 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.
Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) requests interested entities to submit restoration, research and Regional Project proposals for the restoration of the Great Lakes Basin fish and wildlife resources, as authorized under the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act (16 USC 941c).

The purpose of the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act (GLFWRA) is to provide assistance to States, Indian Tribes, and other interested entities to encourage cooperative conservation, restoration and management of the fish and wildlife resources and their habitats in the Great Lakes Basin.

Regional Projects are authorized activities of the Service related to fish and wildlife resource protection, restoration, maintenance, and enhancement impacting the resources of multiple States or Indian Tribes with fish and wildlife management authority in the Great Lakes Basin. The Service will be responsible for accomplishing Regional Projects on behalf of the State and or Tribal agencies submitting the Regional Project proposal.

Supported in part by President Obama's Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, a total of approximately $1.7 million is projected to support projects this fiscal year. Available funding and project awards are subject to final Congressional appropriations for Fiscal Year 2016. Up to 33 percent of the total Congressional appropriation to the GLFWRA is eligible to fund Regional Projects. Restoration and research projects require a 25 percent non-federal match. Regional Projects selected shall be exempt from cost sharing if the Service's Midwest Region Director determines that the authorization for the project does not require a non-Federal cost-share.

The two page pre-proposal and Regional Project proposals are submitted to the Service for review. Successful restoration and research applicants are invited to submit full proposals, which are reviewed and ranked by the Proposal Review Committee. Successful restoration and research projects have ranged from $2,300 to $2,000,000 with the average project at $120,529.
Federal Grant Title: Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act
Federal Agency Name: Fish and Wildlife Service
Grant Categories: Environment Natural Resources Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: F16AS00008
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 15.608, 15.662
CFDA Descriptions: Fish and Wildlife Management Assistance; Great Lakes Restoration
Current Application Deadline: Dec 14, 2015 Pre-proposals and Regional Project p
Original Application Deadline: Dec 14, 2015 Pre-proposals and Regional Project p
Posted Date: Oct 15, 2015
Creation Date: Oct 15, 2015
Archive Date: Dec 15, 2015
Total Program Funding: $1,700,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $0
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 8
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Private institutions of higher education
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Independent school districts
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
City or township governments
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
County governments
State governments
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Link to Full Grant Announcement
http://www.fws.gov/midwest/fisheries/glfwra-grants.html
Grant Announcement Contact
Rick Westerhof, 231-584-3553 Rick_Westerhof@fws.gov
Rick_Westerhof@fws.gov

Fish and Wildlife Service 703-358-2459
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