Great Lakes Wind Power-Making it Wildlife-Friendly

The summary for the Great Lakes Wind Power-Making it Wildlife-Friendly 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 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 Region 3, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Great Lakes Wind Power-Making it Wildlife-Friendly: The Great Lakes Wind PowerMaking it Wildlife Friendly Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grants Program (FWS-ES-GLRI-10WW ) provides grants and other assistance on a competitive basis to those groups and government agencies engaged in monitoring of migratory birds, a Federal trust resource, and bats in support of developing wildlife-friendly wind power within the Great Lakes region of the United States.We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are soliciting project proposals for Federal assistance under the FWS-ES-GLRI-10WW . This document describes how you can apply for funding under the FWS-ES-GLRI-10WW and how we will determine which project proposals will be funded.The Service will award grants addressing two data gaps in assessing the impact of wind power on migratory birds and bats: 1) monitoring migratory bird and/or bat use of selected Great Lakes islands during fall 2011 and/or spring 2012 migration and conversion of the monitoring data into spatially explicit data; and 2) digitization of datasets from historic spring and/or fall bird migration surveys that occurred along the shores of the U.S. Great Lakes or on islands within the U.S. Great Lakes. Additionally, the Service, in cooperation with the grantees, must address Federal compliance issues, such as the National Environmental Policy Act, the National Historic Preservation Act, and the Endangered Species Act. For the projects that are selected to receive funding, we will provide additional guidance on compliance with these requirements. Please see Section III for minimum eligibility criteria and Section V for additional application review information, including proposal evaluation criteria.
Federal Grant Title: Great Lakes Wind Power-Making it Wildlife-Friendly
Federal Agency Name: Region 3
Grant Categories: Environment Natural Resources Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: FWS-ES-GLRI-10WW
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 15.662
CFDA Descriptions: Great Lakes Restoration - Restoration, protection, and enhancement of Great Lakes fish, wildlife, and their habitats.
Current Application Deadline: May 06, 2011
Original Application Deadline: May 06, 2011
Posted Date: Apr 06, 2011
Creation Date: Apr 19, 2011
Archive Date: Jun 05, 2011
Total Program Funding: $100,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $50,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $5,000
Expected Number of Awards: 7
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State governments - County governments - City or township governments - Public and State controlled institutions of higher education - Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) - 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
Additional Information on Eligibility
We will not accept applications directly from consulting firms. We will consider proposals that sub-contract with consulting firms only if the Applicant has adequate credentials such that we would generally grant to them without the consultant (e.g. the Applicant has expertise and status in their own right although they may rely on the consultant for specific skills or resources). We will consider proposals that have consultant sub-contractors on a case by case basis and will tend to select them only when they provide unique services or capabilities that are not found with other Applicants.
Grant Announcement Contact
Megan Seymour Wildlife Biologist Phone 614/416-8993 ext. 16

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