Investigation of the Impacts of Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Recruitment of Freshwater Mussels in the Maumee Watershed

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Investigation of the Impacts of Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Recruitment of Freshwater Mussels in the Maumee Watershed: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is investigating the impact of contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) on recruitment in freshwater mussels by surveying and collecting biological mussel data from mussel populations in six locations throughout the Maumee River (Ohio) watershed. Surveying will include population relevant data such as mussel size, age, sex, and reproductive condition. Biological sampling will include both non lethal (testes biopsies, and glochidia sampling) and lethal (fatty acid, glycogen, and contaminant evaluations). Host fish infestation rates and species use will also be analyzed. These biological data will be correlated with contaminant levels of both the mussels and their environment (sediment and water) to assess the impact of CECs, if any, to freshwater mussel recruitment and reproduction.
This is a notice of intent to award a single source grant to Central Michigan University without competition under justification 505DM.14.B.4. Competition for the award is not practical as Central Michigan University is uniquely qualified to perform the research needed to evaluate freshwater mussel recruitment in the Maumee watershed. They are familiar with the surveying techniques necessary to evaluate the population structure of the mussel beds to be investigated, can perform the necessary biological sampling and perform the laboratory evaluations needed. They are acknowledged experts in the field of freshwater mussel ecology and biology and routinely work with endangered mussel species. Having years of research experience, the proposed project would greatly benefit from the past knowledge and experience of CMU personnel and is important to the USFWS directive of understanding the impacts of contaminants of emerging concern on our trust resources including endangered freshwater mussels.
Federal Grant Title: Investigation of the Impacts of Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Recruitment of Freshwater Mussels in the Maumee Watershed
Federal Agency Name: Fish and Wildlife Service
Grant Categories: Environment Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: F16AS00284
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 323971
CFDA Descriptions: Great Lakes Restoration
Current Application Deadline: Jun 21, 2016 There is not an application process
Original Application Deadline: Jun 21, 2016 There is not an application process
Posted Date: Jun 14, 2016
Creation Date: Jun 14, 2016
Archive Date: Jun 22, 2016
Total Program Funding: $87,125
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $87,125
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $87,125
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
There is not an application process for this funding opportunity. This is a notice of intent to award a single source grant to the Central Michigan University under justification 505DM 2.14.B.4.
Grant Announcement Contact
Mandy Annis 517-351-8318 mandy_annis@fws.gov
Fish and Wildlife Biologist

Fish and Wildlife Service 703-358-2459
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