Mussel Propagation and Restoration

The summary for the Mussel Propagation and Restoration 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 Fish and Wildlife Service, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Mussel Propagation and Restoration: This is a Notice of Intent to award in accordance with 505 DM 2, 2.14 B (4) a Cooperative Agreement between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) for the purpose of continuing mussel propagation and restoration activities within the Powell River watershed. These activities are being carried out as required by the consent decree that was entered with the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia on March 5, 2001, to address natural resource damages resulting from a 1996 coal-slurry spill. The mussel propagation and restoration activities are described within the publicly reviewed Restoration Plan/Environmental Assessment for the Lone Mountain Processing, Inc. Coal Slurry Spill Natural Resource Damage Assessment (Plan). The Plan specifically identifies the VDGIF mussel propagation facility to implement the restoration, as they are uniquely qualified to accomplish mussel restoration tasks and have years of experience and knowledge of the Powell River mussel fauna assemblage. The activities funded via the cooperative agreement are a continuation of ongoing freshwater mussel propagation work initiated in 2004 and scheduled to continue until approximately 2014, as described in the cooperative agreement. This Single Source Award is being made in accordance with Department of the Interior Policy 505 DM 2.14 B(4), which allows for award without competition to an applicant who is uniquely qualified to perform the activity based on, technical expertise. Substantial involvement on the part of the USFWS is anticipated for the successful completion of the objectives to be funded. In particular, the USFWS will be responsible for the distribution of the Powell River mussel fauna assemblage information. In accordance with 505 DM 2.9 B the Service will be substantially involved.
Federal Grant Title: Mussel Propagation and Restoration
Federal Agency Name: Fish and Wildlife Service
Grant Categories: Environment
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: FWS-R5-ES-10-306
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.658
CFDA Descriptions: Natural Resource Damage Assessment, Restoration and Implementation
Current Application Deadline: Mar 19, 2010
Original Application Deadline: Mar 19, 2010
Posted Date: Mar 12, 2010
Creation Date: Mar 12, 2010
Archive Date: Mar 20, 2010
Total Program Funding: $200,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $142,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $10,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State governments
Grant Announcement Contact
Christal Cutler Contract Specialist Phone 413-253-8233

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