Private Stewardship Grants Program Ivory-billed Woodpecker

The summary for the Private Stewardship Grants Program Ivory-billed Woodpecker 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 Endangered Species, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Private Stewardship Grants Program Ivory-billed Woodpecker: Only projects benefiting the ivory-billed woodpecker will be considered for this second request for proposals for the Private Stewardship Grants Program in fiscal year 2005. The majority of endangered and threatened species depend, at least in part, upon privately owned lands for their survival. The help of landowners is essential for the conservation of these and other imperiled species. Fortunately, many private landowners want to help. Often, however, the costs associated with implementing conservation actions are greater than a landowner could undertake without financial assistance. The Private Stewardship Grants Program (PSGP) addresses this need by providing grants and other assistance on a competitive basis to individuals and groups engaged in private, voluntary conservation efforts that benefit species listed or proposed as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), candidate species, or other at-risk species on private lands within the United States. We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are soliciting project proposals for Federal assistance under the PSGP. The full program announcement located at http://www.fws.gov/southeast/grants/information.html describes how you can apply for funding under the PSGP and how we will determine which project proposals will be funded. The amount available for projects benefiting the Ivory-billed woodpecker in 2005 is approximately $800 thousand. Eligible projects include those by landowners and their partners who need technical and financial assistance to improve habitat or implement other activities on private lands to benefit the Ivory-billed woodpecker. Under the PSGP, privately owned means land that is not owned by a governmental entity. The PSGP supports on-the-ground conservation actions as opposed to, for example, planning or research activities, and we will not fund the acquisition of real property either through fee title or easements. For this unique fiscal year 2005 second request for proposals ONLY, applicants may propose that a small component of the grant proposal be used for outreach and educational purposes directly related to recovery of the species. Outreach or educational components of a larger habitat management or restoration proposal could be directed towards working directly with other private landowners in an attempt to inform them of opportunities, provide technical assistance on habitat management techniques, or encourage them to undertake specific habitat improvement projects. Such outreach efforts should be no more than 10% of the overall requested Federal funds in any proposal submitted. The Service may be able to assist landowners in planning or implementing projects. However, due to the limited time available for such assistance, it may be necessary to submit the project proposal for funding under a future PSGP Request for Proposals. For additional information on how the Service may be able to assist you, contact the Private Stewardship Grants Program Coordinator in the Southeast Region and the Ecological Services Field Supervisor in the proposed project area prior to the development of your proposal. Contact information is provided at http://www.fws.gov/southeast/grants/information.html In addition, many other Federal, State, Territory, or Tribal agencies, as well as conservation organizations, work closely with landowners and may be able to assist with planning and implementing a project. A PSGP proposal must include at least 10 percent cost sharing (i.e., at least 10 percent of total project cost) on the part of the landowner or other non-Federal partners involved in the project (the cost-share may be an in-kind contribution, including equipment, materials, operations, and maintenance costs). The cost share must come from sources other than the PSGP or other Federal funds. A diverse panel of representatives from State and Federal governments, conservation organizations, agriculture and development interests, and the science community will assess the applications and make funding recommendations to the Service. The purpose of using the diverse panel is to obtain individual advice on project selection from an array of interests involved with conservation efforts on private lands. The Service will use the individual panel member recommendations in selecting projects, although geographic distribution of projects, the amount of funding requested for a project compared with the total amount of funding available, and other such factors may also be considered. Partial funding of one or more projects, when practicable, may be considered. After reviewing the individual panel member recommendations and the other factors, the Services Director will make funding selections, subject only to the final approval of the Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks. Awards will be announced through a national press release and a letter to the award recipient notifying them of the selection for an award. This letter is not an authorization to begin performance. The final exact amount of funds, the scope of work, and terms and conditions of a successful award will be determined in pre-award negotiations between the prospective recipient and the Service's representatives.
Federal Grant Title: Private Stewardship Grants Program Ivory-billed Woodpecker
Federal Agency Name: Endangered Species
Grant Categories: Environment Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: PSGP-05-IBW
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement Grant Other
CFDA Numbers: 15.632
CFDA Descriptions: Conservation Grants Private Stewardship for Imperiled Species
Current Application Deadline: No deadline provided
Original Application Deadline: Oct 04, 2005 Grant proposals are due to our South
Posted Date: Aug 05, 2005
Creation Date: Aug 05, 2005
Archive Date: No date given
Total Program Funding: $800,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award:
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Individuals Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Private landowners, individually or as a group, are encouraged to submit project proposals for their properties. Additionally, individuals or groups (for example land conservancies, community organizations, or conservation organizations) working with private landowners on conservation efforts are also encouraged to submit project proposals provided they identify specific private landowners who have confirmed their intent to participate on the project or provide other evidence in the project proposal to demonstrate landowner participation will occur. In order to receive funding, projects will need to ensure that landowners are willing to allow the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service access to the project area in order to check on its progress when necessary. State government agencies are not eligible to receive PSGP funding (including as a subrecipient). State agencies are encouraged to assist landowners in developing Private Stewardship Grants Program project proposals, to provide cost share when feasible, or to participate in other ways on project implementation. However, State agencies are not eligible to apply for PSGP funding directly. Other non-Federal governmental entities or affiliates, including Counties or other local governments or State-supported universities, are eligible to apply for PSGP funding in order to assist private landowners in planning and implementing a project. As with other groups that apply on behalf of the private landowners, they must identify specific private landowners who have confirmed their intent to participate on the project or provide other evidence in the project proposal to demonstrate that private landowner participation will occur.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
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Grant Announcement Contact
Clemency, Louise, Biologist, Branch of State Grants, Phone 7033582187, Fax 7033581735, Email louise_clemency@fws.gov louise_clemency@fws.gov Clemency, Louise
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