Upper Columbia Region Habitat Improvement

The summary for the Upper Columbia Region Habitat Improvement 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 Bureau of Reclamation Pacific Northwest Region, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Upper Columbia Region Habitat Improvement: The responsibilities for habitat improvement are shared among the Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS) agencies. The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) currently provides technical assistance in eleven tributary subbasins in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. Actions identified in these subbasins are designed to improve survival of fish during spawning and rearing life stages. Reclamation's responsibility for its subbasins is to work with willing partners on non-Federal lands to implement actions to meet specific metric goals that include: (1) fish screens that meet current criteria; (2) spawning and rearing access restored by removal of fish passage barriers; (3) meeting instream flow targets; and (4) increased miles of channel complexity in the Upper Columbia Region, Entiat Subbasin (Subbasin). Except under special circumstances, Reclamation is unable to fund or participate directly in habitat improvement construction activities in the subbasins. Thus, Reclamation fulfills its FCRPS Biological Opinion (BiOp) obligations by funding "Project Sponsors" who identify, fund, permit, manage, and monitor projects that meet Reclamation's eligibility criteria. Implementation funding is largely obtained by Project Sponsors from grant funding agencies and organizations by submitting applications in a competitive process. This Agreement identifies a stream habitat improvement project which will: 1) obtain additional permanent instream flows in Roaring Creek; 2) remove the only two diversions from the creek; and 3) change the Point of Diversion for all Roaring Creek water users to the main stem Entiat River to enhance habitat for ESA-listed fish.
Federal Grant Title: Upper Columbia Region Habitat Improvement
Federal Agency Name: Bureau of Reclamation Pacific Northwest Region
Grant Categories: Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: R13SS10001
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.517
CFDA Descriptions: Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act
Current Application Deadline: Mar 01, 2013
Original Application Deadline: Mar 01, 2013
Posted Date: Feb 15, 2013
Creation Date: Feb 15, 2013
Archive Date: Mar 31, 2013
Total Program Funding: $53,921
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $53,921
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $1
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
This announcement is to provide public notice of the Bureau of Relamation's intention to fund these project activities without full and open competition.
Grant Announcement Contact
Melinda Ritacco Financial Assistance Specialist Phone 208-378-5103

mritacco@usbr.gov [mritacco@usbr.gov]
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