Monitoring Periphyton in Northeast Shark River Slough to Establish CEPP Baseline Conditions

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Yes
Status
Posted
Published Date
April 15th, 2024
Close Date
June 5th, 2024
Total Funding
$607,000.00
Award Ceiling
$115,000.00
Award Floor
$0.00
Expected No. Awards
1
Opportunity No.
W81EWF-24-SOI-0026

Agency

Engineer Research and Development Center (DOD-COE-ERDC)

Eligible Applicants

Others

Funding Category

Science and Technology and other Research and Development

Funding Instrument

Cooperative Agreement

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The Engineer Research and Development Center is offering a federal grant opportunity titled "Monitoring Periphyton in Northeast Shark River Slough to Establish CEPP Baseline Conditions". This grant is a Cooperative Agreement and falls under the category of Science and Technology and other Research and Development. The grant is currently open for applications and the deadline for submission is June 5, 2024. The purpose of this research is to monitor characteristics of periphyton downstream of CEPP, within Northeast Shark River Slough (NESRS) to determine pre-CEPP implementation baseline conditions for periphyton. Periphyton refers to the community of algae, bacteria, and other microorganisms that grow on submerged surfaces in aquatic ecosystems. It plays a crucial role in the ecosystem by providing food and habitat for other organisms. The project objectives include collecting quarterly samples at 35-40 sites in the northeast Shark River Slough to provide measures of mean periphyton cover, volume, biomass, chlorophyll a (chl a), and organic, total carbon (TC), nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P). The goal is to establish and report the baseline condition of appropriate periphyton community metrics and parameters for future use in a Before, After, Control, Impact (BACI) assessment of CEPP project implementation. The project also requires demonstrating progress and presenting results in the form of quarterly status reports, annual reports, and a final report. The grant has an estimated total program funding of $607,000, with an award ceiling of $115,000. There is no cost sharing or matching requirement for this grant. It is important to note that this opportunity is restricted to non-federal partners of the South Florida - Caribbean Cooperative Ecosystems Studies Unit (CESU). For more information and to apply for this grant, interested applicants can contact Kisha M. Craig, the Contract Specialist, at kisha.m.craig@usace.army.mil. The opportunity will be archived on July 5, 2024.

Description

The purpose of this research is to monitor characteristics of periphyton downstream of CEPP, within Northeast Shark River Slough (NESRS) to determine pre-CEPP implementation baseline conditions for periphyton. The project objectives include: Objective 1: Collect quarterly samples at 35-40 sites in the northeast Shark River Slough to provide measures of mean periphyton cover, volume, biomass, chlorophyll a (chl a), and organic, total carbon (TC), nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P). Objective 2: Establish and report the baseline condition of appropriate periphyton community metrics and parameters for future use in a Before, After, Control, Impact (BACI) assessment of CEPP project implementation. Objective 3: Demonstrate progress and present results in the form of quarterly status reports, annual reports, and a final report.

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