F24AS00227 - Aquatic Invasive Species Interjurisdictional Grants to the Great Lakes States and Tribes - Fiscal Year 2024 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

Active
Yes
Status
Posted
Published Date
January 31st, 2024
Close Date
December 31st, 2024
Total Funding
$941,747.00
Award Ceiling
$941,747.00
Award Floor
$50,000.00
Opportunity No.
F24AS00227

Agency

Fish and Wildlife Service (DOI-FWS)

Eligible Applicants

Unrestricted

Funding Category

Natural Resources

Funding Instrument

Grant

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The Fish and Wildlife Service is offering Aquatic Invasive Species Interjurisdictional Grants to the Great Lakes States and Tribes through the Fiscal Year 2024 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. These grants aim to support the implementation of interjurisdictional projects that align with state and tribal Great Lakes Interstate Aquatic Invasive Species Management Plans. The proposed work must contribute substantially to the prevention and/or control of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) in the Great Lakes Basin. Activities such as outreach, boat ramp inspections, and law enforcement, even if conducted outside the basin, are eligible if they make significant contributions to preventing AIS transfer into the Great Lakes basin. The grants will be awarded through a competitive process, and only Great Lakes states and tribes, or their designees, are eligible to apply. The deadline for pre-proposals is 90 days after the notice is posted, and full proposals are due within 60 days of email notification of funding level. For more information, contact Nathan Evans at nathan_evans@fws.gov.

Description

Using appropriations to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) anticipates providing grants to support implementation of interjurisdictional projects that cut across state and tribal Great Lakes Interstate Aquatic Invasive Species Management Plans (AIS Plans). Grants will be awarded based on a competitive process for which only Great Lakes states and tribes (or their designee) are eligible.Proposed work must either be within the Great Lakes Basin or near enough to the basin that it contributes substantially to the prevention and/or control of AIS in the Great Lakes basin. Activities such as outreach, boat ramp inspections, and/or law enforcement are often done outside the basin but make substantial contributions when work is done in areas where people are likely to transit (and thereby potentially transfer AIS) into the Great Lakes basin. Early detection, rapid response, and/or control efforts outside the basin must address:• Species with a substantial potential for interbasin transfer (e.g., hydrilla in a waterbody near the Great Lakes basin that receives heavy boat use).• Species of significant concern to the Great Lakes community within a Great Lakes state.• Activities where the primary motivation is the prevent transfer of AIS into the Great Lakes basin.In the end, we are pursuing and funding whatever actions have the greatest benefit to the Great Lakes Basin.INVASIVE CARP WORK IS ONLY ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION IF IT HAS BEEN INITIALLY SUBMITTED AND VETTED THROUGH THE ANNUAL DEVELOPMENT AND APPROVAL PROCESS FOR THE INVASIVE CARP REGIONAL COORDINATING COMMITTEE'S (ICRCC) INVASIVE CARP ACTION PLAN. Invasive carp work funded and implemented through the Action Plan is coordinated through the ICRCC. The ICRCC develops an annual work plan that is largely supported through a separate source of GLRI funding and which undergoes a separate review process that includes Office of Management and Budget (OMB) review and approval.

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