F24AS00256 2024 State and Interstate Aquatic Nuisance Species Management Plan Grant Program

Active
No
Status
Posted
Published Date
February 7th, 2024
Close Date
May 8th, 2024
Total Funding
$4,084,000.00
Award Ceiling
$150,000.00
Award Floor
$5,000.00
Opportunity No.
F24AS00256

Agency

Fish and Wildlife Service (DOI-FWS)

Eligible Applicants

State Governments

Funding Category

Natural Resources

Funding Instrument

Grant

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The Fish and Wildlife Service is offering the F24AS00256 2024 State and Interstate Aquatic Nuisance Species Management Plan Grant Program. This grant program aims to provide funding for the implementation of approved State and Interstate Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Management Plans. These plans focus on preventing and controlling ANS infestations in an environmentally sound manner. The grant program has a two-stage application process, with pre-proposals due on March 13, 2024, and the final application due on May 8, 2024. The funding ceiling for this program is $150,000, with a minimum award floor of $5,000. The estimated total program funding is $4,084,000. Eligible applicants for this grant program are State Governments. The grant application packages are submitted via GrantSolutions, and all funding needs to be awarded by August 31, 2024. For more information, please contact Don Maclean at don_maclean@fws.gov.

Description

The Fish and Aquatic Conservation Program’s Branch of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) intends to award funding for its 2024 State and Interstate Aquatic Nuisance Species Management Plan (SIANSMP) Grant Program. Section 4724 of the Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act of 1990, as amended (16 U.S.C. 4701-4741) (Act), authorized and provided general guidance for the development of State and Interstate Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Management Plans. The Act enables State governors to submit these plans to the ANS Task Force for approval.These comprehensive ANS Management Plans identify technical, enforcement, or financial assistance activities needed to prevent, eliminate, or reduce the environmental and public health and safety risks associated with ANS. ANS Management Plans focus on feasible, cost-effective management practices and measures to be undertaken by States to prevent and control ANS infestations in an environmentally sound manner.Once an ANS Management Plan is reviewed and approved by the ANS Task Force, the Act authorizes the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) to provide cost-share grants for the implementation of the approved plans.This Program has a two-stage application process:Stage One - the “Preliminary National Review” - is managed by the Service Headquarters office. The pre-proposal process will occur outside of Grant Solutions similar to how it has occurred in the past; for 2024, pre-proposals are due five weeks after posting of the NOFO.Stage Two - the “Regional Office Review and Grant Processing” - is managed by the Service Regional Offices.

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