Ecosystem Services Evaluation Decision Research and Development
ID: 351791Type: Posted
Overview

Buyer

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

Award Range

$0 - $525K

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
Timeline
  1. 1
    Forecast Posted Not available
  2. 2
    Forecast Due Not available
  3. 3
    Posted Jan 11, 2024 12:00 AM
  4. 4
    Due Mar 11, 2024 12:00 AM
Description

The Engineer Research and Development Center is offering a federal grant opportunity titled "Ecosystem Services Evaluation Decision Research and Development". This grant aims to establish an interdisciplinary collaboration between USACE and a University partner to develop a decision-framework for measuring the value of ecosystem services provided by water resource projects. The collaboration will deliver a web-based portal that allows planners and managers to estimate the value of various ecosystem services by entering relevant criteria and parameters. The estimated value of ecosystem services may include water quality, recreation, harvest, species protection, wetland protection, carbon sequestration, open space, and flood protection. The grant requires proposals to identify project objectives, data requirements, and deliverables. It encourages the use of existing federal and other organizations' ecosystem services programs and data. The grant also includes tasks such as reviewing appropriate metrics, deriving value estimates from environmental economics literature, developing and testing an evaluation framework, and performing an assessment of ecosystem services generated from oyster reef restoration. The grant opportunity is open to non-federal partners of the Chesapeake Watershed Cooperative Ecosystems Studies Unit (CESU). The deadline for submission is March 11, 2024, and the estimated total program funding is $1,500,000. For more information, contact Kisha M. Craig, the Contract Specialist, at kisha.m.craig@usace.army.mil.

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4/10/2024
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