Species Recovery Grants to States (Section 6 Program)

“States play an essential role in conserving and recovering species listed as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), 16 U.S.C. 1535. Listed species under NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service’s (NMFS) jurisdiction may spend all or part of their lifecycles in state waters, and success in conserving these species depends largely on working cooperatively with the States. NMFS is authorized to provide Federal assistance to eligible State agencies to support the development and implementation of conservation programs for listed marine and anadromous species that reside within that State. This assistance, provided in the form of grants through the Species Recovery Grants to States Program, can be used to support conservation activities for any endangered or threatened species, as well as monitoring of candidate species, recently delisted species, and species proposed for listing under the ESA. Proposals that address the recovery of one of the following critically endangered species are also encouraged as part of the agency’s Species in the Spotlight initiative: Atlantic salmon, white abalone, Cook Inlet beluga whales, Hawaiian monk seals, Pacific leatherback sea turtles, and southern resident killer whales. Funded activities may include development and implementation of management efforts, scientific research, and public education and outreach. Any State agency that has entered into an agreement with NMFS pursuant to section 6(c) of the ESA or enters into such an agreement within 30 days of the application deadline is eligible to apply under this solicitation. Proposals focusing on Pacific salmonids will not be considered for funding under this grant program; such projects may be considered through the NMFS Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund. This document describes how to submit proposals for funding in fiscal year (FY) 2017 and how NMFS will evaluate and select proposals for funding. This document should be read in its entirety; some information has changed from the previous year.” (grants.gov)

  • Funding Number– NOAA-NMFS-PRPO-2017-2004955
  • Closing Date– Oct 17, 2016
  • Funding Category– Environment, Natural Resources, Science and Technology and other Research and Development
  • Award Ceiling– $300,000
  • Number of Expected Awards– 10
  • Eligibility– “Eligible applicants are state agencies that have entered into an agreement with NMFS pursuant to section 6(c) of the ESA. The terms “state” and “state agency” are used as defined in section 3 of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1532). Currently eligible state agencies are listed here: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/conservation/states/. Any state agency that enters into a section 6(c) agreement with NMFS within 30 days of the grant application deadline is also eligible to apply. Federal agencies or institutions are not eligible to receive Federal assistance under this notice. In addition, NOAA and NMFS employees shall not provide assistance in writing applications, write letters of support advocating for any application, or otherwise confer any unfair advantage on a particular application. However, proposed activities can involve collaboration with current NMFS programs and NMFS employees, and NMFS employees can submit letters verifying that they would collaborate on a particular project if funded.” (grants.gov)
  • More Informationgrants.gov
  • Additional Help & Information
    • National Section 6 Program Coordinator-
      • Lisa Manning (301-427-8466, Lisa.Manning@noaa.gov).
    • NMFS Regional Program Coordinators-
      • Lanni Hall, Greater Atlantic Regional Office (Lanni.Hall@noaa.gov, 978-282-8492 x 6492)
      • Calusa Horn, Southeast Regional Office (Calusa.Horn@noaa.gov, 727-824-5312)
      • Justin Greenman, West Coast Regional Office (Justin.Greenman@noaa.gov, 562-980-3264)
      • Sadie Wright, Alaska Regional Office (Sadie.Wright@noaa.gov, 907-586-7630)
      • Randy McIntosh, Pacific Islands Regional Office, (Randy.McIntosh@noaa.gov, 808-725-5154).


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Green Communities Grant

“Communities that need assistance in creating a Community Forestry Management Plan (CFMP) are eligible for the Green Communities grant. The grant is offered every year for municipalities and counties. Currently the grants are up to $3,000 with a 100% match, than can be made of in-kind and volunteer hours at the federal volunteer rate.” (nj.gov)

  • Closing Date– Rolling
  • Award Ceiling– $3,000
  • Eligibility– Municipal Government
  • Grant Type– Competitive
  • More Information– nj.gov
  • Additional Help & Information– carrie.sargeant@dep.nj.gov

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Ohio Conservation Innovation Grant Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service

“Overview: The purpose of CIG is to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies, while leveraging the Federal investment in environmental enhancement and protection in conjunction with agricultural production. CIG projects are expected to lead to the transfer of conservation technologies, management systems, and innovative approaches (such as market-based systems) into NRCS technical manuals and guides or to the private sector. CIG is used to apply or demonstrate previously proven technology in order to increase adoption with an emphasis on opportunities to scale proven, emerging conservation strategies. CIG promotes sharing of skills, knowledge, technologies, and facilities among communities, governments, and other institutions to ensure that scientific and technological developments are accessible to a wider range of users. CIG funds projects targeting innovative on-the-ground conservation, including pilot projects and field demonstrations. CIG does not fund research projects, with the exception of on-farm conservation research. On-farm conservation research is defined as an investigation conducted to answer a specified conservation-related question using a statistically valid design, while employing farm-scale equipment on farm fields. Specifically, a valid study design will use an appropriate number of replications and statistical analysis of results. To the extent NRCS funds research projects through CIG, the Agency will only fund research projects that stimulate innovative approaches to natural resource management in conjunction with agricultural production. NRCS will accept proposals under this notice for single or multiyear projects, not to exceed three years, submitted by eligible entities from Ohio. Eligible entities include Indian Tribes, State and local units of government, non-governmental organizations, and individuals. Proposals will be screened for completeness and compliance with the provisions of this notice. Incomplete and/or noncompliant proposals will be eliminated from competition, and notification of elimination will be sent to the applicant. Complete proposals received by applicable deadlines will be evaluated by a technical peer review panel based on the Proposal Evaluation Criteria identified in the instructions in section V.B. Proposals, along with their associated technical peer review, will then be forwarded to the STATE Review Board. The STATE Review Board will make its recommendations for project approval to the NRCS State Conservationist who will make the final selections.” (grants.gov)

  • Funding Number– USDA-NRCS-OH-CIG-16-01
  • Closing Date– May 01, 2016
  • Funding Category– Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources
  • Award Ceiling– $75,000
  • Number of Expected Awards– 5
  • Eligibility– “Public and State controlled institutions of higher education,Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities, State governments, County governments, Special district governments, Small businesses, Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), City or township governments, Private institutions of higher education, Individuals” (grants.gov)
  • More Inforamtiongrants.gov
  • Additional Help and Information– John Armentano State CIG Program Manager 200 North High Street, Room 522 Columbus, Ohio 43215 Phone: (614) 255-2469 John.Armentano@oh.usda.gov

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