BLM CA Evaluate Mohave Ground Squirrel (MGS) Populations and Their Viability

Funding Opportunity ID: 285402
Opportunity Number: L16AS00219
Opportunity Title: BLM CA Evaluate Mohave Ground Squirrel (MGS) Populations and Their Viability
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Natural Resources
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 15.231
Eligible Applicants: Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility”
Additional Information on Eligibility: This financial assistance opportunity is also open to all partners under any Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) program. CESUs are partnerships that provide research, technical assistance, and education. If a cooperative agreement is awarded to a CESU partner under a formally negotiated Master CESU agreement, indirect costs are limited to a rate of no more than 17.5% of the indirect cost base recognized in the partner’s Federal Agency-approved Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate Agreement (NICRA).
Agency Code: DOI-BLM
Agency Name: Department of the Interior
Bureau of Land Management
Posted Date: Jun 24, 2016
Close Date: Aug 24, 2016
Last Updated Date: Jun 24, 2016
Award Ceiling: $500,000
Award Floor: $500
Estimated Total Program Funding: $500,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: The development of utility-scale solar energy in the Desert Southwest brings with it policy concerns over impacts to protected species such as the Mohave Ground Squirrel. Listed by the state of California and identified as a BLM Sensitive Species, the squirrel is threatened by the loss of habitat, habitat degradation, climate change, and displacement by or hybridization with the Round-tailed ground squirrel (RTG).
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