Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration

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Funding Opportunity ID: 309602
Opportunity Number: F19AS00010
Opportunity Title: Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Natural Resources
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 15.614
Eligible Applicants: Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Agency Code: DOI-FWS
Agency Name: Department of the Interior
Fish and Wildlife Service
Posted Date: Oct 15, 2018
Close Date: Dec 13, 2018 Must be received electronically or via regular mail no later than Thursday, December 13, 2018, by 4 p.m. MST
Last Updated Date: Oct 15, 2018
Award Ceiling: $500,000
Award Floor: $500,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $500,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act, 16 U.S.C. §§3951 3957. This is a funding opportunity for the restoration, enhancement, and protection of 2,430 acres of coastal wetlands within the San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) and adjacent private land (Phase 2). Since established, erosion of tidal marshes along the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GICW), GICW traffic and natural storms has dramatically increased open water along the waterway and eliminated natural marsh habitats. The shoreline erosion coupled with increased openings to interior wetlands from opening cuts along the GICW, increase subsidence from oil and gas extraction, and channelization from pipeline and road construction has led to the degradation of the marsh habitats both on and off the NWR. Erecting a barrier along the GICW will stop shoreline erosion and decrease the speed and strength of tidal and freshwater flows in and out of the marsh. This decrease enables the marsh to naturally accrete sediments. Working with local, State, and Federal agencies, the refuge can protect its natural resources which are addressed by the Secretary for the Department of the Interiorâ¿¿s first priority, â¿¿Creating a conservation stewardship legacy second only to Teddy Roosevelt, (a) utilize science to identify best practices to manage land and water resources and adapt to changes in the environment.â¿
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