Cooperative Agreement for CESU-affiliated Partner with Hawaii-Pacific Islands Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit

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Funding Opportunity ID:335325
Opportunity Number:G21AS00613
Opportunity Title:Cooperative Agreement for CESU-affiliated Partner with Hawaii-Pacific Islands Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type:Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity:Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s):15.808
Eligible Applicants:Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:This financial assistance opportunity is being issued under a Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Program.  CESU’s are partnerships that provide research, technical assistance, and education.  Eligible recipients must be a participating partner of the Hawai’i-Pacific Islands Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Program.  
Agency Code:DOI-USGS1
Agency Name:Department of the Interior
U. S. Geological Survey
Posted Date:Aug 16, 2021
Close Date:Aug 30, 2021 Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m., ET, on the listed application due date.
Last Updated Date:Aug 16, 2021
Award Ceiling:$375,000
Award Floor:$0
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Expected Number of Awards:
Description:The USGS is offering a funding opportunity to a CESU partner for developing research and rapid response to support brown treesnake (BTS) management in the Pacific Region, in support of insular communities. As a cryptic, nocturnal reptile, BTS are difficult to control, manage, and detect. Additionally, their introduction had major negative effects on the ecology and economics of Guam. Research into measures that enhance control and containment of BTS is therefore critical for the preservation of biodiversity and protection of military readiness in the region. Agencies such as Office of Insular Affairs fund programs related to interdiction and rapid response to protect insular communities from BTS incursions, while Department of Defense funds interdiction and conservation programs to preserve military readiness. This funding agreements provides opportunity to allow USGS to support both agencies missions by providing science support of effective approaches for BTS control, containment, and rapid response in the Pacific Region.
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