Investigation of the Impacts of Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Recruitment of Freshwater Mussels in the Maumee Watershed

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Funding Opportunity ID: 284633
Opportunity Number: F16AS00284
Opportunity Title: Investigation of the Impacts of Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Recruitment of Freshwater Mussels in the Maumee Watershed
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Environment
Natural Resources
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 15.662
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: There is not an application process for this funding opportunity. This is a notice of intent to award a single source grant to the Central Michigan University under justification 505DM 2.14.B.4.
Agency Code: DOI-FWS
Agency Name: Department of the Interior
Fish and Wildlife Service
Posted Date: Jun 14, 2016
Close Date: Jun 21, 2016 There is not an application process for this funding opportunity. This is a notice of intent to award a single source grant to the Central Michigan University under justification 505DM 2.14.B.4.
Last Updated Date: Jun 14, 2016
Award Ceiling: $87,125
Award Floor: $87,125
Estimated Total Program Funding: $87,125
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is investigating the impact of contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) on recruitment in freshwater mussels by surveying and collecting biological mussel data from mussel populations in six locations throughout the Maumee River (Ohio) watershed. Surveying will include population relevant data such as mussel size, age, sex, and reproductive condition. Biological sampling will include both non lethal (testes biopsies, and glochidia sampling) and lethal (fatty acid, glycogen, and contaminant evaluations). Host fish infestation rates and species use will also be analyzed. These biological data will be correlated with contaminant levels of both the mussels and their environment (sediment and water) to assess the impact of CECs, if any, to freshwater mussel recruitment and reproduction. This is a notice of intent to award a single source grant to Central Michigan University without competition under justification 505DM.14.B.4. Competition for the award is not practical as Central Michigan University is uniquely qualified to perform the research needed to evaluate freshwater mussel recruitment in the Maumee watershed. They are familiar with the surveying techniques necessary to evaluate the population structure of the mussel beds to be investigated, can perform the necessary biological sampling and perform the laboratory evaluations needed. They are acknowledged experts in the field of freshwater mussel ecology and biology and routinely work with endangered mussel species. Having years of research experience, the proposed project would greatly benefit from the past knowledge and experience of CMU personnel and is important to the USFWS directive of understanding the impacts of contaminants of emerging concern on our trust resources including endangered freshwater mussels.
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Source:: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=284633

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