Highlands Conservation Act Grant Program

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Funding Opportunity ID: 293717
Opportunity Number: F17AS00212
Opportunity Title: Highlands Conservation Act Grant Program
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Natural Resources
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 15.667
Eligible Applicants: State governments
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Agency Code: DOI-FWS
Agency Name: Department of the Interior
Fish and Wildlife Service
Posted Date: May 09, 2017
Close Date: Jul 09, 2017
Last Updated Date: May 09, 2017
Award Ceiling: $2,420,000
Award Floor: $240,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $9,680,000
Expected Number of Awards: 4
Description: The Highlands Conservation Act (H.R. 1964, 2004; 16 U.S.C. 3901) is designed to assist Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania in conserving land and natural resources in the Highlands Region through Federal assistance for land conservation projects in which a State entity acquires land or an interest in land from a willing seller to permanently protect resources of high conservation value. The USDA Forest Service has identified lands that have high conservation value through the ⿿Highlands Regional Study: Connecticut and Pennsylvania 2010 Update⿝ similar to that completed for the Highlands of New Jersey and New York in 2002. Subject to availability of funds through Federal appropriation, each year, Governors of the four Highlands States may submit land conservation projects in the Highlands Region for funding not to exceed fifty-percent of the total cost; projects must be consistent with areas identified in the Update as having high resource value
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