Saltmarsh Habitat and Avian Research Program; Hurricane Sandy


Funding Opportunity ID: 295701
Opportunity Number: F17AS00324
Opportunity Title: Saltmarsh Habitat and Avian Research Program; Hurricane Sandy
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Natural Resources
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 15.677
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:
Agency Code: DOI-FWS
Agency Name: Department of the Interior
Fish and Wildlife Service
Posted Date: Jul 20, 2017
Close Date: Aug 25, 2017
Last Updated Date: Jul 20, 2017
Award Ceiling: $2,450,000
Award Floor: $2,450,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $2,450,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: This is an announcement for issuing a single source financial assistance award to the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware. This announcement is for notification purposes only. The intent of the award is to monitor the responses of breeding birds, vegetation metrics, and marsh elevation at tidal marsh restoration sites associated with impacts from Hurricane Sandy in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern States (Virginia to Maine) and undertakes other research and conservation actions to improve the status of tidal marsh avian and vegetation communities. This project is authorized by the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act 0f 2013, PL 113-02. This project will continue to evaluate the ecological integrity of coastal wetlands that have undergone marsh restoration activities following Hurricane Sandy (including thin layer sediment deposition and hydrologic modification techniques) and quantify the cost-effectiveness of these restoration techniques and of individual projects employing these techniques. Combing extensive baseline data, collected in the years immediately before and after Hurricane Sandy at marsh restoration sites and an extensive array of control sites, with additional monitoring data to be collected at these sites over the next six years (2017-2022), this project will assess the effects of restoration activities on (a) marsh vegetation, (b) marsh elevation, (c) wildlife responses at both site and population levels, (d) risk to wildlife populations across the region, and (e) cost-effectiveness of marsh restoration activities.
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