DOI-Hurricane Sandy Project #NE033; Parkers River; Yarmouth MA; Replace Bridge and Restore Tidal Flow

Quick Facts

Due DateMay 16, 2014 (Friday)
Award Amount$ 3,346,200 - $ 3,346,200
Category of Funding ActivityOther - Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief - PL 113-02
Eligible Applicants
  • Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity below)

Program Description

This is an announcement for issuing a single source financial assistance award to the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game ? Division of Ecological Restoration (MADER). This announcement is for notification purposes only. The intent of the award is to replace an existing deteriorated, undersized bridge at a MA Rte. 28 road crossing over the Parkers River in the town of Yarmouth, Barnstable County, MA to restore natural tidal flow and estuarine habitats, improve water quality, enhance fish passage, and reduce the flood risk to public and private infrastructure during future storm events. Additionally, this award will renovate two underperforming fish passage structures between Seine Pond and Long Pond. This award is issued to provide financial assistance to collaboratively-developed priority projects in Hurricane Sandy disaster areas that will restore environmental resources and reduce flood hazards through collaborative efforts with local communities. The project is expected to improve flood resiliency, restore ecosystem function, provide fish and wildlife habitat, provide fish passage, reduce potential flood damage, and increase public safety. Flood resiliency will be obtained by replacing a deteriorated, undersized 18-foot wide bridge with a properly sized bridge span, thereby reducing the risk of catastrophic bridge and road failure and the potential for the uncontrolled release of storm surge waters and sediment that would cause damage upstream and downstream of the road crossing. Additionally, greater tidal exchange will improve water quality, enhance fish passage, and restore conditions that will promote the restoration of subtidal habitats and intertidal salt marsh vegetation landward of the tidal restriction. Ecosystem function will be achieved by restoring conditions that will allow a tidal creek system to develop that is in dynamic equilibrium with future changes in coastal hydrology, thereby providing habitat resiliency for potential impacts to fish and wildlife habitats. The Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game - MADER is the recipient of this award due to their unique qualification to complete the project. This project is authorized by the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013, Public Law 113-2.

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberF14AS00137
Funding Opportunity TitleDOI-Hurricane Sandy Project #NE033; Parkers River; Yarmouth MA; Replace Bridge and Restore Tidal Flow
Opportunity CategoryOther - Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief - PL 113-02
Funding Instrument TypeCooperative Agreement
Category ExplanationHurricane Sandy Disaster Relief - PL 113-02
Number of Awards1
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementNo
Posted DateApril 4, 2014 (Friday)
Application Due DateMay 16, 2014 (Friday)
Application Archive DateMay 30, 2014 (Friday)
Total Program Funding$ 3,346,200
Award Amount$ 3,346,200 - $ 3,346,200
CFDA Number
  • 15.677 - Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Activities-FWS

Eligible Applicants

  • Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity below)

Contact Information

Agency NameDepartment of the Interior
Program Information Websitehttp://www.grants.gov
ContactOffice: Fish and Wildlife Service
Arnold Zinan, 413 253 8528
arnold_zinan@fws.gov

arnold_zinan@fws.gov

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