DOI Project #PKR 43; Implement Invasive Plant Control Measures, Parker's River NWR; Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief

Quick Facts

Due DateMay 28, 2014 (Wednesday)
Award Amount$ 85,666 - $ 85,666
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 Dr. David Burdick, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH. The Department of the Interior project is PKR #43. This announcement is for notification purposes only. This award will be made under the North and West Alaska Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, F13AC00619. The intent of the award is to implement innovative control measures for the invasive plant, Phragmites australis, and correct surface water drainage by installing a series of runnels, and removing failing ditches through a ditch remediation process. All work is to be conducted on the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge (Newbury, MA) or at properties of the University of New Hampshire. 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 will improve salt marsh resiliency, restore ecosystem function, provide fish and wildlife habitat, and provide fish passage. Salt marsh resiliency will be increased in two ways. First, by restoring proper circulation to selected portions of the Great Marsh that area impounded through human alterations, resiliency is increased by preserving and improving the integrity of the salt marsh peat. The Great Marsh is a peat-based system. When healthy, the peat is resistant to erosion and protects shorelines from waves and storm surges. Secondly, most of the Great Marsh was ditched either for salt hay farming or mosquito control. By restoring failing ditches to functional salt marsh (ditch remediation), resiliency is increased by protecting the marsh from wave erosion, excess drainage and subsidence, and loss of vegetation through herbivory.

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberF14AS00170
Funding Opportunity TitleDOI Project #PKR 43; Implement Invasive Plant Control Measures, Parker's River NWR; Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief
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 28, 2014 (Monday)
Application Due DateMay 28, 2014 (Wednesday)
Application Archive DateMay 30, 2014 (Friday)
Total Program Funding$ 85,666
Award Amount$ 85,666 - $ 85,666
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://grants.gov
ContactOffice: Fish and Wildlife Service
Arnold Zinan, 413 253 8528
arnold_zinan@fws.gov

arnold_zinan@fws.gov

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