Polar bear patrols 2014-2018

Quick Facts

Due DateJune 23, 2014 (Monday)
Award Amount$ 129,700 - $ 913,700
Category of Funding ActivityCommunity Development
Education
Environment
Natural Resources
Other - Community Safety
Regional Development
Eligible Applicants
  • Others - Local government with the responsibility and authority to provide wildlife-related safety for North Slope Borough communities, and with the infrastructure to implement a polar bear detection/deterrence program.

Program Description

This project involves: 1) implementation of a polar bear deterrence program in North Slope villages, and 2) hosting a meeting in 2014 to identify strategies for assisting the village of Kaktovik with reducing human-bear conflicts associated with ongoing meat handling practices and an increasing level of tourism/commercial filming. The project will provide public safety in communities visited by polar bears. It will also support polar bear conservation through use of non-lethal means for responding to bear encounters, as well as involve Alaska Natives in polar bear co-management, as called for under section 119 of the of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and the Service's Native American Policy.

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberF14AS00239
Funding Opportunity TitlePolar bear patrols 2014-2018
Opportunity CategoryCommunity Development
Education
Environment
Natural Resources
Other - Community Safety
Regional Development
Funding Instrument TypeCooperative Agreement
Category ExplanationCommunity Safety
Number of Awards1
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementYes
Posted DateJune 17, 2014 (Tuesday)
Application Due DateJune 23, 2014 (Monday)
Application Archive DateSeptember 30, 2014 (Tuesday)
Total Program Funding$ 325,700
Award Amount$ 129,700 - $ 913,700
CFDA Number
  • 15.608 - Fish and Wildlife Management Assistance

Eligible Applicants

  • Others - Local government with the responsibility and authority to provide wildlife-related safety for North Slope Borough communities, and with the infrastructure to implement a polar bear detection/deterrence program.

Contact Information

Agency NameDepartment of the Interior
Program Information Websitehttp://www.fws.gov/alaska/funding_opportunity.htm
ContactOffice: Fish and Wildlife Service
Katherine Smiley, 907-786-3412
Katherine_Smiley@fws.gov

Katherine_Smiley@fws.gov

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