[ESIP-all] fw: [WHPRP] 2010 Multistate Conservation Grant Program - LOIs Due 5/6/09

Carol B. Meyer carol.meyer at earthsciencefoundation.org
Wed Apr 1 20:45:50 EDT 2009

I thought the announcement below might be of interest to some.

Carol B. Meyer
Executive Director
Foundation for Earth Science
919-870-7140 (phone)
919-870-7141 (fax) 


								Please post or forward to interested colleagues 


										Request for Letters of Intent:

										2010 Multistate Conservation Grant Program

								Now Available at: http://www.fishwildlife.org/multistate_grants.html

								The Multistate Conservation Grant Program (MSCGP) is soliciting Letters of Intent (due by midnight EDT Wednesday, May 6, 2009) for the 2010 cycle of this competitive grant program.  For more application information please review the attached guidelines or visit the MSCGP website. 

										The MSCGP

								 is intended to address regional or national level priorities of state fish and wildlife agencies. It was established in 2000 by the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Programs Improvement Act, which amended the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act and the Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration Act. Up to $6,000,000 is available each calendar year for one to three year projects (CFDA Number 15-628). The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (Association) and the USFWS cooperatively administer the Multistate Conservation Grant Program.  The Association solicits Letters of Intent and invites full proposals from eligible applicants and recommends to the USFWS a "priority list" of projects to be funded. The USFWS selects projects from the "priority list" and awards and manages grants.

										Organizations eligible 

								to apply include: a state or group of states, a non-governmental organization, or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) for the purpose of conducting the National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Associated Recreation. 

										Projects must benefit

								 at least 26 states, or the majority of states in a USFWS region or a regional association of state fish and wildlife agencies. Projects must also benefit sport fish, wild birds and/or wild mammals. 

										The MSCGP will fund projects in 2010 that address the below seven National Conservation Needs (NCNs):

										Subject 1 

								Integration of fish and wildlife needs as the conservation provisions of the 2008 Farm Bill are implemented. (Submitted by the Agricultural Conservation Committee)

										Subject 2:

								 Outdoor heritage - participation, recruitment, and retention in hunting, fishing, and conservation related recreational activities. (Submitted by the Angler/Boating Participation and Hunting and Shooting Sports Committees)

										Subject 3:

								 Regional Climate Change Workshops for State Fish & Wildlife Managers on current information and tools for management of fish and wildlife.  (Submitted by the Climate Change Committee and The Midwestern Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies)

										Subject 4:

								 State Fish and Wildlife Agency Coordination and Administration. (Submitted by the Executive Committee)

										Subject 5:

								 A National Fish and Wildlife Health Initiative. (Submitted by the Fish & Wildlife Health Committee)

										Subject 6:

								 Formation and Operations of Fish Habitat Partnerships to Facilitate National Fish Habitat Action Plan Implementation. (Submitted by the Fisheries/Water Resources Policy Committee)

										Subject 7:

								 Protect State Wildlife Agencies' Authority to Sustainably Manage Wildlife Resources in Concert with Federal Actions Required by International Treaties and Conventions (Submitted by the International Relations Committee)

								Based upon submitted Letters of Intent, the most competitive applicants will be invited to submit full proposals. Projects will be selected in September at the Association's Annual Meeting and recommended to USFWS for funding by October 1, 2009. Funds for selected projects will be available starting January 1, 2010. 

								If you require further information, please contact Christina Zarrella, MSCGP Coordinator at: czarrella at fishwildlife.org or 202-624-7821. 

Christina Zarrella,  M.Sc. 
Multistate Conservation Grant Program Coordinator 
Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
444 North Capitol St, NW, Suite 725
Washington, DC20001
DC office: 202-624-7821 phone
               202-624-7891 fax


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