FY 2017 National Infrastructure Investments

The FY 2017 Appropriations Act appropriated $500 million to be awarded by DOT for the TIGER Discretionary Grants program. The FY 2017 TIGER Discretionary Grants are for capital investments in surface transportation infrastructure and are to be awarded on a competitive basis for projects that will have a significant impact on the Nation, a metropolitan area, or a region. The Act also allows DOT to use a small portion of the $500 million for oversight and administration of grants.

Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act Grants

The United States Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (NMBCA) established an annual, competitive grants program to support projects that promote the conservation of neotropical migratory birds and their habitats in the United States, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Division of Bird Habitat Conservation (DBHC) is responsible for managing the NMBCA grants program and administers all grants. Applicants submit project proposals, using Grants.gov, to the DBHC during the program's one funding cycle per year.

Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship (NNF) Grants Program

This grant program supports: (1) training students for Master's and doctoral degrees in food, agricultural and natural resource sciences, and; (2) Special International Study or Thesis/Dissertation Research Travel Allowances (IRTA) for eligible USDA NNF beneficiaries. Awards are specifically intended to support traineeship programs that engage outstanding students to pursue and complete their degrees in USDA mission areas.

2018 National Ground-Water Monitoring Network

The Groundwater and Streamflow Information Program of the USGS is offering a two-year cooperative agreement opportunity to state or local water-resources agencies that collect groundwater data to participate in the National Ground-Water Monitoring Network. The USGS is working with the Federal Advisory Committee on Water Information (ACWI) and its Subcommittee on Ground Water (SOGW) to develop and administer a National Ground-Water Monitoring Network (NGWMN). This funding opportunity is to support data providers for the National Ground-Water Monitoring Network.

FY 2017 Solicitation of Project Proposals for the Passenger Ferry Grant Program

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): Solicitation of Project Proposals for the Passenger Ferry Grant Program (Ferry program). The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of $30 million of Fiscal Year 2017 Section 5307 Urbanized Area Formula Program funds to assist financing capital projects to support existing passenger ferry service, establish new ferry service, and to repair and modernize ferry boats, terminals, and related facilities and equipment.

Invasive Plant Removal, Ecosystem Restoration, and Habitat Enhancement in the Santa Clara River

Funds under this award are to be used to conduct habitat restoration, primarily through invasive plant removal targeting Arundo donax and other problematic plant species that are degrading habitat for the endangered Least Bellâ¿¿s vireo (Vireo bellii pusillus), southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) and other wildlife in the Santa Clara River in Ventura County, California.

Infrastructure For Rebuilding America (INFRA) Grants

The INFRA program provides dedicated, discretionary funding for projects that address critical issues facing our nation’s highways and bridges. INFRA grants will support the Administration’s commitment to fixing our nation’s crumbling infrastructure by creating opportunities for all levels of government and the private sector to fund infrastructure, using innovative approaches to improve the necessary processes for building significant projects, and increasing accountability for the projects that are built. (DUE 11-02-2017)


The overall objectives of the airfield habitat management task for Edwards AFB are to 1) conduct a comprehensive assessment of wildlife use patterns and habitat features surrounding three airfields on Edwards AFB and 2) recommend wildlife and habitat management alternatives to reduce Bird/Wildlife Aircraft Strike Hazard (BASH) risks on these three airfields. These objectives would be the same for the optional habitat management task for the AF Plant 42.