Conservation Innovation for America's Working Lands grants are competitive grants that drive public and private sector innovation in resource conservation. Authorized by the 2002 Farm Bill, CIG uses Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) funds to award competitive grants to non-Federal governmental or nongovernmental organizations, American Indian Tribes, or individuals. Producers involved in CIG funded projects must be EQIP eligible.
The overarching goal of the Higher Education Scholarships (HES) is to increase the private sector competitiveness through increased workforce readiness linked to job opportunities. The project aims specifically at increasing access to quality education, and equipping the beneficiary scholars with the necessary technical, soft and leadership skills needed to excel in the labor market.
The objectives of this Agreement are to continue long-term bird banding research at Bandelier National Monument (Bandelier) and to provide high-quality, environmental education to local elementary and middle school students through placed-based science education, interpretation and formal classroom presentations. This funding will support the costs of recruiting and hiring American lead bird banding interns, and Mexican interns who will be trained in monitoring methods needed to collect biological information on populations of migratory birds.
The National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program (NGGDPP) was established and authorized in Section 351 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Public Law 109-58, Sec. 351). Section 351 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 recognizes the need for the preservation and cataloging of and access to geological and geophysical data for future economic importance. To read Section 351 or the entire Act, visit: http://datapreservation.usgs.gov/page/policy_act.
The Food for Progress program provides for the donation of U.S. agricultural commodities to developing countries and emerging democracies that are committed to introducing or expanding free enterprise in their agricultural economies. Donated U.S. commodities are typically 'monetized' (sold on the local market in the beneficiary country) and the proceeds are used to fund agricultural development activities.
The FHWA hereby requests applications for assistance to result in the award of one new Cooperative Agreement, entitled, “Advancing Concrete Pavement Technology Solutions.” This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is issued on a competitive basis to all eligible applicants per Section C, Eligible Applicants. The purpose of the proposed Agreement is to further an ongoing Pavement Technology Program, which includes the deployment of innovative technologies to improve pavement performance. A key area is the development and transfer of new technologies.
The Sport Fish Restoration program provides Federal grant funding to the 50 States, Commonwealths, and territories (State(s)) for land acquisition, boating access development, research projects, operations and maintenance of public fishing areas, hatchery and lake construction and maintenance, sport fish population management, fishing habitat improvements, coordination projects, and aquatic resource education. These activities restore or manage sport fish populations and provide public access to these resources.
The Wildlife Restoration program provides Federal grant funding to the 50 States, Commonwealths, and territories (State(s)) for the selection, restoration, rehabilitation, and improvement of wildlife habitat; wildlife management research; wildlife population surveys and inventories; land acquisition; hunter education and safety programs; coordination; development of facilities; provide facilities and services for conducting a hunter education and safety programs; and provisions for public use of wildlife resources.
The State Wildlife Grant Program provides States, the District of Columbia, Commonwealths, and territories (State(s)) Federal grant funds for the development and implementation of programs for the benefit of wildlife and their habitat, including species that are not hunted or fished. Activities include both planning and implementation. Planning activities must contribute directly to the development or modification of the State's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Plan (Wildlife Action Plan) that was to be submitted by October 1, 2005 and must be approved by the Director of the U.S.