The U.S. Standard Grants Program is a competitive, matching grants program that supports public-private partnerships carrying out projects in the United States that further the goals of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act. Projects must involve only long-term protection, restoration, enhancement and/or establishment of wetland and associated upland habitats to benefit migratory birds. The program requires a 1:1 non-federal match and research funding is ineligible.
The FWS Ecological Services Program provides Federal financial assistance on a competitive basis to States, other Federal agencies, landowners, educators, non-profit organizations, researchers, and other partners to secure information about endangered, threatened or candidate species, to aid in the recovery of these species, to avert listing of species pursuant to the Endangered Species Act, and to help conserve the ecosystems upon which these species depend.
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.