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Great Lakes Coastal Wetlands Opportunity!
- Subject: Great Lakes Coastal Wetlands Opportunity!
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- Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 14:31:12 -0700
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Time is getting short ... but the window of opportunity is still open!
Please contact the appropriate State Federal Aid Coordinator as
NATIONAL COASTAL WETLANDS CONSERVATION GRANT PROGRAM
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is now accepting Grant Proposals
for the National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program for
Federal FY 2000. Deadline for receiving Grant Proposals is June 8,
PURPOSE: The Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration
Act Authorizes the Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to
grant funds to coastal states, including states bordering the Great
Lakes, to carry out coastal wetlands conservation projects.
Funds for Coastal Wetlands Grants are made available for: 1) the
acquisition of coastal lands and waters; and 2) the restoration,
management, or enhancement of coastal wetland ecosystems. Eligible
projects must provide for the long-term conservation of such lands and
waters and the hydrology, water quality, and fish and wildlife.
Guidance for administration of this program define Great Lakes coastal
wetlands ecosystem as including wetlands adjacent to any of the Great
Lakes including Lake St. Clair and connecting waters, and mouths of
river or stream systems draining directly into the Great Lakes.
Shorelands, dunes, offshore islands, and barrier islands and
associated headlands are included in the definition since these
interrelated features are critical to Great Lakes fish, wildlife and
FUNDING: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service may reimburse up to 75
percent of the cost of such projects; the applicant must provide the
rest of the project funding from a nonfederal source(s). Federal
Grants awarded under this program cannot exceed $1,000,000, for the
PROJECT APPLICATION/SELECTION PROCESS: Applicants submit proposals
through their designated State Federal Aid Coordinator (See contacts
listed below) to the Service Regional Office by June 8, 1999. These
are then reviewed for eligibility, and forwarded to the Service's
Washington Office where they are ranked according to nationally
established criteria, and compete against all eligible projects. The
Washington Office makes the final determinations, and the Service's
decisions are announced by October 1.
STATE FEDERAL AID CONTACTS:
Illinois: Mike Sweet, Department of Natural Resources, 217-785-8280
Indiana: Mark Burch, Department of Natural Resources, 317-232-8166
Michigan: Eric Sink, Department of Natural Resources, 517-335-3051
Minnesota: Laurie Caspers, Department of Natural Resources,
New York: Don Slingerland, Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine
Ohio: Ron Schaefer, Division of Wildlife, 614-265-6335
Pennsylvania: Brian Barner, Fish and Boat Commission, 717-657-4033;
or: Dennis Neideigh, Game Commission, 717-787-6400;
or: Tom Horne, Department of Environmental Protection,
Wisconsin: Tom Niebauer, Department of Natural Resources,
U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE CONTACTS:
Rich Greenwood, Liaison to U.S. EPA Great Lakes National Program
Office, 312-886-3853; firstname.lastname@example.org
David Pederson, Coastal Wetlands Grant Administrator, 612-713-5143;
Web Home Pages: http;//www.fws.gov and,