Wednesday, January 9, 2013

BDJV FY13 Competitive Grant Program

BDJV FY13 Competitive Grant Program

Department of the Interior


The synopsis for this grant opportunity is detailed below, following this paragraph. This synopsis contains all of the updates to this document that have been posted as of 12/10/2012 . If updates have been made to the opportunity synopsis, update information is provided below the synopsis.If you would like to receive notifications of changes to the grant opportunity click send me change notification emails . The only thing you need to provide for this service is your email address. No other information is requested.

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Document Type:Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number:FWS-DMBM-BDJV-020113
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Posted Date:Dec 10, 2012
Creation Date:Dec 10, 2012
Original Closing Date for Applications:Feb 01, 2013   
Current Closing Date for Applications:Feb 01, 2013   
Archive Date:Mar 03, 2013
Funding Instrument Type:Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity:Environment
Natural Resources 
Category Explanation:
Expected Number of Awards:4
Estimated Total Program Funding:$120,000
Award Ceiling:$120,000
Award Floor:$0
CFDA Number(s):15.655  --  Migratory Bird Monitoring, Assessment and Conservation
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:Yes

Eligible Applicants

State governments
County governments
City or township governments
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education

Additional Information on Eligibility:

Agency Name

Fish and Wildlife Service


The Black Duck Joint Venture (BDJV) is a partnership-based conservation program under the North American Waterfowl Management Plan that promotes the conservation of Black Ducks by providing greater knowledge for effective management. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (hereafter Service), a partner in the BDJV, administers grants and purchase orders on a competitive basis for projects/studies that advance both our and the general scientific community’s understanding of Black Duck ecology and is seeking proposals from interested parties. The BDJV will accept proposal addressing any aspect of black duck ecology and management, but proposals that address priority research needs (see attached) will have a greater probability of funding. The BDJV is receptive to funding annual projects as well as a limited number of multi-year (up to 4 years) projects. Successful multi-year projects will be funded in 1-year increments, subject to annual review, demonstration of suitable progress, and availability of funds. After 4 years of consecutive funding, those projects may reapply and compete for BDJV funds in one-year increments only and they will be re-evaluated based on their continued merit. Applications are encouraged from nonprofit organizations, public and private educational organizations, federal, state, provincial, local, and tribal governments and organizations, foreign governments, and individual companies. To be competitive for funding, proposals should include both cash match and in-kind support. Currently the only source of general funding for the BDJV is U.S. Congress-appropriated funds directed to USFWS for BDJV use – we are expected to demonstrate effective leveraging of these funds, preferably with non-U.S.-federal resources. Proposals citing a match contribution which has its origin from other US Government Federal awards will be ranked less competitively than proposals citing a match funded through non- federal (i.e. not originally US Government in origin) funds. Proposal submission must be completed electronically via email to the contact listed below by midnight Eastern Standard Time February 1, 2013. All proposals should include the budget (and associated budget tables) and a completed Standard Form (SF) 424. The SF 424 can be obtained (as a word document) on the website. The Government does recognize that some applicants may not have access to email and in those cases we will accept proposals by fax or mail provided they are postmarked by midnight Eastern Standard Time February 1, 2013. Should you wish to submit a proposal via fax or mail service, you MUST call the contact listed below prior to close of business February 1, 2013 (5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time) to inform them that you have submitted a proposal as a fax or via standard mail. Please keep in mind that the recommended proposal submission process is via email to prevent unwanted delays to other vendors proposals being considered for evaluation. Proposals submitted later than midnight Eastern Standard Time February 1, 2013 will not be considered for evaluation. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure Service receipt of their proposal by the deadline. The Service bears no responsibility for misplaced or mishandled proposals when the applicant did not alert the Service to the incoming proposal and method of transmission prior to the submission deadline. Applications will be evaluated and scored by the BDJV Technical Committee during their February 2013 meeting. A suite of proposals receiving the highest scores will be recommended to the BDJV Management Board for funding approval in March 2013. It is important for applicants to review the evaluation criteria that will be used to score proposals received. Criteria have been organized into 4 categories. A score of 0-10 (0 being lowest and 10 highest) is assigned to each criteria multiplied by its weight. Next the weighted scores are summed to calculate an overall score. Award notices will be provided to all applicants by email, mail, or phone during April 2013. Notice of a successful proposal is not an authorization to begin per- formance (pre-award costs are incurred at the recipient’s risk). A purchase order or grant contract signed by a USFWS warranted contracting officer and a formal Notice to Proceed will constitute authorization to begin performance. 

Link to Additional Information

If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:

Patrick Devers
Wildlife Biologist
Phone 301-497-5549 USFWS email

Synopsis Modification History

There are currently no modifications for this opportunity.

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