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Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Piedmont South Atlantic Coast CESU - Federal Grants

Funding Opportunity Overview

Opportunity NumberG20AS00040
Opportunity TitleCooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Piedmont South Atlantic Coast CESU
Opportunity CategoryDiscretionary
Funding Instrument TypeCooperative Agreement
Post DateMarch 5, 2020 (Thursday)
Last Updated DateMarch 19, 2020 (Thursday)
Close DateApril 3, 2020 (Friday)
Award AmountUp to $45,000 (total funding : $45,000)

Funding Detail Description

The USGS is offering a funding opportunity to a CESU partner for research and rapid response to evaluate invasive Argentine tegu lizards in southern Georgia.Argentine Tegu lizards (Salvator merianae) are large, mobile omnivores capable of rapid invasion. These habitat generalists have become established in south Florida and are known to negatively impact native wildlife. FORT scientists recently published an environmental niche modeling paper demonstrating that much of the southern U.S. may be climatically suitable for establishment of this species. Funding under this new cooperative agreement will support the following projects: Project 1. Evaluating camera detection of tegu lizards as a means of documenting tegu presence and spatial extent of the population in southern GeorgiaThe objective is to evaluate the use of camera trap arrays for detecting invasive Argentine tegus presence at low population densities. Anticipated products include spatial locations of tegus for targeted removal of tegus in southern Georgia.Project 2. Removal trapping at sites documented to contain invasive Argentine tegu lizards or deemed worthy of a trapping effort.

Funding Additional Information

Agency NameGeological Survey
Important Dates
Post DateMarch 5, 2020 (Thursday)
Close DateApril 3, 2020 (Friday)
Last Updated DateMarch 19, 2020 (Thursday)
Archive DateJune 5, 2020 (Friday)
Awards Detail
Award Ceiling$45,000
Estimated Total Program Funding$45,000
Expected Number Of Awards1
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementNo
Additional Information URLhttps://www.grants.gov/

CFDA Numbers

Next CFDA (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance) numbers are associated to this grant.
  • 15.808 - U.S. Geological Survey_ Research and Data Collection

Categories of Funding Activities

Categories of Funding Activities

  • Science and Technology and other Research and Development

Category Explanation

  • No Additional Explanation Reported

Funding Eligibility

Eligible Applicants

  • Others

Additional Information on Eligibility

  • This financial assistance opportunity is being issued under a Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Program. CESU¿s are partnerships that provide research, technical assistance, and education. Eligible recipients must be a participating partner of the Piedmont South Atlantic Coast Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Program

Grantor Contact Information

Grantor ContactFaith Graves 703-648-7356
fgraves@usgs.gov
Emailfgraves@usgs.gov
(Contract Specialist)