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Cooperative Agreement for CESU-affiliated Partner with Great Lakes Northern Forest Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit - Federal Grants

Funding Opportunity Overview

Cooperative Agreement for CESU-affiliated Partner with Great Lakes Northern Forest Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit is a Discretionary grant funded by Geological Survey. It's award amount is up to $200,000. It is categorized in Science and Technology and other Research and Development. The grants is open to all (government, organization, and/or individual) entities. The application deadline (close date) to apply is 2022-08-30 (16 days left).
The following table summarizes the Cooperative Agreement for CESU-affiliated Partner with Great Lakes Northern Forest Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit opportunity.
Opportunity NumberG22AS00423
Opportunity TitleCooperative Agreement for CESU-affiliated Partner with Great Lakes Northern Forest Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit
Opportunity CategoryDiscretionary
Funding Instrument TypeCooperative Agreement
Post DateJuly 28, 2022 (Thursday)
Last Updated DateJuly 28, 2022 (Thursday)
Close DateAugust 30, 2022 (Tuesday)
Award AmountUp to $200,000

Funding Detail Description

The USGS is offering a funding opportunity to a CESU partner for research in point of use environmental DNA tools for points of entry, in support of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (also known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act), P.L. 117-58. One of the most effective action in invasive species management is to prevent initial introductions or to prevent spread into additional areas.
Surveillance for invasive species at points of entry is an important way to limit this spread yet recognizing presence of invasives in shipments or other modes of transport can be challenging. In many cases, invasives may be difficult to detect visually or identify to species.
Environmental DNA methods have potential to improve surveillance at points of entry assuming some key conditions are met. These conditions include eDNA assays that can be deployed in the field, provide rapid results, and be able to be easily and consistently implemented by personnel without laboratory experience.
Currently there do not exist rapid eDNA assays that are widely used at federal and state points of entry. However, recent work with lyophilized LAMP assays have shown promise to implement eDNA assays in field environments, with assays developed for invasive carp and dreissenid mussels that have been used on bait tanks and imported moss balls, respectively.
This initial work has demonstrated the promise of isothermal eDNA detection approaches and can be deployed completely at the point of entry. Despite this, questions remain regarding the most efficient and sensitive methods for isolating and amplifying eDNA, and this likely varies depending on the sample template (water, plant, soil, etc.)
. Even if a method does not require laboratory equipment, it may not meet all personnel’s standards for ease of implementation and time for sample preparation. Ultimately, a highly sensitive one-tube collection and amplification approach would provide the greatest utility and facilitate the use of eDNA at ports of entry.

Dates and Awards Details

The following table shows the dates and awards information in detail for Cooperative Agreement for CESU-affiliated Partner with Great Lakes Northern Forest Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit federal grants. It posted on 2022-07-28 and will be closed on 2022-08-30.
Agency NameGeological Survey
Important Dates
Post DateJuly 28, 2022 (Thursday)
Close DateAugust 30, 2022 (Tuesday)
Electronically submi
Last Updated DateJuly 28, 2022 (Thursday)
Awards Detail
Award Ceiling$200,000
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementNo

CFDA Numbers

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

Categories of Funding Activities

  • Science and Technology and other Research and Development
  • No Additional Explanation Reported

Funding Eligibility

Eligible Applicants:
  • Others
  • Additional Information: 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 Great Lakes Northern Forest Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Program.   

Grantor Contact Information

Grantor DetailFAITH GRAVES
fgraves@usgs.gov
Emailfgraves@usgs.gov
(fgraves@usgs.gov)