Please find attached the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Midwest Region 3 National Fish Passage Program (NFPP) Request for Proposals (RFP) template. Funds provided under this RFP may be used for in-the-water activities, including engineering costs, feasibility designs, monitoring, and evaluation. Note: there are two templates in the document below – one for barriers (dam, culverts, etc.) and one for non-barriers (engineering, feasibility, monitoring, evaluation and inventory).
Project proposals are due COB Friday, October 17, 2014.
Proposals for projects in tributaries to:
· Eastern Basin of Lake Michigan (Lower Peninsula Michigan and Indiana) should be submitted to Rick Westerhof (firstname.lastname@example.org) of the Green Bay Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office (FWCO).
· Lake Michigan Watershed (Wisconsin, Illinois, and Upper Peninsula Michigan) should be submitted to Mark Holey (email@example.com) of the Green Bay FWCO.
· Lake Huron and Western Lake Erie should be submitted to Andrea Ania (firstname.lastname@example.org) of the Alpena FWCO.
· Lake Superior Watershed should be submitted to Ted Koehler (email@example.com) of the Ashland FWCO.
*See the attached program contact sheet for projects in other watersheds and contact that person for the respective template).
The goal of the NFPP is to restore native fish and other aquatic species to self-sustaining levels by reconnecting habitat that barriers have fragmented, where such reconnection would not result in a net negative ecological effect, such as providing increased habitat to aquatic nuisance species. The NFPP funds projects that restore unimpeded flows and allow aquatic organism passage by removing barriers or providing ways for aquatic species to bypass them. The program works on a voluntary, non-regulatory basis with federal, state, local, tribal, and non-governmental agencies, as well as private partners and stakeholders.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or need assistance determining the eligibility of a specific project.
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NFPP FY15 Instructions and Templates_9-14-2014_Great Lakes Midwest Region
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