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Grant Proposal Example
The following is an example of a Grant Proposal containing several related projects. For this example, we have covered all activities on 6 wildlife management areas within the Central Region of the State. These areas contain both upland and wetland habitats, and are managed primarily for waterfowl and for a variety of small game, big game, and watchable wildlife. Though management emphasis is on waterfowl and big game, small game hunting and fishing opportunities are also provided. There is also considerable use of the areas to observe wildlife.
The Grant Proposal consists of:
An Application For Federal Assistance, Form SF-424.
A copy of the Assurances signed by a certifying official. (For State fish and wildlife agencies, this may already be on file in the Regional Office.).
A Project Statement for each project included in the proposal. The examples furnished are intended to demonstrate the documentation requirements for a variety of projects. These examples are not intended to represent complete Project Statements that would be approved, as presented.
Supporting documents applicable to the type of project proposed.
Project A - Operation and Maintenance
Need: The Wildlife Management Areas in the Central Region are operated to provide habitat for waterfowl and suitable habitat for upland game birds, non-game wildlife, and fish. The areas are also operated to provide wildlife-related recreation including hunting, trapping, fishing, and wildlife and bird watching.
Objective: To operate and maintain, at current levels of use, all 6
WMA's in the Central Region, totaling 20,000 acres
Expected Results and Benefits: These areas annually provide approximately:
Estimated Cost: $600,000 per year
Need: The Hard Disk and Warm Boot WMA's currently winter approximately 500 Canada geese. The Flyway Plan calls for approximately 5,000 additional wintering geese in these areas.
Objective: To increase the goose wintering habitat to provide for an additional 5,000 geese on the Hard Disk and Warm Boot WMA's prior to the winter of 1992.
Expected Results and Benefits: An additional 5,000 geese are anticipated to provide an increase of 1 0,000 goose-hunter days. There is also an anticipated increase of 1,000 duck-hunter days.
Approach: Construct dikes and water controls to impound 1 00 additional hectares on each WMA. (Provide general specifications of the dike profile and the length of the dikes on each area.)
Location: The work will be done on the Hard Disk WMA (located at) and the Warm Boot WMA (located at).
Estimated Cost: The estimated cost is $50,000 for construction for each of two years. (This project will not be funded during the first year.)
Need: All 6 WMAs in the Central Region are currently used by anglers
during the early summer. Currently, no informationexists on the number
of anglers using these areas and their success. This information is needed
to develop a fishery management plan for these areas.
Objective: To determine the amount of angler use, composition of the creel and angler success rate on the 6 WMAs in the Central Region.
Expected Results and Benefits: The information will be used to make sport fish management recommendations.
Approach: During the summer of 1992, all anglers will be checked upon entry and surveyed upon leaving the WMAS. On exit, each angler will be surveyed to determine where he/she fished, the species, numbers and weight of fish caught. Data will be collected during the first year. The data analysis and preparation of the report is scheduled for the second year.
Location: All 6 WMAs in the Central Region.