Rio Grande by A. Molles

Please note:
Proposal Deadline--Thursday, May 21, 2009
Maximum Grant Amount--$30,000

Grant Proposal Information

Federal Fiscal Year 2009

Submittal of proposals for new and ongoing projects is requested (Note: a proposal must be submitted for each continuous or multiyear project for consideration of FY2009 funds). Proposals should be submitted no later than Thursday, May 21, 2009. Proposals received by this date will be scheduled for presentation at the meeting of the Bosque Improvement Group, scheduled for Thursday, May 28, 2009, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, New Mexico Ecological Services Field Office, 2105 Osuna Rd. NE. Proposal presentations will be limited to 10 minutes per proposal. A review committee will be identified and proposals will be reviewed and ranked by the review committee. Announcement of funded proposals should be made by June 15, 2009.


Proposals should be no more than 5 pages in length (not including maps or Landowner Letter(s) of Support) and should include the following sections:

1. Project title
2. Sponsoring agency
3. Primary contact information (name, title, mailing address, phone, fax, and e-mail address)
4. Project type(s) -- Research, Monitoring, Habitat Enhancement, Outreach (list by priority type, followed by next priority type, etc.)
5. Project status -- is proposed project:
    a) a new project;
    b) a multi-year project (provide status—i.e., year 1 of a 3 year project); or,
    c) on-going project (when did project start and how long will it continue)?
6. Purpose/Objectives
7. Background
8. Scope (list project tasks, etc.)
9. Project coordinates in degrees, minutes, seconds (where applicable); provide map of project area
10. Acreage or river miles affected (where applicable)
11. Project or Agency website (where applicable)
12. Period of Performance (identify the duration of the proposed project in months/year(s) – Note: project should “begin on the last signature date of the fully executed U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agreement”)
13. Cooperators/Partners (Cooperators/partners are not mandatory but are encouraged. Cooperators may be organizations that contribute matching funds. Partners may be organizations that contribute assistance, in-kind service, treatments, or land access.)
14. Project benefits (how will project results benefit the bosque?)
15. Expected products and delivery dates (These should include: on-the-ground restoration (where applicable); annual progress reports, and a final report documenting project activities and accomplishments.)
16. Applicable recommendations identified in Middle Rio Grande Ecosystem: Bosque Biological Management Plan; also see twenty-two recommendations
17. Detailed budget (list details such as salaries, vehicles, travel, equipment, supplies, and matching funds, including in-kind and indirect costs)
18. Landowner Letter(s) of Support (if proposed work is to be performed on land(s) not owned by the proposal sponsoring agency)



Proposals may be sent via mail, fax or e-mail to:

Cyndie Abeyta, Middle Rio Grande Coordinator
NM Ecological Services Field Office
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
2105 Osuna Road, NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87113

(505) 761-4738
(505) 346-2542 FAX

Proposals may also be submitted through at
Please contact Cyndie Abeyta if you have any questions or need additional information.

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