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FWSR4 FY19 Science Support Partnership and Quick Response Programs for the Southeast Region


Organization: SSP-QR FWSR4
Name: FY19 Science Support Partnership and Quick Response Programs for the Southeast Region
Submission Period: May 14, 2018 12:00 AM MDT - June 28, 2018 12:00 PM MDT

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The Southeast Regional Review and Recommendation Team solicits proposals for the Science Support Partnership (SSP) and Quick Response (QR) programs. These programs are a cooperative effort between USGS and the Service to address key scientific and information needs that will best help the Service make important conservation and management decisions.  We expect USGS will have approximately $320,000 available for new SSP and QR starts in the Service’s Southeast Region for FY19. A wide range of research projects, biological studies, and other forms of technical assistance have been funded by these programs in the past, and composition for the funds generally is very high.  

Proposals should originate as a result of joint collaboration among Service Project Officers and USGS Principal Investigators, with an emphasis on key Service information needs. SSP projects can span several years. QR projects can be no longer than 18 months nor require more than $25,000. These projects also should address a priority issue, but tend to be smaller in scope and address more local needs than SSP.  The Southeast Region targets SSP funding to support projects that help FWS field staff prioritize and decide where, how much, and what kinds of conservation or management actions are needed to support sustainable populations of these focus species:

  • threatened and endangered species,

  • candidate species,

  • other Federal trust species with declining population status,

  • Southeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agency (SEAFWA)/FWS priority petitioned species,

  • species that serve as a proxy for a broader suite of species, ecological communities, or habitat types.  

Cross-regional projects provide a great approach for expanding the geographic and topical relevance of a particular information need. The growing significance of climate change, the Southeast Region's interests in advancing capacities for strategic conservation, and the commitment to implement partner-based science priorities and represent important dimensions to regional research needs.  

Priority will be given to projects where results will benefit one or more focus species at a landscape scale, rather than being specific to the research site or one station. Projects must address FWS decision making related to the criteria listed below and must demonstrate a collaborative effort between USGS and FWS (i.e. the agency project manager or designee does more than just sign off on reports).  

Only two documents need to be uploaded: the proposal document following the template in Attachment 5 and the proposed budget following the budget template. 

Please see the document links below for all information related to this RFP.

 

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