Upper Mississippi River Restoration Long Term Resource Monitoring

To provide decision makers with information needed to maintain the Upper Mississippi River System (UMRS) as a sustainable large river ecosystem given its multiple-use character.

Congress has declared the UMRS to be both a nationally significant ecosystem and a nationally significant commercial

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navigation system.

The long-term goals of the LTRM are to: understand the UMRS ecosystem, monitor trends and effects with respect to selected resources, develop resource management alternatives, manage information, and develop useful products.
Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2017: LTRM Base Monitoring; LTRM Science in Support of Restoration and Management.

Fiscal Year 2018: LTRM Base Monitoring; LTRM Science in Support of Restoration and Management.

Fiscal Year 2019: LTRM Base Monitoring; LTRM Science in Support of Restoration and Management.


Agency - Department of the Interior

The Department of the Interior protects and provides access to the Nation's natural and cultural heritage, including responsibilities to Indian tribes and island communities. Departmental goals include resource protection and usage, overseeing recreational opportunities, serving communities and excellence in management.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

See Regional Agency Offices.

See Regional Agency Offices.

Inquiries regarding the LTRM may be addressed to the Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, 2630 Fanta Reed Road, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54603, POC: Mark Gaikowski, Center Director, (608) 781-6221, Fax: (608) 783-6066 or Jennifer Sauer, LTRM Coordinator (608) 781-6376, email jsauer@usgs.gov; or Marissa Borre, Budget Analyst (608) 781-6303, email mborre@usgs.gov or web site address, http://www.umesc.usgs.gov.

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories





Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Winona State University $ 20,723   2008-05-272013-05-31
Mississippi State University $ 350,000   2008-09-052010-05-31
Wisconsin Dept. Of Natural Resources Watershe $ 851,450   2008-10-012010-02-28
University Of Illiniois $ 6,414,391   2002-10-012009-04-30
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2017: Conducting resource monitoring and research as specified in the Strategic Plan for the Upper Mississippi River Restoration Program and other activities to carry out the purposes of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986. In FY17, the program received seven applications and issued seven awards. Fiscal Year 2018: Conducting resource monitoring and research as specified in the Strategic Plan for the Upper Mississippi River Restoration Program and other activities to carry out the purposes of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986. In FY18, the program anticipates receiving six applications and issuing six awards. Fiscal Year 2019: Conducting resource monitoring and research as specified in the Strategic Plan for the Upper Mississippi River Restoration Program and other activities to carry out the purposes of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986. In FY19, the program anticipates receiving six applications and issuing six awards.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Cooperative Agreements are entered into for the purpose of conducting resource monitoring and research as specified in the Strategic Plan for the Upper Mississippi River Restoration Program and for other activities to carry out the purposes of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986.

For further information, please contact the regional office.

For further information, please contact the regional office.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

State agencies stipulated in the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-662) are eligible to apply.

Beneficiary Eligibility

UMRS State, Federal, and private natural resource managers, users, and the general public.

Credentials/Documentation

Proposals must furnish evidence of the applicant's qualifications for performance of the proposed activity. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. This program is subject to the provisions of 2 CFR Part 200 and Department of the Interior regulations 2 CFR Part 1402 and 43 CFR Part 12. Application form Standard Form (SF) 424 must be used. The application requirements as contained in the announcement package and the above regulations must be used for this program. Applications may be made only through the internet site http://www.grants.gov.

Award Procedures

Notification of an award is by receipt of a grant or cooperative agreement from a U.S. Geological Survey contracting officer through FedConnect (https://www.fedconnect.net/FedConnect/).

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Water Resources Development Act of 1986, Public Law 99-662, Section 1103, 33 U.S.C. 652.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

The UMRR LTRM is a permanent program. Agreements may be renewed on an annual basis dependent upon funding availability.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Program obligates funds and sends a notice of award to successful applicants. Recipients request funds in accordance with 2 CFR 200, Subpart E-Cost Principles, unless otherwise dictated by program-specific legislation or special award terms. Program will include any special payment terms and conditions in the notice of award. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Recipients request payment as needed throughout the award period.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Annual and final technical reports, as well as other products, are required and must be submitted as described in the award terms and conditions.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Annual and final technical reports, as well as other products, are required and must be submitted as described in the award terms and conditions.

Recipients must report expenditures using the SF 425, Federal Financial Report form.

Recipients must submit a final report no later than 90 calendar days after the award end date.

Recipients of awards with performance periods longer than 12 months will be required to submit interim annual reports.

Program will detail all financial reporting requirements, including frequency and due dates, in the notice of award letter.

Recipients are responsible for monitoring performance for each award and sub-award under this program in accordance with 2 CFR 200.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. Recipients are subject to the audit requirements of 2 CFR Part 200 Subpart F.

Records

Records shall be retained and made available for audit for three years after submission of the final financial report.

Financial Information

Account Identification

14-0804-0-1-306.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 17 $3,214,380; FY 18 est $3,300,000; and FY 19 est $3,300,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$389,475 to $785,628 average $455,294.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Public Law 99-662, Section 1103, as amended. Information regarding LTRM publications may be found at the web site address.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. See Regional Agency Offices. See Regional Agency Offices. Inquiries regarding the LTRM may be addressed to the Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, 2630 Fanta Reed Road, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54603, POC: Mark Gaikowski, Center Director, (608) 781-6221, Fax: (608) 783-6066 or Jennifer Sauer, LTRM Coordinator (608) 781-6376, email jsauer@usgs.gov; or Marissa Borre, Budget Analyst (608) 781-6303, email mborre@usgs.gov or web site address, http://www.umesc.usgs.gov.

Headquarters Office

None None, None, Non-U.S. None Phone: None

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

The States of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin, and their institutions and agencies; States, universities, and others having expertise and experience conducting monitoring and research of the Upper Mississippi River System; States, universities, and others having expertise and experience conducting monitoring and research of large, impounded river systems.



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