Upper Mississippi River System Long Term Resource Monitoring Program

 

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 navigation system. The long-term goals of the LTRMP 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.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
15.978
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of the Interior
Office: U.S. Geological Survey
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: 6 cooperative agreements were funded to support the LTRMP. Fiscal Year 2015: 6 cooperative agreements were funded to support the LTRMP. Fiscal Year 2016: No current data available.
Authorization
Water Resources Development Act of 1986, Public Law 99-662, Section 1103, 33 U.S.C. 652.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
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.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
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 Procedure
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.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not Applicable.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
The LTRMP is a permanent program. Agreements may be renewed on an annual basis dependent upon funding availability.
How are proposals selected?
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.
How may assistance be used?
Cooperative Agreements are entered into for the purpose of conducting resource monitoring and research as specified in the LTRMP Operations Plan 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.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Annual and final technical reports, as well as other products, are required and must be submitted as described in the award terms and conditions. Annual and final financial reports must be submitted as described in the award terms and conditions. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. Annual and final financial reports must be submitted as described in the award terms and conditions. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
Auditing
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.
Other 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
Cooperative Agreements will be awarded in 12-month budget periods. Funds are released as required. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Recipients request payment as needed throughout the award period.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Inquiries regarding the LTRMP may be addressed to the Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, 2630 Fanta Reed Road, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54603, POC: Michael Jawson, Center Director, (608) 781-6221, Fax: (608) 783-6066, E-mail: or Barry Johnson, LTRMP Coordinator (608) 781-6230, email bljohnson@usgs.gov; or Irene Nissalke, Budget Analyst (608) 781-6389, email inissalke@usgs.gov or web site address, http://www.umesc.usgs.gov.
Headquarters Office
None None, None, Non-U.S. None Phone: None
Website Address
http://www.usgs.gov/ltrmp.html.
Financial Information
Account Identification
14-0804-0-1-306.
Obligations
(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 14 $2,788,455; FY 15 est $2,731,764; and FY 16 est $2,500,000 - FY 14 $2,788,455, FY 15 Estimate $2,731,764, FY 16 Estimate $2,500,000.
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 LTRMP publications may be found at the web site address.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2014: Issuance of Cooperative Agreements. Fiscal Year 2015: Issuance of Cooperative Agreements. Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available.

 



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