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Rare Plant Development for the United States Army on Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) in Washington State

Type: Posted • Opportunity: W912DW2420002

Description

This announcement represents an opportunity to enter into a Cooperative Agreement with an

organization for express purpose of research work and habitat enhancement necessary to protect

and sustain the rare habitats (wetland and upland) that exists on Joint Base Lewis-McChord

(JBLM) in Washington State. The goal of this cooperative effort is to conduct rare plant

development to further restore, support, and sustain the rare habitats that occur within the JBLM

installation area.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is seeking organizations that are qualified,

knowledgeable, capable, and have experience providing natural resource survey and habitat

enhancement support to assist the Government in its' protection and enhancement of ecosystems

and habitat. Interested parties should possess the materials and qualified personnel necessary to

provide, at a minimum, ecological restoration program support, species and habitat survey and

monitoring support, and habitat enhancement and invasive species control support.

Statutory Authority: Title 16 of the U.S. Code Sikes Act, Title I Conservation Programs

on Military Installations.

Background
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is seeking organizations that are qualified, knowledgeable, capable, and have experience providing natural resource survey and habitat enhancement support to assist the Government in its’ protection and enhancement of ecosystems and habitat. The goal of this cooperative effort is to conduct rare plant development to further restore, support, and sustain the rare habitats that occur within the JBLM installation area.

Grant Details
This announcement represents an opportunity to enter into a Cooperative Agreement with an organization for express purpose of research work and habitat enhancement necessary to protect and sustain the rare habitats (wetland and upland) that exists on Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) in Washington State. The Scope of Work (SOW) directs the research and habitat enhancement work necessary to protect and sustain the rare habitats.

The tasks include:
- Conducting native plug and seed production for rare habitats
- Growing plants that are not commercially viable due to lack of existing growing protocols
- Using nursery infrastructure to grow additional plugs, trees, shrubs, wetland plants or other restoration plants at the request of the Government
- Producing seed rows from locally sourced seed, plants or other restoration plants at the request of the Government
- Using grow-space for long-term amplification projects
- Providing seed necessary to increase specific hard-to-grow species into quantities necessary to sustain within an ecosystem or larger scale growing operation as determined by JBLM.

Eligibility Requirements
Eligible applicants include non-Federal public or non-profit entities. Cost sharing is not required for this requirement. Interested parties should possess the materials and qualified personnel necessary to provide ecological restoration program support, species and habitat survey and monitoring support, and habitat enhancement and invasive species control support.

Period of Performance
The Cooperative Agreement has a five-year ordering period from May 1, 2024 through September 30, 2029. Task Orders can be issued at any point throughout this performance period until it terms or until the $2,000,000.00 Project Cost Ceiling is reached.

Grant Value
$2,000,000 is the total funding available for this grant opportunity with an estimated number of awards being one (1).

Place of Performance
The specific location for performance is Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) in Washington State.

Overview

Category of Funding
Environment
Funding Instruments
Cooperative Agreement
Grant Category
Discretionary
Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement
False
Source
On 3/11/24 USACE Seattle District posted grant opportunity W912DW2420002 for Rare Plant Development for the United States Army on Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) in Washington State. The grant will be issued under grant program 12.005 Conservation and Rehabilitation of Natural Resources on Military Installations. It is expected that one grant will be made worth between $2.0 million and $2.0 million.

Timing

Posted Date
March 11, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT
Closing Date
March 27, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT Past Due
Last Updated
March 11, 2024, 3:28 p.m. EDT
Version
2
Archive Date
April 26, 2024

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Info
Non-Federal Public or Non-Profit Entities

Award Sizing

Ceiling
$2,000,000
Floor
$2,000,000
Estimated Program Funding
Not Provided
Estimated Number of Grants
1

Contacts

Contact
Monique A Paano Contract Specialist
Email Description
Grants Specialist
Contact Phone
(206) 764-6084

Documents

Posted documents for W912DW2420002

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