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00A01413

Project Grant

Overview

Grant Description
Description:
The purpose of this agreement is to provide financial assistance to the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to implement its own project to support the Long Island Sound Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan for the restoration and protection of Long Island Sound and the environment. These activities are intended to support the recipient's goal to restore and de-list areas of concern, restore and protect habitat connectivity, increase public access to beaches and waterways, maximize acres of habitat restored and river corridors with improved health, protect and restore coastal wetlands, enhance the public's awareness and understand of the sound, implement and coordinate habitat restoration and water quality monitoring, study of nitrogen loading from onsite wastewater treatment systems, develop dynamic habitat-based ecological decision support tools, characterize and map habitats, and conduct the acoustic telemetry of key migratory fish species.

Activities:
Specific activities include education and outreach to communities, collection and analysis of water quality monitoring and embayment data across the watershed; including coastal acidification parameters, coordination of habitat restoration, study onsite wastewater treatment systems, develop benthic index of biological integrity to model embayment health, characterize deep-water habitats, update databases, and conduct the technical integration of nitrogen modeling in embayments.

Subrecipient:
Subawards include: University of Connecticut Laboratory for Plankton and Community Sampling and Analyses and Coastal Acidification Monitoring; University of Connecticut and Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory for seafloor mapping and characterizing deep-water habitats; University of Connecticut's Center for Land Use Education and Research for land cover datasets and software updates to ensure the continuity of the data.

Outcomes:
The anticipated deliverables will be progress and final reports; quality assurance project plans (QAPPs); and technical reports. Expected outcomes include improved management and implementation of comprehensive conservation and management plan goals and objectives; improved water quality, living resources habitat, and public safety; reduced contaminant and nutrient loads; improved water quality assessment to guide management activities and improve ecosystem health; maps and data products, and workshops and technical support. Updated databases, webpages, create outreach videos, workshops, open access tools, peer-reviewed publications, and acquire LIS coastal property. Direct beneficiaries of this program include the general population in the Connecticut and New York portion of the watershed and its surrounding areas, schools, universities and other institutions of learning, environmental managers and policy makers.
Grant Program (CFDA)
Awarding / Funding Agency
Place of Performance
Connecticut United States
Geographic Scope
State-Wide
Related Opportunity
None
Connecticut Department Of Energy & Environmental Protection was awarded Grant for CT DEEP's Long Island Sound Conservation Plan Project Grant 00A01413 worth $8,923,817 from EPA Region 1: Boston in October 2023 with work to be completed primarily in Connecticut United States. The grant has a duration of 2 years and was awarded through assistance program 66.437 Long Island Sound Program. $10,749,878 (55.0%) of this Project Grant was funded by non-federal sources.

Status
(Ongoing)

Last Modified 9/8/23

Period of Performance
10/1/23
Start Date
9/30/25
End Date
33.0% Complete

Funding Split
$8.9M
Federal Obligation
$10.7M
Non-Federal Obligation
$19.7M
Total Obligated
45.0% Federal Funding
55.0% Non-Federal Funding

Activity Timeline

Interactive chart of timeline of amendments to 00A01413

Additional Detail

Award ID FAIN
00A01413
SAI Number
None
Award ID URI
SAI EXEMPT
Awardee Classifications
State Government
Awarding Office
68HF01 REGION 1 (GRANTS OFFICE)
Funding Office
68Q000 REGION 1 (FUNDING OFFICE)
Awardee UEI
VZA5GCYZBJA7
Awardee CAGE
3DJA8
Performance District
CT-03
Senators
Richard Blumenthal
Christopher Murphy

Budget Funding

Federal Account Budget Subfunction Object Class Total Percentage
Environmental Programs and Management, Environmental Protection Agency (068-0108) Pollution control and abatement Grants, subsidies, and contributions (41.0) $8,923,817 100%
Modified: 9/8/23