Quagga/Zebra Mussel News

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  • March 22, 2019

The following information is being forwarded on behalf of the California State Parks' Division of Boating and Waterways:

2018/19 QZ GRANT SOLICITATION NOTICE AND WEBINAR

The 2018/19 Quagga and Zebra Mussel Infestation Prevention Grant Program Webinar will take place: April 4, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The application window is: April 2, 2019 - May 10, 2019.

The Solicitation Notice, pre-registration for the On-Line Grant Application (OLGA) system, and other QZ Grant documents for the 18/19 Grant Cycle, are now available on the DBW website: link opens in new windowwww.dbw.ca.gov/QZGrant

Webinar: This Webinar is designed to give an overview of the QZ Grant Program, including eligibility requirements and information related to the utilization of the On-Line Grant Application (OLGA) system.

RSVP: Please RSVP by April 2, 2019, to QZGrant@parks.ca.gov with the following information:

  1. Name of Attendee(s)
  2. Agency
  3. Phone Number
  4. E-mail address
  5. Questions (submitting questions in advance is appreciated)

Preparation for the Webinar:
To get the most out of the Webinar, it is suggested that attendees do the following:

  • Pre-register for OLGA access following the OLGA Step-by-Step Instructions
  • Review grant information.
  • These documents are available at the DBW website: link opens in new windowwww.dbw.ca.gov/QZGrant

For questions regarding quagga/zebra mussel monitoring, or for prevention planning, contact the California Department of Fish and Wildlife at Invasives@wildlife.ca.gov or (866) 440-9530.

To receive future QZ Grant notices, visit the link opens in new windowQuagga and Zebra Mussel Infestation Prevention Grant Program page. For more information: link opens in new windowwww.dbw.ca.gov/QZGrant; Email: QZGrant@parks.ca.gov; Phone: (888) 326-2821.

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  • March 5, 2019

The following information is being forwarded on behalf of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service:

The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the 2019 Quagga and Zebra Mussel Action Plan for Western Waters has opened for competition at link opens in new windowgrants.gov. Please follow this link for direct access link opens in new window2019 QZAP NOFO. If you are unable to use this link you can search for F19AS000118 at link opens in new windowgrants.gov. The announcement will be open through April 27, 2019, at which time all projects will be evaluated for award. In an effort toward wide dissemination, please forward this email to all potentially interested parties. Please carefully read all requirements and application review process, as some things have changed again this year. Feel free to contact Barak Shemai, USFWS Region 2 Fish and Aquatic Conservation, at barak_shemai@fws.gov or (505) 248-6593 with any subject questions

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  • February 12, 2019

The following information is being forwarded on behalf of the California State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways. For assistance with development of quagga/zebra mussel prevention plans or questions about obtaining a letter of prevention plan acceptance, contact your local California Department of Fish and Wildlife quagga/zebra mussel scientist.

Quagga & Zebra Mussel Infestation Prevention Grant Program
PRE-SOLICITATION NOTICE

The application window for the 2018/19 Quagga and Zebra Mussel Infestation Prevention Grant Program has been deferred to:

April 2, 2019 - May 10, 2019

This revised timeline will allow applicants to:

  • Gather the necessary ownership/management authority documentation;
  • Collect early detection mussel monitoring data;
  • Qualify for Tier 2 Implementation Grants, if applicable.

As stated previously, applicants, even returning applicants, will not be eligible for a Tier 2 Implementation Grant if they do not have a California Department of Fish and Wildlife accepted Prevention Plan.

A Solicitation Notice containing additional information regarding the webinar workshop (taking place in April 2019), the posting of the Grant Guidelines as well as other pertinent grant documents, and the accessibility of the On-Line Grant (OLGA) Application system, will be sent prior to opening of the grant application window stated above. The Notice will also be posted on the DBW website. The Program FAQs are currently posted on the State Parks website.

To Recap Previous 2018/19 QZ Grant Cycle Notices:

New for 2018/19 Applicants

  • Harbors and Navigation Code 676.1 (SB 790) broadened the eligibility to any person or entity that manages any aspect of the water in a reservoir.
  • To demonstrate that the reservoir is uninfested, applicants must provide mussel monitoring data collected between March 2018 and the date of application. Monitoring data can be from surface surveys, artificial substrates, and plankton tows.

Planning and Assessment Grant (Tier 1)

  • Maximum award amount: Up to $200,000
  • Applicants that do not already have a CDFW-accepted prevention plan can apply for a planning and assessment grant in order to develop a CDFW-accepted prevention plan for the reservoir that is compliant with Fish and Game Code Section 2302 and California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Section 672.1(b).

Implementation Grant (Tier 2)

  • Maximum award amount: Up to $400,000
  • To be eligible for an implementation grant, applicants must provide a letter from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) at the time of application that states CDFW has reviewed and accepted a prevention plan for the reservoir (pursuant to Fish and Game Code Section 2302 and California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Section 672.1(b)).

Friendly Reminders

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

  • Grant applicant must own or manage a reservoir, or manage some aspect of the water in a reservoir, which could include but is not limited to the recreational aspect of the reservoir, where recreational activities are permitted, pursuant to Harbors and Navigation Code 676.1 and Fish and Game Code 2302.
  • Applicant must demonstrate that the reservoir is uninfested with quagga and zebra mussels; and
  • The reservoir must be open to the public.

For questions regarding quagga/zebra mussel monitoring, or for prevention planning, including how to obtain a letter from CDFW, contact CDFW at Invasives@wildlife.ca.gov or Telephone: (866) 440-9530.

To receive future QZ Grant notices, click here. For more information: www.dbw.ca.gov/QZGrant; email QZGrant@parks.ca.gov; phone (888) 326-2822.

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