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GLNF CESU: Diatoms and Water Quality in Great Lakes National Parks- GLKN

Funding Opportunity ID: 325672
Opportunity Number: NPS-NOIP20AC00364
Opportunity Title: GLNF CESU: Diatoms and Water Quality in Great Lakes National Parks- GLKN
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Education
Employment, Labor and Training
Environment
Natural Resources
Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 15.945
Eligible Applicants: Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility: THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS: This announcement is to provide public notice of the National Park Service’s intention to award financial assistance for the following project activities. Members of the Great Lakes Northern Forest Cooperative Ecosystems Studies Unit- Science Museum of Minnesota.- THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS
Agency Code: DOI-NPS
Agency Name: Department of the Interior
National Park Service
Posted Date: Mar 23, 2020
Close Date: Apr 02, 2020
Last Updated Date: Mar 23, 2020
Award Ceiling: $195,393
Award Floor: $36,803
Estimated Total Program Funding: $195,393
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: Analysis of diatoms in lake sediments is a powerful tool to detect environmental change, or to place modern conditions in a regional and historical context. Interpreting diatom data depends on accurate environmental measurements including amounts of nutrients and chlorophyll. Objective – identify diatoms collected from lake sediment and analyze water samples for nutrients and chlorophyll. 1 ) The project engages recipients, partners, communities, and/or visitors in shared environmental stewardship. 2) The scientific community and/or researchers external to NPS gains by new knowledge provided through research and related results dissemination of natural, cultural and/or historical resource information. 3) The project assists in the creation, promotion, facilitation, and/or improvement of the public’s understanding of natural, cultural, historic, recreational and other aspects of areas such as ecological conservation areas, and state and local parks. In accordance with established GLKN monitoring protocols, the Science Museum of Minnesota will identify diatom species in sediment samples, upload diatom data to the online database Neotoma, analyze nutrient and chlorophyll levels in water samples, and interpret and report results. The Great Lakes Inventory and Monitoring Network, in cooperation with park staff, will collect sediment and water samples, provide additional water chemistry data to the Science Museum of Minnesota, acquire necessary permits, and collaborate on data analysis and report writing.
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