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Cost-Effective Aviation Technologies and Research to Support Counter-Poaching Operations Related to Endangered, Protected, and/or Regulated Wildlife

Grant to a USA & Territories Non-Profit, Business
for Anti-Poaching Support to a Foreign Agency

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Deadline Date:

10/22/14 11:59 PM ET

Description:

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One grant is available to a USA or territories non-profit, business, university, or individual to assist a foreign wildlife service in their anti-poaching efforts. The grantee will assess the aviation and technology needs of the wildlife service, purchase and deliver aircraft to the agency, and conduct an operational evaluation of the purchased planes and technology.

Goals, Objectives, Deliverables, and Expected Scholarly Products:

1. Needs assessment: The awardee, in cooperation with NIJ, will oversee the completion of a technology needs assessment of the Kenyan Wildlife Services (KWS). This will include: a project kick off and customer briefing with the KWS Air Wing staff; the development of a basic needs requirement document with significant KWS input; and the development of a Technical Resource Catalog (TRC) of available light fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft and supporting technologies per the needs requirement document.

2. Operational Evaluation: In light of the needs assessment and catalog of available technologies, the awardee will oversee the procurement of the most appropriate technologies to meet the needs of KWS, considering cost-effectiveness, efficacy, durability, and safety (among others). Please note that Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)/Drones shall not be included in the technology procured. The awardee will then oversee the conduct of an operational evaluation of these technologies to assess their use in the field and short-term impact on illegal activity. The evaluation must be of publishable quality.

3. Final Report: The awardee will then translate the assessments and evaluations for broad application to the KWS and U.S. law enforcement agencies operating in comparable contexts. The final report will include the technical resource catalog, an assessment of technologies appropriate for low-flying law enforcement surveillance missions with a focus on cost-effective, durable, and safe technologies, and key findings from the operational evaluation to inform their use in the field.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 146006

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$956,250

Number of Grants:

1

Estimated Size of Grant:

$956,250

Term of Contract:

12-18 month project period. Applicants should propose an award start date of January 1, 2015.

Eligibility:

  • For profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Institutions of Higher Education; IHE(s)
  • Local Governments
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility
  • Single entities
  • Small businesses
  • Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
  • U.S. Territory or Possession

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Certain qualified individuals

For-profit organizations must agree to forgo any profit or management fee.

NIJ welcomes applications that involve two or more entities; however, one eligible entity must be the applicant and the other(s) must be proposed as subrecipient(s). The applicant must be the entity with primary responsibility for conducting and leading the project.

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants must register with Grants.gov prior to submitting an application. OJP encourages applicants to register several weeks before the application submission deadline. In addition, OJP urges applicants to submit applications 72 hours prior to the application due date.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Michael O’Shea, Law Enforcement Program Manager
202-305-7954
Michael.O'Shea@ojp.usdoj.gov

Maureen McGough, Policy Advisor
202-305-4539
Maureen.McGough@ojp.usdoj.gov

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606-545-5035
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The Grants.gov Support Hotline hours of operation are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except federal holidays.

CFDA Number:

16.560

Funding or Pin Number:

SL001126

URL for Full Text (RFP):

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.

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