The Mid-Atlantic Panel on Aquatic Invasive Species (MAP) is offering a limited Grants Competition to encourage interested groups and individuals to submit proposals for possible funding. Submissions are due March 25.
A proposal submission must address an AIS problem and it is highly recommended to consider the program priorities—
-- Activities that will increase public understanding of and compliance with the prevention and control of AIS;
-- Clear description of proposed actions, products, and other deliverables;
-- Relevance to the mission and priorities of MAP Regional significance; and
-- Leveraging of other funding sources.
The MAP membership identified the following activities as high priorities for 2016--
-- Develop outreach and educational materials for classrooms and specific populations (K-Gray) to prevent the introduction and spread of AIS;
-- Conduct research on AIS issues in the region such as prevention, early detection, rapid response, emerging invasions, and how climate change may influence AIS;
-- Conduct innovative approaches to AIS control/eradication, or control/eradicate a high priority AIS population;
-- Continue to develop vector management strategies for states and the region; and
-- Encourage states to implement AIS management plans.
Any individuals in federal, state, provincial or local agencies, institutions of higher education, commercial or non-profit organizations, professional, lake, landowner, watershed, tribes, and international organizations are eligible for funding as investigators or cooperators.Click Here for all the details on how to apply.