Cooperative Agreement for CESU-affiliated Partner with Piedmont-South Atlantic Coast Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit -- Evaluation of Aquatic Vegetation Management Techniques at Wilmington District Lake Projects

Funding Agency:
Department of the Interior

The US Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District has implemented an aquatic vegetation management program to control/eradicate invasive vegetation and encourage native vegetation in the five lakes in the District. The lakes vary in age, size, and extent of invasive vegetation present.

To gain further understanding of how to manage aquatic vegetation the study focuses on measuring the extent of native and invasive aquatic vegetation present, amount of available habitat for aquatic vegetation, the effectiveness of efforts to promote native vegetation, and the effectiveness of methods used to control invasive vegetation. Findings from the continued study will be utilized in development and implementation of management actions.

Timeline for Review: Statements of Interest/Qualifications due by 5:00 P.M., Central Time, on 7 February 2022. Full application package due date, if invited, is 5 March 2022.

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Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants – This opportunity is restricted to non-federal partners of the Piedmont South Atlantic Coast Cooperative Ecosystems (CESU).

Amount Description

Estimated Award Ceiling: $126,000

Estimated Total Program Funding: $630,000 Total ($126,000 x 5) for the base year period of performance and four option years


Funding Type





Environmental & Life Sciences
Social Sciences

External Deadline

February 7, 2022