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Funding Opportunities - Guidelines for WRRI Funded Projects

FY13 Project Dates and Guidelines
Project timelines are from March 1, 2013 to February 28, 2014. No-cost extensions for up to one year are available by request.

If you have any specific questions about your project budget, please contact John Peckenham at 581-3254, or Ruth Hallsworth at 581-3196.

Obligations and Reporting Requirements

  1. Presentation at the Maine Water & Sustainability Conference (April 1, 2014)
  2. Annual/final report due April 30, 2014.
  3. Final report due April 30, 2015 for projects awarded a no-cost extension.
  4. Project expense period will be March 1, 2013 to February 28, 2014.
  5. Acknowledgement of USGS funding in publications (see below for specific language).
  6. Copies of all publications resulting from this funding.

FY12 Project Dates and Guidelines
Project timelines are from March 1, 2012 to February 28, 2013. No-cost extensions for up to one year are available by request (see below).

If you have any specific questions about your project budget, please contact John Peckenham at 581-3254, or Ruth Hallsworth at 581-3196.

Obligations and Reporting Requirements

  1. Presentation at the Maine Water Conference (March, 2013)
  2. Annual/final report due April 30, 2013.
  3. Final report due April 30, 2014 for projects awarded a no-cost extension.
  4. Project expense period will be March 1, 2012 to February 28, 2013.
  5. Acknowledgement of USGS funding in publications (see below for specific language).
  6. Copies of all publications resulting from this funding.

Acknowledgements and Disclaimers for Publications
All manuscripts submitted for publication in magazines, journals or trade papers shall carry the following notation: ‘The views and conclusions contained in this document are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as necessarily representing the official policies, either expressed or implied, of the U.S. Government.’

Publications issued on the research performed under the WRRI grant program contract must acknowledge the support and collaboration of the Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey and the Senator George J. Mitchell Center  at the University of Maine, under Grant No. xxx. Please contact Kim Raymond for the grant number.

A copy of submitting papers must also be sent to the USGS Project Officer. The following disclaimer must go with the manuscript: “This manuscript is submitted for publication with the understanding that the United States Government is authorized to reproduce and distribute reprints for governmental purposes.” PIs may either send the submission to the Mitchell Center and we will forward, or they may contact Kim Raymond  for the name and address of the Project Officer.

Two copies of publications should also be submitted to the Natural Resources Library (USDOI).

U.S Department of the Interior
Natural Resources Library
Division of Information and Library Services
Gifts and Exchange Section
1849 C Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20240

No-Cost Extensions
The maximum permitted extension is 12-months. Requests for no-cost extensions from UMaine PI’s should be submitted to ORSP on the PARS system. Non-UMaine PIs should complete the form available below and return it to Kim Raymond. Even if a no-cost extension is requested, a project progress report is still required for the initial year and a final report for the following year. Any questions should be directed to Kim (581-3244) or Ruth (581-3196).

No-Cost Extension Form (PDF)


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