Building organizational capacity through a community-based citizen science program for monitoring environmental contamination in Louisiana coastal parishes


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Interfaith Sponsoring Committee, BISCO

DWH Project Funding

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Known Leveraged Funding

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Funding Organization

The National Academies of Sciences Gulf Research Program (NAS - GRP)

Funding Program

NAS Gulf Research Program - Grants

Project Location: Louisiana

Funding Source: BP and Transocean
Controlling Document: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Year Awarded: 2017

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Project Description

BISCO’s mission is to build a powerful, multi-faith, multi-ethnic, multi-issue organization that serves as a voice for the people of Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes in southeastern Louisiana, as well as Grand Isle in southern Jefferson Parish. With this award, BISCO and its partners plan to train coastal Louisiana communities to use citizen science to monitor the environment for contaminants. They intend to pilot a training program designed to develop a citizen scientist network and create sustainable avenues for communication, collaboration, and knowledge exchange. Through community-led citizen science, BISCO and its partners hope to build BISCO’s capacity and enhance community health and resilience in ways that promote equitable cross-boundary collaboration, foster scientific literacy, and encourage community-based action around environmental risks.

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Project ID: 727
Project Name: Building organizational capacity through a community-based citizen science program for monitoring environmental contamination in Louisiana coastal parishes
SourceUID: 0
Latitude: 29.48938071
Longitude: -90.60070282
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Louisiana
County: Terrebonne, Lafourche, Jefferson
Project Category: Human and Social
Project Action: Education and Outreach
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Targeted Resource(s): Human and/or Institutional Capacity
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Anticipated Project Completion Year: 0
Implementing Organization: Interfaith Sponsoring Committee, BISCO
Implementing Organization Type: Non-Governmental Organization
Point of Contact – Name: Sharon Gauthe
Point of Contact – Phone: ssgauthe@gmail.com
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: http://www.nationalacademies.org/gulf/grants/funded-projects/index.htm
Project Comments: None
Acres Acquired: 0
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Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
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Purpose: None
Public Access: None
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Duration: None
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Land Restoration Acreage: 0
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Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 185000
DWH Funder: The National Academies of Sciences Gulf Research Program (NAS – GRP)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: NAS Gulf Research Program – Grants
DWH Dollar Amount : 185000
DWH Source: BP and Transocean
Fund Origin: Criminal Settlement
Controlling Documents: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Award Year: 2017
Award Month: 5
Total Amount Leveraged: 0