[Coral-List] Coral Conservation Grants Workshops in Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands

Andrew_Gude at fws.gov Andrew_Gude at fws.gov
Tue Jun 28 08:47:03 EDT 2005

Coral Reef Conservation Partners:

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Natural Resources Conservation 
Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service, will hold a Workshop on Federal (and other) 
Grant Opportunities Related to Coral Reef Ecosystems in Puerto Rico and 
the U.S. Virgin Islands. These Workshops are sponsored by members of the 
U.S. Coral Reef Task Force to provide information on funding opportunities 
available to help address the conservation and management of coral reef 
ecosystems (from watersheds to reefs). 

The Puerto Rico Workshop will be held on 2 to 3 August 2, 2005 at the 
Embassy Suites, San Juan, while the Virgin Islands Workshop will be held 
on 3 and 4 August 2005, at the Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Marriott 
Beach Resort, on St. Thomas.  Space is limited. To attend, please contact 
Ms. Laura Maloof by July 8 (email: Laura_Maloof at fws.gov or telephone: 

The goal of the Workshop is to provide specific information about what 
grants may be available for priority coral reef projects in the 
territories as well as offer specific examples and skills for preparing a 
successful grant application. The Workshop is divided into three parts: 
(1) review priority needs identified in Local Action Strategies and other 
plans related to conservation of coral reef ecosystems, (2) present 
information on federal grant opportunities that may help address these 
needs, and (3) provide examples of successful applications and answer 
questions regarding grant applications. 

The Workshop will provide information on a wide variety of grant programs 
addressing issues and projects in watersheds, coastal areas, and various 
coral reef habitats. Workshop attendees will have the opportunity to work 
directly with representatives from federal granting agencies on how to 
prepare a successful grant application or answer other questions. 

We look forward to working with you to advance conservation and management 
of valuable coral reef ecosystems.


DAY 1 

8:30 am        Welcome and Purpose 

9:00 am        Jurisdiction Overview of Local Priority Projects and Needs 

10:15 am        Break 

10:30 am        Grant Opportunity Overview – Federal Agency Presentations: 

12:00 pm        Lunch 

1:15 pm        Continuation of Grant Opportunity Overview 
2:30 pm        Break 

2:45 am        Group Discussion – Summarize grant opportunities, identify 
overlaps with local needs and priorities, and explore potential 
partnership opportunities 

3:45 pm        Proposal Writing – How to prepare strong proposals to 
compete effectively 
5:00 pm        Adjourn 

DAY 2 

8:30 am        Summary of Day 1 Activities – Recap identified matches in 
funding opportunities and local needs 

9:00 am        Breakout Sessions – Concurrent rotating breakout sessions 
to provide workshop participants the opportunity to learn specific details 
on the application and evaluation processes for Federal agency grant 

12:15 pm         Wrap-up 

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