[Coral-List] 2010 NOAA International Coral Grant Opportunity
Eileen.Alicea at noaa.gov
Fri Jul 17 12:40:09 EDT 2009
Please forward to all interested parties:
The NOAA International Coral Grant Program announces Fiscal Year 2010
PROGRAM PRIORITIES: This Program solicits proposals under three funding
categories: 1) Support Planning for Effective Marine Protected Area
Management; 2) Encourage the Development of National Networks of Marine
Protected Areas in the Wider Caribbean, Bermuda, Brazil, Southeast Asia,
and the South Pacific; and 3) Promote Regional Socio-Economic Training
and Monitoring in Coral Reef Management in the Wider Caribbean, Brazil,
Bermuda, the Western Indian Ocean, the Red Sea, the South Pacific, South
Asia, and Southeast Asia. Each funding category has specific applicant
and project eligibility criteria.
DUE DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:
Pre-applications must be submitted by 5 p.m., U.S. Eastern Time,
November 9, 2009, preferably by email to coral.grants at noaa.gov. Final
applications, by invitation only, must be received by 5 p.m., U.S.
Eastern Time, on February 17, 2010 through www.grants.gov.
Eligible applicants include institutions of higher education, U.S. and
international non-profit organizations, and commercial organizations.
U.S. federal agencies and individuals are not eligible. For specific
country eligibility per category please refer to individual category
descriptions in Section V of the Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO).
Eligible countries are defined in Section III.A. of the FFO. The
proposed work must be conducted at a non-U.S. site.
Up to approximately $1,000,000 may be available in FY 2010 to support
grants under this program. Approximately $75,000-$100,000 may be
allocated to each of the three project categories listed below, with the
following award ranges: 1. Planning for Effective Marine Protected Area
Management: Single sites: up to $50,000; Multiple sites: up to $80,000;
2. MPA National Networks: $40,000-$50,000; 3. Regional Socio-Economic
Monitoring projects: $20,000 - $40,000. Funding will be subject to the
availability of Federal appropriations.
COST SHARING OR MATCH REQUIREMENTS:
Coral conservation projects funded under this program require a 1:1
match. Matching funds must be from non-Federal sources and can include
in-kind contributions and other non-cash support. Please refer to
section III.B. Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement of the FFO for
information on match waiver request requirements.
FULL FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT:
For details on each priority category, please refer to the full Federal
Funding Opportunity announcement found at http://www.grants.gov. Search
for Funding Opportunity Number NOAA-NOS-IPO-2010-2001840. Please be
aware that the PRE-application is NOT to be submitted through this web
site but by email to coral.grants at noaa.gov.
FOR FURTHER QUESTIONS PLEASE WRITE TO: International.coral.grants at noaa.gov.
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