[Coral-List] 2016-2017 NOAA International Coral Conservation Cooperative Agreements
Eileen Alicea - NOAA Affiliate
eileen.alicea at noaa.gov
Thu Sep 10 16:23:36 EDT 2015
2016-2017 NOAA International Coral Conservation Cooperative Agreements
FULL FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT:
For specific details on this opportunity, please refer to the full Federal
Funding Opportunity (FFO) announcement found at
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html. Search for Funding
Opportunity Number NOAA-NOS-OCM-2016-2004570 or CFDA Number 11.482. Please
note that the pre-application is NOT to be submitted through Grants.gov and
has an earlier due date than the final application.
DUE DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:
Pre-applications in electronic form must be received via email at
coral.grants at noaa.gov by 11:59 p.m. U.S. Eastern Standard Time on Thursday,
November 19, 2015. Pre-applications in paper form must be postmarked or
submitted to a delivery service that provides a tracking number and receipt
on or before 11:59 p.m. U.S. Eastern Standard Time on Thursday, November
19, 2015. Selected pre-applicants will be notified by Wednesday, January
20, 2016 of an invitation to submit a final application. Final applications
by invitation only in electronic form must be received and validated
through www.grants.gov by 11:59 p.m. U.S. Eastern Standard Time, on
Thursday, February 18, 2016. Final applications in paper form must be
postmarked or submitted to a delivery service that provides a tracking
number and receipt by 11:59 p.m. U.S. Eastern Standard Time, on Thursday,
February 18, 2016.
Funding for the FY2016-2017 competition is subject to the availability of
Congressional appropriations and is expected to be approximately $600,000.
NOAA expects each applicant will request between $75,000 and $300,000
annually for a maximum of a 2-year award. Continued funding depends on
future Congressional appropriations, NOAA/CRCP priorities, and recipient
performance in the first year(s) of the award.
*Eligible geographic areas*: the Wider Caribbean and Micronesia. For
specific details, please refer to the full FFO.
SUMMARY OF PROGRAM PRIORITIES
In FY 2016, the CRCP will accept applications for 2-year Cooperative
Agreements focused on building international capacity for the effective
ecosystem-based management of coral reef ecosystems. Priority will be given
to proposals that support International Strategy which can be found at
CRCP’s international efforts focuses on strategic goals, objectives,
regions, and specific coral reef conservation activities where the CRCP can
have the greatest impact while building on NOAA strengths, partnerships,
resources, and expertise.
The four Goals of the CRCP International Strategy are to:
1) Work with regional initiatives to build MPA networks and strengthen
local management capacity to improve and maintain resilience of coral reef
ecosystems and the human communities that depend on them;
2) Develop and implement tools and practices to more effectively observe,
predict, communicate, and manage climate change impacts in priority
3) Strengthen local and national capacity and policy frameworks to reduce
impacts of fishing on coral reef ecosystems; and,
4) Strengthen policy frameworks and institutional capacities to reduce
impacts to coral reef ecosystems from pollution due to land-based
Depending on the availability of funds, CRCP intends to support Cooperative
Agreements in each of two priority regions (the Wider Caribbean and
Micronesia). The proposal must clearly explain how it will support the
selected goals and objectives. For details on requirements of International
Strategy goals/objectives per region, please refer to the full FFO.
Eligible applicants are institutions of higher education, non-profit
organizations, non-U.S. government natural resource management agencies,
foreign public entities and foreign organizations, and for-profit
organizations. An eligible organization may include proposed
sub-recipients, contractors, or other collaborators, which may include
governmental authorities, effectively forming a team. Priority will be
given to regional organizations that work in multiple countries and have a
working relationship and demonstrated experience working with the local
government authorities that manage the marine areas addressed. For specific
country eligibility, please refer to Section III.A of the FFO. The proposed
work must be conducted at non-U.S. sites as described in Section I.B of the
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
and match waiver request requirements.
FOR INQUIRIES WRITE TO: International.coral.grants at noaa.gov and
Scot.Frew at noaa.gov
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