[CDHC] Funding Opportunity: Request for Pre-proposals

Cheryl Woodley cheryl.woodley at noaa.gov
Mon Sep 14 10:03:36 EDT 2009

Hi CDHC Members:
I wanted to let you know of a funding opportunity through NOAA and the 
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. http://www.nfwf.org/applicantinfo

Below is the announcement:

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), in partnership with 
the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP), announces the 
availability of grant funding in the following priority proposal categories:

*U.S. Jurisdictions (Florida, U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), Puerto Rico, 
Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana 
Islands (CNMI))*
· Addressing sediment and nutrient run-off to coral reefs from development
· Implementing priority actions described in watershed and marine 
protected area (MPA) management plans in areas containing U.S. coral 
reef ecosystems

*International (Regional focus on Micronesia, Samoa and the Southwest 
Pacific, the Wider Caribbean,
and the Coral Triangle region; however, all international coral reef 
locations are eligible.)*
· Implementing activities that support the priority goals and objectives 
identified in NOAA CRCP’s International Strategy 

Applicants are encouraged to select one category for each proposal. 
Proposals addressing topics outside of these priority categories will be 
considered to the extent that they support the goals and objectives of 
CRCP (http://coralreef.noaa.gov/wgroups/resources/final/3threats_go.pdf, 
http://coralreef.noaa.gov/wgroups/resources/final/intl_strategy.pdf) and 
the NFWF Coral Reef Conservation Business Plan found at 

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation launched an on-line 
application program in March of 2008.
Applicants can find information about the grant applications, including 
templates and orientation webinars if needed, at 
http://www.nfwf.org/applicantinfo. Organizations interested in applying 
should submit a pre-proposal using NFWF’s online Easygrants system:

1. This funding opportunity will open on September 11, 2009. Applicants 
should visit
http://www.nfwf.org/easygrants and register as a new user (unless you 
have previously applied to NFWF in the Easygrants system under a 
different funding opportunity) and then follow the instructions below..

2. Under “Apply for a New Grant”, click the “Start a New Application” 
link. Select the Coral Reef Conservation Fund 2010 funding opportunity.

3. Follow the instructions to complete an eligibility quiz and, if 
deemed eligible, a preproposal. Pre-proposals must be submitted via the 
Foundation's online system, in English, and received no later than 11:59 
p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on* October 12, 2009 *(no exceptions). Upon 
receipt and competitive evaluation of the pre-proposal, the Foundation 
will invite successful applicants to submit a full proposal. Applicants 
will be notified by November 13, 2009, as to the status of their 
preliminary applications. Full proposal will be solicited from 
successful applicants at that time and will be due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern 
Standard Time on January 8, 2010. Awards for this program are scheduled 
to be
announced in March, 2010.

For further information on the program or completing the application, 
please contact Stephanie Pendergrass (202-857-0166 or 
stephanie.pendergrass at nfwf.org) or Michelle Pico (262-567-0601 or 
pico at nfwf.org).

Cheryl Woodley, Ph.D.
Coral Health and Disease Program

Center for Coastal Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research
Hollings Marine Laboratory
331 Fort Johnson Rd
Charleston, SC 29412
843.762.8862 Phone
843.762.8737 Fax
cheryl.woodley at noaa.gov

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