[CDHC] FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT: 2012 NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program Domestic Coral Reef Conservation Grants
Cheryl.Woodley at noaa.gov
Wed Sep 7 10:58:11 EDT 2011
Dear Coral List Members
I want to make you aware of a NOAA funding opportunity for shallow water
Below is a summary of the priorities:
FULL FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT:
For details on this opportunity, please refer to the full Federal
Funding Opportunity announcement found at
http://www.grants.gov/search/basic.do. Search for Funding Opportunity
Number NOAA-NOS-OCRM-2012-2003014 or CFDA Number 11.482.
DUE DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:
Pre-applications must be submitted by 5 p.m., U.S. Eastern Standard
Time, on November 1, 2011, preferably through www.grants.gov.
SUMMARY OF PROGRAM PRIORITIES
The NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Grant Program, as authorized under the
Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000, provides matching grants of
financial assistance through the Domestic Coral Reef Conservation Grant
program to institutions of higher education, non-profit organizations,
commercial organizations, and local and Indian tribal government
agencies. These awards are intended to support coral reef conservation
projects in shallow water coral reef ecosystems, including reefs at
mesophotic depths, in American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern
Mariana Islands, Florida, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin
Islands, and coral-dominated banks in U.S. portions of the Gulf of
Mexico. Projects may be proposed in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
and the U.S. Pacific Remote Island Areas (PRIA), but these locations are
not considered geographic priorities under this announcement.
Proposals submitted to this competition must address at least one of the
following four categories: 1) Fishing Impacts; 2) Land-Based Sources of
Pollution; 3) Climate Change; and 4) Local and Emerging Management
Issues. These categories are described in more detail in the full
Federal Funding Opportunity announcement. All proposed work should be
consistent with the Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) National
Goals and Objectives 2010-2015
and/or the relevant Jurisdictional Coral Reef Management Priorities
developed for each of the seven states and territories. Proposals
selected for funding through this solicitation will be implemented
through a grant.
Institutions of higher education, non-profit organizations, commercial
organizations, and local and Indian tribal government agencies are
eligible to apply for funding under this funding category. U.S. federal,
state, territory, and commonwealth governments and Regional Fishery
Management Councils are not eligible to apply under this funding category.
Approximately $500,000 is expected to be available for this competition
in FY 2012. Funding will be divided among the U.S. Pacific and Atlantic
regions to maintain the geographic balance of the Grant Program overall,
as required by the Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000. NOAA will not
accept proposals with a budget under $30,000 or over $100,000 under this
solicitation. It is expected that the average award size will be $50,000.
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.
FOR FURTHER QUESTIONS WRITE TO: Jenny.Waddell at noaa.gov
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
cheryl.woodley at noaa.gov
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