[Coral-List] NOAA General Coral Reef Conservation Grants Deadline Nov. 1

Andy Bruckner Andy.Bruckner at noaa.gov
Mon Oct 15 16:31:38 EDT 2007

Third Reminder: Availability of Small Grants for Coral Reef Conservation

The NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program announces the availability of
funding for General Coral Reef Conservation Grants (GCRCGP) for FY08.
Applications must be submitted by midnight, November 1, 2007. This
program provides $15,000- $50,000 federal funding for 12-18 month
projects to institutions of higher education, non-profit organizations,
commercial organizations, Freely Associated State government agencies,
and local and Indian tribal governments to support coral reef
conservation projects in the United States, US territories and
commonwealths, and the US Freely Associated States. Projects funded
through the GCRCGP must support on-the ground efforts that: (1) help
preserve, sustain and restore the condition of coral reef ecosystems,
(2) promote the wise management and sustainable use of coral reef
resources, (3) increase public knowledge and awareness of coral reef
ecosystems and issues regarding their conservation and (4) develop sound
scientific information on the condition of coral reef ecosystems and the
threats to such ecosystems.  Projects can include (a) Monitoring and
assessment of coral reefs or reef resources; (b) Socio-economic
assessments and resource valuation; (c) Marine protected areas and
associated management activities; (d) Coral reef fisheries management
and enforcement; (e) Coral reef restoration; (f) Public education and
outreach activities; and (g) Local action strategy projects. Research
activities are eligible only if they directly contribute to improved
management and demonstrate effective and prompt mechanisms to
disseminate information to resource managers.

The full funding announcement and federal forms can be found at
grants.gov. Applications should be submitted via www.grants.gov and must
be received by grants.gov no later than 11:59 PM EST on November 1,
2007.  If grants.gov cannot be reasonably used, applications can be sent
by mail, but they must postmarked by November 1, 2007, and they must
include original signed copies of the federal forms. Send to: Andrew
Bruckner, NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program, NOAA Fisheries, Office
of Habitat Conservation (F/HC), 1315 East West Highway, Silver Spring,
MD 20910. ATTN: CRCGP Project Applications.

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