[Coral-List] South Florida Coastal Program - Announcement of Financial Assistance FY 2008

Jim Hendee Jim.Hendee at noaa.gov
Wed Jan 16 12:09:16 EST 2008

Please see below for announcement and  proper contact info (i.e., not me!).

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	South Florida Coastal Program - Announcement of Financial 
Assistance FY 2008
Date: 	Wed, 16 Jan 2008 11:23:02 -0500
From: 	Debbie_Devore at fws.gov
CC: 	FW4_Vero_Beach_SFFO%FWS at fws.gov

South Florida Restoration Partners,
I am pleased to inform you of the opportunity for financial assistance 
for coastal habitat restoration projects in South Florida.  The mission 
of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Coastal Program is to 
efficiently achieve voluntary habitat conservation, through financial 
and technical assistance, for the benefit of Federal trust species.

·        To develop cooperative agreements that provide funding for 
technically sound and cost effective projects that restore or enhance 
degraded coastal wetlands, uplands, estuaries, and riparian corridors; 
including the removal of exotic vegetation from coastal areas; and 
promoting public awareness of south Florida’s ecological problems; and
·        To form partnerships in south Florida in a joint effort to 
conserve, restore, and enhance coastal resources and habitat.

·        Result in on-the ground restoration or enhancement of coastal 
·        Improve habitat for fish and wildlife resources, including 
federally protected species, through restoration and enhancement 
(including the removal of         exotic vegetation and restoration of 
sites using native plant species);
·        Form partnerships with more than one participant; and
·        Leverage additional funding or other in-kind goods and/or 
services towards the total project cost.

Selected projects are funded from annual appropriations to the Coastal 
Program.  Although project ideas may be developed and proposals may be 
submitted throughout the year, please bear in mind that our final 
funding allocations are typically distributed in mid-spring.  Therefore, 
in order to be considered for funding in FY 2008, please ensure that 
project proposals are submitted no later than *April 18, 2008*. 
 Projects will be evaluated by staff in the South Florida Ecological 
Services Office and those selected will enter into cooperative 
agreements.  During the cooperative agreement process, project contacts 
may be asked to provide additional details of the work to be 

*Please contact me for further information regarding proposal 
development.  More detailed instructions will soon be available on the 
South Florida Ecological Services website 
(http://www.fws.gov/verobeach/). If you are aware of a project idea or 
need but are unsure of how to best develop it into a full project 
description, please feel free to contact me for guidance.*

Please feel free to forward this announcement to anyone who might be 
interested in the information.  


Debbie L. DeVore
South Florida Coastal Program Coordinator
US Fish & Wildlife Service
1339 20th St
Vero Beach, FL 32960-3559

Phone: 772-562-3909  x324
Fax: 772-562-4288
Email:  Debbie_DeVore at fws.gov

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