[Coral-List] Availability of funding for General Coral Reef Conservation Grants for Fiscal Year 09

Jennifer.Koss Jennifer.Koss at noaa.gov
Fri Jul 18 16:56:28 EDT 2008

The NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program announces the availability of 
funding for General Coral Reef Conservation Grants (GCRCGP) for FY09. 
Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM EST, November 3, 2008. This 
program provides funding 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 and the Freely 
Associated States in the Pacific, as authorized under the Coral Reef 
Conservation Act of 2000. Projects funded through the GCRCGP 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.

Applicants can submit a grant application for work covering a period of 
12 or 18 months at federal funding amounts ranging from $15,000 to a 
maximum of $50,000; applications must include a 1:1 match obtained from 
non federal sources. Applications must fall within at least one of the 
following 7 categories: (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: 1) it is applied research that directly contributes to improved 
management and must include prompt mechanisms to disseminate information 
to resource managers (this DOES NOT include peer-reviewed publications) 
such as training of managers to use information or direct presentations 
to managers on activities and outcomes; or 2) the research activity is a 
listed priority project within a local action strategy in which case the 
applicant must provide the name of the local action strategy and number 
of the activity along with a letter support/collaboration with local 
state agency.

*** All applicants must provide evidence of support for the project by 
appropriate representatives of States or other government jurisdictions 
in which the project will be conducted.

The full funding announcement and federal forms can be found at 
www.grants.gov <http://www.grants.gov> using the Funding Opportunity 
Number: NMFS-HCPO-2009-2001494.

Applications should be submitted via www.grants.gov and must be received 
by grants.gov no later than 5:00 PM EST on November 3, 2008.  If 
www.grants.gov <http://www.grants.gov/> cannot be reasonably used, 
applications can be sent by mail, but they must postmarked by November 
3, 2008, and they must include original signed copies of the federal 
forms. Send to: Jennifer Koss, NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program, 
NOAA Fisheries, Office of Habitat Conservation (F/HC), 1315 East West 
Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. ATTN: GCRCGP Project Applications.

If you need further information please contact me 
(Jennifer.koss at noaa.gov) or Liz.fairey at noaa.gov.

Jennifer Koss
NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program
1315 East-West Highway, Room 15832
Silver Spring, MD 20910
301-713-3459 ext. 195

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