[Coral-List] Reminder: NOAA International Coral Grants

Eileen Alicea Eileen.Alicea at noaa.gov
Fri Sep 26 10:53:59 EDT 2008

2009 NOAA International Coral Grant Program

PROGRAM PRIORITIES: This Program solicits proposals under four funding 
categories: 1) Promote Watershed Management in the Wider Caribbean, 
Brazil, and Bermuda; 2) Planning for Effective Marine Protected Area 
Management; 3) Encourage the Development of National Networks of Marine 
Protected Areas in the Wider Caribbean, Bermuda, Brazil, Southeast Asia, 
and the South Pacific; and 4) Promote Regional Socio-Economic Training 
and Monitoring in Coral Reef Management in the Wider Caribbean, Brazil, 
Bermuda, the Western Indian Ocean, the Red Sea, the South Pacific, South 
Asia, and Southeast Asia.

Pre-applications must be received by 5:00 p.m., U.S. Eastern Time, on 
Monday, November 3, 2008, preferably by email to coral.grants at noaa.gov. 
Final applications by invitation only must be received by 5:00 p.m. U.S. 
Eastern Time, on Friday, February. 13, 2009 through www.grants.gov.

Eligible applicants include institutions of higher education, U.S. and 
international non-profit organizations, and commercial organizations. 
U.S. federal agencies and individuals are not eligible. For specific 
country eligibility per category, please refer to individual category 
descriptions in Section I.B. of the full Federal Funding Opportunity 
(FFO). Eligible countries are defined in Section III.A. of the FFO. The 
proposed work must be conducted at a non-U.S. site.

Up to approximately $500,000 may be available in FY 2009 to support 
grants under this program. Each eligible applicant can apply for the 
following maximum amounts: 1) Watershed Management: $30,000-$50,000; 2) 
Planning for Effective Marine Protected Area Management: Single sites: 
up to $50,000; Multiple sites: up to $80,000; 3) MPA National Networks: 
$40,000-$50,000; 4) Regional Socio-Economic Monitoring projects: $15,000 
- $30,000. Funding will be subject to the availability of Federal 

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 all details on each priority category, please refer to the full 
Federal Funding Opportunity announcement found at http://www.grants.gov. 
Search for Funding Opportunity Number NOS-IPO-2009-2001458. Please be 
aware that the pre-application is NOT to be submitted through this web site.

FOR FURTHER QUESTIONS WRITE TO: International.coral.grants at noaa.gov.

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