[Coral-List] 2010 NOAA International Coral Grant Opportunity

Eileen Alicea Eileen.Alicea at noaa.gov
Fri Jul 17 12:40:09 EDT 2009

Please forward to all interested parties:

The NOAA International Coral Grant Program announces Fiscal Year 2010 
Grant Opportunity

PROGRAM PRIORITIES: This Program solicits proposals under three funding 
categories: 1) Support Planning for Effective Marine Protected Area 
Management; 2) Encourage the Development of National Networks of Marine 
Protected Areas in the Wider Caribbean, Bermuda, Brazil, Southeast Asia, 
and the South Pacific; and 3) 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. Each funding category has specific applicant 
and project eligibility criteria.

Pre-applications must be submitted by 5 p.m., U.S. Eastern Time, 
November 9, 2009, preferably by email to coral.grants at noaa.gov. Final 
applications, by invitation only, must be received by 5 p.m., U.S. 
Eastern Time, on February 17, 2010 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 V of the 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 $1,000,000 may be available in FY 2010 to support 
grants under this program. Approximately $75,000-$100,000 may be 
allocated to each of the three project categories listed below, with the 
following award ranges: 1. Planning for Effective Marine Protected Area 
Management: Single sites: up to $50,000; Multiple sites: up to $80,000; 
2. MPA National Networks: $40,000-$50,000; 3. Regional Socio-Economic 
Monitoring projects: $20,000 - $40,000. Funding will be subject to the 
availability of Federal appropriations.

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 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 NOAA-NOS-IPO-2010-2001840. Please be 
aware that the PRE-application is NOT to be submitted through this web 
site but by email to coral.grants at noaa.gov.

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

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