[Coral-List] U.S. Coral Reef Task Force Partnership Initiative - RFP

Stephanie Pendergrass Stephanie.Pendergrass at NFWF.ORG
Wed Feb 24 17:56:47 EST 2010

U.S. Coral Reef Task Force Partnership Initiative - Request for Proposals

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), in partnership with members of the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force (USCRTF), specifically the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), announces the availability of grant funding to build local capacity and support for projects that will help restore natural resources in the Guánica/Rio Loco watershed in Puerto Rico.

To view the full Request for Proposals (RFP) and to apply online, visit www..nfwf.org/coralreef<http://www.nfwf.org/coralreef>.


Priority will be given to proposals submitted by non-governmental organizations (NGOs) based in Puerto Rico.  Other organizations are only eligible to apply if they demonstrate a significant level of partnership and coordination with an NGO based in Puerto Rico.

Grant Size
The majority of awards under this program will fall in the range of $10,000 to $25,000.  Matching funds from non-U.S. federal sources are encouraged but not required.  Projects may extend from 12-18 months in length.

Background and Proposal Topics

The USCRTF partners recognize that local stakeholder involvement is a critical step in the protection and conservation of near-shore coral reef ecosystems. The purpose of this solicitation is to cultivate long-term capacity of local stakeholders, raise awareness about watershed issues in the region, and protect and conserve coral reef ecosystems through the implementation of local conservation projects.

Priority categories of projects include, but are not limited to:

 *   On-the-ground restoration to reduce runoff of contaminated water and improve water quality;
 *   Community engagement and capacity building for watershed protection and management; and,
 *   Awareness building and incentives for valuing watershed resources.

Pre-proposals must be submitted via the Foundation's online system, in English, by April 7, 2010.  Full proposals will be solicited from successful applicants and will be due by June 1, 2010. Awards for this program are scheduled to be announced in July 2010.

For further information on the program or completing the application, visit www.nfwf.org/coralreef<http://www.nfwf.org/coralreef> or please contact Stephanie Pendergrass (202-857-0166 or stephanie.pendergrass at nfwf.org<mailto:stephanie.pendergrass at nfwf.org>) or Michelle Pico (262-567-0601 or pico at nfwf.org<mailto:pico at nfwf.org>).

Stephanie Pendergrass
Assistant Director, Marine Programs
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
1133 Fifteenth St., N.W.
Suite 1100
Washington, D.C. 20005
202-857-0166 (main)
202-595-2469 (direct)
202-857-0162 (fax)
stephanie.pendergrass at nfwf.org

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