[Coral-List] Funding Opportunity: Coral Reef Conservation Fund 2012

Erin Hofmann Erin.Hofmann at NFWF.ORG
Tue Nov 1 10:29:20 EDT 2011

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and NOAA's Coral Program, announce the availability of grant funding for coral reef domestic U.S. jurisdiction and international projects. The full RFP can be found at www.nfwf.org/coralreef<http://www.nfwf.org/coralreef>.

U.S. Jurisdictions can apply for funding to (1) enhance watershed management planning; (2) reduce sedimentation; or, (3) improve fisheries management.  International priorities are to (1) Implement NOAA's International Strategy; (2) Apply Lessons from NOAA-Sponsored Training Programs; or, (3) Increase MPA capacity in the Caribbean. More information on priority geographies can be found at www.nfwf.org/priorities<http://www.nfwf.org/priorities>.

All persons, organizations, and non-U.S. Federal agencies are eligible to apply, including parties within and outside the United States.

The majority of awards under this program will fall in the range of $20,000 to $70,000. Matching funds from non-federal sources are required at a 1:1 ratio for all proposed projects. Please see the RFP announcement for a description of the funding priorities for this competition as well as other important application information.

Brief pre-proposals for this competition are due on December 19, 2011 and must be submitted via the NFWF Easygrants system (http://www.nfwf.org/easygrants).

NFWF will also host a webinar on November 15th to discuss the priorities identified in the RFP and describe how to write a competitive application. Details and sign up information for the webinar can be found in the RFP and at www.nfwf.org/coralreef<http://www.nfwf.org/coralreef>.

For more information, contact Michelle Pico at pico at nfwf.org<mailto:pico at nfwf.org> or Erin Hofmann at erin.hofmann at nfwf.org<mailto:erin.hofmann at nfwf.org>

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