[Coral-List] REMINDER: 2012 NOAA International Coral Cooperative Agreements

Eileen Alicea Eileen.Alicea at noaa.gov
Fri Oct 28 10:11:06 EDT 2011

   REMINDER:  Pre-applications  must be submitted by 5 p.m., U.S. Eastern
   Standard  Time,  on  Friday, November 18, 2011, preferably by email to
   [1]coral.grants at noaa.gov
   2012 NOAA International Coral Cooperative Agreements
   For specific details on this opportunity, please refer to the full Federal
   Funding Opportunity announcement found at
   [2]http://www.grants.gov/search/basic.do. Search for Funding Opportunity
   Number NOAA-NOS-IPO-2012-2003117 or CFDA Number 11.482. Please note that the
   pre-application is NOT to be submitted through Grants.gov.
   Pre-applications must be submitted by 5 p.m., U.S. Eastern Standard Time, on
   Friday, November 18, 2011, preferably by email to [3]coral.grants at noaa.gov.
   Final applications, by invitation only, must be received by 5 p.m., U.S.
   Eastern Time, on Friday, February 17, 2012 through [4]www.grants.gov.
   2012 AWARDS:
   Approximately $300,000 may be available in FY 2012 to support cooperative
   agreements under this program including approximately $150,000 for the first
   12 months of a 24-month cooperative agreement in the Wider Caribbean and
   approximately $150,000 for the first 12 months of a 24-month cooperative
   agreement in independent Samoa and the Southwest Pacific. Funding for both
   years will be subject to the availability of Federal appropriations and
   program priorities.
   In FY 2012, the CRCP seeks to develop cooperative agreements that will build
   capacity  for  the  development and effective implementation of marine
   protected areas (MPAs) as outlined in the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation
   Program International Strategy 2010-2015 (International Strategy) which can
   be found at:
   strategy.pdf. The International Strategy is intended to strengthen and
   expand the CRCP international coral reef conservation efforts by providing
   twenty-year strategic goals and five-year objectives that the CRCP will work
   to address to effectively reduce threats to coral reefs internationally. It
   focuses on the regions and specific coral reef conservation activities where
   the CRCP can have the greatest impact while building on NOAA strengths,
   partnerships, resources and expertise.
   Priority Goal One of the International Strategy calls for the CRCP to "Work
   with  regional  initiatives to build MPA networks and strengthen local
   management  capacity  to improve and maintain resilience of coral reef
   ecosystems and the human communities that depend on them" (Priority Goal 1,
   International Strategy). The intent of this goal is to build well-designed
   and effectively managed marine protected areas (MPAs) and marine protected
   area (MPA) networks by strengthening capacity to design and implement MPAs
   from local to regional levels. The goal also promotes science-based tools
   and MPA network principles, including connectivity, representativeness,
   protection of spawning aggregations, biodiversity, livelihood impacts, and
   resilience to climate change.
   Depending  on the availability of funds, CRCP will support cooperative
   agreements  that  address  Objectives  2  through  5  listed under the
   International Strategy Priority Goal One for MPA capacity-building in each
   of the following two priority regions: the Wider Caribbean and Samoa and the
   Southwest Pacific. The objectives listed under this goal focus on building
   capacity to support the effective design, implementation, monitoring and
   evaluation of MPAs and MPA networks in coral reef ecosystems in priority
   international regions. Objective 2 focuses on building long-term capacity
   for MPA practitioners while objectives 3-5 focus on meeting enforcement,
   financial, and scientific needs. Most of the objectives are focused on
   improving management of existing MPAs, which is prioritized over identifying
   new MPA sites.
   For more details on the Priority Goal One objectives, please refer to the
   International Strategy.
   Eligible applicants are limited to the following categories: institutions of
   higher education, U.S. and international non-profit organizations, non-US
   government authorities, and commercial organizations. Individuals and U.S.
   federal agencies are not eligible. For specific country eligibility, please
   refer to Section III.A of the FFO. The proposed work must be conducted at
   non-U.S. sites as described in Section I.B of the FFO.
   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 FURTHER QUESTIONS WRITE TO: [6]International.coral.grants at noaa.gov or
   [7]scot.frew at noaa.gov


   1. mailto:coral.grants at noaa.gov
   2. http://www.grants.gov/search/basic.do
   3. mailto:coral.grants at noaa.gov
   4. http://www.grants.gov/
   5. http://coralreef.noaa.gov/aboutcrcp/strategy/currentgoals/resources/intl_strategy.pdf
   6. mailto:International.coral.grants at noaa.gov
   7. mailto:scot.frew at noaa.gov

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