[Coral-List] Announcing FY12 NOAA International Coral Grants
Eileen.Alicea at noaa.gov
Thu Sep 8 17:24:40 EDT 2011
2012 NOAA International Coral Cooperative Agreements
FULL FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT:
For specific details on this opportunity, please refer to the full Federal
Funding Opportunity announcement found at
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.
DUE DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:
Pre-applications must be submitted by 5 p.m., U.S. Eastern Standard Time, on
Friday, November 18, 2011, 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 Friday, February 17, 2012 through www.grants.gov.
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
SUMMARY OF 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
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.
COST SHARING OR MATCH REQUIREMENTS:
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: International.coral.grants at noaa.gov.
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