[Coral-List] Availability Funding for NOAA's Domestic Coral Reef Conservation Grant Program

Liz Fairey liz.fairey at noaa.gov
Wed Oct 10 15:30:10 EDT 2012

Dear Listers,

Applications to the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program's FY13
Domestic (U.S.) Coral Reef Conservation Grants competition are due
November 1, 2012 at 5:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time.  Information about
this funding opportunity is below.  Please contact me
(liz.fairey at noaa.gov) if you have any questions.

Best regards,

Liz Fairey
Federal Program Officer
NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program

Grant Program Information:

Who: This competitive program provides funding to institutions of
higher education, non-profit organizations, commercial organizations,
and local and Indian tribal governments to support coral reef
conservation projects in the United States, as authorized under the
Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000.

Where: These awards are intended to support coral reef conservation
projects in shallow water coral reef ecosystems, including reefs at
mesophotic depths, in American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern
Mariana Islands, Florida, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin
Islands, and coral-dominated banks in U.S. portions of the Gulf of
Mexico. Projects may be proposed in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
and the U.S. Pacific Remote Islands, but these locations are not
considered geographic priorities under this announcement.

Program Priorities: 1) Fishing Impacts; 2) Land-Based Sources of
Pollution; 3) Climate Change; and 4) Local and Emerging Management
Issues (coral disease, invasive species, recreational use, ornamental
trade, and endangered species). These categories are described in more
detail in the full Federal Funding Opportunity announcement. All
proposed work should be consistent with the Coral Reef Conservation
Program (CRCP) National Goals and Objectives 2010-2015 (
) and/or the relevant Jurisdictional Coral Reef Management Priorities
( http://coralreef.noaa.gov/aboutcrcp/strategy/reprioritization/managementpriorities
) developed for each of the seven states and territories.

Funding Amount: Applicants may propose projects that include a Federal
funding amount between $30,000 and $80,000; the average Federal
funding amount for successful projects will be approximately $50,000.
Applicants must provide a 1:1 match of non-Federal funds or must
submit a request to NOAA to waive the matching requirement if the
applicant can demonstrate that: 1. no reasonable means are available
through which an applicant can meet the matching requirement, and, 2.
the probable benefit of the project outweighs the public interest in
such matching requirement.

How: Applicants should apply through www.grants.gov; however,
applicants may also mail in complete, original signed applications if
they are unable to use www.grants.gov. All applications must follow
the specific application requirements described in the full Federal
funding opportunity announcement.

When: Applications must be submitted via www.grants.gov by 5:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time on November 1, 2012. If submitted via mail,
applications must include an official postmark documenting that the
application was mailed prior to 5:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time on
November 1, 2012; private metered postmarks are not acceptable. In any
event, mailed applications received more than 10 business days
following the closing date will not be accepted.

Interested applicants may obtain the full Federal Funding Opportunity
announcement by visiting www.grants.gov, clicking on “Find Grant
Opportunities,” and searching by funding opportunity number
(NOAA-NOS-OCRM-2013-2003459) or by CFDA number (11.482).

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