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

Todd Barber reefball at reefball.com
Wed Oct 10 20:09:49 EDT 2012

Interesting the US government is willing (and mandated) to fund coral reef
projects in Marshall Islands but won't stop the reef being mined (live
corals) to create an FAA runway.  Just saying this is insane.  How can we
conserve when we are actively destroying?????


Todd R Barber
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On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 3:30 PM, Liz Fairey <liz.fairey at noaa.gov> wrote:

> 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 (
> http://coralreef.noaa.gov/aboutcrcp/strategy/currentgoals/resources/3threats_go.pdf
> ) 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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