[Coral-List] Protect Our Reef Grant funding-RFP

Dave Vaughan dvaughan at mote.org
Mon Dec 1 08:59:55 EST 2014

TO: Coral-list

This is a notice for the Mote Marine Laboratory "Protect Our Reef" 
License Plate Grant funding availability and the Request for Proposals 
Funds received in 2014 from the Protect Our Reef License Plate sales 
will be eligible for organizations based in Florida and engaged in reef 
research, education and conservation.  Applicants must be a public 
agency, educational institution or a non-profit entity.

Eligible organization can utilize the funds to support projects related 
to research, education and conservation of the Florida Coral Reef 
Ecosystem.  Primary focus will be on projects that significantly enhance 
the capabilities of coral reef ecosystem resource managers to more 
effectively utilize science-based information in promoting and 
implementing the restoration and long-term sustainable use of these 
ecosystems in an increasingly acidic marine environment.

It is forecast that approximately ten start-up grants of up to $10,000 
each will be available for this years (2014) funds in 2015 and that a 
few higher funded grants of up to $25,000 are anticipated. The program 
has the intent of granting some innovative start-up grants to new young 

Request for proposals December 1, 2014
Proposals due:  March 1, 2015
Notification: mid April, 2015
Grans Awarded: May 1, 2015

Grant announcement information and RFP Instructions available at the 


Any additional questions about the program should be directed to Dave 
Vaughan at (DVaughan at Mote.org)

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