[Coral-List] NOAA Coral Program NGO Partnership funding opportunity (for Domestic U.S.)

Eileen Alicea - NOAA Affiliate eileen.alicea at noaa.gov
Fri Oct 23 10:41:39 EDT 2015

Funding Opportunity Title: FY16 CRCP Coral Reef NGO Partnership

For the full announcement, go to www.grants.gov and search for Funding
Opportunity Number: NOAA-NOS-OCM-2016-2004583

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 11.482, Coral Reef
Conservation Program

Dates: Complete applications must be submitted electronically via
www.grants.gov by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on Thursday, January 21, 2016 to be
considered for funding.

Funding Opportunity Description: The purpose of this notice is to invite
Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) with demonstrated expertise and
experience in supporting coral reef management in the United States to
submit proposals to establish partnerships with the NOAA Coral Reef
Conservation Program (CRCP) to further the conservation of U.S. coral
reefs. This document describes the coral reef conservation partnership(s)
that the NOAA CRCP envisions, identifies the qualities that NOAA desires in
a partner, and describes criteria against which applications will be
evaluated for funding consideration. Partnerships selected through this
notice will be implemented through a cooperative agreement of up to
48-months (4 years) in duration. Pursuant to Section 6403 of the Coral Reef
Conservation Act (CRCA), 16 U.S.C. 6401-6409, and pending Congressional
appropriations, CRCP funding of approximately $700,000 is
expected to be available for initiating partnership(s) with up to four
non-governmental organizations in Fiscal Year (FY) 2016.

CRCP will consider funding either a single proposal that includes support
for all seven coral reef states and territories or up to two proposals in
the Pacific Islands (benefiting Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, and/or the
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands) and up to two proposals in
the Atlantic/Caribbean region (benefiting Florida, Puerto Rico, and the
U.S. Virgin Islands). Applications may propose work plan of up to 48
months, in conformance with the requirements of Section IV of this
announcement, and may request between $100,000 and $700,000 per year
(approximately $100,000 per state or territory), depending on how many of
the seven coral states and territories will benefit from the proposed
project(s). As required by the CRCA, recipients are required to match
NOAA's Federal contributions with non-Federal matching contributions at a
minimum ratio of 1:1 unless the applicant is granted a waiver to the
matching requirement by the agency.

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