[Coral-List] Application deadline extended: U.S. Domestic Coral Reef Conservation Grant Opportunity

Liz Fairey - NOAA Federal liz.fairey at noaa.gov
Tue Jan 29 16:22:12 UTC 2019

The application deadline for this competition has been extended to February
5, 2019.

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From: Liz Fairey - NOAA Federal <liz.fairey at noaa.gov>
Date: Mon, Nov 19, 2018 at 11:15 AM
Subject: U.S. Domestic Coral Reef Conservation Grant Opportunity
To: <coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov>

The NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program announces the Domestic (United
States) Coral Reef Conservation Grants competition for Fiscal Year 2019.

Who: This competitive program provides funding via grants or cooperative
agreements to institutions of higher education, non-profit organizations,
for-profit organizations, and local and Indian tribal government agencies
to support coral reef conservation projects in the United States, as
authorized under the Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000 (16 U.S.C. §§

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.
Applicants may propose projects in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands and
the U.S. Pacific Remote Islands, but the Coral Reef Conservation Program
does not consider these locations as priorities under this announcement.

Program Priorities: Priorities fall within five major categories: 1)
Improve Fisheries Sustainability; 2) Reduce Land-Based Sources of
Pollution; 3) Increase Resilience to Climate Change; 4) Restore Viable
Coral Populations; and 5) Local and Emerging Management Needs. These
categories are described in more detail in the full Federal Funding
Opportunity announcement. Applications should address CRCP’s national
priorities or the jurisdictional priorities as described in the five

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 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
unable to use www.grants.gov may mail a complete application package
including the required Federal forms, which must be signed by hand and
dated. All applications should follow the specific application requirements
described in the full Federal funding opportunity announcement.

When: Applicants should submit complete applications via www.grants.gov by
11:59 PM Eastern Time on January 29, 2019. If submitted via mail,
applications must include an official postmark or a delivery service that
provides a tracking number and receipt, documenting that the application
was mailed prior to the January 29, 2019 deadline. Private metered
postmarks are not acceptable. In any event, mailed applications received
later than 10 business days following the closing date will not be

Interested applicants may obtain the full Federal Funding Opportunity
announcement by visiting www.grants.gov, clicking on the “Search Grants,
tab” and searching by funding opportunity number
(NOAA-NOS-OCM-2019-2005879) or by CFDA number (11.482).

If you need further information, please contact me (liz.fairey at noaa.gov).

Liz Fairey
NMFS Office of Habitat Conservation
NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program
1315 East West Hwy
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Liz Fairey
NMFS Office of Habitat Conservation
NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program
1315 East West Hwy
Silver Spring, MD 20910

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