|Funding Opportunity ID:||296927|
|Opportunity Title:||FY18-19 CRCP International Coral Reef Conservation Cooperative Agreements|
|Opportunity Category Explanation:|
|Funding Instrument Type:||Cooperative Agreement|
|Category of Funding Activity:||Environment|
Science and Technology and other Research and Development
|CFDA Number(s):|| 11.482|
|Eligible Applicants:||Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)|
|Additional Information on Eligibility:||Eligible applicants are institutions of higher education, non-profit organizations, non-U.S. government natural resource management agencies, foreign public entities and foreign organizations, and for-profit organizations. An eligible organization may include proposed sub-recipients, contractors, or other collaborators, which may include governmental authorities, effectively forming a team.|
Federal agencies and employees may participate in projects as collaborative project partners at the agency’s expense, as this announcement does not cover their funding. Federal agencies’ and employees’ in-kind services and equipment are generally not allowed as part of an applicant’s match on shared costs. If an applicant proposes federal agency collaborators, applicants should provide detail on the expected level of federal engagement in the application. Examples might include, but are not limited to partnership services; serving in a review capacity; or participating in priority task teams, working groups, or leadership teams.
Proposals are expected to target the following specific countries:
1) For proposals that address the NOAA-GCFI Assessment, projects must be conducted in at least two of the following Non-US countries and territories of the Wider Caribbean: Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Grenada, Honduras, Mexico, Saba and St. Eustatius, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Turks and Caicos Islands. For eligible MPA sites in each country please refer to the above Section B., Program Priorities.
2) Proposals for the South East Asia and South Pacific regions must be conducted in one or more of the following countries: Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Indonesia, Kiribati, Malaysia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.
3) For Micronesia proposals, the project must only be conducted in all of the following independent countries under compacts of free association with the United States: the Republic of the Marshall Islands; the Republic of Palau; and the Federated States of Micronesia.
|Agency Name:||Department of Commerce|
|Posted Date:||Aug 30, 2017|
|Close Date:||Feb 15, 2018|
|Last Updated Date:||Aug 30, 2017|
|Award Ceiling:|| $300,000|
|Award Floor:|| $75,000|
|Estimated Total Program Funding:|| $600,000|
|Expected Number of Awards:||10|
|Description:||The NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) provides matching grants for international coral reef conservation projects. CRCP solicits proposals that will support the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program’s International Strategy 2010-2015 (International Strategy). The International Strategy focuses on supporting existing regional efforts in four priority regions based on their interconnections with U.S. reef ecosystems and existing initiatives and partnerships. The following three priority regions will be considered under this Federal Funding Opportunity: the Wider Caribbean, South East Asia and South Pacific, and Micronesia. Funding for the Fiscal Year 2018 competition is subject to the availability of Congressional appropriations and is expected to be approximately $600,000. NOAA expects each applicant will request between $75,000 and $300,000 annually for an award with a project period up to two years. Funding after the first year generally depends on future Congressional appropriations, NOAA/CRCP priorities, and recipient performance in the first year(s) of the award.|