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NOAA -- FY22-23 CRCP International Coral Reef Conservation Grants and Cooperative Agreements
The NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) provides matching grants and cooperative agreements for international coral reef conservation projects. CRCP solicits proposals that will support the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program Strategic Plan (Strategic Plan-2018) which uses a resilience-based management approach, focused on conservation that supports the ability of corals to withstand and recover from stress. All non-U.S. international tropical coral reef locations are eligible under this Federal Funding Opportunity with emphasis on the Wider Caribbean, South East Asia and South Pacific, and Micronesia. See specific countries in Section I. B.
Funding for the Fiscal Year 2022 competition is subject to the availability of Congressional appropriations and is expected to be approximately $1,000,000. NOAA expects each applicant will request between $40,000 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.
Deadline: Dec. 1, 2021
Areas of Interest
Priority will be given to proposals that support the following selected international priority objectives from the Strategic Plan-2018:
1. Fisheries Pillar: Improve Fisheries Sustainability
2. Climate Pillar: Increase Resilience to Climate Change
3. Restoration Pillar: Restore Viable Coral Populations
PRIORITY 1 - Wider Caribbean Marine Protected Area Management Capacity
PRIORITY 2 - Micronesia Marine Management and Capacity Building
PRIORITY 3 - Implement Coral Reef Management Priorities in Southeast Asia and the South Pacific
4. PRIORITY 4 - Implement Caribbean MPA Management activities
PRIORITY 5 - Implement Activities in support of Micronesia Challenge 2030 Additional Goals
Eligible applicants are institutions of higher education, non-profit organizations, nonU.S. government natural resource management agencies (including state, local, territorial, and tribal government entities), foreign public entities and foreign organizations, and forprofit organizations. An eligible organization may include proposed sub-recipients, contractors, or other collaborators, which may include governmental authorities, effectively forming a team.
PRIORITIES 1-2, Cooperative Agreements with a project period of up to two years, NOAA expects proposals between the range of $250,000 and $300,000 for Year 1 and between the range of $250,000 and $300,000 for Year 2. Depending on availability of funds, NOAA anticipates awarding two (2) awards in FY 2022, one each in the Wider Caribbean and Micronesia priority regions, subject to the policies described below in Section II.B. Project/Award Period and Multi-Year Funding.
PRIORITIES 3-5, Grants with a project period of up to two years, NOAA expects proposals between the range of $50,000 and $100,000 for Year 1 and between the range of $50,000 and $100,000 for Year 2. NOAA anticipates awarding four (4) to seven (7) awards in FY 2022, subject to the policies described below in Section II.B., Project/Award Period and Multi-Year Funding.