Coral Reef Conservation Fund Accepting Pre-Proposals at NFWF

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and its partner NOAA are soliciting conservation grant proposals for coral reef conservation.

Priorities for 2013 include:

Domestic U.S. Jurisdictions: Florida, U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), Puerto Rico, Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). Go to http://www.nfwf.org/coralreef to learn about priority reef and watershed geographies within these jurisdictions.

Funding Priorities:

  • Enhance Watershed Management Planning
  • Reduce Sedimentation
  • Improve Fisheries Management

International: Priority focus on Micronesia, Samoa and the Southwest Pacific, the Coral Triangle region, and the Wider Caribbean; however, all international coral reef locations are eligible.

Funding Priorities:

  • Implement the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program's International Strategy
  • Apply Lessons Learned from NOAA-Supported Training Programs
  • Increase MPA capacity in the Caribbean

Applicants are encouraged to select one category for each proposal. Proposals addressing topics outside of priority categories will be considered to the extent that they support the broader goals and objectives of NOAA's CRCP (http://coralreef.noaa.gov/aboutcrcp/strategy/currentgoals/resources/3threat s_go.pdf for domestic projects, http://coralreef.noaa.gov/aboutcrcp/strategy/currentgoals/resources/intl_str ategy.pdf for international projects) and the NFWF Coral Reef Conservation Business Plan found at www.nfwf.org/coralreef but will be a lessor priority for funding. See www.nfwf.org/coralreef for a full version of the RFP including specifics within these priorities, eligibility requirements and application instructions. An informational webinar will also be provided for interested applicants on January 8th at 3pm EST. Register for the webinar here: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/965327752.

Pre-proposals are due by 11:45 pm EST February 5th, 2013.