NOAA 2018-19 International Coral Reef Conservation Funding Opportunity

Funding Opportunity 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.


PRE-APPLICATIONS in electronic form must be received via email at by 11:59 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time on Monday, November 13, 2017. Selected pre-applicants will be notified by Friday, January 12, 2018 of an invitation to submit a final application. FINAL APPLICATIONS by invitation only in electronic form must be received and validated through by 11:59 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time, on Thursday, February 15, 2018.


Proposals should address policies specific to the targeted priority region. Proposed projects must fall under one of three categories below:


(c) South East Asia and South Pacific community-based marine management: Applicants with projects involving community-based marine managed areas should address Goal 1 Objectives 1.2 and 1.3 of the international strategy, include local communities in planning and implementation of project activities, and promote national or trans-national networks of locally- and/or community-based marine managed areas in any of the following countries in the South East Asia and South Pacific regions: 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, Vanuatu. Proposals that contribute to only one locally managed marine area will not be considered.


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.


FOR FULL DETAILS, search for Federal Funding Opportunity number NOAA-NOS-OCM-2018-2005319.