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					NOAA CORAL REEF CONSERVATION PROGRAM
2010 INTERNATIONAL GRANTS
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY SYNOPSIS
FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE WWW.GRANTS.GOV.

    Funding Opportunity Number:            NOAA-NOS-IPO-2010-2001840
    Opportunity Category:                  Discretionary
    Posted Date:                           Jul 17, 2009
    Creation Date:                         Jul 17, 2009
    Original Closing Date for Applications:Feb 17, 2010 Pre-applications must be
                                           received by NOAA by 5 p.m., ET, on Monday,
                                           November 9, 2009. Final applications must be
                                           received and validated by Grants.gov,
                                           postmarked, or provided to a delivery service on
                                           or before 5 p.m. ET, February 17, 2010. Please
                                           note: Validation or rejection of your application
                                           by Grants.gov may take up to 2 business days
                                           after submission. Please consider this process in
                                           developing your submission timeline.
                                           Applications received after the deadline will be
                                           rejected/returned to the sender without further
                                           consideration. Use of U.S. mail or another
                                           delivery service must be documented with a
                                           receipt. No facsimile or electronic mail
                                           applications will be accepted.
    Current Closing Date for Applications: Feb 17, 2010 Pre-applications must be
                                           received by NOAA by 5 p.m., ET, on Monday,
                                           November 9, 2009. Final applications must be
                                           received and validated by Grants.gov,
                                           postmarked, or provided to a delivery service on
                                           or before 5 p.m. ET, February 17, 2010. Please
                                           note: Validation or rejection of your application
                                           by Grants.gov may take up to 2 business days
                                           after submission. Please consider this process in
                                           developing your submission timeline.
                                           Applications received after the deadline will be
                                           rejected/returned to the sender without further
                                           consideration. Use of U.S. mail or another
                                           delivery service must be documented with a
                                           receipt. No facsimile or electronic mail
                                           applications will be accepted.
    Archive Date:                          Mar 19, 2010
       Funding Instrument Type:                  Grant
       Category of Funding Activity:             Environment
                                                 Natural Resources
                                                 Science and Technology and other Research and
                                                 Development
       Category Explanation:
       Expected Number of Awards:
       Estimated Total Program Funding:      $1,000,000
       Award Ceiling:
       Award Floor:
       CFDA Number(s):                       11.463 -- Habitat Conservation
       Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: Yes

Eligible Applicants

       Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)


Additional Information on Eligibility:

       Eligible applicants include institutions of higher education, U.S. and international non-
       profit organizations, and commercial organizations. U.S. federal agencies and individuals
       are not eligible. For specific country eligibility per category, please refer to individual
       category descriptions in Section V of the Federal Funding Opportunity. The proposed
       work must be conducted at a non-U.S. site. Eligible countries are defined as follows: The
       Wider Caribbean includes the 37 States and territories that border the marine
       environment of the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean Sea, and the areas of the Atlantic
       Ocean adjacent thereto, and Brazil and Bermuda, but excluding areas under U.S.
       jurisdiction. The South Pacific Region includes South Pacific Regional Environment
       Program's Pacific island countries and territories, including the Federated States of
       Micronesia, Republic of Palau, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands, but excluding
       U.S. territories and four developed country members and their territories or protectorates.
       South Asia includes India, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Southeast
       Asia Region includes Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines,
       Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam. The Western Indian Ocean Region
       includes Comoros, France (La Reunion), Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique,
       Seychelles, the United Republic of Tanzania, and South Africa. The Red Sea Region
       includes five member countries of the Regional Organization for the Conservation of the
       Environment of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden (PERSGA): Djibouti, Egypt, Jordan, the
       Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Yemen.

Agency Name

       Department of Commerce
Description

      The NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Grant Program, as authorized under the Coral Reef
      Conservation Act of 2000, provides matching grants of financial assistance for
      international coral reef conservation projects. The Program solicits proposals under three
      funding categories: (1) Support Planning for Effective Marine Protected Area
      Management; (2) Encourage the Development of National Networks of Marine Protected
      Areas in the Wider Caribbean, Bermuda, Brazil, Southeast Asia, and the South Pacific;
      and (3) Promote Regional Socio-Economic Training and Monitoring in Coral Reef
      Management in the Wider Caribbean, Brazil, Bermuda, the Western Indian Ocean, the
      Red Sea, the South Pacific, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. Each funding category has
      specific applicant and project eligibility criteria.

				
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