FY 2013 Coastal and Marine Habitat Restoration Project Grants

The principal objective of the National Marine Fisheries Service's (NMFS) Coastal and Marine Habitat Restoration Project solicitation is to identify and support proactive restoration project(s), which use a habitat-based approach to foster species recovery and increase fish production.


submitted under this solicitation will be selected based on their ability to demonstrate how the proposed habitat restoration actions will help recover threatened and endangered species listed under the Endangered Species Act (hereafter, Listed Species), sustain or help rebuild fish stocks managed under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (hereafter, Managed Species), or benefit other coastal and marine species with a nexus to NMFS management.

Successful proposals will 1) identify a habitat-based issue/concern limiting the recovery or sustainability of one or more target species (e.g.

fish, marine mammals, sea turtles); 2) identify the project(s)' outcome goal(s) and describe in detail the actions and on-the-ground habitat restoration project(s) to be undertaken to resolve the issue/concern and; 3) describe the measurable impact on the target species, including evaluation techniques.

Proposals selected for funding through this solicitation will primarily be funded through cooperative agreements.

Multi-year cooperative agreement awards will be considered, and additional releases of funds may be used to fund selected proposals through FY15 without further competition.

Awards are dependent upon the amount of funds Congress makes available to NOAA for this purpose in the FY13-FY15 budgets.

NOAA anticipates approximately $20 million may be available over the next three years to maintain selected awards, dependent upon the level of funding made available by Congress.

NOAA anticipates typical awards will range from $500,000 to $5 million over three years.

NOAA will not accept proposals with a budget of less than $100,000 or more than $10 million.

One, two, or three year proposals will be accepted.

Funds will be administered by the NOAA Restoration Center.
Related Programs

Habitat Conservation

Department of Commerce

Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Estimated Funding: $70,000

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Additional Information of Eligibility:
There is a serious public health issue involving the abuse, misuse, non-medical use and concomitant morbidity and mortality associated with the increased availability of opioids for the treatment of acute pain, chronic pain and opioid-related addiction.

While these medications are obtained through theft and other forms of diversion, SAMHSA surveys indicate that opioids used non-medically are usually obtained through prescriptions.

The Federal Controlled Substance Act permits physicians (including specialties such as psychiatrists, osteopaths, family practice, etc.), mid-level practitioners (such as nurse practitioners and physicians assistants), dentists, and other health professionals, to register to prescribe and dispense controlled opioid medications for the treatment of pain, and in limited cases, dependence.

Collectively, the quantity of these controlled opioids prescribed by physicians, dentists, and others, has increased several-fold over the last decade.

There are concerns that opioid prescribing practices may be contributing to the availability of opioid analgesics in the illicit market.

In addition, SAMHSA recognizes the difficulty in assessing patients for appropriate opioid prescribing and the limited training that physicians, psychiatrists, and dentists may receive during their formal, specialized training.

Moreover, licensed physicians and dentists, who have completed their formal training, lack adequate mentoring, continuing medical education, and other resources to evaluate patients and prescribe opioid analgesics appropriately.

To address this public health problem in a timely manner, SAMHSA is limiting eligibility for this cooperative agreement to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, the American Medical Association, the American Osteopathic Association, the American Psychiatric Association, and the American Dental Association.

These organizations have extensive experience in providing educational and other support services to their members.

As such, SAMHSA believes they are uniquely qualified to meet the requirements outlined in this announcement because they have the experience, infrastructure and capacity in place to expeditiously begin program activities.

Any of these entities may apply individually; they may also apply as a consortium comprised of all or several of the eligible organizations.

If a consortium is formed for this purpose, a single organization in the consortium must be the legal applicant, the recipient of the award, and the entity legally responsible for satisfying the grant requirements.

If a consortium submits an application, the application must include a written agreement outlining the roles and responsibilities of each organization participating in the consortium.

This agreement must be signed by an authorized official of each member of the consortium and attached to the application in Attachment 3 of the RFA, “Roles and Responsibilities of Participating Consortium Organizations.”

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