FY 2020 Community-based Restoration Program Coastal and Marine Habitat Restoration Grants

The principal objective of the NMFS Community-based Restoration Program Coastal and Marine Habitat Restoration solicitation is to support habitat restoration projects that use an ecosystem-based approach to foster species recovery and increase populations under NOAA’s jurisdiction.


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submitted under this solicitation will be primarily evaluated based on their ability to demonstrate how the proposed habitat restoration actions will:
1) help recover threatened and endangered species listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) (hereafter, Listed Species), including species identified by NMFS as “Species in the Spotlight” (https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/topic/endangered-species-conservation#species-in-the-spotlight); 2) sustain or help rebuild fish stocks managed under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (hereafter, Managed Species); and/or 3) contribute to the sustainability of saltwater recreational fisheries.

Successful proposals will:
1) identify a habitat-based issue/concern limiting the recovery or sustainability of one or more species targeted by the proposed restoration action; 2) describe in detail the habitat restoration project(s) to be undertaken to resolve the issue/concern and; 3) describe the project(s)’ expected outcomes and measurable impact on the project’s target species and their ecosystem.

Proposals may include:
restoration feasibility and/or design; implementation (i.e., on-the-ground activities); or a combination thereof.
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Habitat Conservation

Department of Commerce

Agency: Department of Commerce

Office: Department of Commerce

Estimated Funding: $12,000,000

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Eligible applicants are institutions of higher education, non-profits, commercial (for profit) organizations, U. S. territories, and state, local and Native American tribal governments.

Applicants must propose work in geographic areas that benefit species with a nexus to NOAA management.

Applications from federal agencies or employees of federal agencies will not be considered.

Federal agencies are strongly encouraged to work with states, non-governmental organizations, municipal and county governments, and others that are eligible to apply.

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