The NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Grant Program, 16 USC §§ 6401-6409, provides matching grants of financial assistance through the Domestic Coral Reef Conservation Grant program to institutions of higher education, non-profit organizations, for-profit organizations, and local (as defined at 2 CFR §
20 0. 64, which includes counties, municipalities, and cities) and Indian tribal government agencies.
These awards are intended to support coral reef conservation projects in shallow water coral reef ecosystems, including reefs at mesophotic depths, in American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Florida, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the U. S. Virgin Islands, and coral-dominated banks in the U. S. portions of the Gulf of Mexico.
Projects may be proposed in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands and the U. S. Pacific Remote Island Areas, but these locations are not considered geographic priorities under this announcement.
Proposals submitted to this competition must address at least one of the following four categories:
1) Fishing Impacts; 2) Land-Based Sources of Pollution; 3) Climate Change; and 4) Local and Emerging Management Issues.
Each category is described in more detail in the Federal Funding Opportunity announcement.
All proposed work must be consistent with Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) National Goals and Objectives 2010-2015