The purpose of this notice is to invite Non-
Governmental Organizations with non-profit 501(c)(3) status, with
expertise and experience in supporting coral reef management in U. S.
and associated waters to submit a multi-year proposal for establishing
partnership for up to four years with the NOAA CRCP at both a
national and international level to further the conservation of coral
This document describes the coral reef conservation partnership
that the CRCP envisions, identifies the qualities that NOAA desires in
a partner, and describes criteria under which
applications will be evaluated for funding consideration.
selected through this notice will be implemented through a multi-year
cooperative agreement of up to four years in length.
CRCP funding of up
to $600,000 pursuant to section 6403 of the Coral Reef Conservation Act
(CRCA) (16 U.S.C.
6401 et seq.) is expected to be available for
initiating this partnership in FY 200 9. Applications must include a
generalized four year work program and a more specific work plan and
budget for activities to be funded in FY 2009, in conformance with the
requirements in Section IV below.
Annual federal CRCP funding is
anticipated to increase up to $1,000,000 for the subsequent three years
of the agreement.
However, annual funding levels and any increases over
FY 2009 levels will be dependent upon future budgets appropriated by
Congress, partnership success, and CRCP annual priorities.
requires the partnership to match NOAA cash contributions at a minimum
of a 1:1 level overall, and will give priority to those partnerships
that can provide cash match for project implementation funds.