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[Fwd: Call for proposals from NFWF! (finding opportunity)]

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  • Yacine Khelladi
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    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 9 5:46 PM
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      Anita Daley wrote:
      >
      > The Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL) is pleased to pass the word to our contacts
      > regarding a great funding opportunity for coral reef (and mangrove/sea grass
      > habitat) conservation groups. The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
      > (NFWF) just posted a call for proposals for coral reef conservation projects
      > as part of partnership with NOAA. Announcement is printed below and
      > available on NFWF web site at http://www.nfwf.org/
      >
      > If you have any questions about this invitation, please contact Annika
      > Vieira (vieira@... or 202-857-0166) instead of responding to this
      > e-mail.
      >
      > Regards,
      >
      > Anita Daley, CORAL
      >
      > > ___________________________
      > > FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR CORAL REEF CONSERVATION PROJECTS
      > >
      > > The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is accepting proposals for
      > > projects that reduce and prevent degradation of coral reefs and
      > > associated reef habitats (e.g. seagrass beds, mangroves, etc.). Projects
      > > may address causes of coral reef degradation wherever they occur, from
      > > inland areas to coastal watersheds to the reefs and surrounding marine
      > > environment. Proposals should provide solutions to specific problems to help
      > prevent coral reef degradation through one or more of the following
      > activities:
      > >
      > > Conservation and management;
      > > Restoration;
      > > Outreach, education, training;
      > > Applied research.
      > >
      > > Proposals are due September 4, 2001.
      > >
      > > Background
      > > Coral reefs and their associated habitats are among the most
      > > biologically diverse and complex ecosystems in the world. This
      > > incredible diversity supports economies through activities such as
      > > tourism, fishing, and pharmaceutical production. Despite their
      > > importance, coral reefs are rapidly being degraded and destroyed by a
      > > variety of human impacts such as pollution, overfishing, and physical
      > > disturbance to the reefs.
      > >
      > > Priority projects will include those that:
      > >
      > > 1.Provide solutions to specific problems to reduce and prevent
      > > degradation of coral reefs;
      > > 2.Are community-based, involve multiple stakeholders, and/or
      > > demonstrate innovative partnerships;
      > > 3.Are coordinated and consistent with on-going coral reef
      > > conservation initiatives such as International Coral Reef Initiative's
      > > Framework for Action and Renewed Call to Action, the U.S. National
      > > Action Plan (U.S. Coral Reef Task Force), State and
      > > Territorial coral reef management programs, and U.S. All Islands
      > > Coral Reef Initiative, as appropriate;
      > > 4.Address an unmet need that will provide direct benefits to coral
      > > reefs;
      > > 5.Target a specific audience and address specific threats with a
      > > hands-on approach.
      > >
      > > Awards and Matching Funds
      > > Most grants will be between $10,000 and $50,000. The average grant will
      > > be approximately $25,000. Proposals should describe
      > > projects or progress that can be achieved in a 12-month time period but
      > > may be part of a long-term effort. All projects should include
      > > matching funding from project partners at a minimum ratio of 1:1 -
      > > although leverage ratios of 2:1 are preferred. As most of the grant
      > > dollars available for coral conservation will be federal (U.S.
      > > Department of Commerce's National Oceanic and Atmospheric
      > > Administration), matching contributions must be from non-federal
      > > sources.
      > >
      > > Eligible Applicants
      > > Applications will be accepted from U.S.or international non-profit
      > > organizations, academic institutions, and U.S. government agencies
      > > (local, state, territorial or federal).
      > >
      > > To Apply
      > > Please submit an application using the form downloadable below. If you
      > > have any questions about the program, please contact Annika Vieira
      > > (vieira@... or 202-857-0166).
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      >
      > ___________________________________________________________
      >
      > Anita Daley
      > International Coral Reef Information Network Coordinator
      >
      > The Coral Reef Alliance
      > 2014 Shattuck Avenue
      > Berkeley, CA 94704
      > (510) 848-0110 ext. 313
      > (510) 848-3720 fax
      > http://www.coral.org
      >
      > "Working together to keep coral reefs alive."

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