Friday, November 12, 2010

Coral Reef Conservation Fund

Administered by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation in partnership with the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program, the Coral Reef Conservation Fund provides grants to public-private partnerships working to reduce and prevent degradation of coral reefs and associated reef habitats (e.g., seagrass beds, mangroves, etc).

Funding is available for conservation projects in Florida, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Projects must implement watershed management plans and local action strategies designed to improve water quality, enhance coral reef ecosystem resilience, and improve the management of protected marine areas that harbor key coral reef ecosystem components and functions.

Funding is also available for activities that support the priority goals and objectives with respect to international coral reef locations identified in NOAA CRCP's International Strategy.

Amount: $20,000 - $70,000 (matching required)

Date due: December 15, 2010

For more information, click here.