DEPT OF COMMERCE - NATIONAL OCEANIC & ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL COMPETITIVE HYPOXIA PROGRAMS: THE NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO ECOSYSTEMS AND HYPOXIA ASSESSMENT
Program (NGOMEX) and Coastal Hypoxia Research Program (CHRP)
Proposal Due Date: January 22, 2016
Expected Number of Awards: 13
Estimated Total Program Funding: $1,850,000
Award Ceiling: $1,200,000
Award Floor: $
Funding Opportunity Number: NOAA-NOS-NCCOS-
Purpose: The purpose of this document is to advise the public that NOAA/NOS/National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)/Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research (CSCOR) is soliciting proposals for the Northern Gulf of Mexico Ecosystems and Hypoxia Assessment Program (NGOMEX) and Coastal Hypoxia Research Program (CHRP). Funding is contingent upon the availability of Fiscal Year 2016 Federal appropriations. It is anticipated that projects funded under this announcement will have a September 1, 2016 start date. Total funding for this research: For NGOMEX, approximately 2 to 6 projects, for approximately 2-4 years in duration, are expected to be funded at a level not to exceed $300,000 per year per proposal. For CHRP, approximately 3 to 7 projects, for approximately 2-5 years in duration, are expected to be funded at a level not to exceed $400,000 per year per proposal. It is anticipated that up to $1,850,000 may be available in Fiscal Year 2016 for the first year of all hypoxia projects combined. In addition to these annual funding limits, NOAA does not anticipate funding any proposals submitted with total budgets (across all years) that are greater than $1,200,000 for NGOMEX and $2,000,000 for CHRP.
Electronic Access: Background information about NOAA’s NGOMEX and CHRP Programs can be found at
Questions that arise will be posted at these sites. Proposals should be submitted through Grants.gov,
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TRIBAL WILDLIFE GRANTS 2016
Goal of the Tribal Wildlife Grant Program:
Provide a competitive funding opportunity for Federally recognized Tribal governments to develop and implement programs for the benefit of wildlife and their habitat, including species of Native American cultural or traditional importance and species that are not hunted or fished.
Tribal Wildlife Grants are used to provide technical and financial assistance to Tribes for the development and implementation of programs that benefit fish and wildlife resources and their habitat. Activities may include, but are not limited to, planning for wildlife and habitat conservation, fish and wildlife conservation and management actions, fish and wildlife related laboratory and field research, natural history studies, habitat mapping, field surveys and population monitoring, habitat preservation, conservation easements, and public education that is relevant to the project. The funds may be used for salaries, equipment, consultant services, subcontracts, acquisitions and travel.
NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE (NRCS) AND THE NATIONAL FISH AND WILDLIFE FOUNDATION (NFWF) ANNOUNCE GULF RESTORATION PROGRAM FOR PRIVATE LANDS
A new $40 million program was announced on October 28th to increase restoration activities on private lands in the Gulf of Mexico region. These funds will be used to assist landowners and farmers with projects such as:
§ Wetlands conservation;
§ Stream and riparian buffer restoration;
§ Farm and ranch land protection, including the practices that go along with protection, such as improving soil health, implementing no-till farming and enhancing wildlife habitat.
For more information, visit http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/national/newsroom/r….
NCCOS ECOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF SEA LEVEL RISE PROGRAM
Beginning in 2015, NCCOS envisions funding Targeted EESLR projects that will address science and management needs of the NOAA Sentinel Site Program. T-EESLR will focus on advancing key technologies, natural and nature-based infrastructures, processes, and model evaluations that seek to advance capacity and capabilities required to improve long-term regional and local ecosystem predictions of sea level rise and coastal inundation effects. T-EESLR is also envisioned to employ a collaborative science-management approach to ensure relevancy and application of project results.
NCCOS, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, is the research office of NOAA National Ocean Service
For more information contact: David.Kidwell@noaa.gov
GALVESTON BAY FOUNDATION PROJECT ASSISTANCE FUND
Land Trust organizations are encouraged to apply for matching funds through the Project Assistance Fund to prepare high quality land acquisition projects for potential funding through Gulf restoration funds such as NFWF, NRDA, RESTORE Act and NAWCA. The Fund is being administered by the Galveston Bay Foundation through a generous grant from the Knobloch Family Foundation. For more information, contact Matthew Singer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 281-332-3381 ext. 206.
GULF ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFIT FUND TO DEVELOP FUNDING PLANS WITH STATES
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation has set up the Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF) to administer more than $2 billion in fines from the oil spill. The GEBF Fund received $158 million in April 2013. The fine money will be used to support projects that remedy harm to natural resources (habitats, species) where there has been injury to, or destruction of, loss of, or loss of use of those resources resulting from the oil spill.
Conservation organizations should contact the appropriate state agency in their state regarding potential projects.
Alabama: Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Florida: Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission & Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Louisiana: Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority
Mississippi: Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality
Texas: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and Texas General Land Office