National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce
02/14/20 11:59 PM ET
Grants to USA and territories government agencies and universities for capital projects that protect natural water bodies in eligible regions. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take 30 days or more to complete. Funded projects support construction and land acquisition, and are intended to protect important water and land areas, enhance long-term protection of reserve areas for research and education, and provide for facility and exhibit construction that meet the highest sustainable design standards possible.
Eligible applicants are NERRS lead state agencies or universities designated to receive NERRS operations funding through a Memorandum of Understanding with NOAA in coastal states including the Pacific, Gulf, Atlantic Coast and Great Lakes.
The National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS or System) consists of estuarine areas of the United States and its territories designated and managed for research and educational purposes. Each Reserve within the system is chosen to represent a different bio-geographic region and to include a variety of ecosystem types in accordance with the classification scheme of the national program as specified in 15 CFR 921. By funding designated Reserve agencies and universities to conduct land acquisition and construction projects that support the NERRS mission, NOAA will strengthen protection of key land and water areas, enhance long-term protection of Reserve areas for research and education, and provide for facility and exhibit construction that meet the highest sustainable design standards possible.
NOAA provides funding to designated Reserve agencies for acquiring additional property interests and for construction projects that serve to strengthen protection of reserve key land and water areas; to enhance long-term protection of reserve areas for research and education; and provide for facility and exhibit construction. Each Reserve supports a wide range of beneficial uses important to ecological, economic, recreational, and aesthetic values, which are dependent upon the maintenance of a healthy ecosystem. The sites provide habitats for a wide range of ecologically and commercially important species of fish, shellfish, birds, and other aquatic and terrestrial wildlife. Each Reserve has been designated to ensure its effectiveness as a conservation unit and as a site for long-term research and monitoring. In maintaining their effectiveness, the Reserves may find it necessary to expand their boundaries through strategically planned land acquisitions and/or to develop or enhance their reserve facilities, including their in-situ monitoring infrastructure, to meet the demands of research, monitoring, and education program objectives.
Within the NERRS, Construction and/or acquisition plans require the following information:
For program priorities, see the following link:
GrantWatch ID#: 182589
NOAA anticipates funding will be available for approximately 5-20 construction and acquisition projects.
Awards are expected to range from approximately $20,000 to $1,000,000 per project.
The performance period for FY 2020-funded projects cannot exceed 36 months. Applicants may submit applications covering a 12 to 36- month project period with anticipated start date(s) as early as July 1, 2020 or as late as November 1, 2020.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Matt Chasse, Office for Coastal Management
Lamar Revis, Grants Officer
NOAA Grants Management Division
1325 East West Highway, 9th Floor Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
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