Public-Private Partnership for Coral Reef Conservation and Marine Debris Programs

Quick Facts

Due DateApril 4, 2014 (Friday)
Award AmountUp to $ 2,000,000
Category of Funding ActivityEnvironment
Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Eligible Applicants
  • Others - Eligible funding applicants are limited to non-profit organizations that have demonstrated experience in coral reef conservation and marine debris issues, as well as the organizational and administrative resources necessary to administer merit-based competitive grant programs.

Program Description

The purpose of this notice is to solicit proposals for a single cooperative agreement to implement the public-private partnership with both the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program as authorized in the Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000 and the NOAA Marine Debris Program (MDP) as authorized in the Marine Debris Act (MDA) 33 U.S.C. 1951 et seq.). The public-private partnership provides a mechanism for NOAA to collaborate with a single external non-Federal partner in order to promote investment in coral reef and marine conservation efforts, marine debris prevention, and removal of derelict fishing gear, in the U.S. and abroad. The public-private partnership involves administration of grant awards made through multiple competitions including the Coral Reef Conservation Fund, which was established by statute to leverage NOAA CRCP resources with investments made by private donors, foundations and other Federal government agencies. Funding awarded through the partnership is intended to provide support for priority coral reef conservation projects, administration of the Fishing for Energy partnership, and marine debris prevention and removal of derelict fishing gear projects. Eligible applicants for this public-private partnership are limited to not for profit organizations with significant experience working in partnership with NOAA program offices. Funding for this program is subject to the availability of FY 2014 and future Congressional appropriations and other programmatic considerations and is expected to range between approximately $800,000 and approximately $2,000,000.

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberNOAA-NOS-OCRM-2014-2003992
Funding Opportunity TitlePublic-Private Partnership for Coral Reef Conservation and Marine Debris Programs
Opportunity CategoryEnvironment
Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Instrument TypeCooperative Agreement
Category ExplanationNot Available
Number of Awards1
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementYes
Posted DateMarch 4, 2014 (Tuesday)
Application Due DateApril 4, 2014 (Friday)
Application Archive DateMay 4, 2014 (Sunday)
Total Program Funding$ 0
Award AmountUp to $ 2,000,000
CFDA Number
  • 11.482 - Coral Reef Conservation Program

Eligible Applicants

  • Others - Eligible funding applicants are limited to non-profit organizations that have demonstrated experience in coral reef conservation and marine debris issues, as well as the organizational and administrative resources necessary to administer merit-based competitive grant programs.

Contact Information

Agency NameDepartment of Commerce
Program Information Website-
ContactJenny Waddell
Office Email

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