NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program

NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program

GRANT OPPORTUNITY
Program: NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program
Entity: Ruth D. Gates Coral Reef Conservation Grant Program
Location: United States (specifically states with coral reef ecosystems, territories of the United States, and separate sovereigns in free association with the United States that contain coral reef ecosystems)
Funding: Varies based on grant
Deadlines: February 14 & 15, 2024
Description:
The Ruth D. Gates Coral Reef Conservation Grant Program offers competitive grant opportunities to promote the conservation and restoration of coral reef ecosystems. Projects are prioritized based on coral conservation and coral reef restoration priority areas identified in the National Coral Reef Resilience Strategy and consistent with any Federal and non-Federal coral reef action plans in effect covering a coral reef or ecologically significant reef unit of a coral reef affected by the project.
Requirements:
Local and National Capacity Building Support Grants and Cooperative Agreements: These awards aim to build capacity in States with coral reef ecosystems by strengthening local nongovernmental organizations’ and/or other interested stakeholder groups’ ability to participate in future coral reef stewardship partnerships, as outlined in the reauthorized Coral Reef Conservation Act.
Coral Restoration Innovation Grants: This program supports research needed to apply interventions for restoration that promote the persistence of resilient, genetically diverse, and reproductively viable coral populations. The grant aims to promote long-term persistence of corals by supporting innovative research and restoration techniques and increasing collaboration between research scientists and management entities.