Ruth D. Gates Grant Program

Ruth D. Gates Grant Program

GRANT OPPORTUNITY
Program: Ruth D. Gates Grant Program
Entity: NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program
Location: United States
Deadline: February 15, 2024
Description:
“The purpose of this notice is to solicit financial assistance applications that will build capacity in States with coral reef ecosystems (defined as the states of Florida and Hawaii; territories of American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Puerto Rico, & the United States Virgin Islands; or any other territory or possession of the United States or separate sovereign in free association with the United States that contains a coral reef ecosystem) 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.”
Projects funded through this competition must address one of two priorities:
PRIORITY 1: Local Coral Community Group Support
-Applications submitted under the Local Coral Community Group Support priority should propose work plans over a duration of 12 to 24 months (1 to 2 years). Each application should not request more than $50,000 in total Federal funds per geographic region (counties, islands, or States) in which the project will be performed. Applications that propose projects across multiple geographic regions may request proportionally higher levels of Federal funds.
PRIORITY 2: National Coral Conservation Support
-Applications submitted under the National Coral Conservation Support priority will be implemented through either a grant or cooperative agreement and should propose work plans over a duration of 12 to 48 months (1 to 4 years). Each application should request no more than $75,000 in Federal funds per year for projects with regional beneficiaries & no more than $150,000 per year in Federal funds for projects with national beneficiaries.