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 Part 921 By funding Reserve lead 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 anticipates approximately $ 1. 7 million in Fiscal Year 2017 will be available to designated lead Reserve agencies or universities in coastal states for approximately 1-10 construction and acquisition projects, and expected to range from approximately $20,000 to $800,000 per project and with project periods typically covering 12-36 months, depending on the availability of funds.
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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.
Eligible applicants should meet requirements as stated in the NERRS regulations codified at 15 CFR 921.32 which are available on line at http://go.usa.gov/xkGEf.
Federal agencies and employees are not allowed to receive funds under this announcement but may serve as collaborative project partners.
Federal agencies and employees’ ‘in-kind’ services cannot be considered as part of an applicant’s match on shared costs.
If federal agencies are collaborators, applicants are expected to provide detail on the planned level of federal engagement in the application.
Examples might include, but are not limited to partnership services; serving in a review capacity; or participating in priority task teams, working groups, or leadership teams. Full Opportunity Web Address:Contact:
Nina Garfield Program Coordinator, NOAA/Office for Coastal Management 1305 East-West Highway, SSMC4, 10th Floor Silver Spring, MD 20910 Phone 240-533-0817 Email: Nina.Garfield@noaa.gov orErica Seiden at 240-533-0781 E-mail Erica.Seiden@noaa.gov. Agency Email Description:
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Nina.Garfield@noaa.gov Date Posted:
2016-11-15Application Due Date: