NOAA’s Restoration Center recognizes that habitat protection and restoration are essential elements of a strategy for sustainable commercial and recreational fisheries. Investing in habitat restoration projects leads to real, lasting differences for communities, businesses, and the environment. The Community-based Restoration Program supports restoration projects that use a habitat-based approach to rebuild productive and sustainable fisheries, contribute to the recovery and conservation of protected resources, promote healthy ecosystems, and and yield community and economic benefits.
Who Can Apply?
Eligible applicants are institutions of higher education, non-profits, commercial (for profit) organizations, U.S. territories, and state, local and Native American tribal governments.
How to Apply
Applicants should apply through the www.Grants.gov website. A complete standard
NOAA financial assistance application package should be submitted in accordance with the guidelines in the Federal Funding Opportunity announcement posted to www.Grants.gov. Each application must include the application forms from the SF-424 form family.
When to Apply
Required pre-proposals are due by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on January 14, 2019 through www.Grants.gov. Full proposals will be due no earlier than April 15, 2019. The full proposal deadline will be sent to eligible applicants that were successful in the pre-proposal process.
- November 14: Publication of Federal Funding Opportunity.
- January 14: Deadline for pre-proposal submissions.
- April: Deadline for full proposal submissions.
- April - May: Application Review.
- June 30: Recommended applications submitted to NOAA’s Grants Management Division.
- July: Public announcement of recommended applications. Notifications made to unsuccessful applicants.
- July - September: Awards finalized by NOAA Grants Official and award recipients formally notified.