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, and promote healthy ecosystems and resilient communities.
Eligible applicants are institutions of higher education, non-profits, commercial (for profit) organizations, U.S. territories, and state, local and Native American tribal governments.
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.
Applications submitted through www.Grants.gov were due by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on March 23, 2017.
January 18: Publication of Federal Funding Opportunity
March 23: Deadline for application 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.
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