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National Fish and Wildlife
Foundation


CORAL REEF
CONSERVATION FUND

www.nfwf.org/programs/coral.htm

Program Overview

Coral Reef Conservation Fund

Program Overview


5
-
year partnership with NOAA


113 projects funded to date


Over $9 million committed between
2001and 2004
-

$3.6 million in NFWF
federal funds and $5.6 million in matching
funds


Projects funded in 20 countries, including
four U.S. states, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto
Rico and other U.S. trusts, territories, and
freely associated states

Coral Reef Conservation Fund

Program Overview


60% of funds invested in U.S. states,
territories and freely associated states (FAS)


Of $3.6 million of NFWF federal funds
awarded 2001
-
2004, $1 million was
invested in Hawaii, Florida or nationwide;
$1 million in U.S. territories & FAS; and
$1.5 million internationally


Demand for funding exceeds supply by a
factor of 3 or 4

Coral Reef Conservation Fund

Program Overview

Build public
-
private partnerships to
reduce and prevent degradation of coral
reefs and reef habitats:

-
Reduce impacts from pollution & sedimentation

-
Reduce impacts from over
-
harvesting and other fishing
activities

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Reduce impacts of recreational uses, tourism and boating

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Restore damaged reefs or associated reef habitats

-
Increase community awareness through education and
stewardship activities

Coral Reef Conservation Fund

Program Overview

Special Priorities for 2004
-
2006:


-
Hands
-
on, measurable watershed approaches to
reduce land
-
based pollution and
sedimentation

to adjacent coral reefs

-
Efforts to measure and improve the management
effectiveness of
coral reef protected areas

-
Establishment of
mooring buoys

Coral Reef Conservation Fund

Program Overview

Funding Preferences:


Community
-
based partnerships


Hands
-
on, solution
-
oriented, targeted approach


Coordinated with state, federal and/or
international coral reef conservation initiatives


U.S. domestic or insular (territory,
commonwealth), Freely Associated States,
Caribbean, or Mesoamerican reef ecosystems


Appropriate budget and matching funds

Coral Reef Conservation Fund

2004 Proposal & Award Overview


88 pre
-
proposals received
(requesting over
$3M)


26 grants awarded with total value of $2.4M
(range = $15K
-
$75K; avg. = $38K)


NOAA funding $1.0M


Grantee matching funds $1.4M


15 grants to Gulf of Mexico/Caribbean


9 grants to North Pacific (includes Hawaii)


1 grant each to South Pacific and South
Atlantic

Coral Reef Conservation Fund

2005 Proposal Overview (prior to award)


116 pre
-
proposals received
(requesting
$4M)


48 full proposals invited (
requesting $1.7M)


Approx. $1.3M available in funding (new
partners in 2005: Natural Resources
Conservation Service & U.S. Fish &
Wildlife Service)


Federal/Foundation review committee


Approx. 30 projects to be selected (awards
to be announced in mid
-
August)

Coral Reef Conservation Fund

2006 Request for Proposals


2006 RFP will be announced at November
2005 U.S. Coral Reef Task Force meeting
in Palau


Check NFWF website for updates:
www.nfwf.org/programs/coral.htm


Anticipated pre
-
proposal due date: January
31, 2006


Coral Reef Conservation Fund

Applicant Eligibility


Local Government Agencies (U.S. or
international)


Non
-
Profit Organizations (U.S. 501(c)(3) or
international)


Academic Institutions



U.S. federal government agencies are
not

eligible

Coral Reef Conservation Fund

Eligible Projects


Projects that address programmatic and
geographic priorities of Coral Fund


No lobbying, litigation, political advocacy,
land acquisition, or indirect/overhead costs


Minimum matching fund ratio of 1:1; 2:1 or
more is preferable


Project period of approximately 1 year


Coral Reef Conservation Fund

Additional Preferences


New projects/New organizations


Demonstrate measurable ecological or
environmental benefits


Strong evaluation plan


Repeat grantees must close out previous
NFWF
-
funded projects before starting new
projects

Other NFWF Grantmaking Programs that
Support Coral Conservation


NFWF/NOAA General Matching Grants
Program


Natural Resources Conservation Service
(NRCS) Conservation on Private Lands
Program

*Note that proposals to both of these are
accepted through NFWF’s General Call for
proposals and that
the majority of coral
projects are funded through the Coral Fund
.

NFWF/NOAA General Matching Grants
Program

www.nfwf.org/programs/noaa.htm


Support diverse array of marine and
freshwater projects in Great Lakes Region,
Western Pacific Basin (US & International)
and Caribbean


2005 priorities include demonstration
projects and projects that engage resource
users or managers, improve economic
sustainability, and remove and/or prevent
marine debris


Next pre
-
proposal deadline


January 2006




NFWF/NRCS Conservation on Private
Lands General Matching Grants Program

www.nfwf.org/programs/nrcsnacd.htm


Support projects that engage private
landowners, primarily farmers and ranchers,
in conservation & enhancement of fish and
wildlife and natural resources on their lands


2005
-
2006 priorities include projects that
improve water quality, particularly in
watersheds upstream from or adjacent to
coral reef habitats


Next pre
-
proposal deadline


January 2006




Additional NFWF Grant Programs that
Support Coastal/Marine Conservation

(other than coral reefs)


See
www.nfwf.org/programs/grant_apply.htm

for
full list of NFWF General Call and Special
Matching Grants Programs


Examples include Five
-
Star Restoration Program,
International Sea Turtle Conservation Fund,
National Whale Conservation Fund, Shell Marine
Habitat Program


Proposal deadlines vary