FishAmerica Announces: $600,000 Available
for Marine and Anadromous Fish Habitat Restoration
Published December 28th, 2004
Alexandria, Virginia (Dec. 28) - The FishAmerica Foundation
and the NOAA Restoration Center announce the availability
of up to $600,000 for hands-on, grassroots projects across
the coastal United States to restore marine, estuarine
and riparian habitats, including salt marshes, mangrove
forests, and freshwater habitats important to anadromous
fish species. The partnership will seek an increased number
of projects from the Chesapeake Bay watershed and may
provide limited funding for salmon and/or steelhead habitat
restoration projects in the Great Lakes basin.
Visit FishAmerica's web site at http://www.fishamerica.org
for the complete announcement, funding guidelines and
application. Please Note: The application for this partnership
is new this year.
Community-based nonprofit organizations, such as local
sporting clubs and conservation associations, as well
as state and local agencies are encouraged to submit proposals.
Projects must result in on-the-ground habitat restoration,
clearly demonstrate significant benefits to marine, estuarine
or anadromous fisheries resources, particularly sportfish,
and must involve community participation through an educational
or volunteer component tied to the restoration activities.
Applicants are encouraged to incorporate the participation
of NOAA staff to strengthen the development and implementation
of sound restoration projects.
Grant recipients will be contacted prior to receipt
of the grant contract to discuss specifics of the contract,
matching requirements and reimbursement.
The FishAmerica Foundation must receive applications
and required documentation no later than February 25,
2005 by 5:00 PM. Electronic and faxed applications will
NOT be accepted. Proposals must be submitted to:
FAF/NOAA RFP - Grant Applications
225 Reinekers Lane, Suite 420
Alexandria, Virginia 22314