Land Acquisition Grants, Deadline Feb 7

The purpose of this document is to advise eligible coastal states and project partners that NOAA’s Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management is soliciting proposals for competitive funding available for land acquisition in U.S. Great Lakes Areas of Concern (http://www.epa.gov/glnpo/aoc/) under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative as anticipated in the President’s FY2011 Budget. Applications should be submitted for any project that is to be considered for this funding, even for those projects already submitted as applications to other NOAA competitions.

Applications selected for funding through this solicitation will be implemented through a grant, with awards dependent upon the amount of funds made available to NOAA for this purpose throught the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative administed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. NOAA anticipates that approximately $1.9 million may be available for Great Lakes Area of Concern land acquisition projects; typical awards are expected to range between $100,000 to $1.9 million. Funding is contingent upon the availability of FY 2011 Federal appropriations for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Funds will be administered by NOAA’s Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management in partnership with the federally approved Great Lakes State Coastal Zone Management Programs.

Current Closing Date for Applications:     Feb 07, 2011
Estimated Total Program Funding:     $1,900,000
Award Ceiling:     $1,900,000
Award Floor:     $100,000
CFDA Number(s):     11.463  —  Habitat Conservation
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:     No

Eligible Applicants

Only Great Lakes States are eligible to participate in the FY2011 AOC Land Acquisition competition. The designated lead agency for implementing each approved state Coastal Zone Management (CZM) program may solicit proposals for this competition. For Illinois projects, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources may solicit proposals for this competition. The CZM Lead Agency (or the Illinois Department of Natural Resources) may solicit proposals from local governments as defined at 15 CFR 24.3, or entities eligible for assistance under section 306A(e) of the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) (16 U.S.C. 1455a(e)), defined below, provided that each agency or entity has the authority to acquire and manage land for conservation purposes. As defined at 15 CFR 24.3, local government means a county, municipality, city, town, township, local public authority (including any public and Indian housing agency under the United States Housing Act of 1937), school district, special district, intrastate district, council of governments (whether or not incorporated as a nonprofit corporation under State law), any other regional or interstate government entity, or any agency or instrumentality of a local government. Under section 306A(e) of the CZMA, an eligible entity may be a local government, an areawide agency designated under Chapter 41, Subchapter II, Section 3334 of Title 42, a regional agency, or an interstate agency.

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Land Acquisition Grants, Deadline Feb 7

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