Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program - Fiscal Year 2016 Great Lakes Competition

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Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program - Fiscal Year 2016 Great Lakes Competition: The purpose of this notice is to solicit grant proposals from eligible Great Lakes states for coastal and estuarine land conservation (land acquisition) projects under the Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program (CELCP). 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. Proposals submitted in response to this announcement shall protect important coastal and estuarine areas that have significant conservation, recreation, ecological, historical, or aesthetic values, or that are threatened by conversion from their natural, undeveloped, or recreational state to other uses. Proposals must also advance the goal of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) to protect and restore Great Lakes aquatic and terrestrial habitats, including those habitats that serve to remediate, restore, and delist Areas of Concern. The designated lead agency for implementing CELCP (lead agency) in each participating State is eligible to submit up to four proposed projects for funding under this competition. The State’s lead agency may solicit, and include in its application, project proposals from additional eligible State or local agencies, as described in Section III.A. of this notice. Projects must be located in one of the following Great Lakes States that have submitted a CELCP plan to NOAA and are currently participating in the program: Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania (Lake Erie coast); New York (Lake Erie and Lake Ontario coasts); and Wisconsin. Projects in Illinois and Minnesota will only be eligible if the State’s CELCP lead agency submits a CELCP plan to NOAA by December 11, 2015.
Federal Grant Title: Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program - Fiscal Year 2016 Great Lakes Competition
Federal Agency Name: Department of Commerce
Grant Categories: Environment Natural Resources Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: NOAA-NOS-OCM-2016-2004625
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 11.419
CFDA Descriptions: Coastal Zone Management Administration Awards
Current Application Deadline: Jan 29, 2016
Original Application Deadline: Jan 29, 2016
Posted Date: Nov 16, 2015
Creation Date: Nov 16, 2015
Archive Date: Feb 28, 2016
Total Program Funding: $2,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $1,500,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $100,000
Expected Number of Awards: 10
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Eligible applicants for this competition are the designated lead agency for implementing CELCP in each participating State (lead agency), as described below. The lead agency is presumed to be the agency designated as lead for implementing the State’s coastal management program, as approved under the CZMA, unless otherwise designated by the Governor. A list of lead contacts for each State and Territory, including eligible Great Lakes States, is available on the CELCP website at http://www.coast.noaa.gov/czm/landconservation/media/celcpstateleadcontacts.pdf

For this competition, Great Lakes States with Coastal Zone Management Programs or NERRS approved under the CZMA that have submitted a CELCP plan to NOAA on or before December 11, 2015 are eligible to apply. The status of each State’s CELCP plan (draft or approved) can be found at www.coast.noaa.gov/czm/landconservation/state/ and will be updated as of as of December15, 2015. Great Lakes States with a status of approved or draft are eligible to participate.

States considered eligible as of September 10, 2015, are: Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania (Lake Erie coast), New York (Lake Erie and Lake Ontario coasts), and Wisconsin. The States of Illinois and Minnesota will be eligible if they submit a CELCP plan to NOAA by December 11, 2015. CELCP plans may be submitted in hard copy by mail, or electronically by e-mail, to Elaine Vaudreuil, CELCP competition manager, at the address listed in section VII. Agency Contacts.

Each eligible State’s designated CELCP lead agency may select and submit no more than four applications for this competition, including subsequent phases of projects previously funded by CELCP. These may include proposals from additional eligible State, local or other agencies as described in section III.C. of this notice. Applicants may include multiple parcels in a project application if the parcels are related; however, please note that NOAA will evaluate project readiness and feasibility for completion within an 18-month timeframe.

The designated lead agency may solicit, and include in their application, project proposals from additional eligible state agencies, local governments as defined at 2 C.F.R § 200.64 (Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards as adopted by the Department of Commerce through 2 C.F.R. 1327.101, or entities eligible for assistance under section 306A(e) of the CZMA (16 U.S.C. § 1455a(e)) (sub-applicants), provided that each has the authority to acquire and manage land for conservation purposes. As defined at 2 C.F.R. § 200.64, “local government” means any unit of government within a state, including a: county; borough; municipality; city; town; township; parish; local public authority, including any public housing agency under the United States Housing Act of 1937; special district; school district; intrastate district; council of governments, whether or not incorporated as a nonprofit corporation under State law; any other agency or instrumentality of a multi-, regional, or intra-state or local government. Under section 306A(e) of the CZMA, an eligible entity may be a local government, an area-wide agency designated under Chapter 41, Subchapter II, Section 3334 of Title 42, a regional agency, or an interstate agency. The public agencies/entities, or types of entities, considered to be eligible within each State may be identified within the State’s CELCP plan.

Links to contact information for each State’s CELCP lead contact, State CELCP plan, and State CELCP website (if applicable), is available at www.coast.noaa.gov/czm/landconservation/state/. Interested parties should contact the appropriate CELCP lead agency in each State for additional information on the State’s project solicitation process.

Grant Announcement Contact
For administrative or technical questions regarding this announcement, contact the competition manager Elaine Vaudreuil, CELCP Program Manager, by phone at (301) 563-7103 or via email at: Elaine.Vaudreuil@noaa.gov, or Elizabeth Mountz, by phone at (301) 563-1148 or via email at: Elizabeth.Mountz@noaa.gov.
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