FY 2009 Open Rivers Initiative

The summary for the FY 2009 Open Rivers Initiative grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
FY 2009 Open Rivers Initiative: The NOAA Open Rivers Initiative (ORI) provides funding to catalyze the implementation of locally-driven projects to remove dams and other river barriers, in order to benefit living marine and coastal resources, particularly diadromous fish. Projects funded through the Open Rivers Initiative have strong on-the-ground habitat restoration components that foster economic, educational, and social benefits for citizens and their communities in addition to long-term ecological habitat improvements for NOAA trust resources. Through the ORI, NOAA provides funding and technical assistance for barrier removal projects. Proposals selected for funding through this solicitation will be implemented through a cooperative agreement. Funding of up to $7,000,000 is expected to be available for ORI Project Grants in FY 2009. The NOAA Restoration Center (RC) within the Office of Habitat Conservation will administer this grant initiative, and anticipates that typical awards will range from $50,000 to $250,000. Although a select few may fall outside of this range, project proposals requesting less than $30,000 or greater than $1,000,000 will not be accepted or reviewed.
Federal Grant Title: FY 2009 Open Rivers Initiative
Federal Agency Name: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Grant Categories: Education Environment Natural Resources Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: NMFS-HCPO-2009-2001496
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement Grant
CFDA Numbers: 11.463
CFDA Descriptions: Habitat Conservation
Current Application Deadline: Oct 31, 2008
Original Application Deadline: Oct 31, 2008
Posted Date: Jul 11, 2008
Creation Date: Jul 11, 2008
Archive Date: Nov 30, 2008
Total Program Funding: $7,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $1,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $30,000
Expected Number of Awards: 30
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 are institutions of higher education, non-profits, industry and commercial (for profit) organizations, organizations under the jurisdiction of foreign governments, international organizations, and state, local and Indian tribal governments whose projects have the potential to benefit NOAA trust resources. Applications from federal agencies or employees of federal agencies will not be considered. Federal agencies are strongly encouraged to work with states, non-governmental organizations, national service clubs or youth corps organizations and others that are eligible to apply. The Department of Commerce/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (DOC/NOAA) is strongly committed to broadening the participation of historically black colleges and universities, Hispanic-serving institutions, tribal colleges and universities, and institutions that work in under-served areas. The ORI encourages proposals from or involving any of the above institutions.
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Steve Drescher Policy Advisor Phone 301-713-0926

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