This is a request for proposals for coastal land conservation projects from eligible entities for federal funding through the Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program (CELCP). The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC) anticipates approximately $3,000,000 may be available through CELCP appropriations and approximately $800,000 through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative administrated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Office of the Great Lakes (OGL), Department of Environmental Quality, will review projects based on the federal criteria contained in the national CELCP Guidelines and may select up to two projects to recommend to NOAA for the national competition.
Typical awards are expected to range between $100,000 and $1,000,000. Projects selected for funding can anticipate a grant start date between July 1, 2014 and October 1, 2014.
State, county, township, city, or village governments. Tribal governments, conservation districts, state colleges, and universities.
Federal funds awarded under CELCP require non-federal match at a 1:1 ratio. Match may be in the form of cash, in-kind contributions, such as the value of donated lands or interests therein, or a combination of the two. Federal funds may not be used as match.
Projects must be located within the State of Michigan’s CELCP boundary.