NOAA Announces Funding Opportunity for the CELC Program
List to go to Congress in March '06
On November 29, NOAA National Ocean Service/ Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management issued an announcement in the Federal Register soliciting coastal and estuarine land conservation acquisition projects from eligible coastal states. The Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program (CELCP) was established for the purpose of protecting important coastal and estuarine areas that have significant conservation, recreation, ecological, historical, or aesthetic values, or that are threatened by conversion from their natural or recreational state to other uses.
This announcement solicits proposals for land acquisition projects, up to 3 years in duration, with the purpose of protecting important coastal and estuarine areas. Project proposals should reflect priorities identified in an approved state CELC plan or, if a state plan has not been completed, by the state's approved coastal management program. This solicitation will result in a prioritized list of projects that will be submitted to Congress in March 2006 for consideration in the FY 2007 appropriations process.
Proposals should be prepared assuming a cost of no more than $3,000,000 per project and three projects per eligible applicant. Proposals must be received by the NOS/OCRM no later than 5 p.m. E.S.T., December 30, 2005.
For further information contact the CELCP Program Managers: