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1 NOAA Restoration Center Erika Ammann NOAA Restoration Center 222 West 7 th Ave Box 43 Anchorage, AK Community-based Restoration Program (CRP)

2 NOAA Restoration Center CRP Welcome Welcome Goals: 1)Provide an overview of the Community- based Restoration Program (CRP) 2)Identify Funding opportunities 3)Review procedures for Applying for Funding

3 NOAA Restoration Center CRP About the RC About the RC Mission: Restoring degraded habitats Advancing the science of coastal habitat restoration Funding projects that are considered important by the people who live in the community Fostering habitat stewardship and a conservation ethic Moose Creek Willow Planting

4 NOAA Restoration Center CRP Projects Nationwide Alaska 35 projects Western Pacific, 10 projects Middle Atlantic 93 projects North Atlantic 214 projects Caribbean 4 projects Northwest, 255 projects California 182 projects South Atlantic 72 projects Gulf of Mexico, 140 projects

5 NOAA Restoration Center CRP Restoration and Stewardship Over 1000 projects funded since ,000 volunteers contributed over 586,000 hours 19,000 acres of productive habitat restored 735 miles of stream opened for fish passage Volunteers at the Bell Creek Restoration

6 NOAA Restoration Center CRP CRP in Alaska CRP in Alaska Total Projects = 35 –~ $881,000 in NOAA funding and ~$883,000 in leveraged funds –Participation by 1,290 volunteers contributing ~20,00 volunteer hours –170 acres restored/rehabilitated –Over 9 stream miles opened to fish passage

7 NOAA Restoration Center CRP National & Regional Partnerships in AK

8 NOAA Restoration Center CRP Direct Funding Mechanisms: 1) Direct Solicitation Habitat Awards 2) Open River Initiative 3)Marine Debris Program 4) New STIMULUS opportunity : RFP to be released in the coming week. Federal find and apply Cooperative Agreements through the RC

9 NOAA Restoration Center CRP 4) New STIMULUS opportunity : RFP to be released in the coming week. -Priority one is ecological benefit to fish habitat -Second priority is job creation Timeline : 30 day for proposals Funding decisions in May Projects completed in 18 Months Federal find and apply Stimulus Opportunity

10 NOAA Restoration Center CRP Finding Funding Opportunities

11 NOAA Restoration Center CRP Finding Funding Opportunities Funding Opportunities All CRP-direct Partner Other NOAA-related

12 NOAA Restoration Center CRP Applying for Direct CRP Funds Grants.gov Step 1: Register to submit applications Register organization Register authorized representative Set up an individual as a representative Registration can take up to three weeks One time process

13 NOAA Restoration Center CRP Proposal Outline Proposal Content: Standard federal forms Project summary (2 pages max) Project narrative including budget narrative Resumes or CVs of primary project personnel Site location map Letter documenting private or public landowner/manager support (Required for Open Rivers) Additional relevant supporting documentation

14 NOAA Restoration Center CRP Evaluation Criteria Evaluation criteria 1.Importance/applicability (benefit to NOAA trust resources) 2.Technical/scientific merit 3.Qualifications of applicant 4.Cost effectiveness 5.Outreach, education, and community involvement *Stimulus funding will have an additional jobs component

15 NOAA Restoration Center CRP Assistance from NOAA Staff Never too early or too late to contact NOAA RC staff regarding a proposal Answer questions Assistance with project design Guidance on level and scope of information needed for NEPA compliance Never assume prior knowledge of the project by reviewers

16 NOAA Restoration Center CRP Important Funding Requirements Financial Reports Progress Reports Minimum Monitoring When developing a proposal, account for the time and resources necessary to complete these requirements

17 NOAA Restoration Center CRP Minimum Monitoring Four steps to an effective plan 1.Develop one broad goal 2.Develop two quantifiable objectives 3.For each objective, identify a parameter to monitor 4.Define a target value for each parameter Structure - Greater than 40% cover of native plant species Function - 10% increase in desired fish population utilizing the marsh Data are analyzed collectively to help improve restoration success Results do not determine whether a project succeeds or fails

18 NOAA Restoration Center CRP Contact info Erika Ammann (907)


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