NOAA Seeks Proposals to Restore Coastal Habitat, Create Jobs, Stimulate Economy
Please look for more information in the coming weeks as NOAA
rolls out its implementation plan. If you have any questions, please contact us at RC.Newsletter@noaa.gov or 301-713-0174.
"Shovel-Ready" Habitat Restoration Proposals
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced today that it is seeking proposals for coastal habitat
restoration projects under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of
2009 in an unprecedented effort to jumpstart the economy. The effort is
designed to create resilient and healthy American communities by
generating and saving jobs, employing several thousand people, and
restoring valuable coastal and marine habitat.
NOAA is formally seeking proposals for a variety of habitat restoration projects - including wetlands restoration, dam removals, shellfish restoration, and
coral reef restoration. To ensure relevance, readiness and accountability to the American public, the 30-day solicitation requires that projects be "shovel-ready." Proposals are due by April 6, 2009. For more information about this federal funding opportunity, please visit: http://www.habitat.noaa.gov/recovery.