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Grant opportunity deadline extended for Gulf restoration projects

By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Apr 12,  2011

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Restoration Center and the Gulf of Mexico Sea Grant College Programs have extended the deadline for letters of intent for the hydrological restoration projects grant competition to April 28, 2011, at noon (central time).

The partners have begun an effort to identify hydrological restoration projects that benefit living marine and estuarine resources in and adjacent to the Gulf of Mexico. In addition, the partnership has announced a request for letters of intent for a grant competition for hydrological restoration projects.

To be considered, projects must remove or modify anthropogenic barriers to restore historic tidal estuarine and freshwater exchange to benefit coastal and marine fisheries habitat. Projects also must be located from Key West, Fla., to Brownsville, Texas.

Local, county and state governments, nonprofit organizations, businesses, communities, homeowner associations and universities are eligible. Projects can receive up to $100,000, and a match of at least $1 of nonfederal money per $1 requested is required.

Go to http://masgc.org/gulfhydrorestoration for submission details.

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