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North Carolina Coastal Recreational Fishing License Grant

Grants to North Carolina Municipalities & Others for
Coastal Fish & Habitat Management & Protection

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North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission and the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

Deadline Date:

07/31/14 5:00 PM


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Grants are available to North Carolina municipalities, universities, and others to manage and protect fish and their habitats and to provide fisherman with needed fishery resources along the coast. Only projects with minimal effect on shoreline vegetation, wetlands, and water quality will be considered.

The Division of Marine Fisheries encourages low impact development that protects vegetated shorelines, wetlands, water quality, submerged aquatic vegetation, designated primary nursery areas, and designated anadromous fish spawning areas. Proposals should avoid adverse impacts to these sensitive habitats. In the event that impacts cannot be avoided or minimized through alteration of the project configuration or design, the project may not be considered for funding even though it meets a request for proposals funding priority.

Program Funding Strategies (not inclusive):
Management Goal – Fish
Objective 1: Estimate fishing effort, catch, harvest, and mortality of important coastal fish species.
Objective 2: Characterize socio-economic attributes of coastal fisheries.
Objective 3: Enhancing Compliance

Management Goal - Habitat
Objective 1: Improve effectiveness of existing programs.
Objective 2: Identify, designate, and conserve fish habitat and Strategic Habitat Areas.
Objective 3: Enhance habitat and protect it from physical harm.

Management Goal – People
Objective 1: Provide fishermen increased access to fisheries resources and enhancement structures.
Objective 2. Provide better products and programs aimed at improving public information, education, and enrichment.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 137938

Term of Contract:

The award period may be for one or multiple years. However, multi-year projects approved for year one funding will be reviewed annually for subsequent year funding. All contracts for projects selected for funding will begin no sooner than July 1, 2015.


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Individuals/groups (i.e. non-profit organizations) desiring funding must partner with one of these eligible agencies. The proposal must include a letter defining the roles and responsibilities of each partner.

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with species and/or program leads regarding potential projects. Consultation with the leads does NOT guarantee funding. For more information on the species and/or program leads, contact Beth Govoni.

Previously funded projects that were successful in requesting multi-year funding need not reapply unless the original project’s funding request ends by June 30, 2015 or if specified in the original award letter.

Applicants shall maintain the stated or intended use of the proposed facility/access project for a minimum of 20 years. Projects over $100,000 must maintain the intended use for 30 years.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Beth Govoni
800-682-2698 (in North Carolina only)

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USA: North Carolina

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