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NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Marine Fisheries - Applying for NC BIG Grant

Marine Fisheries

N.C. BIG Program Coordinator:

Kelly Price
252-808-8168
Kelly.Price@ncdenr.gov

N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries - Headquarters
3441 Arendell Street
PO Box 769
Morehead City, NC 28557


What is the N.C. BIG Program?
N.C. BIG Program Accomplishments

Applying for a N.C. BIG Grant
Grants Program Homepage

 

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N.C. Boating Infrastructure Grant Program

Applying for a N.C. BIG Grant

The BIG Program has two funding levels:
Tier 1 — State
Each year, the division seeks proposals for eligible projects totaling up to $200,000. Proposals are reviewed and ranked at the state level. Applicants should demonstrate the need for their project in N.C., and their ability to successfully complete and manage the project. The division may request funding for multiple Tier 1 projects; however, the total annual request cannot exceed $200,000. It is not uncommon for more than one project to be funded in a given year.

Tier 2 – National
BIG Tier 2 awards are a result of a national funding competition based solely on individual merit. Tier 2 projects are those totaling greater than $200,000 and typically range up to $1.5 million. Approximately $12 million is available annually for projects across the nation. Each year, Tier 2 proposals submitted to the division are reviewed and scored against ranking criteria used in the national competition. Complete proposals that meet program requirements, demonstrate a need in North Carolina, leverage existing facilities or matching funds, demonstrate an ability to successfully complete the project and are cost efficient are likely to be submitted to the USFWS national funding competition. These proposals are then reviewed, evaluated and ranked by a national panel with the final decision for funding made by the Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The maximum federal cost-share for BIG Tier 1 and Tier 2 awards is 75 percent. However, applicants are encouraged to provide more than the minimum cost share required as the cost share percentage is a factor used in ranking Tier 2 proposals.

The following documents should be reviewed in their entirety before making the decision to apply for a BIG grant and in the preparation of a grant proposal. These documents further outline eligibility rules, how to prepare your proposal, the national Tier 2 ranking criteria, the proposal review process, and requirements of applicants who are awarded grants. Submitted proposals must demonstrate that all requirements detailed within these documents have been met in order to be eligible for this funding opportunity. Proposals must be submitted electronically to the N.C. BIG Program Coordinator by 5:00 p.m., Thursday, August 27, 2015 to be considered.

FY2016 NCDMF Boating Infrastructure Grant Program Request for Proposals (RFP)

FFY2016 USFWS Boating Infrastructure Grant Tier 1 – State, Notice of Funding Opportunity (FON #F15AS00281)

FFY2016 USFWS Boating Infrastructure Grant Tier 2 – National, Notice of Funding Opportunity (FON #F15AS00278)

USFWS BIG Program Final Rule (50 CFR 86)

  N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries • 3441 Arendell Street • Morehead City, NC 28557 • 252-726-7021 800-682-2632
 

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