Attention coral reef lovers! UWCK has released our Reef Revitalization Request for Proposals working with the NOAA Florida Keys National Marine Santuary's Mission: Iconic Reefs project, and the application period is now open!
We’re excited to see what our local coral reef restoration practitioners have in store for rejuvenating the Florida Keys coral reef ecosystem that so many of us depend on for income and protection for our coastline. Education, outreach, jobs and internships to be included in these proposals... Ready, set, restore!
Here is the Reef Revitalization RFP with more details about this exciting project, and the proposal application can be completed and submitted online, by creating an account in our e-CImpact online grant portal. Please be sure to read the RFP for all eligibility requirements and other details before starting the online application. Proposal applications must be submitted by Monday, February 15, 2021 at 11:59 pm.
UWCK is excited to work alongside the United Arab Emirates, reef restoration partners and the Keys community to restore our reefs and support our community’s future.
Officials from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and The United Way of Collier and the Keys announced in February 2020 that the UAE had granted $3.5 million in funds to help restore seven iconic reefs in the Florida Keys. The donation launchrd one of the largest investments in reef restoration in the world.
The gift was part of a larger $10 million pledge to the state of Florida for Hurricane Irma relief efforts. United Way of Collier and the Keys will execute the gift’s impact strategy in partnership with experts at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) along with other local, state, national and international stakeholders. The majority of these funds will be made available through United Way to local reef restoration organizations to execute the critical reef restoration work.
Questions about the Reef Revitalization RFP can be addressed to Jessica Dockery via email or at 305-619-6605.