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Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program (CELCP)

The United States Congress and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce created the CELCP "for the purpose of protecting important coastal and estuarine areas that have significant conservation, recreation, ecological, historical, or aesthetic values, or that are threatened by conversion from their natural or recreational state to other uses."

A 'Request for Proposals' (RFP) is hereby solicited for FFY 2012 and is intended to provide candidate-projects to NOAA on potential eligible CELCP projects that are available within Pennsylvania's Lake Erie, Delaware Estuary, and selected Chesapeake Bay watersheds.

For more information, please visit NOAA's official CELCP website at

Please note that CELCP applications for consideration of the 2012 Federal Funding Notice must be received by Pennsylvania's DEP Coastal Resources Management Program by March 1, 2011 for eligibility.

Downloadable Materials:

Pennsylvania's CELCP Plan (revised Dec 2009)
Pennsylvania's 2012 CELCP Solicitation (PDF)
Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) (MS Word) (PDF)
Project Budget Templates & Project Application Checklist (MS Word) (PDF)
Summary of Eligibility Criteria & Requirements for CELCP & Matching Funds (PDF)

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