The NOAA Preserve America Initiative Internal Funding Program (PAIIF) is announcing its FY 2013 request for proposals. This popular internal funding program is designed to stimulate efforts within NOAA to preserve, protect and promote the agency's heritage assets. Every NOAA line office has received funding through this award winning program. Projects from FY05 through FY12 have varied in scope from interpreting historic and cultural resources in NOAA's care to capturing oral histories of NOAA employees and constituents. Subject to the availability of funds, FY 2013 NOAA PAIIF will be awarded only to NOAA offices. However, other federal, state, tribal, Native Hawaiian, academic and non-profit organizations can participate as partners, applying in conjunction with a NOAA employee. Requests for projects may not exceed $12,000. The total available funding for this year will be approximately $75,000. Examples of projects can be viewed at www.preserveamerica.noaa.gov under the “Projects” tab.
This year, one page Pre-Proposals are due by Monday, November 12, 2012. If your Pre-Proposal qualifies, you will be invited to submit a Full Proposal. You will be notified no later than Friday November 30th as to the status of your Pre-Proposal. The Full Proposals will be due by Friday, January, 11, 2013. For additional information, including proposal criteria and format, please visit the "Grant Information" section of the NOAA Preserve America website, or contact Kathryn.Shontz@noaa.gov or Cheryl.Oliver@noaa.gov.