NOAAâs Office of Ocean & Coastal Resource ManageÂment (OCRM) will use GRLI funds to support approximately two to three competitively-selected projects that are âready and eligibleâ for funding in FY 2012. This competition will provide for the permanent protection of an estimated 40-100 acres of wetlands and other important coastal habitat. In addition, an AOC focused land acquisition competition provides the first step of establishing a pipeline of restoration projects for GLRI funding. EPA and NOAAâs other AOC-focused solicitations would provide both restoration planning, design and implementation funds to complete the pipeline of restoration projects contributing toward delisting habitat related beneficial use impairments.
AOC Land Acquisition