CPRA Accepting Proposals for Partnership Fund

The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) is accepting proposals for the FY 2016 Conservation and Restoration Partnership fund until October 21, 2015.

This year the Partnership Fund has dedicated $1 million to provide matching funds for projects aimed at coastal conservation and restoration.

The state will use this funding to take advantage of grants, donations and other private/public partnership opportunities to support the implementation of high priority coastal restoration projects.

Proposals for coastal conservation and restoration projects that would benefit from additional funding are requested. Proposals should include a brief description of the project purpose, features, conceptual design, project area map and description of how it contributes to the criteria listed below.

Projects will be evaluated and prioritized based on the following criteria:

  1. Acreage conserved/restored;
  2. Synergism with other conservation/restoration efforts;
  3. Project constructability;
  4. Matching funds;
  5. Consistency with the objectives of the 2012 Coastal Master Plan.

A selection committee made up of CPRA scientists and engineers will review and evaluate each proposed project based on the criteria listed above. Projects selected for funding will be notified by November 30th.

 

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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