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Emergency Prescott Grants
A73 breaches in a net pen during rehabilitation.
Photo Credit: L. Barre, NOAA
A portion of Prescott funding is available to provide assistance for emergency marine mammal stranding events throughout the year on an as-needed basis. These emergency events should fall under one of the seven emergency national funding priorities described below.
Emergency assistance is available to eligible organizations or individuals even if they are receiving funds from the Prescott Grant Program's annual competitive award cycle. An organization or individual cannot receive emergency funds for the same activities funded under their current award during the same time period, unless an emergency event has occurred that has exhausted current funds. Emergency funds are intended for unexpected pulse events, not for the continuous operation of a stranding network member. These emergency funds will be available until expended.
Emergency Definition: An emergency is defined as a stranding or entangling event that:
- leads to an immediate or unexpected increase in the required costs for stranding or entanglement response, recovery, sample/evidence collection, diagnostics or rehabilitation in excess of regularly scheduled costs
- is unpredictable (not excluding cyclical or endemic), or
- may involve out-of-habitat animals
Emergency Prescott National Funding Priorities:
- Threatened and Endangered Species
- Mass Strandings
- Out-of-Habitat Animals
- Human Interaction Cases
- Gaps in Stranding Response Coverage
- Natural and Anthropogenic Disasters
- Disease Outbreaks
Who Can Apply
Eligible stranding network members are currently active, authorized participants in the National Marine Mammal Stranding Network. Eligible applicants must be:
- Stranding Agreement (SA) holders or their designee organizations; or
- an eligible Federal, state, or local government personnel or tribal personnel [pursuant to MMPA Section 109(h) (16 U.S.C. 1379(h)]
Employees (full-time or part-time) of DOC or DOI cannot apply.
After submission, the Prescott Grant Program and the appropriate NMFS Regional Stranding Coordinator will verify the applicant's eligibility and determine if the application meets the emergency qualifications.
How to Apply
Submit proposals through Easygrants, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation's (NFWF) online grant application system.
Guidance on how to prepare proposals is provided in the Guidelines for Emergency Prescott Applications [pdf].
The project narrative must use the provided template [doc]. Please read this document carefully to ensure that your proposal meets eligibility requirements and is complete upon submission.
For questions on completing the emergency application please contact:
For questions about the Prescott Grant Program contact:
For more information about Easygrants, visit:
Updated: March 12, 2013