The Lenfest Ocean Program seeks to fund projects that elevate Indigenous Peoples in sharing their traditions, culture, knowledge, and wisdom to improve evidence-based decision-making for the management, conservation, and restoration of coastal marine species, habitats, and ecosystems. Until recently, Indigenous Peoples' ways of knowing were not considered in planning and management decisions, prompting recent calls to rectify this situation. Thus, the Lenfest Ocean Program is issuing a request for proposals (RFP) to support:
- Identification, analysis, and/or communication of Indigenous Knowledge and wisdom (where it is culturally appropriate); and
- Engagement approaches that facilitate the inclusion of this knowledge into ocean and coastal management decisions.
Individuals or groups interested in applying to the RFP should read the “Including Indigenous Ways of Knowing in Decision-Making for Ocean and Coastal Management, Conservation, and Restoration (PDF)” document linked below carefully for information about the competition process and requirements. This opportunity is open to individuals or groups located within the United States (including all U.S. territories) and Canada.
Update: The indirect cost threshold for proposals has been increased to 40% of the total grant amount. Please note, this supersedes what is currently stated for indirect costs in the Including Indigenous Knowledge in Ocean and Coastal Evidence-Based Decision-Making – Request for Proposals (PDF)
- Including Indigenous Knowledge in Ocean and Coastal Evidence-Based Decision-Making – Request for Proposals (PDF)
- Budget Narrative (XLXS)
|Issuance of RFP||July 10th, 2023|
|RFP Informational Webinar1||July 12th, 2023|
|RFP Informational Webinar2||July 13th, 2023|
|Deadline for submission of Proposals||October 16th, 2023|
|Anticipated start date of awarded agreement(s)||January 1st, 2024|
|Required end date of awarded agreement(s)||March 15th, 2025, or earlier|
Opportunities to Learn More Information:
Including Indigenous Knowledge in Ocean and Coastal Evidence-Based Decision-Making Webinar
On July 12th and 13th, we held two identical webinars discussing the RFP in detail. After a short presentation, we opened the floor up to a Q&A session with participants. You can watch the recording below.
For questions, please contact Jason Landrum, Lenfest Ocean Program, at [email protected].