Coastal Land Acquisition Funding Opportunity The Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM) in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce, is soliciting coastal and estuarine land conservation acquisition projects from eligible coastal states. The Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program (CELCP) was established "for the purpose of protecting important coastal and estuarine areas that have significant conservation, recreation, ecological, historical, or aesthetic values, or that are threatened by conversion from their natural or recreational state to other uses." This announcement solicits proposals for land acquisition projects, up to 3 years in duration, with the purpose of protecting important coastal and estuarine areas. Project proposals should reflect priorities identified in an approved state CELC plan or, if a state's plan has not been completed, by the state's approved coastal management program. Eligible coastal states may submit up to three project proposals with a requested funding level not to exceed $3,000,000 per project. DATES: Proposals must be received by the NOS/OCRM no later than 11:59 p.m. EST, October 27, 2006. The closing deadline for applying through grants.gov is the same as for the paper submission noted in this announcement. Applicants are strongly recommended to allow sufficient time for delivery of materials, electronically or by mail, by the deadline. ADDRESSES: The full funding opportunity announcement and application materials are available via the grants.gov web site: http://www.grants.gov (opportunity # NOS-OCRM-2008- 2000828), or via the CELCP website at http://www.coastalmanagement.noaa.gov/land/celcp_fundingop.html; FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: CELCP Program Managers: Elaine Vaudreuil, OCRM, 301-713-3155 ext 103; via Internet: Elaine.Vaudreuil@noaa.gov or Elisabeth Morgan, OCRM, 301-713-3155 ext 166; via Internet at Elisabeth.Morgan@noaa.gov. Wisconsin applicants should contact Travis Olson at the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program: 608-266-3687 or email@example.com. Website: http://coastal.wisconsin.gov.