National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce
01/15/20 11:59 PM ET Receipt
Grants to USA and territories approved coastal administration agencies for the development of innovative projects that will further their goals and strategies. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended for projects addressing coastal hazard mitigation, ocean and Great Lakes resources planning, and public access.
Funding Opportunity Description: The objective of Section 309 assistance is to encourage each State or Territory with a federally-approved coastal management program (CMP) to continually improve its program in specified areas of national importance. The intent of Projects of Special Merit (PSM) funding is to offer CMPs the opportunity to develop innovative projects that further their approved enhancement area strategies and focus on the following national enhancement area priorities: Hazards, Ocean and Great Lakes Resources (with a focus on comprehensive planning), and Public Access (with a focus on underserved communities).
Proposed projects shall further the objectives of an approved enhancement area strategy but shall not be essential to meeting specific benchmarks in the strategy. PSM projects shall not be dependent on long-term levels of funding to succeed.
Proposals must focus on one or more of the following priority enhancement area objectives:
NOAA will prioritize providing funding for at least one CMP that has not yet been awarded funding during this current 2016-2020 Section 309 Assessment and Strategy cycle.
Eligible expenses can be found at https://coast.noaa.gov/data/coasthome/funding/_pdf/NOAA-NOS-OCM-2020-2006225-posted-11.07.2019.pdf#page=4.
GrantWatch ID#: 182588
It is estimated that approximately 6-15 proposals will be selected.
It is anticipated that awards will range from $50,000 to $250,000. The maximum amount that may be requested for the federal share of a PSM is $250,000.
The standard financial assistance award period for FY 2020-funded projects is 18 months.
NOAA may extend an award up to an additional 18 months, for a maximum performance period of three years if circumstances warrant, such as unforeseen circumstances that prevent the project from being completed within the original period of performance.
In order to qualify for an extension, award recipients must be in good standing (i.e., up-to-date on all progress and financial reports), demonstrate progress during the initial period of performance, and be able to demonstrate that additional time is likely to result in successful completion of the project.
It is anticipated that projects funded under this announcement will have an award start date of October 1, 2020.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Office for Coastal Management
NOAA National Ocean Service
1305 East West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
USA: Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York City; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington, DC; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming
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