Federal Programs Office

Pacific Islands Regional Office Funding Opportunities Federal Funding Opportunity Number Close Date
Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)

The purpose of the BAA is to request proposals for special projects and programs associated with the Agency's strategic plan and mission goals, as well as to provide the general public with information and guidelines on how NOAA will select proposals and administer discretionary Federal assistance under this BAA. This BAA is a mechanism to encourage research, education and outreach, innovative projects, or sponsorships that are not addressed through our competitive discretionary programs. It is not a mechanism for awarding Congressionally directed funds.

NOTE: The BAA is not intended to circumvent the regular program competitions that are announced either through the Omnibus notice or individual notices.

Full Announcement Link: Grants.gov

NOAA-NFA-NFAPO-2016-2004791 September 30, 2017
2018 Saltonstall-Kennedy Competitive Research Program

NOAA Fisheries announces more than $10 million in recommended grants through the 2017 Saltonstall-Kennedy (SK) Grant competition. The goal of the SK program is to fund projects that address the needs of fishing communities, optimize economic benefits by building and maintaining sustainable fisheries, and increase other opportunities to keep working waterfronts viable. Full Announcement Link: Grants.gov

Webinar Information for FY2018 Saltonstall-Kennedy Competition

We encourage all potential applicants to attend this townhall webinar to learn more about the S-K program, it's objectives, this year's priorities, the application process, and the timeline for this year's solicitation. There will be an open question and answer session after the presentation portion of the webinar. We hope you are able to join.

Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 12:30 pm, Hawaii Time
Register now for the Saltonstall-Kennedy Webinar - Hawaii Webinar

NOAA-NMFS-FHQ-2018-2005332 October 10, 2017
Marine Education and Training Mini Grant Program

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA/NMFS) Marine Education and Training Mini-Grants Program is a competitive grant program that supports projects that will increase the sustainability, viability, and visibility of fishing and marine resource issues and communities in the Pacific Islands Region (PIR). Projects should prepare communities for employment in marine related professions, increase seafood and fishing safety, marketing, or management; or increase the sustainability of fishing practices through technology improvements or data collection. All projects must be developed with and identify beneficial and appropriate partnerships. These partnerships may include various government agencies (at all levels), non-governmental community organizations (NGO's), traditional and local knowledge practitioners, researchers, or industry. All projects must include partnerships that contribute to the success of the project and build on, or expand relationships in the fishing and marine community.

Eligible entities are individuals, institutions of higher education, nonprofits, commercial organizations, and state, local, and Indian tribal governments within the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management area. Proposals in excess of $15,000 are unlikely to be funded.

The 2017 competition is now closed.

Future Competition Information To Be Announced

Partnerships for Hawaiian Monk Seal Species in the Spotlight Priority Recovery Actions

The National Marine Fisheries Service is soliciting competitive applications for the Partnerships for Hawaiian Monk Seal Species in the Spotlight Recovery Actions. NMFS is soliciting competitive proposals for grants and cooperative agreements that will support specific programmatic activities (including education and outreach projects) related to Hawaiian monk seal recovery or marine mammal response. Priority will be given to projects that will support specific programmatic activities related to Priority Actions highlighted in the Hawaiian Monk Seal Species in the Spotlight plan. The plan can be downloaded here: http://go.usa.gov/xksYe

For this competition, the specific program objectives include: disease prevention and control, strategic social marketing, and citizen science efforts contributing to monk seal recovery in the main Hawaiian Islands.

The 2017 competition is now closed.

Future Competition Information To Be Announced

Marine National Monument Program

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA/NMFS) Pacific Marine National Monuments (MNMs) Program is a competitive grant program that supports the management objectives of the Marianas Trench MNM, Rose Atoll MNM, and Pacific Remote Islands MNM.  NOAA is seeking proposals that for advance monitoring technologies and techniques in the enforcement, surveillance and/or ecological monitoring fields within the monuments. 

The 2015 competition is now closed.

Future Competition Information To Be Announced

Pacific Islands Region Marine Turtle Management and Conservation Program

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA/NMFS) is soliciting competitive applications for the FY2017 Pacific Islands Region Marine Turtle Management and Conservation Program (MTMCP) to fund conservation, protection, or management actions supporting recovery of Endangered Species Act (ESA) listed sea turtle species occurring within the Pacific Islands Region (PIR) or of aggregations (or species) with linkages to the PIR. Such species may migrate through, nest or forage within the PIR, are impacted by PIR federally managed activities, or are otherwise relevant to NOAA/NMFS management and recovery obligations.

TThe PIR is comprised of the exclusive economic zones (EEZs) adjacent to the State of Hawaii, U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), and the U.S. Pacific Remote Island Areas. Of sea turtle species occurring in the region, priority species for this FFO include: Western Pacific leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), and green turtle (Chelonia mydas) Distinct Population Segments (DPS) of the Central North Pacific, Central West Pacific, and Central South Pacific. For the FY2017 funding competition, we are soliciting projects under two priorities. Priority 1 is for management and outreach projects located on Oahu (Hawaii), and priority 2 is for international projects with a direct connection to PIR turtles.

The 2017 competition is now closed.

Future Competition Information To Be Announced

Other NOAA Pacific Region Funding Opportunities Federal Funding Opportunity Number Close Date
FY18 Marine Debris Removal

The NOAA Marine Debris Program, authorized in the Marine Debris Act (33 U.S.C. 1951-1958), provides funding that supports the development and implementation of locally-driven, marine debris prevention, assessment, and removal projects that benefit coastal habitat, waterways, and NOAA trust resources. Projects awarded through this grant competition will create long-term, quantifiable ecological habitat improvements for NOAA trust resources through on-the-ground marine debris removal activities, with priority for those targeting derelict fishing gear and other medium- and large-scale debris. Projects should also foster awareness of the effects of marine debris to further the conservation of living marine resource habitats, and contribute to the understanding of marine debris composition, distribution and impacts.

Full Announcement Link: Grants.gov

NOAA-NOS-ORR-2018-2005335

November 01, 2017

FY2018 Marine Debris Prevention

The NOAA MDP offers funding for projects that will encourage changes in behavior of a target audience (such as students, teachers, industries, or the public) to address a specific marine debris issue, and will actively engage these groups in hands-on personal participation. This solicitation is focused on efforts to prevent marine debris from entering the environment through targeted behavior change. It is not intended for large-scale debris removal projects, deployment of catchment basins, or scientific research.

Full Announcement Link: Grants.gov

NOAA-NOS-ORR-2018-2005333

December 16, 2017
FY17 Marine Debris Research Grants

Marine debris is a relatively new field of research, and there are many opportunities to advance understanding of how debris impacts the environment. The MDP offers funding for original, hypothesis-driven research projects focused on the persistence and chemical impacts of marine debris.

The highest priority for this competition is for research that conducts an ecological risk assessment or uses a risk assessment framework to evaluate the likelihood that adverse ecological effects may occur or are occurring to a managed/regulated recreational, commercial, or aquaculture fishery species population or a habitat-forming foundation species as a result of exposure to marine debris. There are two secondary priorities for this competition. The first includes research that estimates exposure of a managed/regulated recreational, commercial, or aquaculture fishery species or habitat-forming foundation species to a specific type of marine debris and quantifies subsequent biological impacts to the target species. The second includes research that investigates the fate and transport of marine debris in nearshore, coastal environments.

Full Announcement Link: Grants.gov

NOAA-NOS-ORR-2017-2005063

December 19, 2016
Coral Reef Conservation Program - Domestic Coral Reef Conservation Grants

This competitive program provides funding to institutions of higher education, non-profit organizations, commercial organizations, and local and Indian tribal governments to support coral reef conservation projects in the United States, as authorized under the Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000.

These awards are intended to support coral reef conservation projects in shallow water coral reef ecosystems, including reefs at mesophotic depths, in American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Florida, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and coral-dominated banks in U.S. portions of the Gulf of Mexico. Projects may be proposed in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands and the U.S. Pacific Remote Islands, but these locations are not considered geographic priorities under this announcement.

Full Announcement Link: Grants.gov

NOAA-NOS-OCM-2017-2005011

January 11, 2017
Coastal Ecosystem Resiliency Grants

NOAA has developed the Coastal Ecosystem Resiliency Grants Program to build resilience of coastal ecosystems and communities in the U.S. The Coastal Ecosystem Resiliency awards will fund projects that develop healthy and sustainable coastal ecosystems through habitat restoration and conservation.

The 2017 competition is now closed.

Future Competition Information To Be Announced

Regional Coastal Resilience Grant Program

NOAA's National Ocean Service is providing up to $5 million in competitive grant awards will support regional approaches to undertake activities that build resilience of coastal regions, communities, and economic sectors to the negative impacts from extreme weather events, climate hazards, and changing ocean conditions. Funded projects will result in improved information for decision makers and actions that reduce risk, accelerate recovery, and promote adaptation to changing social, economic, and environmental conditions.

The 2017 competition is now closed.

Future Competition Information To Be Announced

Other non-NOAA Funding Opportunities Federal Funding Opportunity Number Close Date
National Marine Sanctuary Foundation - Hollings Grant Program

The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation is pleased to offer an opportunity for your organization to apply for a Hollings Grant through the Ernest F. Hollings Ocean Awareness Trust Fund. For more information, visit their website at: www.marinesanctuary.org

The 2016 competition is now closed.

Future Competition Information To Be Announced

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - Urban Waters Small Grants

The mission of EPA’s Urban Waters Program is to help local residents and their organizations, particularly those in underserved communities, restore their urban waters in ways that also benefit community and economic revitalization. For more information, visit their website at: http://www2.epa.gov/urbanwaters/urban-waters-small-grants

The 2016 competition is now closed.

Future Competition Information To Be Announced

Updated: August 25, 2017