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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.

Funding Opportunity Number: NOAA-NFA-NFAPO-2014-2003949
Federal Funding Opportunity
Full Announcement Link - Grants.gov
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Pacific Islands Region Marine Turtle Management and Conservation Program

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Pacific Islands Region Marine Turtle Management and Conservation Program is a competitive grant program that funds conservation, protection, or management actions supporting recovery of Endangered Species Act (ESA) listed sea turtle species occurring within the Pacific Islands Region (PIR) or aggregations that may be shared between the PIR and other Pacific nations. NMFS considers internationally-based projects targeting sea turtle populations that originate from the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (i.e., from areas outside U.S. jurisdiction) but which migrate through or forage within the PIR and are impacted by PIR activities managed by NMFS, as well as projects that are otherwise relevant to NMFS management and recovery obligations.

The 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 (PRIAs) of Jarvis, Johnston, Wake, Howland and Baker Islands, Kingman Reef, and Palmyra and Midway Atolls. Sea turtle species with documented linkages to the PIR include: leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), North and South Pacific loggerhead (Caretta caretta) Distinct Population Segments, green (Chelonia mydas), and olive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea). Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time, February 15, 2015.

Funding Opportunity Number: NOAA-NMFS-PIRO-2015-2004257
Full Announcement Link -Grants.gov


2014/2015 Saltonstall-Kennedy

NOAA Fisheries is now accepting applications for the Fiscal Year 2014/2015 Saltonstall-Kennedy competitive grant competition authorized by the Saltonstall-Kennedy Act, commonly known as the S-K fund, provides grants or cooperative agreements for fisheries research and development projects addressing aspects of U.S. fisheries, including, but not limited to, harvesting, processing, marketing, and associated infrastructures. The term “fisheries” encompasses wild capture, marine aquaculture and recreational fishing. The objective of the S-K Grant Program is to address the needs of the fisheries and fishing communities in optimizing economic benefits by building and maintaining sustainable fisheries and practices, dealing with the impacts of conservation and management measures, and increasing other opportunities to keep working waterfronts viable. U.S. fisheries means any fishery, commercial or recreational, that is, or may be, engaged in by citizens or nationals of the United States, or citizens of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Republic of Palau, or the Federated States of Micronesia. Applications are due December 15, 2014.

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Funding Opportunity Number: NOAA-NMFS-FHQ-2015-2004246
Federal Funding Opportunity
Full Announcement Link -Grants.gov


Marine Education and Training Mini-Grants Program

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA/NMFS) Marine Education and Training Mini-Grants Program is a competitive grant program that supports projects to improve communication, education, and training on marine resource issues throughout the region and increase scientific education for marine-related professions among coastal community residents, including indigenous Pacific islanders, Native Hawaiians and other underrepresented groups in the region.

Funding Opportunity Number: Fiscal Year 2015 announcement information to be available soon


Updated: October 21, 2014