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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
Full Announcement Link - Grants.gov
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CRCP 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. The deadline for this opportunity is January 7, 2015.

Funding Opportunity Number: NOAA-NOS-OCRM-2015-2004207
Full Announcement Link - Grants.gov


Partnerships for the Hawaiian Monk Seal Recovery and Marine Mammal Response in the Pacific Islands Region

The National Marine Fisheries Service is soliciting competitive applications for the Partnerships for the Hawaiian Monk Seal Recovery and Marine Mammal Response in the Pacific Islands Region. Projects are being solicited to support specific programmatic activities related to promoting the recovery of endangered Hawaiian monk seals and supporting responses to marine mammal strandings throughout the main Hawaiian Islands and U.S. Territories. The deadline for this opportunity is January 20, 2015.

Funding Opportunity Number: NOAA-NMFS-PIRO-2015-2004251
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.

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 deadline for this opportunity is February 2, 2015. 

Funding Opportunity Number: NOAA-NMFS-PIRO-2015-2004258
Full Announcement Link - Grants.gov


2015 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 deadline for this opportunity is February 3, 2015.

Funding Opportunity Number: NOAA-NMFS-PIRO-2015-2004252
Full Announcement Link - Grants.gov


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


Updated: November 3, 2014