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
2017 Saltonstall-Kennedy Competitive Research Program

NOAA Fisheries announces the availability of up $10 million through 2016 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

NOAA-NMFS-FHQ-2017-2004980 December 9, 2016
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 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.

Full Announcement LinkGrants.gov

NOAA-NMFS-PIRO-2016-2004728

February 3, 2016
Partnerships for the Hawaiian Monk Seal Recovery and Marine Mammal Response in Hawaii

The National Marine Fisheries Service is soliciting competitive applications for the Partnerships for the Hawaiian Monk Seal Recovery and Marine Mammal Response in Hawaii. 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 in the Hawaiian Islands.

Full Announcement LinkGrants.gov

NOAA-NMFS-PIRO-2016-2004735

February 29, 2016
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 has closed.

Future Competition Information To Be Announced

 
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).

The 2015 competition has closed.

Future Competition Information To Be Announced

 
Other NOAA Pacific Region Funding Opportunities Federal Funding Opportunity Number Close Date
Community-based Marine Debris Removal

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA/NMFS) supports projects that catalyze the implementation of locally-driven, community-based marine debris prevention, assessment, and removal projects that will benefit coastal habitat, waterways, and NOAA trust resources. Funding for this purpose comes through the NOAA Marine Debris Program as appropriations to the Office of Response and Restoration, National Ocean Service. Projects awarded through this grant competition have strong on-the-ground habitat restoration components involving the removal of marine debris, including derelict fishing gear. Projects also provide benefits to coastal communities, and create long-term ecological habitat improvements for NOAA trust resources.

The 2016 competition has closed.

Future Competition Information To Be Announced

 
FY2016 Marine Debris Prevention through Education and Outreach Federal Funding Opportunity

The NOAA MDP offers funding to support activities to educate the public about the issue of marine debris that: 1) encourage changes in behavior to reduce and address marine debris; 2) develop and implement activities to reduce and prevent marine debris working with students, teachers, industries, and the public, and, 3) engage the public in active, personal participation (e.g. a small-scale shoreline cleanup with students or other hands-on activities, etc.). This grant’s purpose is to involve audiences in measurable behavior changing activities and limit the increase of marine debris in the world's oceans.

The 2016 competition has closed.

Future Competition Information To Be Announced

 
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-2016-2004574

January 6, 2016
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.

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.

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: http://www.marinesanctuary.org/hollings-grants

The 2016 competition has 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 has closed.

Future Competition Information To Be Announced  
Updated: November 10, 2015