CZM Projects of Special Merit Competition - FY2015

The summary for the CZM Projects of Special Merit Competition - FY2015 grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Department of Commerce, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
CZM Projects of Special Merit Competition - FY2015: The purpose of this document is to advise eligible applicants that NOAA is soliciting proposals for competitive funding under the Coastal Zone Management Act's (CZMA) Enhancement Program Projects of Special Merit, authorized under Section 309 of the CZMA (16 U.S.C. §1456b). 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: Wetlands, Hazards, Cumulative and Secondary Impacts, and Ocean and Great Lakes Resources. Any CMP that has been approved by NOAA pursuant to the Coastal Zone Management Act (16 U.S.C. §1455) and has an approved 2011-2015 Section 309 Assessment and Strategy that contains at least one strategy addressing one or more of the four priority enhancement areas is eligible to apply for this competition.
Federal Grant Title: CZM Projects of Special Merit Competition - FY2015
Federal Agency Name: Department of Commerce
Grant Categories: Environment Natural Resources Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: NOAA-NOS-OCRM-2015-2004238
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 11.419
CFDA Descriptions: Coastal Zone Management Administration Awards
Current Application Deadline: Dec 11, 2014
Original Application Deadline: Dec 11, 2014
Posted Date: November 5th, 2014
Creation Date: Nov 5, 2014
Archive Date: Jan 10, 2015
Total Program Funding: $1,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $200,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $50,000
Expected Number of Awards: 15
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State governments
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Territorial CMPs and the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission are also eligible to apply
Grant Announcement Contact
Elizabeth Mountz Office for Coastal Management NOAA Ocean Service 1305 East West Highway Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-713-3155 ext. 148

Department of Commerce 202 482 3134
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