NOAA Coastal Resilience Grants Program (FY 2018)

The summary for the NOAA Coastal Resilience Grants Program (FY 2018) 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.
NOAA Coastal Resilience Grants Program (FY 2018): The principal objective of the NOAA Coastal Resilience Grants Program is to implement projects that build resilience of U.S. coastal communities and ecosystems. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, this solicitation is seeking coastal habitat restoration projects that build resilience by conserving and restoring sustainable ecosystem processes and functions and reducing the vulnerability of coastal communities and infrastructure from the impacts of extreme weather events, climate hazards, and changing ocean conditions. This program supports activities that restore or create natural infrastructure and natural landscape features to provide valuable ecosystem functions and services, such as habitat for fish, improved water quality and quantity, flood reduction, and erosion protection. Proposed projects should also support sustainable fisheries managed by NOAA under the Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Conservation and Management Act (Managed Species), contribute to the recovery of protected resources managed by NOAA under the Endangered Species Act (Listed Species) – including species identified by NMFS as “Species in the Spotlight,” and/or benefit native fish species of the Great Lakes. Proposals may include: planning, feasibility and design projects; implementation projects; or projects that combine the two.Proposals selected for funding through this solicitation will be funded through cooperative agreements. One year or multi-year awards up to three funding years may be awarded, and additional releases of funds may be used to fund selected proposals through FY2020 without further competition, pending future budget appropriations. NOAA anticipates typical awards for planning, feasibility and design-only projects will range from $75,000 to $300,000. NOAA anticipates typical awards for implementation projects or design and implementation projects will range from $250,000 to $1,000,000. NOAA will not accept proposals with a federal funding request of less than $75,000 or more than $2,000,000. NOAA anticipates up to $9 million will be available under the Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) in FY2018. Funds will be administered by the NOAA Restoration Center, in coordination with the NOAA National Ocean Service's Office for Coastal Management. Federal funds awarded under this program must be matched with non-federal funds at a 2:1 ratio of federal to non-federal contributions. For example, an applicant requesting $500,000 in federal funding must provide at least $250,000 in non-federal matching contributions, for a total budget of $750,000. This competition has a mandatory pre-proposal. Only applicants whose pre-proposals meet eligibility requirements, including strongly aligning with program objectives and goals, as determined by NOAA (through the review process described below in Section V.A.), will be invited to submit Full Applications. The goal of the pre-proposal process is to reduce the burden of preparing full proposals and streamline the review by inviting Full Applications only from those applicants whose projects are most likely to support NOAA's implementation of the Coastal Resilience Grants Program. Pre-proposals must be submitted by email, by the deadline stated in Section IV.D.In FY2017, the Coastal Resilience Grants Program FFO contained two project categories—Strengthening Coastal Communities and Habitat Restoration. Pending FY2018 appropriations, NOAA plans to fund high-scoring proposals from the Strengthening Coastal Communities category submitted in response to the FY2017 FFO, in addition to new project proposals submitted under this FY2018 Coastal Resilience Grants Program FFO. The NOAA Office for Coastal Management will administer new awards established under the FY2017 FFO for Strengthening Coastal Communities. The NOAA Restoration Center will administer new awards that build resilience through coastal habitat restoration selected under this FY2018 FFO. All potential applicants should review Section III.C, where ineligible project types are described.
Federal Grant Title: NOAA Coastal Resilience Grants Program (FY 2018)
Federal Agency Name: Department of Commerce (DOC)
Grant Categories: Environment Natural Resources Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: NOAA-NMFS-HCPO-2018-2005502
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 11.463
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: May 7th, 2018
Original Application Deadline: May 7th, 2018
Posted Date: January 24th, 2018
Creation Date: January 24th, 2018
Archive Date: June 6th, 2018
Total Program Funding: $9,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $2,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $75,000
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Last Updated: January 24th, 2018
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
This program has a mandatory pre-proposal. Pre-proposals must be received by email at by 11:59 PM Eastern time on March 7, 2018. See Section IV.B of the full Federal Funding Opportunity for more information regarding pre-proposal requirements. Eligible applicants are institutions of higher education, non-profit and for-profit organizations, U.S. territories and states, Native American tribes, and local governments as defined at 2 C.F.R. 200.64, which includes counties, municipalities, and cities. To be eligible under this competition, applicants must conduct projects in coastal areas in one or more of the following U.S. jurisdictions: Alabama, Alaska, American Samoa, California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Northern Mariana Islands, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Virgin Islands (U.S.), Washington, and Wisconsin.For the purposes of this program, coastal areas are defined as those within coastal shoreline counties or coastal watershed counties. Coastal shoreline counties are directly adjacent to the open ocean, major estuaries, or the Great Lakes. Coastal watershed counties are located along inland rivers and streams with a significant impact on coastal and ocean resources. Please review Section I.A.1 and the evaluation criteria in Section V.A.1 to understand the preferred target species within coastal areas.Applications from individuals, federal agencies, or employees of federal agencies will not be considered. Individuals and federal agencies are strongly encouraged to work with states, non-governmental organizations, municipal and county governments, and others that are eligible to apply. Involvement of other federal agencies should be clearly described in the project proposal. Foreign governments are not eligible to apply for funding under this announcement.The Department of Commerce and NOAA are strongly committed to increasing the participation of Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), i.e., Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-serving institutions, Tribal colleges and universities, Alaskan Native and Native Hawaiian institutions, and institutions that work in underserved communities. This will be considered by the Selecting Official (SO) as he/she considers the balance/distribution of funds by type of institutions or partners, as described in Section V.C.
Grant Announcement Contact
Melanie Gange, Office of Habitat Conservation
(301) 427-8664
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