NOAA Marine Aquaculture Program

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NOAA Marine Aquaculture Program: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is seeking preliminary proposals and full proposals for demonstration projects and innovative research for the development of environmentally and economically sustainable marine aquaculture in nearshore, open water, and terrestrial environments. The Great Lakes are considered marine for this competition. Priorities include: (1) site specific commercial/pilot scale demonstration projects to establish technical and economic feasibility with special emphasis on hatchery development, land based, near shore and offshore production systems; (2)studies to assess environmental impacts of current marine aquaculture production systems and species including fish and shellfish; (3) nutrition research involving alternative protein based diets and influence of diet on product quality; (4) development of environmental models and GIS tools to aid site selection for new facilities; (5) disease diagnostics and control; (6) development of technical, hands-on training programs in marine hatchery operations and management; and (7) development of synthesis research papers (i.e., executive summary and journal publication) for the following topics: a) environmental impacts of marine production systems; b) alternative protein feeds and potential impacts; and c) disease transmission from aquaculture to wild stocks and vice versa, and status of ecologically acceptable treatments and preventives; and genetic technologies and environmental risk analysis. Projects funded under this competition should support NOAA's overall goals for its marine aquaculture program, which are to: 1) Establish a comprehensive regulatory program for the conduct of marine aquaculture operations; 2) Develop appropriate technologies to support commercial marine aquaculture and enhancement of wild stocks; 3) Establish and implement procedures for the environmental assessment and monitoring of marine aquaculture activities; 4) Conduct education and outreach activities to establish a well informed public on marine aquaculture; and 5) Meet international obligations to promote environmentally sustainable practices for the conduct of marine aquaculture. Accomplishment of these goals should lead to a well-managed marine aquaculture industry in the United States; a well informed public that understands U.S. aquaculture issues, and improved access to the latest aquaculture research results. NOAA will hold an open competition for up to $8 million for FY 2008 and FY 2009, with individual projects up to $1,000,000 for a two year period. It is anticipated that we will make approximately twenty awards, three or four pilot scale demonstration projects at the $1,000,000 level for the two year period and the remainder at or about the $200,000 level. In addition, funding for the synthesis research summaries (priority #7 in Program Priorities section) is anticipated to be up to $50,000 with four awards being made. Some funds in FY 2008 may be used to finish out projects started in FY 2007. We intend to fund projects for the full two year project period (08 and 09) using FY 2008 funds. In addition we will use some of FY 2009 funds to start other two year projects identified through this FY-2008 competition. It is not anticipated that a competition will be held in 2009. We reserve the option to use some FY 2010 funds to finish projects started in FY 2009. Only exceptional projects with multiple partners providing significant impact towards the previously mentioned goals will be considered for the higher level of funding. Projects involving industry collaboration and specific resource leveraging are encouraged and will be given higher rank and consideration.
Federal Grant Title: NOAA Marine Aquaculture Program
Federal Agency Name: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Grant Categories: Education Science and Technology Natural Resources Environment
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: OAR-SG-2008-2001205
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 11.417
CFDA Descriptions: Sea Grant Support
Current Application Deadline: No deadline provided
Original Application Deadline: Jan 24, 2008 Preproposals must be received at NOA
Posted Date: Aug 28, 2007
Creation Date: Aug 28, 2007
Archive Date: Feb 23, 2008
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award:
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards: 20
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Institutions of higher education, nonprofit organizations, commercial organizations, Federal, State, local and Indian tribal governments and individuals are eligible. Please Note: Before non NOAA Federal applicants may be funded, they must demonstrate that they have legal authority to receive funds from another Federal agency in excess of their appropriation. Because this announcement is not proposing to procure goods or services from applicants, the Economy Act (31 D.S.C. 1535) is not an appropriate legal basis. Only those who submit preliminary proposals by the preliminary proposal deadline are eligible to submit full proposals.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
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Grant Announcement Contact
Steve Drescher
Policy Advisor
Phone 301-713-0926 Contact if you have a problem downloading application forms.
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