NOAA National Sea Grant College Program 2018 Ocean, Coastal and Great Lakes National Aquaculture Initiative

The summary for the NOAA National Sea Grant College Program 2018 Ocean, Coastal and Great Lakes National Aquaculture Initiative 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 National Sea Grant College Program 2018 Ocean, Coastal and Great Lakes National Aquaculture Initiative: Depending on appropriations, NOAA National Sea Grant College Program (NOAA Sea Grant) expects to have available a total of $7,000,000 to $11,500,000 across fiscal years 2018, 2019 and 2020 as part of the Sea Grant National Aquaculture Initiative (NAI). As part of the NAI, this competition is designed to foster the expansion of a sustainable U.S. ocean, coastal and Great Lakes aquaculture sector by addressing one or more of the following priorities: (a) supporting the development of emerging systems or technologies that will advance aquaculture in the U.S., including projects that will help stimulate aquaculture production by nascent industries; (b) developing and implementing actionable methods of communicating accurate, science based messages and information about the benefits and risks of U.S. marine aquaculture to the public; and (c) increasing the resiliency of aquaculture systems to natural hazards and changing conditions. Successful applications must describe projects that clearly address major constraints, barriers or hurdles limiting aquaculture production in the U.S. The overall objectives of the Sea Grant NAI are to: 1) address the needs of the U.S. ocean, coastal and Great Lakes aquaculture sector by supporting research, technology transfer, and best practices related to the sustainable aquaculture of ocean, coastal, or Great Lakes fish, shellfish, or algae species (including state- and federally-managed species), 2) increase production of such species in federal waters and the coastal zone of state waters (as defined by the Coastal Zone Management Act to include the Great Lakes), and 3) address major constraints, barriers, or hurdles of domestic aquaculture development that currently limit increased production (this can include research, extension, technology transfer, regulatory/policy and/or legal activities to support production, market access, distribution, etc.). Sea Grant encourages proposals that: 1) utilize a team approach that fully integrates at least one Sea Grant program and at least one end-user or public-private partnership in the effort, 2) involve Sea Grant Extension personnel and include a technology transfer component, where appropriate, 3) address how project impacts will be applicable to a broader geographic area through regional or topical partnerships, and 4) discuss how, upon completion, the work will have a high likelihood of increasing aquaculture production or address how the work will stimulate or advance nascent aquaculture industry(ies). Proposals should meet the program objectives to the extent practicable. This Federal Funding Opportunity includes the information needed and the criteria for applications requesting up to $750,000 in total federal funding for a one- to three-year period. Non-federal matching funds of at least a running total of 50% is required for each year of requested funding (e.g., Year 1 = $250,000 requested would require $125,000 match; Year 2 = $250,000 requested would require $125,000 match; Year 3 = $250,000 requested would require $125,000 match). Please note that, per law, grant applications from Guam Sea Grant waive the first $200,000 of federal matching requirements; thus no match is required for Federal shares up to $400,000. Match would then be required for balances above $400,000 (e.g., $800,000 requested would require Guam Sea Grant project to provide $200,000 in match). NOAA anticipates funding projects ranging from lesser amounts up to the maximum amount ($750,000) to ensure a diversity of priorities are addressed with the available funding. Awards are anticipated to start on September 1, 2018. Additional applications from this competition may be selected for funding in subsequent fiscal years based on future appropriated funds.
Federal Grant Title: NOAA National Sea Grant College Program 2018 Ocean, Coastal and Great Lakes National Aquaculture Initiative
Federal Agency Name: Department of Commerce (DOC)
Grant Categories: Environment Natural Resources Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: NOAA-OAR-SG-2018-2005489
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 11.417
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: March 30th, 2018
Original Application Deadline: March 30th, 2018
Posted Date: December 14th, 2017
Creation Date: December 14th, 2017
Archive Date: April 29th, 2018
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $750,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $1
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: December 14th, 2017
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
The following entities are eligible and encouraged to participate in this funding opportunity, in conjunction with a Sea Grant program: any individual; any public or private corporation, partnership, or other association or entity (including any Sea Grant College, Sea Grant Institute or other institution); or any State, political subdivision of a State, Tribal government or agency or officer thereof. Federal agencies and their personnel are not permitted to receive federal funding under this competition; however, federal scientists and other employees can serve as uncompensated partners or co-Principal Investigators on applications. Federal labs and offices can also make available specialized expertise, facilities or equipment to applicants but cannot be compensated under this competition for their use, nor can the value of such assets be used as match.
Grant Announcement Contact
Attention: Aquaculture, NOAA Sea Grant
1315 East-West Highway, SSMC3, R/SG
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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