NOAA RESTORE Science Program 2023

The summary for the NOAA RESTORE Science Program 2023 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 RESTORE Science Program 2023: The purpose of this document is to advise the public that NOAA/NOS/NCCOS is soliciting proposals for the NOAA RESTORE Science Program for projects up to five years in duration. This announcement invites proposals that request funding from researcher, resource manager, and stakeholder partnerships to execute a previously planned, collaborative research project, develop its findings and products, transfer them to an identified resource manager or management body, and apply them to a specific Gulf of Mexico natural resource management decision. Funding is contingent upon the availability of funds in the Gulf Coast Restoration Trust Fund. It is anticipated that final recommendations for funding under this Announcement will be made in June 2023, and that projects funded under this Announcement will have an October 1, 2023 start date. Total funding for this competition will be approximately $15 million over five years and approximately 10 projects may be funded. The maximum individual award amount is approximately $2,000,000 for up to five years in duration. Information regarding this Announcement, including webinars and additional background information, is available on the Science Program website (
Federal Grant Title: NOAA RESTORE Science Program 2023
Federal Agency Name: Department of Commerce (DOC)
Grant Categories: Environment Natural Resources Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: NOAA-NOS-NCCOS-2022-2007377
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 11.451
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: November 30th, 2022
Original Application Deadline: November 30th, 2022
Posted Date: June 28th, 2022
Creation Date: June 28th, 2022
Archive Date: December 15th, 2022
Total Program Funding: $15,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $2,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $1
Expected Number of Awards: 10
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: October 19th, 2022
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Letters of intent (LOI) are required for this Announcement and should be submitted by email ([email protected]) ahead of the deadline (11:59 p.m., Eastern Time on August 16, 2022). Each full proposal must substantially comply with the 18 elements listed under Required Elements in section IV.B.3.(1)-(18) and should be submitted via ( ahead of the deadline (11:59 p.m., Eastern Time on November 15, 2022).Eligible applicants are institutions of higher education; not-for-profit institutions; for-profit organizations; local, state, and tribal governments; and U.S. territories and federal agencies that possess the statutory authority to accept funding for this type of work. The lead applicant must be from a U.S.-based entity. Science Program funding opportunities may not be used to hire and fund the salaries of any permanent federal employees. Federal award recipients may use their funding to cover travel, equipment, supplies, and contractual personnel costs associated with the proposed work. Investigators are not required to be employed by an eligible entity that is based in one of the five Gulf of Mexico States (Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas). However, investigators that are not employed by or associated with Gulf of Mexico-based eligible entities are strongly encouraged to collaborate with partners from Gulf of Mexico-based eligible entities. Foreign researchers may participate by submitting a subaward or contract through an eligible U.S. entity. Science Program funding may not be spent in Cuba. The Department of Commerce and NOAA support cultural and gender diversity and encourage proposals involving women and minority investigators, participants, and groups. In addition, the Department of Commerce and NOAA are strongly committed to broadening the participation of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Tribal Colleges and Universities, and institutions that work in underserved areas. The Department of Commerce and NOAA encourage any of the above institutions to apply.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Science program website
Grant Announcement Contact
Technical Program Information: Frank Parker, Associate Director and federal program officer, 970-528-0407, [email protected].

Grants Administration Information: NCCOS Grants Administrator, [email protected].
Data Management Information: Jessica Morgan, NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator, 240-397-5462, [email protected].
Indirect or Facilities and Administrative Costs Information: Lamar Revis, Grants Officer, NOAA Grants Management Division, 301-628-1308, [email protected].
Program Officer
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