National Competitive Harmful Algal Bloom Programs

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National Competitive Harmful Algal Bloom Programs: The purpose of this document is to advise the public that NOAA/NOS/National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)/Competitive Research Program (CRP) is soliciting proposals for the Prevention, Control and Mitigation of Harmful Algal Blooms (PCMHAB) and HAB Socioeconomics Research Programs. Funding is contingent upon the availability of Fiscal Year 2020 Federal appropriations. It is anticipated that projects funded under this announcement will have a September 1, 2020 start date. Total funding for this research: It is anticipated that approximately $2,500,000 may be available in Fiscal Year 2020 for the first year for all PCMHAB and HAB Socioeconomics projects. Approximately 4-6 small projects up to 3 years in duration are expected to be funded under PCMHAB and HAB Socioeconomics at a level of approximately $200,000 to $400,000 per year per proposal. In addition, 1-2 large projects up to 4 years in duration are expected to be funded under PCMHAB at up to approximately $500,000 to $600,000 per year per proposal. NOAA will not accept any proposals submitted with total budgets (across all years) that are greater than $1,200,000 for small projects and $2,400,000 for large projects. Electronic Access: Background information about the PCMHAB Program can be found at Additional information on this Announcement, including Frequently Asked Questions, is available at An information webinar covering PCMHAB and this solicitation, will be offered by a Program Manager within two weeks from the publication date of the FFO. Information on the date/time can be found at Proposals should be submitted through, Sign up to receive any potential amendments to this Announcement via
Federal Grant Title: National Competitive Harmful Algal Bloom Programs
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-2020-2006219
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 11.478
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: January 8th, 2020
Original Application Deadline: January 8th, 2020
Posted Date: October 10th, 2019
Creation Date: October 10th, 2019
Archive Date: February 7th, 2020
Total Program Funding: $2,500,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $600,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $200,000
Expected Number of Awards: 6
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: October 10th, 2019
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Eligible applicants for Federal financial assistance in this competition are institutions of higher education, other non-profits, state, local, Indian Tribal Governments, U.S. Territories, and for-profit organizations. Federal agencies that possess the statutory authority to receive transfers of funds are eligible to submit applications for intra- or inter-agency funds transfers through this competition. DOC/NOAA supports cultural and gender diversity and encourages women and minority individuals and groups to submit applications to the CRP programs. In addition, DOC/NOAA is 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. DOC/NOAA encourages applications involving any of the above institutions to apply. Please note that: (1) Principal Investigators must be employees of an eligible entity listed above; and applications must be submitted through that entity. Non-Federal researchers should comply with their institutional requirements for application submission. (2) Non-Federal researchers affiliated with NOAA-University Cooperative/Joint Institutes will be funded through cooperative agreements. (3) Foreign researchers must apply as subawards or contracts through an eligible US entity. (4) Federal applicants are eligible to submit applications for intra- or inter-agency funds transfers through this competition. Non-NOAA Federal applicants will be required to submit certifications or documentation showing that they have specific legal authority to accept funds for this type of research. (5) An eligible U.S. entity may propose Federal agency researchers as funded or unfunded collaborators. If Federal agency researchers are proposed as funded collaborators, the applicant should present the collaborator's funding request in the application in the same way documentation is provided for a subrecipient for purposes of project evaluation, even though intra- or inter-agency funding transfers will generally be used if the project is selected. (6) NCCOS researchers may apply through an eligible U.S. entity as funded or unfunded collaborators, but cannot be the lead PI on the application. NOAA federal salaries will not be paid.
Grant Announcement Contact
Technical Information: Felix Martinez, PCMHAB Program Manager, CRP, 734-741-2254,
Grants Administration Information: Laura Golden, NCCOS Grants Administrator, 240-533-0285,
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