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Cooperative Agreements to USA IHEs, Nonprofits, Agencies, Tribes, and
For-Profits for Projects Addressing Marine Ecosystems and Climate Change

Understanding Multi-Stressor Impacts on Marine Ecosystems Under Climate Change

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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NOAA/NOS/National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Competitive Research Program (CRP), NOAA Climate Program Office (CPO), NOAA Ocean Acidification Program (OAP), NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), and NOAA Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS)

LOI Date:

10/04/21

Deadline Date:

01/18/22 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Description:

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Cooperative agreements to USA and territories IHEs, nonprofit organizations, government and tribal agencies, and for-profits for projects addressing marine ecosystems and climate change. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to a full application and are advised that required registrations take several weeks to finalize. Funding is intended for projects addressing hypoxia, harmful algal blooms, ocean acidification, climate change, ocean observing, modeling, data management, and marine protected area (MPA) management.

The purpose of this document is to solicit proposals to understand the combined impacts of multiple stressors on the function and health of marine ecosystems within the context of climate change. This information will be used to improve place-based management of marine protected areas and enable the proactive protection of these critical ecosystems under future climate scenarios. 

This Announcement solicits proposals focused on understanding how multiple stressors are currently impacting marine ecosystems, and how these impacts will change under future climate scenarios. Proposed projects may address all relevant stressors in their chosen region, but must include, at a minimum, harmful algal blooms (i.e., high biomass, fish- or shellfish-killing, and/or toxin-producing bloom events), deoxygenation (i.e., includes a range of states from any loss of oxygen to hypoxia and anoxia), increasing temperature, and ocean acidification. Chosen species/habitat assemblages must be of broad management interest (e.g., commercial, recreational, subsistence, keystone, foundational, cultural, and/or ecologically important species) and relevant to an MPA or MPA network in the waters under the jurisdiction of the U.S. (including U.S. territories and the Great Lakes). The inclusion of a National Marine Sanctuary is encouraged, but not required.

Requirements of research projects can be found on page 7 of the NOFO. See Attached Files, below.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 198070

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$2,000,000

Number of Grants:

Expected Number of Awards: 2

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Award Ceiling: $2,000,000
- Award Floor: $1,000,000

An approximate annual budget for each project up to $1,000,000, not to exceed $4,000,000 total per project.

Term of Contract:

Full applications may cover a project/award period up to four years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants for Federal financial assistance in this competition are U.S. 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.

Department of Commerce (DOC)/NOAA supports cultural and gender diversity and encourages women and minority individuals and groups to submit applications to its 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.

Pre-Application Information:

Dates: The required letters of intent (LOI) must be submitted by e-mail and received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on October 4, 2021. Applicants will receive an email verification of receipt.

Responses to LOIs should be expected by approximately October 18, 2021.

Full applications must be received and validated by Grants.gov by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on January 18, 2022. Electronic submissions received after the deadline will not be considered.

Investigators are advised to submit full applications well in advance of the deadline as a precaution against unanticipated delays. Applicants must register with Grants.gov before submitting application materials. When developing your submission timeline, keep in mind the following information regarding application submission on Grants.gov:
1. Grants.gov requires applicants to complete a free annual registration process in the electronic System for Award Management (SAM), which may take between three and five business days or as long as several weeks to process as described in Section IV.G. of the Announcement.
2. If you submit a full application via Grants.gov, you will receive a series of email notifications for up to two business days before learning via validation or rejection whether NOAA has received your application.

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No

View this opportunity on Grants.gov:
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=334906

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

The required letters of intent (LOI) must be submitted by e-mail to nccos.grant.awards@noaa.gov

Florida Climate Institute
PO Box 110570, Gainesville FL 32611
info@floridaclimateinstitute.org

CFDA Number:

11.478

Funding or Pin Number:

NOAA-NOS-NCCOS-2022-2006972

URL for Full Text (RFP):

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