Funding Opportunities is the website used by federal agencies to announce and process grant opportunities. Grant announcements for new NOAA programs and any program $100 million or greater are published in the Federal Register and posted on Announcements for continuing grant programs and any amendments are posted on and are not published in the Federal Register. To find grants from the NOAA Office for Coastal Management, select "Find Grant Opportunities" on the site. Then, perform a "Basic Search" using the office's Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number: 11.473.

Table 1.0: Open or Recent NOAA Grant Announcements

Grant Opportunities Federal Funding Opportunity Announcements
(posted on
Dates of Interest
Letters of Intent Proposal Deadline Earliest Start Date
NOAA Office of Education Strengthening the Public's and/or K-12 Students' Environmental Literacy for Community Resilience to Extreme Weather Events and Environmental Changes (PDF, 166KB) N/A 11:59 p.m.
Eastern time
April 13, 2015
October 1, 2015
NOAA-wide announcement. This announcement relates to all NOAA line agencies and may be of interest to office partners who work with NOAA grant programs. NOAA's FY2014 - FY2015 Broad Agency Announcement (PDF, 157KB) The notice requests proposals for special projects and programs associated with NOAA's strategic plan and mission goals. This broad agency announcement is a mechanism to encourage research, education and outreach, innovative projects, or sponsorships that are not addressed through NOAA competitive discretionary programs. It is not a mechanism for awarding congressionally directed funds. Funds have not yet been appropriated for any proposed activities in this notice. N/A 11:59 p.m.
Eastern time
May 15, 2015
If found meritorious, generally 3 to 6 months after submission

Table 2.0: Archive of selected NOAA competitive federal funding opportunities (FFOs).

Information about NOAA Office for Coastal Management grants (pdf)
Guidance for first-time users (pdf)