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 but are not published in the Federal Register.

The Office for Coastal Management’s competitive grant announcements can be found on by searching under the following Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CDFA) numbers:

  • 11.419 – Coastal Zone Management Administration (Projects of Special Merit, Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program, NERR Collaborative Science Program)
  • 11.420 – Coastal Zone Management Estuarine Research Reserves
  • 11.473 – Office for Coastal Management (Bay Watershed Education and Training, Regional Coastal Resilience, Great Lakes Areas of Concern Land Acquisition)
  • 11.482 – Coral Reef Conservation Program

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
Office for Coastal Management – Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program - FY 2017 Great Lakes Competition (PDF, 83KB) N/A 11:59 p.m.
Eastern time,
October 26, 2016
September 1, 2017
NOAA-wide announcement. This announcement relates to all NOAA line agencies and may be of interest to partners who work with NOAA grant programs. FY2016 to FY2017 NOAA Broad Agency Announcement (PDF, 53KB). 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,
September 30, 2017
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)