Funding / Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

The Office for Coastal Management’s competitive grant announcements can be found on Grants.gov by searching under the following federal assistance listing numbers:

Table 1.0: Open or Recent NOAA Grant Announcements

Grant Opportunities Federal Funding Opportunity Announcements (NOFOs)

(posted on Grants.gov)
Dates of Interest
Letters of Intent or Pre-applications Proposal Deadline Earliest Start Date
2024 funded NOFOs
Office for Coastal Management – Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding CZM Habitat Protection and Restoration Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Competition 11:59 p.m. Eastern time, August 14, 2023 11:59 p.m. Eastern time, January 10, 2024 August 1, 2024
Office for Coastal Management – Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding Research Reserves Habitat Protection and Restoration Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Competition 11:59 p.m. Eastern time, August 14, 2023 11:59 p.m. Eastern time, January 10, 2024 August 1, 2024
Office for Coastal Management – National Coastal Zone Management Program CZM Projects of Special Merit Competition - FY2024 N/A 11:59 p.m. Eastern time, January 25, 2024 October 1, 2024
Office for Coastal Management – National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) Collaborative Science Program National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) Collaborative Science Program 2024 11:59 p.m. Eastern time, December 1, 2023 11:59 p.m. Eastern time, February 9, 2024 October 1, 2024
Office for Coastal Management – National Estuarine Research Reserve System National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) Land Acquisition and Construction Program for Fiscal Year 2024 N/A 11:59 p.m. Eastern time, February 9, 2024 July 1, 2024
Office for Coastal Management – NOAA Climate Resilience Regional Challenge Inflation Reduction Act: NOAA Climate Resilience Regional Challenge 11:59 p.m. Eastern time, August 28, 2023 11:59 p.m. Eastern time, February 13, 2024 October 1, 2024
Office for Coastal Management – Coral Reef Conservation Program Fiscal Year 2024 NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program – Ruth D. Gates Grant Program: Local and National Capacity Building Support Grants and Cooperative Agreements N/A 11:59 p.m. Eastern time, February 15, 2024 October 1, 2024
NOAA-wide announcement FY 2021 to FY 2023 NOAA Broad Agency Announcement. 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. Funding for potential projects in this notice is contingent upon the availability of fiscal year 2021 to 2023 appropriations. N/A 11:59 p.m. Eastern time, September 30, 2024 If found meritorious, generally three to six months after submission

All deadlines are 11:59 p.m. Eastern time unless noted

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

Information about NOAA Office for Coastal Management grants. (pdf)
Electronic grants management systems required to apply for and receive grant funds. (pdf)