Funding Opportunities is the website used by federal agencies to announce and process grant opportunities. Announcements for continuing and grant programs including any amendments are posted on

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:

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 Zone Management Estuarine Research Reserves National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) Land Acquisition and Construction Program for Fiscal Year 2017 (PDF, 61KB) N/A 11:59 p.m. Eastern time,
February 3, 2017
July 1, 2017
Office for Coastal Management – NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program FY17-18 CRCP State and Territorial Coral Reef Conservation Cooperative Agreements (PDF, 93KB) Pre-applications 11:59 p.m. Eastern time, October 20, 2016 11:59 p.m. Eastern time,
February 16, 2017
July 1, 2017
NOS Office for Coastal Management and NMFS Office of Habitat Conservation – see additional information FY 2017 Coastal Resilience Grants Program (PDF, 86KB) N/A 11:59 p.m. Eastern time,
March 15, 2017
October 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)