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 – NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program Public-Private Partnership for Coral Reef Conservation and Marine Debris Programs (PDF, 80 KB) N/A 11:59 p.m.
Eastern time,
February 28, 2018
August 1, 2018
NOAA-wide announcement FY2018 – FY2020 NOAA Broad Agency Announcement (PDF, 323 KB). 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 2018, Fiscal Year 2019, and Fiscal Year 2020 appropriations. N/A 11:59 p.m.
Eastern time,
May 15, 2018
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)