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 or Pre-applications Proposal Deadline Earliest Start Date
Office for Coastal Management – National Estuarine Research Reserve System FY20-21 Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellowships for the National Estuarine Research Reserve System N/A 11:59 p.m.
Eastern time,
December 20, 2019
August 1, 2020
Office for Coastal Management – NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program Fiscal Year 2020-2021 CRCP International Coral Reef Conservation Cooperative Agreements 11:59 p.m.
Eastern time,
October 1, 2019
11:59 p.m.
Eastern time,
January 7, 2020
October 1, 2020
NOAA-wide announcement FY2018 – FY2020 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 Fiscal Year 2020 appropriations. N/A 11:59 p.m.
Eastern time,
May 15, 2020
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)