The Office of Finance and Administration (NFA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce has released the fiscal year 2014 – 2015 Broad Agency Announcement (BAA). The purpose of this notice is to request applications for special projects and programs associated with NOAA’s strategic plan and mission goals, as well as to provide the general public with information and guidelines on how NOAA will select proposals and administer discretionary Federal assistance under this Broad Agency Announcement (BAA). This BAA is a mechanism to encourage research, education and outreach, innovative projects, or sponsorships that are not addressed through our competitive discretionary programs. It is not a mechanism for awarding congressionally directed funds or existing funded awards. Funding for potential projects in this notice is contingent upon the availability of Fiscal Year 2014 and Fiscal Year 2015 appropriations.
As an agency with responsibilities for maintaining and improving the viability of marine and coastal ecosystems, for delivering valuable weather, climate, and water information and services, for understanding the science and consequences of climate change, and for supporting the global commerce and transportation upon which we all depend, NOAA must remain current and responsive in an ever-changing world. Toward that end, this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) has the following program priorities:
- Long-term mission goal: Climate Adaptation and Mitigation
- Long-term mission goal: Weather-Ready Nation
- Long-term mission goal: Healthy Oceans
- Long-term Mission goal: Resilient Coastal Communities and Economies
Eligible applicants may be institutions of higher education, nonprofits, commercial organizations (e.g., small businesses), international or foreign organizations or governments, individuals, state, local and Indian Tribal governments. Eligibility also depends on the statutory authority that permits NOAA to fund the proposed activity.
Cost sharing is not required unless it is determined that a project can only be funded under an authority that requires matching/cost sharing funds.
Visit Grants.gov for more information about this business grant opportunity.