Monday, February 27, 2017

2017 Federal Funding Opportunity
Executive Summary

Funding Opportunity Title: Understanding Climate Impacts on Fish Stocks and Fisheries to Inform Sustainable Management
Announcement Type: Initial
Funding Opportunity Number: NOAA-OAR-CPO-2017-2004998
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 11.431, Climate and Atmospheric Research

The NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), Climate Program Office and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Office of Science and Technology have established a partnership to advance understanding of climate-related impacts on fish or other species that support economically important fisheries. The goal is to inform sustainable fisheries management and promote resilience of the nation’s fish stocks and fisheries in a changing climate.

For FY17, this OAR/NMFS partnership, through the Coastal and Ocean Climate Applications (COCA) Program, will continue to take a regional approach to improving the resilience and adaptation of fisheries in a changing climate by soliciting proposals under two competitions. The first competition solicits proposals for projects in the California Current Large Marine Ecosystem (CCLME) and the second competition solicits proposals for projects in the Northeast Shelf Large Marine Ecosystem (NESLME). Through this announcement, it is estimated that approximately $2.2 million will be available in FY2017 for new awards pending budget appropriations. For competition I, projects can request up to $700,000 a year for three years, for a total of $2.1 million over three years. For competition II, projects can request up to $500,000 a year for three years for a total of $1.5 million over three years.

Grants.Gov listing/application

Information Sheet Name Number Manager
Understanding Climate Impacts on Fish Stocks and Fisheries in the California Current Large Marine Ecosystem 2618655 Adrienne Antoine
Email Manager
Understanding Climate Impacts on Fish Stocks and Fisheries in the Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf Large Marine Ecosystem (NESLME) 2618778

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Important Dates

Letters of Intent: 5:00 p.m. ET on November 21, 2016

Letters of intent (LOIs) for the two competitions should be submitted by email to the Competition Manager (oar.cpo.coca@noaa.gov) ¬by 5 pm Eastern Time, November 21st, 2016. A response to the LOI from the Competition Manager (e-mail or letter) will be sent to the investigator within four weeks after the LOI’s due date. .

Full Applications: 5:00 p.m. on January 30, 2017

Full applications for the two competitions must be received by 5:00 p.m. on January 30, 2017. Applications received after this time will not be considered for funding.

Applications must be submitted via http://www.grants.gov. For applications submitted through grants.gov, the basis for determining timeliness is the receipt notice issued by http://www.grants.gov, which includes the date and time received. Emailed or faxed copies of applications will not be accepted.

For applicants without internet access, please contact the CPO Grants Manager Diane Brown by mail at NOAA Climate Program Office (R/CP1), SSMC3, Room 12734, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910 to obtain an application package. Please allow two weeks after receipt for a response. Hard copy submissions will be date and time stamped when they are received in the Climate Program Office.

Where to submit

Application packages:
Visit Grants.gov and
click on Apply for Grants. You may also directly view the Grants.gov listing here.

Federal Funding Opportunity Number:
NOAA-OAR-CPO-2017-2004998

Applicants without Internet access:
Please send mail to:
Diane Brown
CPO Grants Manager
NOAA Climate Program Office (R/CP1), SSMC3, Room 12734
1315 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Please allow two weeks after receipt for a response.

For Federal Investigators

Federal lead investigators who wish to apply to this Announcement of Opportunity must prepare a proposal according to the FFO guidelines and submit the proposal to the program manager directly, instead of to Grants.gov. Federal co-investigators must submit a proposal identical to the proposal lead's but with personalized budget information.

Letters of Intent for Federal investigators should be received by the Competition Manager by 5 p.m. Eastern Time November 21st, 2016 for all competitions.

Full applications for all competitions must be received by 5:00 p.m. on January 30, 2017.

Questions/Who to Contact:

General Questions:
Diane Brown, CPO Grants Manager
Email: diane.brown@noaa.gov

Questions Regarding the Competitions:
Contact: Adrienne Antoine, COCA Program Manager
Email: adrienne.antoine@noaa.gov or oar.cpo.coca@noaa.gov

Contact: Sarah Close
Email: sarah.close@noaa.gov or oar.cpo.coca@noaa.gov

General Questions:
Diane Brown, CPO Grants Manager
Email: diane.brown@noaa.gov

Questions Regarding the Competitions:
Contact: Adrienne Antoine
COCA Program Manager
Email: adrienne.antoine@noaa.gov or oar.cpo.coca@noaa.gov

Contact: Sarah Close
Email: sarah.close@noaa.gov or oar.cpo.coca@noaa.gov


Important Dates:

Letters of Intent: 5:00 p.m. ET on November 21, 2016

Letters of intent (LOIs) for the two competitions should be submitted by email to the Competition Manager (oar.cpo.coca@noaa.gov) ¬by 5 pm Eastern Time, November 21, 2016. A response to the LOI from the Competition Manager (e-mail or letter) will be sent to the investigator within four weeks after the LOI’s due date. .

Full Applications: 5:00 p.m. on January 30, 2017

Full applications for the two competitions must be received by 5:00 p.m. on January 30, 2017. Applications received after this time will not be considered for funding.

Applications must be submitted via http://www.grants.gov. For applications submitted through grants.gov, the basis for determining timeliness is the receipt notice issued by http://www.grants.gov, which includes the date and time received. Emailed or faxed copies of applications will not be accepted.

For applicants without internet access, please contact the CPO Grants Manager Diane Brown by mail at NOAA Climate Program Office (R/CP1), SSMC3, Room 12734, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910 to obtain an application package. Please allow two weeks after receipt for a response. Hard copy submissions will be date and time stamped when they are received in the Climate Program Office.