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NOAA -- 2021 Marine Education and Training Mini Grant Program
NOAA/NMFS is soliciting competitive proposals for grants and cooperative agreements that will increase the sustainability, communication, education, and training on fishing and marine resource issues and increase education for marine-related professions in the Pacific Islands Region (PIR). Projects should prepare communities for employment in marine related professions; increase seafood and fishing safety, marketing, or management; or increase the sustainability of fishing practices through technology improvements or data collection. All projects must be developed with and identify beneficial and appropriate partnerships. These partnerships may include various government agencies (at all levels), non-governmental community organizations (NGOs), traditional and local knowledge practitioners, researchers, or industry. All projects must include partnerships that contribute to the success of the project and build on, or expand relationships in the fishing and marine community.
Deadline: Feb. 10, 2021
Eligible applicants are individuals, institutions of higher education, nonprofits, commercial organizations, state, local and Indian tribal governments. Federal agencies and their employees, as well as Federal instrumentalities (including employees and members), are not eligible to apply. Projects must be conducted within Hawaii, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), or American Samoa.
Total funding available under this notice is anticipated to be approximately $150,000. Approximately 10-15 awards are anticipated to be granted for FY 2021 under this competition. Actual funding availability for this program is contingent upon FY 2021 Federal appropriations. Proposals not funded in the current fiscal period may be considered for funding in another fiscal period without NOAA repeating the competitive process outlined in this announcement. Proposals in excess of $15,000 are unlikely to be funded.