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NOAA -- Fiscal Year 2023 Chesapeake Bay Fisheries Research Program
The NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office (NCBO) is directed by law to provide technical assistance in: (1) identifying science-based management options for restoration and protection of living resources and their habitats; (2) monitoring and assessing the status of living resources and their habitats; and, (3) evaluating the effectiveness of management plan implementation.
This Fiscal Year 2023 Notice of Funding Opportunity is seeking projects with clear near term management application and projects that either 1) investigate the impacts of climate change, habitat quality, and/or changing environmental variables on fish and shellfish resources to inform sustainable and ecosystem based fisheries management or 2) use innovative methods to assess the effectiveness of nearshore habitat restoration in enhancing fish communities and ecosystem resilience in response to climate change. Projects should seek to employ and educate undergraduate or graduate students from groups underrepresented in marine science careers, including minorities.
NCBO also encourages projects from principal investigators that have not been funded through the Chesapeake Bay Fisheries Research Program before.
Deadline: April 17, 2023
Eligible applicants are institutions of higher education, non-profit or for-profit organizations, U.S. territories, and state, local and Native American tribal governments. Applications from individuals, federal agencies, or employees of federal agencies will not be considered. Individuals and federal agencies are strongly encouraged to work with states, non-governmental organizations, municipal and county governments, and others that are eligible to apply. Federal agencies are not allowed to receive funds under this announcement, but may serve as collaborative project partners and may contribute services in kind. Additional guidance on subrecipient partners can be found at https://www.ecfr.gov/current/title-2/section-200.331.
This solicitation announces that up to approximately $1,500,000 may be available in FY 2023 in award amounts to be determined by the proposals and available funds. Funding is anticipated to maintain cooperative agreements for up to 3 years duration, but is dependent on funding made available annually by Congress. NOAA does not anticipate supporting project proposals requesting federal funding less than $50,000 annually or greater than $150,000 annually.