NOAA -- Ocean Acidification Program Education Mini-Grant Program

Funding Agency:
Department of Commerce

The Ocean Acidification Program education mini-grant initiative, is a competitively based program that supports coastal and ocean acidification education programs that are responsive to the goals of the NOAA OA Education Implementation Plan and the 2021-2040 NOAA Education Strategic Plan. Priority goals include engaging diverse audiences in ocean acidification education and outreach, matching ocean acidification communication needs with existing research, education and outreach activities, while developing innovative approaches for community involvement. These goals are part of NOAA's efforts to increase Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEI&A as defined in this executive order in ocean literacy, stewardship, and workforce development, particularly in inland and underserved communities.

Deadline: Feb. 18, 2022

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Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants are United States institutions of higher education; other nonprofits; commercial organizations; state, local and Indian tribal governments; and Federal agencies. Applications from non-Federal and Federal applicants will be competed against each other. Proposals selected for funding from non-Federal applicants will be funded through a grant as described above in section II. C. of this notice. Proposals selected for funding from NOAA scientists shall be effected by an intra-agency fund transfer. Proposals selected for funding from a non-NOAA Federal agency will be funded through an inter-agency transfer. PLEASE NOTE: Before non-NOAA Federal applicants may be funded, they must demonstrate, with a statement from appropriate agency counsel, that they have legal authority to receive funds from another Federal agency in excess of their appropriation. Because this announcement is not proposing to procure goods or services from applicants, the Economy Act (31 USC 1535) is not an appropriate legal basis.



Amount Description

This solicitation announces that up to $300,000 may be available in FY 2022 in award amounts to be determined by the proposals and available funds. We anticipate funding between 3-8 awards depending on award size and appropriations. Individual awards are limited to a maximum of $40,000 for no more than a 24 month period. The amount of funding that Ocean Acidification Program may recommend will be based on a merit review process and pre-award negotiations between the applicant(s) and Ocean Acidification Program. The Ocean Acidification Program Director may defer selected proposals for consideration for funding in the subsequent, or later, fiscal years.

Funding Type





Community Outreach and Engagement
Curriculum Development
Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

February 18, 2022