NOAA -- Ocean Acidification Program Education Mini-Grant Program

Funding Agency:
Department of Commerce

NOAA's Ocean Acidification Program (OAP) Education Mini-Grant Program, is a competitively-based initiative that supports coastal and ocean acidification education programs that are responsive to the goals of the NOAA Ocean Acidification 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 (DEIA) ( in ocean literacy, stewardship, and workforce development, particularly in underserved and/or Indigenous communities or Tribes.


  • Letters of Intent (LOIs) are strongly encouraged, and if submitted must be received by¬†September 15th, 2023.
  • Full proposals must be received by February 23rd, 2024.

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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.



Amount Description

This solicitation announces that up to $400,000 may be available in FY 2024 in award amounts to be determined by the proposals and available funds. Individual awards are limited to a maximum of $50,000 for no more than a 24 month period. The amount of funding that OAP may recommend will be based on a merit review process and pre-award negotiations between the applicant(s) and OAP. The OAP selecting official 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 23, 2024