Request for Proposals
CA Department of Fish and Wildlife Fisheries Restoration Grant Program
The Fisheries Restoration Grant Program (FRGP) was established in 1981 in response to rapidly declining populations of wild salmon and steelhead trout and deteriorating fish habitat in California. This competitive grant program has invested millions of dollars to support projects from sediment reduction to watershed education throughout coastal California. The applications will now be accepted until April 3, 2017 at 5:00 pm.
For more details visit the CDFW website here.
NOAA Sea Grant 2017 Aquaculture Initiative
Sea Grant welcomes proposals for two competitive opportunities to advance aquaculture research, address barriers to aquaculture, and expand aquaculture production. Up to $15 million is expected to be available over several years to support projects in the two competitions. The first competition is focused on projects that show great promise to increase aquaculture production in the near future by clearly addressing major constraints, barriers, or hurdles limiting United States marine, coastal, and Great Lakes aquaculture production. The second competition is focused on projects that may be earlier in the exploratory/development phase that show promise to contribute to the expansion of sustainable marine, coastal, and Great Lakes aquaculture in the United States.
For more details, click here.
USC Sea Grant
USC Sea Grant is now accepting preliminary proposals for projects beginning February 1, 2018. Project topics should focus on topics pertaining to “Urban Ocean,” urban wetlands and beaches, aquaculture, and ocean energy and public education. Applications will be accepted until March 23, 2017.
For more information about research proposals and process for submission click here.
California Sea Grant College Program
NOAA’s California Sea Grant Program invites researchers to submit proposals that follow the integrated themes of Healthy Coastal Ecosystems, Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture, and Resilient Coastal Communities and Economies. Accepted proposals for research in these areas could attain up to $125,000/year in funds. Applications are accepted until March 23, 2017.
To find out more, click here.
CDFW - 2017 Fisheries Habitat Restoration
CDFW has released its Draft 2017 Fisheries Habitat Restoration Proposal Solicitation Notice (PDF) for public review and comment. Comments may be emailed to FRGP@wildlife.ca.gov through November 4, 2016.
In addition to the draft solicitation, CDFW has released the draft Funding Approval Submissions (Appendix E) and draft Permit Requirements (Appendix F).
Finally, CDFW will host a public meeting October 24, 2016, to discuss the solicitation and receive public comment. Please see meeting announcement (PDF)for details.
Proposition 1 Grants Through the Coastal Conservancy
The fifth round of Proposition 1 grants through the Coastal Conservancy are coming up. Proposals are due October 3rd. Priority will given to projects focusing on the following topics:
- Water Sustainability
- Protection and Enhancement of Anadromous Fish Habitat
- Wetland Restoration
- Urban Greening
For more information, read the official Proposition 1 Proposal Solicitation here.
CDFW- Proposition 1 Restoration Grant Programs and Workshops
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is hosting a Proposition 1 Application Workshop on June 6th, 2016. The workshop will help applicants with the proposal submission process through the 2016 Proposition 1 Watershed Restoration & Delta Water Quality and Ecosystem Restoration Grant Programs. You can find more information about the workshop here (PDF), and more information on the RFP in general on the official FY 2016-17 Proposal Solicitation Notice (PDF) or on the Proposition 1 Restoration Grant Programs web page.
Coastal Conservancy - Proposition 1 Grants
The Coastal Conservancy is soliciting proposals for CA Proposition 1 grants. The grants will be awarded to projects that fund multi-benefit ecosystem projects and watershed protection and restoration projects.
- Water sustainability improvements
- Anadromous fish habitat enhancement
- Wetland restoration
- Urban greening
Proposals are due via email to email@example.com by June 30th, 2016.
Blue Economy Challenge - Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
1) Rethinking feed for aquaculture
2) New ocean products
3) Sustainable design by encouraging innovations that will revolutionize aquaculture in the developing world with a focus on the Indian Ocean region.
Applications are due June 30th, 2016.
Apply and find more information on the Blue Economy Challenge website.
The Neubacher Fund for Marine Science - Point Reyes National Seashore
The Neubacher Fund for Marine Science supports annual requests of up to $3,000 for marine research conducted in the close proximity to Point Reyes National Seashore and Tomales Bay (between Bolinas and Tomales Point and up to 5 km from shore). Graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, faculty, and other professional scientists are eligible to apply. Studies that strive to understand long-term changes and patterns in marine and estuarine ecosystems are encouraged.
Applications are due May 23rd, 2016.
For more information on the fund and how to appli for it, read the grant announcement.
NIFA - USDA Aquaculture Research Competitive Grants Program
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA requests applications for the Aquaculture Research Competitive Grants Program for FY 2016 to fund applied aquaculture research projects in the areas of: 1) genetics; 2) disease; 3) production systems; and 4) economics. The anticipated amount available for support of this program in FY 2016 is approximately $1.2M (4-5 awards, $300K max). Applications are due May 17, 2016.
Please visit NIFA for details.
CDFW Proposition 1 Grant Program
CDFW has released its Draft Fiscal Year (FY) 2016-17 Proposal Solicitation Notice (PDF) for its Proposition 1 Restoration Grant Programs and is seeking public inout and comments.
CDFW will host a public meeting on Thursday, April 7, 2016, to discuss the draft Solicitation. See Meeting Details and Agenda (PDF). The public is invited to attend and provide inputs and comments. The deadline to submit comments is April 14, 2016. Comments may be e-mailed to WatershedGrants@Wildlife.ca.gov.
Please visit CDFW's Proposition 1 Restoration Grant Programs web page for more information on the programs.
The Coastal Conservancy announces Round 3 of Proposition 1 Grants
The Conservancy has released the Proposal Solicitation for the next round Prop 1 grants. These grants fund multi-benefit ecosystem and watershed protection and restoration projects. Priority project types include: water sustainability improvements, anadromous fish habitat enhancement, wetland restoration, and urban greening.
Click here for more information.
The Coastal Conservancy announces Round 2 of Proposition 1 Grants - CLOSED
The Coastal Conservancy announces Round 2 of its Proposition 1 Grants Program. For the second competitive grant round, the Conservancy invites project proposals that protect and enhance adronomous fish habitat. Find the link to the complete Proposasal Solicitation here.
Proposals for Round 2 are due to the Conservancy on December 31, 2015.
Notice of Solicitation for Letters of Intent for Proposition 1 Grants - CLOSED
The Ocean Protection Council (OPC) is now accepting letters of intent for Proposition 1 grants. OPC has developed a solicitation notice and letter of intent (LOI) application for OPC’s Proposition 1 Grant Program. LOI solicitation closes at 5pm on December 1, 2015.
Funding from Prop 1 is intended to fund projects that provide more reliable water supplies, restore important species and habitat, and develop a more resilient and sustainably managed water system (water supply, water quality, flood protection, and environment) that can better withstand inevitable and unforeseen pressures in the coming decades. Here is a link to the Solicitation Notice. Download a Letter of Intent Application here.
Letters of Intent must be postmarked by December 1, 2015. Hand deliveries must be received by the Ocean Protection Council office by 5pm on December 1, 2015. Full proposals due in February 2016.
Email any questions to: COPC.Prop1@resources.ca.gov
New Long-Term Ecological Research Solicitation is Released - CLOSED
NSF currently supports 25 LTER research sites and, through this solicitation, invites proposals to establish three (3) new LTER sites. Research proposals should address questions in one of two broad ecosystems:
- Arid/semi-arid ecosystems: The Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) anticipates support and management of one (1) new site with a focus on arid or semi-arid ecosystems. The location of the research site for proposals submitted to develop a new arid/semi-arid ecosystem LTER must be within the United States, including its territories and protectorates.
- Ocean/coastal ocean ecosystems: The Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE) anticipates support and management of two (2) new sites that focus on ocean or coastal ocean ecosystems; defined as ecological systems from the shoreline outward on continental shelves and including the Laurentian Great Lakes, Congressionally defined as interior oceans. Preference will be given to proposals developing a new ocean/coastal ocean ecosystem LTER site located within the United States, including its territories and protectorates, but other locations are not precluded.
See all of the details here.
Preliminary Proposal Deadline Date: February 1, 2016.
Full Proposal Deadline Date: August 2, 2016.
Annual Request for Proposals - CLOSED
The North Pacific Research Board (NPRB) released the 2016 annual request for proposals. This year's RFP has a target funding level of $4.55 million.
The deadline for proposal submission is Friday, December 4, 2015 at 4 p.m. Alaska Standard Time.
Access the online proposal here.
Proposition 1 Solicitation Released - CLOSED
Applications are due by 4pm PST on September 16, 2015.
Coastal Conservancy Proposal Solicitation - CLOSED
The Coastal Conservancy has announced a new round of competitive grants to fund multi-benefit watershed restoration and ecosystem protection projects. These grants will be funded by the Proposition 1 Water Bond.
Click here for the proposal solicitation. Applications are due September 30, 2015.
The Conservancy will hold an informational webinar on August 25th at 10am for the first project solicitation period (August 1 - September 30) for a Q&A session and to outline program priorities. You can email the Conservancy at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can join the webinar at CMSI in 1347 Storer Hall.
Ocean Protection Council Draft Proposition 1 Guidelines - CLOSED
Please email comments to COPC.Prop1@resources.ca.gov or mail comments to:Attn: Nick Sadrpour
The Ocean Protection Council
1416 Ninth Street
Suite 1311 Sacramento
The deadline for comments is August 21, 2015.
The OPC will hold three public meetings around the state for the purpose of receiving comments on the draft guidelines. Click here for the specific locations and times of these meetings.
The draft guidelines will be presented as an informational item only at the OPC's July 29 meeting in Sacramento, public comment is welcome.
Cat Kuhlman, CA Natural Resources Agency Deputy Secretary for Oceans and Coastal Policy/OPC Executive Director, will be visiting CMSI to exchange ideas about the OPC funding opportunity on Thursday, August 20 from 3-4pm in 1347 Storer Hall.
Climate Program Office FY 2016 - CLOSEDNOAA's Climate Program Office manages four major programs through which NOAA funds climate science, research, and education both across the United States and internationally.
The Climate Program Office is currently seeking applications for 10 individual competitions.
Letters of Intent for all competitions are due July 30, 2015 and Full Applications are due September 23, 2015 (with a few exceptions).
For more information, click here.
CDFW Proposition 1 Grant Program - CLOSED
CDFW has released its Draft Proposal Solicitation Notice for its Proposition 1 Restoration Grant Programs.
Please visit CDFW's Proposition Restoration Grant Programs web page for more information.
Two NOAA Grant Opportunities for Resilience - CLOSED
NOAA has issued a call for proposals for two grant programs designed to build resilient ecosystems and help coastal communities plan for and implement actions that make them more resilient to impacts from extreme weather events, climate hazards, and changing ocean conditions.
NOAA Fisheries is administering up to $4 million for the Coastal Ecosystem Resiliency Grants Program, which will focus on the development of healthy and sustainable coastal ecosystems through on-the-ground habitat restoration. Proposals are due by July 2, 2015.
NOAA's National Ocean Service is supporting the effort with $5 million in competitive grant awards through Regional Coastal Resilience Grant Program. This program will help coastal communities and economic sectors prepare for and recover from adverse events and adapt to changing environmental, economic, and social conditions. Proposals are due by July 24, 2015.
Additional information is available here.