Marine Sanctuary Program

To provide educational and outreach to the citizens of the United States of America on ocean conservation, marine sanctuaries ,and marine protected areas through numerous competitive and non-competitive grants to private foundations, local public schools, universities and many other entities.

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Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2017: 9546441.

Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available


Agency - Department of Commerce

The Department of Commerce fosters and promotes the nation's economic development and technological advancement through vigilance in international trade policy, domestic business policy and growth, and promoting economic progress at all levels.

Office - None.

Regional or Local Office.

Local Offices at each sanctuary.

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories





Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Delta-schoolcraft Intermediate District (inc) $ 58,468   2019-07-012020-12-31
Paul Smiths College Of Arts And Sciences $ 50,000   2019-05-012020-10-31
Board Of Education Of City Of Chicago $ 74,325   2019-05-012020-10-31
Wisconsin Maritime Museum Inc $ 72,858   2019-03-012020-08-31
Inland Seas Education Assoc Corp $ 72,939   2019-01-012020-06-30
Friends Of The Rouge $ 75,000   2019-06-012020-06-30
Riveredge Nature Center Inc $ 75,000   2019-01-012020-06-30
Regional Science Consortium At Presque Isle Center $ 75,000   2019-01-012020-06-30
University Of Toledo, The $ 65,897   2019-01-012020-06-30
Michigan Technological University $ 74,967   2019-01-012020-06-30



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: The Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program provided funds to graduate students for continuation of studies in ocean conservation and marine science. The ONMS-supported Bay Watershed Education and Training Program (B-WET) provided grants to Great Lakes and California recipients for ocean conservation programs in local elementary schools, high schools, and universities. The ONMS provided funds to tribes in the Pacific Northwest for ocean conservation activities. The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation works with the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries to promote ocean awareness and conservation through outreach and education campaigns. This Mariners Museum received funds to maintain the USS Monitor Artifacts at The Mariners Museum. Fiscal Year 2017: In Fiscal Year 2017 The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation will continue to receive funding for education and outreach events such as Capital Oceans Week, and several round tables on ocean conservation where National Marine Sanctuaries are located. The ONMS will provide grants for California BWET, Great Lake BWET, Pacific Northwest BWET and. Nancy Foster Scholarship will provide funds to graduate students of studies in ocean conservation and marine science. BWET Programs provides funds to educate students in each region on ocean science and conservation.,. Fiscal Year 2018: $9,546,441.

Uses and Use Restrictions

ONMS funds grant recipients who work with the office on educational and outreach activities such as advisory councils, conferences and workshops that focus on ocean conservation.

All recipients must act in good faith and follow all terms and conditions outlined in the financial assistance documents associated with the funded activities.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Agreements to solicit private donations may only be made with nonprofit organizations.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Financial assistance is made for a public purpose. The ultimate beneficiary is the public. The scholarship program benefits individuals who do not have the financial means of pursuing graduate level studies and, in turn, ensures that women and minorities are representative in the areas supported by the scholarship program.

Credentials/Documentation

The applicants must provide all funding and related documentation in order to apply for a grant. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

The standard application forms, as furnished by NOAA and required by 15 CFR Part 24, must be used when applying for Federal funding.

These forms can be obtained from the NOAA Grants Management Division.

Informal preapplication conferences are recommended.

Consultation and assistance is available from NOAA in the preparation of an application.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

For the scholarships to individuals, there is no preapplication requirement.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applications must be submitted by due dates issued by the servicing agency and all applications must be done in good faith in order for the application to successfully approved by governmental agency attorneys and the grant office.

Award Procedures

Applications are required for competitive and non-competitive grants. Grantees must apply by the due date published in the announcement posted on www.grants.gov. Application packages must be submitted on time, be complete and meet minimum requirements in order to be considered for funding.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act of 1972, Title 3, Public Law 92-532, 16 U.S.C 1431; National Marine Sanctuaries Amendments Act of 2000, Public Law 106-513; National Marine Sanctuaries Preservation Act of 1996 , Public Law 104-283.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

> 180 Days. Up to 240 DAYS.

Appeals

No formal procedure.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory Formula: Title Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act of 1972, Chapter Title 3, Public Law Public Law 92-532. Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act of 1972, Title 3, Public Law 92-532, 16 U.S.C 1431; National Marine Sanctuaries Preservation Act of 1996 , Public Law 104-283; National Marine Sanctuaries Amendments Act of 2000, Public Law 106-513. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Typically, ONMS awards have a 1 year period of performance. However, applicants should rely on the funding announcements posted on www.grants.gov for specific details pertaining to the financial assistance being sought. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: The Grants Officer will notify successful applicants in a written Award Notice when they have been selected for an award. Prior to official Grants Officer notification, other officials and employees from the operating unit are prohibited from either formally or informally notifying applicants verbally or in writing that they have been selected for awards. After consultation with the Program Officer, the Grants Officer shall determine the best method for notifying unsuccessful applicants. These notifications must be in writing. Specific details about this process can also be found in the specific funding announcements posted on www.grants.gov.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Refer to 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards and other terms and conditions specific to a particular award.

200.327 This information must be collected with the frequency required by the terms and conditions of the federal award, but no less frequently than annually nor more frequently than quarterly except in unusual circumstances.

200.328 The non-Federal entity must submit progress reports at the interval required by the Federal awarding agency or pass through entity to best inform improvements in program outcomes and productivity.

200.032 Recipient must provide accurate, current and complete disclosure of the financial expenditures/results of each federal award or program in accordance with the reporting requirements set forth in 200.327.

200.328 The non federal entity must submit performance reports using OMB approved standard information collection when providing performance reports.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F ? Audit Requirements,' nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program- specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503

Records

'In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F ? Audit Requirements,' nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program- specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.

Financial Information

Account Identification

13-1450-0-1-306.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 $9,501,000; FY 17 est $7,608,471; and FY 18 est $5,999,521

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Refer to 2 CFR 200.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None. Regional or Local Office. Local Offices at each sanctuary.

Headquarters Office

Joseph Faulkner Joe T. Faulkner, Federal Program Officer NOAA,Office of National Marine Sanctuaries 1305 East West Highway, SSMC4, Station 11653 Silver Spring, MD 20910 Telephone: 301-713-7241 , Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 Email: Joe.T.Faulkner@noaa.gov Phone: 301-713-7241

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

1) Importance and/or relevance and applicability of proposal to the program goals; (2) Technical Merit; (3) Overall qualifications for applicants; (4) Project costs, and (5) Financial need of student.




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