Office for Coastal Management


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 - See Regional Agency Offices.

See Regional Agency Offices.

Jeffrey L.

Payne, Acting Director, NOAA Office for Coastal Management, 2234 South Hobson Ave., Charleston, SC 29405-2413.

Telephone: (843) 740-1207 or contact James Lewis A.

Free, Grants Coordinator, NOAA Office for Coastal Management, Telephone: (843) 740-1185.

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories





Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Livelihoods Knowledge Exchange Network, Inc. $ 87,314   2018-09-012023-08-31
Maui Economic Development Board Inc $ 150,000   2018-10-012020-09-30
University Of Hawaii Systems $ 149,994   2018-09-012020-08-31
School For Examining Essential Questions Of Sustainability $ 145,851   2018-08-012020-06-30
Pacific American Foundation $ 150,000   2019-01-012019-12-31
Pacific American Foundation $ 150,000   2019-01-012019-12-31
Kupu $ 150,000   2018-10-012019-11-30
Pacific International Center For High Technology Research $ 732,000   2013-11-012019-10-31
Malama Pupukea-waimea $ 35,898   2018-11-012019-10-31
The Kohala Center $ 71,000   2018-10-012019-09-30



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: In fiscal years 2015 and 2016 the Office for Coastal Management, Pacific Islands, located in Honolulu, provided competitive grants through the Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Hawaii program to foster the development of innovative science programs, partnerships and products throughout the State of Hawaii, as well as support environmental education efforts that align with national and state education standards. B-WET Hawaii projects focused on providing meaningful outdoor experiences for students and professional development opportunities for teachers that target understanding earth system sciences, hazards, community resilience, and climate change. The Bay Watershed and Education Program, sponsored a 2015 grant with the University of Hawaii to support student investigations in marine science. The He'eia Ahupua'a project provided a framework for both developing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, (STEM) education programs in a new way, and a model for cross-disciplinary work within the university culture. It also catalyzed partnerships between the university, local schools and communities, and provided valuable K-12 teaching experiences for young emerging scientists, fostered future interdisciplinary interests and improved abilities in communicating science to diverse audiences. The Bay Watershed, Education, and Training program sponsored a 205 project with the University of Hawaii titled ?The Kaneohe Ahupuaa Ridge-to-Reef Project (KARRP): An Environmental Science Education, Stewardship and Research Program for High School Juniors and Seniors in Hawaii.? The project offered college-level summer experience in environmental science education and research for high school juniors and seniors during the summer of 2015. Through an intensive six-week summer program, the investigators broadened students understanding of the Kaneohe Bay watershed and coral reef ecosystem, introduced them to new scientific research areas, added to their knowledge of current scientific methodology, research techniques, and scientific tools, and encouraged environmental stewardship. The Office for Coastal Management ? Pacific Islands, is continuing to manage the competitive Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Hawaii program to foster the development of innovative science programs, partnerships and products throughout the State of Hawaii, as well as support environmental education efforts that align with national and state education standards (subject to the availability of funding). Fiscal Year 2017: The NOAA Office for Coastal Management funded $10,000,000 in NOAA Coastal Resilience Grants in FY 2016 and 2017 to ramp up the nation?s ability to address existing and emerging coastal challenges. Recipients include state and local government agencies and nonprofits. They will use these funds to improve their respective region?s ability to prepare for and recover from a variety of coastal threats, including hurricanes, tsunamis, and sea level rise. Project focus areas include flood protection, infrastructure improvement, restoration of coastal habitat, and proactive community planning initiatives. The emphasis is on protecting life and property, safeguarding people and infrastructure, strengthening the economy, and conserving and restoring coastal and marine resources. The awards cover 17 states and Puerto Rico. Over 350 coastal communities will be impacted, and 1,100 acres of habitat will be restored and used to enhance flood protection. Fiscal Year 2018: In fiscal year 2017 the Office for Coastal Management, Pacific Islands, located in Honolulu, provided competitive grants through the Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Hawaii program to foster the development of innovative science programs, partnerships and products throughout the State of Hawaii, as well as support environmental education efforts that align with national and state education standards. B-WET Hawaii projects focused on providing meaningful outdoor experiences for students and professional development opportunities for teachers that target understanding earth system sciences, hazards, community resilience, and climate change.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds provided under this program may be used in the following areas: 1) Regional Coastal Resilience Program; 2) Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Hawaii program; and 3) Great Lakes Areas of Concern Land Acquisition Grants. The Office for Coastal Management manages the Regional Coastal Resilience Program to help coastal communities prepare for and recover from extreme weather events, climate hazards, and changing ocean conditions.

Awarded projects advance resilience strategies that use science-based solutions, demonstrate regional coordination, and create economic and environmental benefits for coastal communities.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Institutions of higher educations, hospitals, other nonprofits, for-profit organizations, foreign public entities, foreign organizations, and state, local and Indian tribal governments.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Unrestricted.

Credentials/Documentation

The Department of Commerce has adopted the OMB Uniform Guidance codified at 2 C.F.R. Part 200, which includes relevant cost principles. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

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.

An environmental impact assessment is 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. Proposals should be submitted through Grants.gov. Applicants will need to enter the Funding Opportunity and/or CFDA number to access the application package and instructions. Application packages will then be submitted directly to the applicable federal program. Proposals are subject to the requirements of 2 C.F.R. Part 200

Award Procedures

Awards are made on the basis of proposal evaluations, technical reviews and administrative reviews, if applicable.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Commerce and Trade, 15 U.S.C 1540; Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, 16 U.S.C 1456c; Navigation and Navigable Waters, 33 U.S.C 1442.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Funding recommendations from the NOAA program office to the NOAA Grants Management Division are generally made: ? 3 to 5 months after competitive applications are received ? Within a month after formula and non-competitive applications are received Processing of awards by the NOAA Grants Management Division generally takes place within two months after recommendations are received from the NOAA program office. Successful applicants typically receive federal financial assistance awards offers 2 to 4 months after the NOAA program office submits award recommendations to the NOAA Grants Management Division.

Appeals

No formal procedure.

Renewals

Not applicable unless noted in awards.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. This program has no matching requirements. This program has no statutory formula. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Assistance is typically available to formula recipients for 12 to 18 months with a possible extension not to exceed a project period of 3 total years. Assistance is typically available to competitive recipients for 1 to 5 years. The maximum time that may be granted for recipients to expend and drawdown funds is 5 years. Extension requests will be considered by the federal program office only if the recipient has submitted all required performance reports. At least sixty days prior to the end of the award, recipients must discuss with their federal program officer expected reprogramming and extension requests. After preliminary negotiation on proposed projects and extensions, formal written reprogramming and extension requests must be submitted to the NOAA at least 30 days prior to end date. Recipients should make every effort to submit one extension request for all projects needing an extension (when possible, multiple extension requests should be avoided). With sufficient justification, the federal program office will recommend approval of an extension up to 1 year for the first extension request. First time or cumulative extension requests for more than six months but less than 12 months, will need more compelling justification as to why the project was not completed on time or could not be completed within the first six-month extension. Although the federal program office discourages extensions of more than 12 months, the federal program office will recommend approval in cases where the funds are already obligated. Renewal of an award to increase funding or extend the period of performance is at the total discretion of the Department. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Funds are released as agreed to in the Standard Terms and Conditions document required for each grant; and special award conditions as applicable.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Financial and Performance Progress Reports are required semi-annually.

Final financial and progress reports are required within 90 days of the end of the period of performance unless noted in the award.

Inventories of equipment and supplies are required at least once every two years.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

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. A non-Federal entity that expends $750,000 or more during the non-Federal entity?s fiscal year in Federal awards must have a single or program-specific audit conducted for that year in accordance with the provisions of the OMB Uniform Guidance (see Subpart F to 2 C.F.R. Part 200).

Records

All financial and programmatic records, supporting documents, statistical reports, and other records of grantees or sub grantees are required to be maintained according to the terms of the agreement. Each non-Federal entity must retain records for three years from the date when the Final expenditure report is submitted.

Financial Information

Account Identification

13-1450-0-1-306.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 $5,520,525; FY 17 est $6,089,275; and FY 18 est $6,089,275

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Widely varies accounting to federal funding opportunity announcement. Contact the relevant federal program for details.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

DOC Grants and Cooperative Agreements Manual. OMB Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (OMB Uniform Guidance), adopted by the Department of Commerce through 2 C.F.R. 1327.101 and which are codified at 2 C.F.R. Part 200 and incorporate relevant cost principles.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. See Regional Agency Offices. Jeffrey L. Payne, Acting Director, NOAA Office for Coastal Management, 2234 South Hobson Ave., Charleston, SC 29405-2413. Telephone: (843) 740-1207 or contact James Lewis A. Free, Grants Coordinator, NOAA Office for Coastal Management, Telephone: (843) 740-1185.

Headquarters Office

W. Russell Callender NOS, 1305 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 Phone: 301-713-3074

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Proposals are subject to office evaluations, technical reviews, administrative reviews, and externals reviews, if applicable, taking into consideration primarily scientific merit and application to the goals of NOAA and the relevant federal program office.



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