The purpose of this document is to advise the public that NOAA/NOS/NCCOS is soliciting research applications from the NOAA Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Science, Observation, Monitoring, and Technology Program (NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program) for projects typically 1 to 2 years in duration.
Funding is contingent upon the availability of funds in the Gulf Coast Restoration Trust Fund.
It is anticipated that final recommendations for funding under this announcement will be made in June 2015, and that projects funded under this announcement will have a September 1, 2015 start date.
Total funding for this research:
approximately $2,000,000 to $2,500,00 0. Approximately 3 to 7 projects are expected to be funded at the level of approximately $200,000 to $400,000 per project.
Letters of Intent (LOI) are required for this announcement.
The deadline for receipt of required LOIs at the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science / Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research (NCCOS/CSCOR) office is 5 p.m., Eastern Time on January 30, 201 5. LOIs should be submitted by email to Mary.Payne@noaa.gov.
The following web sites furnish supplementary information:NOAA Restore Act Science Program website:
http://restoreactscienceprogram.noaa.gov/ The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Councils Restore the Gulf website:
http://www.restorethegulf.gov/ Department of the Treasury Interim Final Rule implementing the RESTORE Act:
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-08-22/pdf/2014-2010 2. pdf Applications should be submitted through Grants.gov, http://www.grants.gov.