FY2024 Sea Grant Programs Only - Regional Aquaculture Communications/Literacy Collaboratives

Active
No
Status
Posted
Published Date
December 14th, 2023
Close Date
April 10th, 2024
Award Ceiling
$750,000.00
Award Floor
$375,000.00
Opportunity No.
NOAA-OAR-SG-2024-24695

Agency

DOC NOAA - ERA Production (DOC-DOCNOAAERA)

Eligible Applicants

Others

Funding Category

Science and Technology and other Research and Development

Funding Instrument

Grant

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The federal grant notice titled "FY2024 Sea Grant Programs Only - Regional Aquaculture Communications/Literacy Collaboratives" is being offered by the DOC NOAA - ERA Production agency. This grant opportunity falls under the category of Science and Technology and other Research and Development. The grant is a cost-sharing or matching requirement grant and is classified as discretionary. The CFDA number associated with this grant is 11.417. The purpose of this grant is to support the development and expansion of aquaculture communications and literacy approaches applicable to specific regions and aquaculture operations. The grant aims to create four Regional Aquaculture Communications/Literacy Collaboratives, with each collaborative having up to $750,000 in funding available. The four regions where these collaboratives are sought to be established are West Coast/Alaska/Pacific, Southeast/GOM, Northeast/mid-Atlantic, and Great Lakes. The National Sea Grant College Program, which is responsible for this grant, seeks proposals that will support collaborative efforts within each region to address aquaculture communications and literacy needs. The goal is to ensure that these efforts benefit the aquaculture community as well as seafood consumers and the general public. The grant aligns with Sea Grant's focus area of Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture (SFA) and the Sea Grant Network's 10-year Aquaculture Vision, both of which support NOAA and Department of Commerce aquaculture goals. Eligible applicants for this grant opportunity include Sea Grant College Programs, Sea Grant Institutional Programs, Sea Grant Coherent Area Programs, the National Sea Grant Law Center, and the National Sea Grant Library. Sea Grant Programs are encouraged to partner with other entities such as individuals, State and Tribal Agencies/Organizations, HBCUs/MSIs, NGOs, aquaculture industry members and associations, universities, and colleges, including community colleges. Federal agencies and their personnel are not permitted to receive federal funding under this competition. However, federal scientists and other employees can serve as uncompensated partners or co-Principal Investigators on applications. Federal labs and offices can also provide specialized expertise, facilities, or equipment to applicants but cannot be compensated under this competition for their use. The grant has an award ceiling of $750,000 and an award floor of $375,000. The closing date for submitting applications is April 10, 2024. The grant description provides detailed information on the requirements for submitting to this grant opportunity. For any questions about this competition, interested parties can contact Chuck Weirich or Mark Rath, National Sea Grant Office's aquaculture managers, at oar.hq.sg.aquaculture@noaa.gov. The National Sea Grant Office's mailing address is NOAA Sea Grant, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Overall, this federal grant notice aims to support the development of aquaculture communications and literacy approaches in specific regions, benefiting the aquaculture community, seafood consumers, and the general public.

Description

The National Sea Grant College Program was enacted by the U.S. Congress in 1966 (amended in 2020, Public Law 116-221) to support leveraged federal and state partnerships that harness the intellectual capacity of the nation’s universities and research institutions to solve problems and generate opportunities in coastal communities. Subject to the availability of funding, Sea Grant anticipates approximately $3,000,000 will be available for research projects and programs to create four Regional Aquaculture Communications/Literacy Collaboratives with up to $750,000 available for each. The overall goal of this competition is to support development and expansion of aquaculture communications and literacy approaches applicable to specific regions and aquaculture operations. The four regions in which Collaboratives are sought to be established (including states and territories) are: West Coast/Alaska/Pacific (CA, OR, WA, AK, HI, GU, and other Pacific territories) Southeast/GOM (TX, LA, MS. AL, FL, PR, US Virgin Islands, GA, SC, NC) Northeast/mid-Atlantic (VA, MD, DE, NJ, NY, CT, RI, MA, NH, ME) Great Lakes (NY, VT, PA, OH, IN, IL, MI, WI, MN) While a regional approach is the required mechanism for achieving these goals, it is expected that the individual Collaboratives will interact with one another to support shared National level interests. Proposals are sought that will support collaborative, multi-SG Program efforts within each region to address aquaculture communications and literacy needs, and ensure that efforts benefit the aquaculture community as well as seafood consumers and the general public. These investments are consistent with Sea Grant’s focus area of Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture (SFA) and the Sea Grant Network’s 10-year Aquaculture Vision, both which support NOAA and Department of Commerce aquaculture goals. This competition is open to all Sea Grant Programs. A Sea Grant Program may submit or be a part of more than one application. Programs are encouraged to partner with other Sea Grant Programs and/or other entities such as individuals, State and Tribal Agencies/Organizations, HBCUs/MSIs, NGOs, aquaculture industry members and associations, universities, and colleges, including community colleges. Federal agencies and their personnel are not permitted to receive federal funding under this competition; however, federal scientists and other employees can serve as uncompensated partners or co-Principal Investigators on applications. Federal labs and offices can also make available specialized expertise, facilities or equipment to applicants but cannot be compensated under this competition for their use, nor can the value of such assets be used as match. All projects must take place within the United States or territories or their respective waterways. This document sets out requirements for submitting to NOAA-OAR-SG-2024-24695.

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