Office for Coastal Management Grants and Cooperative Agreements

Incentive Type: Grant Program
Infrastructure, Agricultural, Technology
Eligible Sector:
Financial Incentive
Time Period:
FY 2015
Governing Body: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
What’s it worth?: $74.7 million

The Office for Coastal Management Grants and Cooperative Agreements was established to support collaboration efforts for conservation and management of coastal resources among the nations states and territories. Awards typically range between $30,000 and $1.7 million available to:

  • Businesses
  • Community/Watershed Groups
  • Conservation Districts
  • Educational Institutions
  • Local Governments
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • State/Territorial Agencies
  • Tribal Agencies
  • Water and Wastewater Utilities

Applications must be submitted electronically before the dedicated deadline. To apply for funds eligible applicants must submit the following:

  • Application for Federal Assistance
  • Budget Information
  • Assurances
  • Certifications Regarding Lobbying
  • Disclosure of Lobbying Activities

Applications will prioritized according to:

  • Importance
  • Relevance
  • Applicability of proposed project
  • Program goals
  • Technical and Scientific Merit
  • Qualifications of the Applicant
  • Project Costs
  • Outreach and Education

The most successful proposals include:

  • Collaborative efforts
  • Have explicitly stated roles and responsibilities of the NOAA office
  • Itemized Budget
  • Quality-Control Strategy
  • How products of project will be used upon completion
  • Expected impacts and outcomes

Tools to complete the application are available on the website including a forms checklist to make sure you have all the proper documentation, and a guidance sheet to help you answer the questions and avoid common mistakes. If a budget needs to be developed, the website also provides a template to ensure all the requirements of the proposal are met. Eligible participants must be registered on,, and in order to meet the submission requirements of this grant opportunity.