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Regional Integration

The National Sea Grant College Program and the NOAA Regional Collaboration Teams are providing up to eight awards of up to $50,000 each to enhance Sea Grant and NOAA regional efforts in partnership with the eight NOAA Regional Collaboration Teams around the country. Awarded projects will become part of the Program's 2014 Omnibus grant.

 

Goals of the funding are to address critical regional issues jointly identified by the NOAA Regional Collaboration Teams and Sea Grant by supporting the development or implementation of outreach projects that will bridge the gap between research and societal impacts (behavior change, policy change, etc.)

 

Funds can be used to support outreach projects addressing priority projects, workshop logistics, travel, and other expenses.

 

Topics for the project must be regional in scope, and should enhance the resilience of communities, cultures, economies, and/or ecosystems in the region. Project proposals must be supported by the Regional Team Lead for each team.

Pending availability of funds, we expect to fund up to 8 projects, one to the program in each NOAA region that agrees to serve as the project representative to a Regional Collaboration Team, and one to a program in support of the NOAA Central Regional Collaboration Team. 

The projects are expected to be awarded by 1 September 2017, and may run until 31 August 2018. Fifty percent matching funds are required.

Application procedures are different, depending on whether your Program has an open Resilience NSI placeholder or not.

 

Sea Grant programs with a Resilience Placeholder: 

Alaska, Georgia, Illinois-Indiana, Law Center, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi-Alabama, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin

Sea grant programs without a Resilience Placeholder:

California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Guam, Hawaii, Lake Champlain, Maine, MIT, New York, USC, Woods Hole

 

Application Instructions for programs WITH a Resilience Placeholder:

Submit a Notice of Intent to the National Sea Grant Office by 16 June 2017:

Indicate your intention to participate in this effort by sending an email from the Director tooar.hq.sg.competitions@noaa.gov with the following:

  • "I am the regional team representative and the [Region] Collaboration Team is interested in participating in this effort. We have the approval of [Name], Regional Team Lead. We are developing a draft work plan by 31 July 2017, and the final work plan to be provided by 31 August 2017."
  • A designated Point of Contact for these activities

 

As soon as we receive your notice of intent, a release of funds for $50,000 with an associated match commitment of $25,000 will be released to your 2014 omnibus grant.

 

Submit to Grants Online  by 31 August 2017:

Submit additional information in an Other Award Action Request, including statement of work, 90-2 spreadsheet and 90-4 forms for the planned project.

 

Note: If you currently have an NSI Resilience Placeholder and are planning to apply for both a Network Visioning and a Sea Grant/NOAA Regional Integration award, you may combine these award actions in Grants Online, but have them as separate projects.

 

Application instructions from Sea Grant programs WITHOUT a Resilience Placeholder

 

Submit Notice of Intent to the National Sea Grant Office by 16 June 2017:

Indicate your intention to participate in this effort by sending an email from the Director to oar.hq.sg.competitions@noaa.gov with the following:

  • “I am the regional representative and the [Region] Collaboration Team is interested in participating in this effort. We have the approval of [Name], Regional Team Lead. We are developing a draft work plan by 31 July 2017, and the final work plan to be provided to NSGO by 31 August 2017.”My program doesn't have a standing resilience placeholder, therefore I will submit the appropriate documentation through grants.gov by 23 June 2017.” (see guidance below)
  • A designated Point of Contact for these activities.

 

Submit to Grants.gov by 23 June 2017*:

Submit an application to Grants.gov, to FFO number NOAA-OAR-SG-2017-2005251. The announcement is available here:https://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293550

Include in the application:

  • A completed SF-424 form requesting $50,000 in Federal funds and promising $25,000 in matching funds. Provide a start date of 1 September 2017 and an end date of 31 August 2018.
  • A completed SF424A budget form. Funds can be used for workshop logistics, travel and salary support for leaders. A portion of the funding may also be used to support development projects in the area(s) identified by each program.
  • 90-2 form detailing the specifics of the regional activity, to include:
    • A designated PI who will be your POC for this effort
    • Project start and end date. Use 1 September 2017 as the start date and 31 August 2018 as the end date.
    • At least one focus area. Unless you already know that you will be primarily participating in some other area, choose your program’s focus area (from your 2014-17 plan) that corresponds to the Resilient Communities and Economies national focus area.

 

The project description should include a high-level overview of how the project will be designed to address critical regional issues jointly identified by the NOAA Regional Collaboration Teams and Sea Grant by supporting the development or implementation of outreach projects that will bridge the gap between research and societal impacts (behavior change, policy change, etc…)

The project description should also explain how these funds will support enhanced engagement between the NOAA Regional Collaboration teams and Sea Grant programs. Topics for the project must be regional in scope, and should enhance the resilience of communities, cultures, economies, and/or ecosystems in the region.

 

Submit to Grants Online by 31 August 2017:

Submit additional information in an Other Award Action Request, including statement of work, 90-2 spreadsheet and 90-4 forms for the planned project.

 

*Note: If you do not currently have an NSI Resilience Placeholder and are planning to apply for both a Network Visioningand a Sea Grant/NOAA Regional Integration award, you may combine the two in a single application. In that case, you would provide a single SF-424 (and associated documents) requesting up to $80,000 (up to $30,000 to cover the Visioning exercise and up to $50,000 for the Regional Team exercise) when submitting to grants.gov. 

 

Please direct all questions to oar.hq.sg.competitions@noaa.gov