Sea Grant provides a variety of funding opportunities based on its work in four focus areas: Healthy Coastal Ecosystems, Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture, Resilient Coastal Communities and Economies, and Environmental Literacy and Workforce Development. Funding opportunities include National Strategic Investments, Special Projects, focused opportunities through each of the 34 Sea Grant programs, and more. See below for more information on current and previous funding opportunities. Most funding opportunities require applying through or to one of the 34 Sea Grant programs.
See Inside Sea Grant for forms and additional guidance where applicable. Questions about funding opportunities should be directed to email@example.com.
Current National Funding Opportunities
Special Projects Announcement: Sea Grant-Marine Debris Competition
The National Sea Grant Office (NSGO) and the Marine Debris Program (MDP) anticipate that approximately $300,000.00 will be available over the next two years for projects that support the goals and objectives identified within the Marine Debris Program’s Strategic Plan (FY 2016-2020), regional or state Marine Debris Action Plans or align with the program components identified in the Marine Debris Act.
Due Date: January 9, 2020
Read the full announcement (PDF download)
Applications must be submitted to the state Sea Grant program by February 21, 2020. Applicants are strongly encouraged to reach out to the Sea Grant Program in their state one to two months prior to the state application deadline to receive application support and provide notification of an intent to apply. The applicant should allow sufficient time to schedule an interview with the eligible Sea Grant program at the program’s request. Grant announcement: NOAA-OAR-SG-2021-2006204
Current State/Local Funding Opportunities
See details on the State Sea Grant Program Funding Opportunities page
Current Regional Funding Opportunities
No opportunities at this time.
Current Student Opportunities
See our pages on student opportunities.