BOEM FY 2020 Environmental Studies Program - Federal Grants

Funding Opportunity Overview

Opportunity NumberM20AS00006
Opportunity TitleBOEM FY 2020 Environmental Studies Program
Opportunity CategoryDiscretionary
Funding Instrument TypeCooperative Agreement
Post DateMarch 10, 2020 (Tuesday)
Last Updated DateMarch 20, 2020 (Friday)
Close DateMay 26, 2020 (Tuesday)
Award Amount$500,000 - $600,000 (total funding : $600,000)

Funding Detail Description

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) through the Environmental Studies Program (ESP) is offering a cooperative agreement opportunity to study shipwrecks and benthic hard-bottom habitat in the mesophotic zone in the Gulf of Mexico. There is a clear need to characterize seafloor features and their ecological role to develop proper management and avoidance strategies based upon their ecological community structures. Objectives include documenting and mapping sites. Only applicants noted in 'Additional Information on Eligibility' are eligible to compete for this award, but cooperative research is encouraged and applicants may include subcontracts to other organizations in their proposals. See complete program announcement. Section 1345(e) of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) authorizes BOEM to enter into cooperative agreements with affected States for purposes that are consistent with the OCLSA, including the joint use of available expertise, joint planning and review, and the formation of joint surveillance and monitoring arrangements.

Funding Additional Information

Agency NameBureau of Ocean Energy Management
Important Dates
Post DateMarch 10, 2020 (Tuesday)
Close DateMay 26, 2020 (Tuesday)
Last Updated DateMarch 20, 2020 (Friday)
Archive DateJune 12, 2020 (Friday)
Awards Detail
Award Floor$500,000
Award Ceiling$600,000
Estimated Total Program Funding$600,000
Expected Number Of Awards1
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementNo
Additional InformationGo to Grants.gov, search for M20AS00006, and select Related Documents
Additional Information URLhttps://www.grants.gov

CFDA Numbers

Next CFDA (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance) numbers are associated to this grant.
  • 15.423 - Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Environmental Studies Program (ESP)

Categories of Funding Activities

Categories of Funding Activities

  • Environment

Category Explanation

  • No Additional Explanation Reported

Funding Eligibility

Eligible Applicants

  • State governments
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education

Additional Information on Eligibility

  • Coastal states and state-controlled institutions of higher education who are members of the following Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units: Gulf Coast, Piedmont-South Atlantic Coast, Chesapeake Watershed and North Atlantic Coast.

Grantor Contact Information

Grantor ContactPaula Barksdale 703-787-1743
(Contracting Officer)