The National Marine Fisheries Service is pleased to announce the availability of funding to support Hawaiian monk seal recovery and conservation activities.
Conducting outreach and monitoring efforts at seal haul-out locations and providing support for monk seal health and safety responses. Priority 1 projects can occur within Maui, Lanai, Molokai, Hawaii Island or Oahu.
Addressing management strategies outlined in the Main Hawaiian Islands Monk Seal Management Plan. Priority 2 projects can occur within the entire Main Hawaiian Islands (Maui, Lanai, Molokai, Hawaii Island, Kauai, or Oahu).
Who Can Apply?
Eligible applicants are individuals, institutions of higher education, nonprofits, commercial organizations, state, local, and Indian tribal governments. Federal agencies and their employees, as well as, Federal instrumentalities (including employees and members)are not eligible to apply.
How to Apply
Applicants should apply through the www.Grants.gov website.
NOAA financial assistance application package should be submitted in accordance with the guidelines in the Federal Funding Opportunity announcement posted to www.Grants.gov. The standard application package, consisting of the standard forms, i.e., SF-424, SF-424A, SF-424B, SF-LLL, and the CD-511, is available at www.Grants.gov. Users will be able to download a copy of the application package, complete it off line, and then upload and submit the application via the www.Grants.gov website.
When to Apply
Proposals must be received by www.Grants.gov website, postmarked, or provided to a delivery service by 5:00 p.m., Hawaii Standard Time, on December 21, 2018. Use of Grants.gov is preferred. If Grants.gov cannot reasonably be used, use of U.S. mail or another delivery service must be documented with a receipt; private metered postmarks are not acceptable. Postmarked applications received more than 5 business days following the closing date will not
be accepted. No facsimile or electronic mail applications will be accepted.
When developing your application submission timeline, please keep in mind that you are encouraged to apply through the www.Grants.gov website. This electronic submission system is relatively complex for first time users and involves several preliminary registrations to be completed before your application can be submitted. If you have already used the grants.gov website, the required registrations may have already been completed. Please allow sufficient time
for the application to be submitted electronically and for possible computer delays.
Please note: Validation or rejection of your application by Grants.gov may take up to 2 business days after
submission. Please consider this process in developing your submission timeline. Applications not adhering to postmark or submission deadlines will be rejected and returned to the sender without further consideration.
The project period is recommended to be 13 months in duration. If a multi-year project is proposed, projects can request up to three project periods, 13 months each, up to 39 months. May 1, 2019 is the earliest recommended start date to be used on proposals, unless otherwise directed by the NOAA Program Officer.
The project period is recommended to be 6 to 18 months in duration. If a multi-year project is proposed, projects can request up to three project periods, 12 months each, up to 36 months. September 1, 2019 is the earliest recommended start date to be used on proposals, unless otherwise directed by the NOAA Program Officer. Multi-year applications will be considered. If a multi-year application is selected for initial funding, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service has no obligation to provide additional funding in connection with that award in subsequent years.