Chesapeake Bay Studies Grant

What is the aim of the Chesapeake Bay Studies Grant?

The the Chesapeake Bay Studies Grant aims to provide financial assistance for research and development projects that will provide information for the living marine resources of Chesapeake Bay.

In addition, assistance is provided for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Education and Training Initiative (B-WET). The B-WET Program will work with and support organizations that provide environment-based education to students, teachers, and communities throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed. At the same time, assistance is provided for research and restoration of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) in the Chesapeake Bay.

Who are Eligible for the Chesapeake Bay Studies Grant?

Eligible applicants are institutions of higher education, hospitals, other nonprofits, commercial organizations, foreign governments, organizations under the jurisdiction of foreign governments, international organizations, State, local and Indian tribal governments.

How to Apply for the Chesapeake Bay Studies Grant?

Applicants for the Chesapeake Bay Studies Grants are required to satisfy all DOC/NOAA standards and regulations, including routine and special terms and conditions, for financial assistance programs applications and conduct.

Preapplication coordination is required for the Chesapeake Bay Studies Grants. An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Where to Apply for the Chesapeake Bay Studies Grant?

Proposals for the Chesapeake Bay Studies Grants are submitted through Grants.Gov. Applicants will need to enter the Funding Opportunity Number and/or CFDA number to access the application package and instructions.

For more information on the Chesapeake Bay Studies Grant, contact:

NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office, 410 Severn Avenue, Suite 107A, Annapolis, MD 21403. Contact: Derek Orner, Fishery Biologist or Shannon Sprague, Education Coordinator. Telephone: (410) 267-5660. Fax: (410) 267-5666.
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