Monitoring Ecological Function and Recovery of Biological Communities within Dredged Ridge-Swale Habitats and in the Mid- and South-Atlantic Bight

The Division of Environmental Assessment (DEA) of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is offering a cooperative agreement opportunity to qualified organizations in the Piedmont-South Atlantic Coast CESU network only.

No other applications are requested at this time.

This cooperative


agreement opportunity is for conducting research in topics that serve the public interest in safe and environmentally sound marine mineral development on the nation's Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).

The BOEM is authorized via the OCS Lands Act (OCSLA) to award cooperative agreements to qualified State agencies and State-controlled institutions of higher education only.

The study proposed is entitled, "Monitoring Ecological Function and Recovery of Biological Communities within Dredged Ridge-Swale Habitats and in the Mid- and South-Atlantic Bight." The study field work must be initiated prior to the dredging operations, likely October 2013 to February 201 4. The initial monitoring work will ideally be completed within two years from the date of the award.

This effort may lead to an adaptive long-term monitoring program should funding become available, therefore long-term considerations should be factored into proposals.

Cost-sharing is not required, but strongly encouraged.
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Marine Minerals Activities

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Agency: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management


Estimated Funding: $2,000,000

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Eligible Applicants: American Indian/Alaska Native tribal governments (federally recognized or state-recognized) • American Indian/Alaska native tribally designated organizations • Alaska Native health corporations • Colleges • Community-based organizations • Faith-based organizations • For-profit organizations (other than small business) • Hospitals • Nonprofit with 501C3 IRS status (other than institution of higher education) • Nonprofit without 501C3 IRS status (other than institution of higher education) • Political subdivisions of States (in consultation with States) • Research institutions (that will perform activities deemed as non-research) • Small, minority, and women-owned businesses • State and local governments or their Bona Fide Agents (this includes the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianna Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau) .

• Tribal epidemiology centers • Universities • Urban Indian health organizations 2.

Special Eligibility Requirements: None.


Justification for Less than Maximum Competition: NA.


Other Eligible Entities: NA.


Cost Sharing or Matching: Cost sharing or matching funds are not required for this program.

Although there is no statutory match requirement for this FOA, leveraging other resources and related ongoing efforts to promote sustainability is strongly encouraged.

Examples include complementary foundation funding, other US government funding sources including programs supported by the Department of Health and Human Services and other agencies such as the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Education, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Department of Transportation, the Environmental Protection Agency, the US Park Service, and other funding sources.

Applicants should coordinate with multiple sectors, such as public health, transportation, education, health care delivery, agriculture and others.

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