U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Grants to support international programs related to coral reef conservation, climate change, and other topics related to the Earth’s environmental systems
Principal Office: USA
The mission of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is to understand and predict changes in the Earth’s oceans and atmosphere.
International collaboration takes place through NOAA’s Office of International Affairs and at the level of NOAA’s line offices.
Services of the agency include weather forecasts, storm warnings, climate monitoring, fisheries management, coastal conservation and restoration, and the support of marine commerce.
Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources
1 — Coral Reef Conservation Program. The Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) aims for a multidisciplinary approach to manage and understand coral reefs and coral ecosystems in the U.S. and internationally. CRCP makes grants through several sub-programs, including through the Coral Reef Conservation Fund, co-managed with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Grants support research, capacity building, community outreach, and related activities in support of marine protected areas in the USA and internationally.
About funding in the Coral Reef Conservation Program
2 — International Research and Applications Program. NOAA’s Climate Program Office administers the International Research and Application Program (IRAP) as a program to use climate science as the basis for developing policy, planning, and capacity building for climate adaptation and risk management. The geographical scope is defined by world regions vulnerable to social disruptions caused by climate change such as the Caribbean Basin, the Indo-Gangetic Plain, and West Africa.
APPLICATION (for 1-2 preceding): Calls for proposals in the Coral Reef Conservation Program, the International Research and Applications Program, and other NOAA programs are posted in the USA’s federal government website for grants. Grant seekers should search by “NOAA” or “international” and/or other key words.
Grant announcements normally indicate program purpose, eligibility requirements, application deadlines, criteria for reviewing proposals, grant and program size, application materials, and contact information.
Link to U.S. Government Grants
Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries
NOAA’s website is available in English.
NOAA is a complex federation of many sub-organizations. Although NOAA makes hundreds of grants each year, it does not have a centralized system to announce them. Grant seekers need to explore NOAA’s program areas of their interest, and learn the grant-making programs at this decentralized level. Key offices for international activities include the following:
- Ocean Service, International Programs;
- Fisheries, International Affairs;
- Satellite Information Service.
NOAA provides contact information for its Office of International Affairs.