Coastal Zone Management Administration Awards
To assist States in implementing and enhancing Coastal Zone Management and related programs that have been approved by the Secretary of Commerce.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Agency: Department of Commerce
Office: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
FORMULA GRANTS; PROJECT GRANTS
Fiscal Year 2013: State coastal programs protected and restored key coastal habitat, managed development to promote water-dependent uses and minimize risks to coastal hazards, and helped protect coastal water quality. Fiscal Year 2014: State coastal programs will protect and restore coastal habitat, promote coastal community development, mitigate risks from coastal hazards, protect coastal water quality, and improve public access to the coast. Fiscal Year 2015: State coastal programs will protect and restore coastal habitat, promote coastal community development, mitigate risks from coastal hazards, protect coastal water quality, and improve public access to the coast.
Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, Public Law 92-583, 16 U.S.C 1451; Coastal Zone Management Act Amendments of 1986, Public Law 99-272; Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000, Section 6403, Public Law 106-562; Coastal Zone Act Reauthorization Amendments of 1990, Public Law 101-508; Coastal Zone Management Act of Amendments 1980, Public Law 96-464; Coastal Zone Management Act of Amendments 1976, Section 306, Public Law 94-370; Coastal Zone Management Act Amendments of 1984, Public Law 98-620.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Any coastal State, including those that border the Great Lakes, and including Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Freely Associated States of the Pacific whose Coastal Zone Management program has been approved by the Secretary of Commerce. The Governor shall designate the State agency or entity that is to be the applicant.
Any coastal State, including Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Freely Associated States of the Pacific whose Coastal Zone Management program has been approved by the Secretary of Commerce.
Letter from Governor designating the applicant. Proposal with statement of work and budget estimate. Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." 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.
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Proposals are submitted through Grants.gov. The Application for Federal Assistance (Non-construction Programs) SF-424 is to be submitted in original and two copies. This program is subject to provisions of 15 CFR Part 24 for State and local governments. CELP and Coral Reef conservation awards are competitively selected through a peer review process.
Applications are approved by the Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 150 days.
No formal procedure. If application is unacceptable the applicant is fully informed and applicant may revise application.
Continuation grants on an annual basis are available. Individual grants may be extended, however, all funds must be obligated within the fiscal year following the fiscal year of the original award.
How are proposals selected?
While 80 to 90 percent of the appropriated funds are allocated to States through a formula based on coastal population and shoreline mileage, the tasks in the State application are reviewed for relevance to program objectives and cost effectiveness. The remainder of the funds are allocated according to criteria published by the Coastal Program Division. CELP and Coral Reef funds are distributed through a competitive process, subject to availability of funds for competitive awards.
How may assistance be used?
Cooperative Agreements may be used only to implement and enhance the States' approved Coastal Zone Management programs. This includes personnel salaries, travel and other related costs required to support the administration of the program. Ten to twenty percent of Section 306 funds are available annually to develop new program requirements under Section 309 in the areas of coastal wetlands management and protection; natural hazards management (including potential sea and Great Lakes level rise); public access improvements; reduction of marine debris; assessment of cumulative and secondary impacts of coastal growth and development; special area management planning; impacts of coastal growth and development; special area management planning; ocean resource planning; and citing of coastal energy and Government facilities. and program development grants as authorized by section. Section 310 can be used to provide grants for technical assistance and to address coastal issues such as Coastal Nonpoint Source Pollution Program Implementation and Coral Reef conservation activities. CELP can be used to provide grants for protecting important coastal and estuarine areas that have significant conservation, recreation, ecological, historical, or aesthetic values, or that are threatened by conversion from their natural or recreational state to other uses (16 USC 33 Section 1456d).
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Program reports are not applicable. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Financial status and performance reports are required semi-annually. Final financial status reports are required within 90 days of award ending date.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
All financial and programmatic records, supporting documents, statistical reports, and other records of grantees or sub-grantees are required to be maintained by the terms of the agreement. The grantee must retain records for three years from the date when the final expenditure report is submitted.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula: Title 15 - Commerce and Foreign Trade, Chapter IX - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Part 923 - Coastal Zone Management Program Regulations, Subpart B. 16 U.S.C. § 1455. Administrative grants (Section 306) and CFR Title 15, Part 923.110 prescribe allocations for administration of programs based on length of shoreline and coastal population, plus other factors.
Matching Requirements: 16 U.S.C. § 1455. Administrative grants (Section 306) and CFR Title 15, Part 923.110 prescribe non-federal match requirements, generally at a ratio of 1:1.
Sec 309 Enhancement awards do not require non-federal match.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grants are normally made for 18 months. Funds are released as required. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Funds are released as required.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
n/a Chief, Coastal Programs Division, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce, 1305 East-West Highway, 11th Floor, , Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 Phone: 3017133155
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 13 $61,649,335; FY 14 est $61,948,819; and FY 15 est $71,146,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
15 CFR Part 923. Allowable cost will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular A-87 for State and local governments and Indian Tribes; OMB Circular A-122 for nonprofit and for-profit organizations; OMB Circular A-21 for institutions of higher education; and 48 CFR Part 31 for commercial organizations. Financial assistance management will be in accordance with 15 CFR Part 14 for institutions of higher education, hospitals, and other non-profit and commercial organizations, and with 15 CFR Part 24 for state and local governments.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2013: The New York and New Jersey state coastal management programs continued to play an active role in Post Tropical Cyclone Sandy recovery efforts, working with local communities to rebuild and undertake long-term coastal resilience planning. Fiscal Year 2014: State and local projects for managing coastal erosion, collecting data for and mapping coastal and ocean habitat and uses, and develop best practices for addressing sea level rise. Fiscal Year 2015: State and local projects for managing coastal erosion, collecting data for and mapping coastal and ocean habitat and uses, and develop best practices for addressing sea level rise. NOAA will also establish a competitive Regional Coastal Resilience grant program designed to address risks of weather events, climate hazards, and changing ocean conditions to regions hazards, and changing ocean conditions to regions, communities, and existing and emerging sectors.
Please note: FY14 President’s budget provided $71,146,000 for Regional Coastal Resilience Grants and Coastal Zone Management Awards. Current estimates are for $66M for CZM awards and $5M for Regional Coastal Resilience Grants.