Louisiana State University (LSU) Coastal Marine Institute (CMI)


The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) program provides major economic and energy benefits on a national and local level to the taxpayers and states. The Agency oversees the exploration and development of oil, natural gas and other materials and renewable energy alternatives on the Nation's outer continental shelf. BSEE continues to look for better ways to serve the American people and to ensure that the Nation receives the best oversight and regulation of National resource development now and into the future. The program not only supports decisions made within the Department of the Interior, but also provides coastal states and local governments with the information necessary to ensure that all stages of offshore energy and mineral activities are conducted in a manner to protect both the human and natural environments. Through this cooperative agreement, training and learning opportunities will be provided to young people in order to develop the next generation of lifelong conservation stewards and protect, restore, and enhance America?s Great Outdoors. Specifically, this cooperative agreement will give young people the opportunity to learn about the importance of the BSEE mission to promote safety, protect the environment and conserve resources offshore through vigorous regulatory oversight and enforcement while exploring future career options with BSEE. The Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program (ANSEP) are designated as tax exempt under the IRS for Institutions of Higher Education. ANSEP moves Native American and Alaskan Native students into science, technology, engineering and mathematics degree programs, and fosters a stronger Indigenous American representation within the science workforce of BSEE. Established in 1995, ANSEP has evolved into a longitudinal education model that provides a continuous string of components beginning with students in sixth grade and continuing on through high school, into science and engineering undergraduate and graduate degree programs through PhD. ANSEP has received numerous recognitions for successfully preparing students for professional science and engineering careers including the U.S. Department of Energy?s Minorities in Energy Initiative, the U.S. Department of the Interior Partners in Conservation Award, and the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard University-Top 25 Innovations in Government. ANSEP, through this cooperative agreement, provides an opportunity to further engage Alaska?s Native professionals, and develop the future scientific and engineering employment pool required to support the BSEE mission. The overall objective is to expand the professional science employment preparedness of ANSEP students and to develop a more diversified pool of highly educated professionals with the BSEE workforce to reflect the rich diversity of the Nation.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement, Department of The Interior
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2016 No current data available. No current data available
Fiscal Year 2017 No current data available.
Fiscal Year 2018 No current data available
Fiscal Year 2019 BSEE Alaska OCS Regional office has hired 5 interns since 2016 to the spring of 2019. All interns have moved on to higher positions elsewhere based on their experiences gained at BSEE. The Alaska Region is currently waiting for the 2019 – 2020 UAA ANSEP academic year to begin to re-advertise and hire 2 more interns through 2020. BSEE Alaska region considers the program successful, as we are able to expose a number of students to Federal and agency employment opportunities.
Fiscal Year 2020 UAA ANSEP academic year to begin to re-advertise and hire 2 more interns through 2020. BSEE Alaska region considers the program successful, as we are able to expose a number of students to Federal and agency employment opportunities.
Public Lands Corps Act (PLCA), 16 U.S.C. 1723(c)(1)
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
To apply for a research award, the recipient is asked to provide the name of the Principal Investigator. If an applicant other than LSU wants to apply, they must do so in collaboration with an LSU research scientist.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Research scientists, Federal, State and local decision-makers, Native American Organizations, and the general public will ultimately benefit from the program.
Documentation that ANSEP is a "qualified youth or conservation corp" pursuant to 16 U.S.C. SS 1722(10). Documentation that ANSEP is able to provide eligible youth participants pursuant to 16 U.S.C. SS 1723(b).
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Limited discussions regarding funding availability and program interest are permitted.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Letters of intent responding to particular information needs/areas will be requested. From these, selected full proposals will be invited. Applicants shall post their applications on Grants.gov. The standard SF-424 application forms required by 2 CFR Part 215.12, and the Department of the Interior Code of Federal Regulations at 43 CFR Part 12, Subpart F, or its revisions, must be used.
Award Procedure
All youth participants must be between the ages of 16 and 25 and satisfy the criteria specified in section 12591(b) of title 42, as required by 16 U.S.C. SS 1723(b). Youth participant selection will be made on the basis of; participation in ANSEP, enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an engineering degree or certificate program at a qualifying educational institution, be in good academic standing (at least a 2.0 GPA), and enrolled in or have completed at least one engineering course. It is anticipated that two applications will be received and up to two applicants will be selected in FY 2016 through FY 2020.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 60 days.
Not applicable.
Projects that were approved and funded during the previous fiscal year may be submitted as renewals for subsequent years unless otherwise stated in the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA).
How are proposals selected?
Applicants will be evaluated by a panel of BSEE Regional leadership and management to ensure compliance with minimum position requirements. Criteria for judging applicants include BSEE mission needs, applicant's academic merit, and communication skills. Additional evaluation criteria maybe posted in a specific Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) on Grants.gov.
How may assistance be used?
The Environmental Studies Program allocates $1,000,000 annually for cooperative research via LSU. Applications must be for scientific research projects which are within the BOEM area of responsibility. The majority of funds are used to support research that will enhance understanding of long-term effects of oil and gas, marine minerals and alternate energy development projects. Funds can also be used for attendance at national conferences for the dissemination of project results. Funds are not normally used for capitalization.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: Applicable.
Not applicable.
All records must be maintained for 3 years after submission of the final financial report.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching is voluntary. Matching Requirements: Cost sharing of 1:1 is encouraged; services in kind are encouraged.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Cooperative agreements will normally be awarded for 1 to 5 years, with funding awarded as a lump sum, or added as funds become available. Information not available.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Jack Lorrigan The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) 3801 Centerpoint Drive, Suite 400, AE 500 Anchorage, Alaska 99503 jack.lorrigan@bsee.gov 907-334-5357
Headquarters Office
Eric Turner
The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)
45600 Woodlawn Road, HE 2126
Sterling, VA 20166 US
Phone: 703-787-1630
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 18 Estimate Not Available FY 19 Estimate Not Available FY 20 FY 17$570,000.00; FY 16$913,809.00; - (Cooperative Agreements) FY 18$50,000.00; FY 19 est $50,000.00; FY 20 est $50,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range is $50,000 to $250,000; Average $300,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
The Environmental Studies Program is described in 30 CFR Chapter II Subchapter B Subpart M Studies. Final reports are available online in the BOEM Environmental Studies Program Information System (ESPIS) at: http://www.boem.gov/Environmental-Studies-EnvData/.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2016 No Current Data Available. Mass Wasting Processes and Products of the Mississippi Delta Front: Data Synthesis and Observation.
Fiscal Year 2017 Economic and Geomorphic Comparison of OCS Sand vs. Nearshore Sand for Coastal Restoration Projects.
Fiscal Year 2018 No Current Data Available.
Fiscal Year 2019 No Current Data Available.
Fiscal Year 2020 Not Applicable.


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