Marine Minerals Activities


To evaluate OCS sand deposits for coastal restoration and beach nourishment needs, and to foster good working relationships regarding OCS mineral issues with coastal States due to effects from hurricanes and coastal erosion. This can be accomplished through a variety of activities such as conducting state needs assessments, geophysical and geological surveys of specific areas on the OCS, analysis of existing or new geophysical and geological data to delineate new borrow areas, offshore bathymetry research, seismic data analysis and interpretation, application of marine resistivity or other geophysical techniques for sand resource identification, and cultural resources identification.

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 2017 No Current Data Available.
Fiscal Year 2018 No Current Data Available.
Fiscal Year 2019 No Current Data Available.
Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Lands Act, 43 U.S.C. 1331.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Proposals are received from coastal States in need of coastal restoration.
Beneficiary Eligibility
State agencies and organizations participating in the project, as well as the general public.
States submit proposals to BOEM, which furnish evidence of the applicant's qualifications for performance of the proposed research.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. An environmental impact assessment is not required for this listing. 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. A Notice of Funding Availability was posted on notifying applicants that BOEM was accepting proposals for the FY 2014 funding opportunities. Qualified applicants were given an opportunity to define their requirements and needs through the submittal of a proposal. After review, BOEM reviewed the applications and chose award recipients. Applicants should consult the office of official designated as the single point of contact in their State to find out if the State has selected this program for review and for information on the process the State requires when applying for Federal assistance. For FY2016, the current cooperative agreements will be modified to continue new work that BOEM will specify.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. This program is subject to the Department of the Interior regulations at 43 CFR Part 12, or any subsequent revisions. The standard SF-424 application forms must be used for this program. Applicants will be asked to submit their proposals electronically through
Award Procedure
BOEM and potentially representatives from other Federal agencies will review and discuss the States' proposals and make the final decision on the funding for a project. A notification of a cooperative agreement award is issued so the project can begin.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
90 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.
How are proposals selected?
The most important criteria are the relevance to State and Federal needs, technical ability of the State agency, and cost of the project.
How may assistance be used?
The funds must be spent for OCS-related sand activities. These cooperative agreements are awarded to assist States in order to identify needs and sand supplies for beach nourishment projects.
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. The Leasing Division-Marine Minerals Program encourages a 1-to-1 match of each Federal dollar with a nonfederal dollar.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Cooperative agreements will normally be awarded in 12-month budget periods. Information not available.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
BOEM New Orleans Office: GOM OCS Region, 1201 Elmwood Park Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70123-2394; BOEM Pacific Office: 770 Paseo Camarillo, 2nd Floor, Camarillo, CA 93010.
Headquarters Office
Keith Good
381 Elden Street, MS-E3313
Herndon, VA 20170 US
Phone: 7037871851
Fax: 7037871555
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 18 Estimate Not Available FY 19 Estimate Not Available FY 20 Estimate Not Available FY 17$500,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range is $500,000 to $600,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Regulations include the OCS Lands Act, Endangered Species Act, Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Conservation Act, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, and the Coastal Zone Management Act.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2017 No Current Data Available.
Fiscal Year 2018 No Current Data Available.
Fiscal Year 2019 No Current Data Available.


Related Federal Grants

Federal Grants Resources