RESTORE Act Centers of Excellence Research Grants Program

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Funding Opportunity Number: GR-RCE-16-001
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Environment
Natural Resources
Science and Technology and other Research and Development
CFDA Number: 21.015
Eligible Applicants State governments
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Agency Name: USDOT-GCR
Closing Date: Mar 31, 2016
Award Ceiling: $4,111,715
Expected Number of Awards: 2
Creation Date: Jan 05, 2016
Funding Opportunity Description: Under the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act of 2012 (RESTORE Act), Subtitle F of P.L. 112-141, the Gulf Coast Restoration Trust Fund was established in the Treasury of the United States. Eighty percent of the civil penalties paid after July 6, 2012, under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act in connection with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill will be deposited into the Trust Fund and invested. The RESTORE Act created five components through which funds will be disbursed. Treasury is publishing multiple funding opportunity notices as part of the RESTORE Act. This announcement applies only to the Centers of Excellence Research Grants Program. Trust Fund amounts are available to establish one or more Centers of Excellence through competitive subawards to nongovernmental entities, including institutions of higher education. Funds may be used by those Centers of Excellence to conduct research only on the Gulf Coast region in one or more of the following disciplines: 1. Coastal and deltaic sustainability, restoration and protection, including solutions and technology that allow citizens to live in a safe and sustainable manner in a coastal delta in the Gulf Coast Region; 2. Coastal fisheries and wildlife ecosystem research and monitoring in the Gulf Coast Region; 3. Offshore energy development, including research and technology to improve the sustainable and safe development of energy resources in the Gulf of Mexico; 4. Sustainable and resilient growth, economic and commercial development in the Gulf Coast Region; and 5. Comprehensive observation, monitoring, and mapping of the Gulf of Mexico.

Source:: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=280830

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