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**Some programs are limited. Please read solicitations carefully and consult your Office of Research for specifics, such as limited applications through your university and internal application deadlines.**

Trust Fund amounts are available to establish one or more Centers of Excellence through competitive subawards to nongovernmental entities and consortia in the Gulf Coast Region, including institutions of higher education. Funds may be used to establish Centers of Excellence, and by those Centers of Excellence for science, technology, and monitoring 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.
5. Comprehensive observation, monitoring, and mapping of the Gulf of Mexico.

Deadline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis as long as funds are available in an applicant’s allocation. This funding opportunity announcement will close on December 11, 2017. A new funding opportunity announcement may be posted again in January 2018, as determined necessary by the Department of the Treasury.

Announcement: https://www.treasury.gov/services/restore-act/Documents/FOAs/RESTORE%20Act%20Centers%20of%20Excellence%20Research%20Grants%20Program.pdf