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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.**

The purpose of this notice is to solicit grant proposals from eligible organizations implementing activities that modernize and improve the National Spatial Reference System in Gulf Coast states. Proposals submitted in response to this announcement should contribute to the beneficial public outcomes associated with the following program priorities, which consist of; 1) enhancing infrastructure of geodetic control, coastal remote sensing data, terrestrial gravity measurements, and other physical datasets; 2) developing models, tools, and guidelines to access geodetic control and manipulate and analyze geodetic data; 3) supporting education, capacity building, and technology transfer; 4) coordinating through partnerships with local users (state and local governments, universities, and the public sector) and other partners in the region; 5) sharing environmental data and information, collected and/or created under NOAA grants/cooperative agreements, making it visible, accessible, and independently understandable to general users, free of charge or at minimal cost, in a timely manner, except where limited by law, regulation, policy, or by security requirements.This competition focuses on the geography of the Gulf Coast states. Eligible funding applicants for this competition are institutions of higher education, state, local and Indian tribal governments. All awards are subject to the availability of funds.

Deadline: April 23, 2018