**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.**

NOAA/NOS/NCCOS is soliciting proposals for the NOAA RESTORE Science Program for projects up to 5 years in duration. This announcement invites proposals that request funding from researcher, resource manager, and stakeholder partnerships to execute a previously planned, collaborative research project, develop its findings and products, transfer them to an identified resource manager or management body, and apply them to a specific Gulf of Mexico natural resource management decision. Funding is contingent upon the availability of funds in the Gulf Coast Restoration Trust Fund. It is anticipated that final recommendations for funding under this Announcement will be made in June 2023, and that projects funded under this Announcement will have an October 1, 2023 start date.

Total funding for this competition will be approximately $15 million over five years and approximately 10 projects may be funded. The maximum individual award amount is approximately $2,000,000 for up to five years in duration. Information regarding this Announcement, including webinars and additional background information, is available on the Science Program website (https://restoreactscienceprogram.noaa.gov/funding/now-open-actionable-science-funding-opportunity).

Total Expected Program Funding: $15,000,000
Project Length: 5 years
Award Ceiling: $2,000,000
Anticipated number of awards: 10

Application Deadline: Pre-proposal LOIs are due August 16, 2022, and full proposals are due November 15, 2022