**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's Ocean Acidification Program (OAP) Education Mini-Grant Program, is a competitively-based initiative that supports coastal and ocean acidification education programs that are responsive to the goals of the NOAA Ocean Acidification Education Implementation Plan and the 2021-2040 NOAA Education Strategic Plan. Priority goals include engaging diverse audiences in ocean acidification education and outreach, matching ocean acidification communication needs with existing research, education and outreach activities, while developing innovative approaches for community involvement.

These goals are part of NOAA's efforts to increase Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) (https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/06/25/executive-order-on-diversity-equity-inclusion-and-accessibility-in-the-federal-workforce/) in ocean literacy, stewardship, and workforce development, particularly in underserved and/or Indigenous communities or Tribes.

Award Ceiling: $400,000
Award Floor: $50,000
Expected Number of Awards: 8

Application Deadline: February 23, 2024