National Competitive Harmful Algal Bloom Programs

Grant Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020

The purpose of this document is to advise the public that NOAA/NOS/National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)/Competitive Research Program (CRP) is soliciting proposals for the Prevention, Control and Mitigation of Harmful Algal Blooms (PCMHAB) and HAB Socioeconomics Research Programs. Funding is contingent upon the availability of Fiscal Year 2020 Federal appropriations. It is anticipated that projects funded under this announcement will have a September 1, 2020 start date.

Total funding for this research:

It is anticipated that approximately $2,500,000 may be available in Fiscal Year 2020 for the first year for all PCMHAB and HAB Socioeconomics projects.

Approximately 4-6 small projects up to 3 years in duration are expected to be funded under PCMHAB and HAB Socioeconomics at a level of approximately $200,000 to $400,000 per year per proposal. In addition, 1-2 large projects up to 4 years in duration are expected to be funded under PCMHAB at up to approximately $500,000 to $600,000 per year per proposal. NOAA will not accept any proposals submitted with total budgets (across all years) that are greater than $1,200,000 for small projects and $2,400,000 for large projects.

Electronic Access: Background information about the PCMHAB Program can be found at Additional information on this Announcement, including Frequently Asked Questions, is available at An information webinar covering PCMHAB and this solicitation, will be offered by a Program Manager within two weeks from the publication date of the FFO. Information on the date/time can be found at

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