Coastal Incentive Grant Request for Proposals

The Cycle 24 CIG Request for Proposal is now available! Pre-application periods open November 1st, 2020. Application wills be submitted via online portal.

Pre-applications are due by Friday, December 4th, 2020, at 4:30 P.M.

Coastal Incentive Grant Workshop 

Cycle 24 CIG Workshops will be held virtually on the following dates:

Friday, October 9th at 1:00 P.M.

Tuesday, October 13th at 9:00 A.M.

Friday, October 16th at 12:00 P.M.

Please register for the CIG Workshop, please click here.


Pre-Application Review Process

The Coastal Incentive Grant opportunity will involve a competitive pre-application process followed by an invitation only competitive full application process. Pre-applications will be submitted in online portal by 4:30 pm on the first Friday of December.  Following the submittal of the pre-application, the Pre-Application Review Team will review and competitively rank the pre-applications based on 1) applicability to the Georgia Coastal Management Program, 2) a demonstrated Coastal Need, 3) clear Project Goals, 4) Budget Soundness, 5) an applicant’s Past Performance, and 6) relationship to other federal funding.

After January 10, 2021  the Grants Coordinator will provide all applicants with either an invitation to submit a full application or a pre-application denial letter.  Either letter will also provide Pre-Application Review Team feedback to the applicant with information that may improve their full application or future re-submittal opportunity.

Full Application Review Process

Upon invitation, the CIG full applications will be due, via online submission portal, by 4:30 pm on February 14th.  Full applications are also competitive and will be reviewed, scored and ranked by the CIG Technical Review Committee.  The 5-member CIG Technical Review Committee has representatives from coastal resource management, the scientific/research community, local government, non-governmental organizations, and citizens-at-large.  All applications are scored based on the applicable Project Evaluation Criteria for Research or Non-Research applications.

Applicants will be notified by the Grants Coordinator in early April 2021 if they are preliminarily chosen for funding.  Funding will be dependent upon NOAA approval in July/August 2021 for project terms of October 1st through September 30th.  Year 2 of any 2-year proposals preliminarily chosen for funding will be entirely dependent upon the favorable federal approval of NOAA’s budget.

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