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EPA STAR Program: Coastal Ecosystems Climate Resilience Grants – Due 05/01

Opportunity Title:

Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Program: Coastal Ecosystems Climate Resilience


Funder/Agency:

Environmental Protection Agency


Opportunity Number:

EPA-G2024-STAR-C1


Description:

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, aims to promote scientific progress towards the understanding of coastal ecosystem resilience by seeking applications proposing research to:

1) characterize, quantify, and define indicators or metrics of resilience for various types of coastal ecosystems, especially those ecosystems that have climate mitigation and adaptation and/or blue (ocean-stored) carbon sequestration potential (Lovelock and Duarte, 2019); and

2) develop methods and approaches to advance economic valuation of resilience benefits provided by coastal ecosystems.


There are two distinct areas of research covered by this solicitation:

Research Area 1: Characterize, quantify, and define indicators or metrics of resilience for various types of coastal ecosystems, especially those ecosystems that have climate mitigation and adaptation and/or blue carbon sequestration potential (i.e., tidal wetlands and marshes, seagrass beds, mangrove forests).


Research Area 2: Develop methods and approaches to advance economic valuation of the resilience benefits of coastal ecosystems.


Eligibility:

  • Public and private nonprofit institutions/organizations

  • Public and private institutions of higher education (IHEs)

  • Hospitals located in the U.S. and its territories or possessions

  • State and local governments

  • Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments

  • U.S. territories or possessions are eligible to apply.

Profit-making firms and individuals are not eligible to apply.



Award Details:

Total Amount Available:

$8,400,000


Maximum Award:

$1,200,000


Deadline:

May 01, 2024



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