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BOEM FY 2016 Environmental Studies Program

Post Date

March 28th 2016

Application Due Date

May 27th 2016

Funding Opportunity Number


CFDA Number(s)


Funding Instrument Type(s)

Cooperative Agreement

Funding Activity Categories


Number of Awards


Eligibility Categories

State Governments
Public and State Controlled Institutions of Higher Education


  • Estimated Total Funding:


  • Award Range:

    $50000 - $400000

Grant Description

The Environmental Studies Program (ESP) of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is offering a cooperative agreement opportunity to delineate feasible offshore renewable energy scenarios in BOEMДккs Pacific Region Central California Planning Area by assessing capacity for using hybrid facilities and identifying information and resources needed to evaluate effects of renewable energy installations.Understanding potential renewable energy development scenarios off California will aid BOEM in planning for leasing decisions, site and impact characterization, identification of cooperating agencies, and stakeholder outreach. This study will provide a foundation for the analysis required to prepare for future marine renewable energy development along the central coast of California.This project seeks to delineate feasible offshore renewable energy scenarios along the central coast of California.Work performance under this award must start before July 1, 2016 and the proposed work must be completed no later than 36 months from the start date.This Program Announcement describes the specific projects that may be awarded to the universities or eligible groups identified. All awards are premised on receipt of an acceptable proposal.This is not an open solicitation for proposals.This announcement is specifically to announce intent to undertake the following project(s):Scenarios for Replacing Conventional Energy with Offshore Renewable Energy along the Central California Coast;Open to: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo No other proposals are requested at this time.

Contact Information

  • Agency

    Department of the Interior

  • Office:

    Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

  • Agency Contact:

    Dominique Bruce 703-787-1342

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  • More Information:

    Program Announcement

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