The Science Program anticipates releasing its next funding opportunity by mid-May. It will focus on living coastal and marine resources and their habitats and will request proposals addressing specific areas of research or decision support tools. Proposals will be invited for projects from one to three years in duration with $15-17 million available. Letters of intent will be due roughly 40 days after the announcement is made public with full proposals due around mid-September. Once the announcement is released, the program will be hosting webinars and posting content to its website, including frequently asked questions, to raise awareness about the opportunity and answer any questions from the public.