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OPEN-RFP 3 The RESTORE Act Center of Excellence for Louisiana

OPEN-RFP 3 The RESTORE Act Center of Excellence for Louisiana

January 25, 2024

Topic:
The RESTORE Act Center of Excellence for Louisiana (LA-COE) released a third Request for Proposals (RFP3) and is encouraging coastal researchers, both student and professional, to apply for this competitive grant money. There is up to $4.2 million available under this opportunity. Projects submitted for these two-year awards must support research that is directly related to the implementation of Louisiana’s Coastal Master Plan, which guides the state’s coastal restoration and protection work. The funding comes from settlements of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Funding for the LA-COE flows through the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority.

The funding will be awarded in two categories:

- Graduate Assistantships: These awards will only be made available to support full-time graduate students conducting relevant research at Louisiana colleges or universities.
- Research Awards: Any Louisiana organization or institution may be the lead on a proposal and participate in the proposed research. In the case of proposals involving multiple organizations, a single Louisiana-based organization must be identified as the lead.

Amount: $4.2 million

Length of Awards: 2 years or less

Expected Number of Awards: TBD

Important Dates
The deadline to submit a required Letter of Intent is Friday, Feb. 23, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. CST.
The deadline for submission of full proposals is Monday, April 22, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. CST.
A webinar to outline the request for proposals will be held Feb. 1, 2024 from 2 to 3 p.m. CST.

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