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2019 NOAA Open House

Saturday, February 9, 2019

1315 East West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910


Request for proposals: Heritage-Legacy Program funds projects to promote NOAA history and heritage


The NOAA Heritage-Legacy Program (formerly the NOAA Preserve America program) is now accepting funding proposals for projects within NOAA that will help preserve, protect and promote the agency's heritage assets.


Since 2005, this popular internal program has funded small projects from around the country and in every NOAA line office that have varied in scope from creating visualizations of NOAA data for outreach, to interpreting NOAA's historic and cultural resources, to capturing oral histories of NOAA employees and its constituents.


For FY19, the NOAA Heritage-Legacy Program will award a total of $100,000 to NOAA employees for these projects. However, partners from other federal, state, tribal, Native Hawaiian, academic and non-profit organizations can apply in conjunction with a NOAA employee. Each proposal  cannot request more than  $12,000 in funds.


NOAA marks its 50th anniversary in 2020, and applicants are encouraged to submit proposals that highlight NOAA's 50th history, heritage, accomplishments and future. The 50th provides an opportunity to advance NOAA's organizational culture and diversity, its varied partnerships, and its overall value to the nation.


One-page initial proposals are due no later than 11:59 p.m. EST on Tuesday, November 27 and should be sent to Applicants will be notified by Thursday, December 6, about whether their initial proposal was selected for second round consideration. If selected for the second round, applicants will be asked to submit a full 5-page proposal by Friday, January 11, 2019. Second round applicants will be notified by late February 2019 as to whether their proposal was chosen for funding. Typically, about 10 projects are funded each year that range from $2,000 to $12,000.


For more information, including proposal criteria and format, please visit the Funding Opportunity section, or contact  or


FY 2019 Pre-Proposal Application Form


FY 2019 Request for Proposals Guidelines