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NOAA Preserve America Initiative Internal Funding Program FY 2018 Request for Proposals

Funding announcement is now closed

The NOAA Preserve America Initiative Internal Funding Program (PAIIF) is announcing its FY 2018 request for proposals. This popular internal funding program is designed to stimulate efforts within NOAA to preserve, protect and promote the agency's heritage assets. Every NOAA line office has received funding through this award winning program. Projects from FY05 through FY17 have varied in scope from interpreting historic and cultural resources in NOAA's care to capturing oral histories of NOAA employees and constituents.

Subject to the availability of funds, FY 2018 NOAA PAIIF will be awarded only to NOAA offices. However, other federal, state, tribal, Native Hawaiian, academic and non-profit organizations can participate as partners, applying in conjunction with a NOAA employee. Requests for projects may not exceed $12,000. The total available funding for this year will be approximately $75,000. Examples of projects can be viewed at under the "Projects" tab.

This year, one page Pre-Proposals are due by Wednesday, November 15, 2017. If your Pre-Proposal meets the selection criteria, you will be invited to submit a Full Proposal. You will be notified no later than Thursday, December 7, 2017 as to the status of your Pre-Proposal submission. Those accepted to complete Full Proposals are asked to submit the final version by Friday, January 12, 2018 for funding opportunity consideration.  


For additional information, including proposal criteria and format, please visit the "Funding Opportunity" section of the NOAA Preserve America website, Arminta McKinney ( or Cheryl Oliver (