Requests for Proposals IV

Funding Opportunity Number: FLRACEP-2022-01

The Florida RESTORE Act Centers of Excellence Program (FLRACEP) is announcing its fourth request for proposals. This RFP includes up to $2 million in Center of Excellence (CoE) grants addressing restoration impacts. 


Please review the FLRACEP Rules and Policies document for all programmatic requirements before submitting an application. Pre-proposal LOIs (due August 15, 2022) and full proposals (due October 17, 2022) should be submitted electronically via Adobe PDF to

Eligible Entities 

FLRACEP grants may only be awarded to a Florida-based (i.e. headquartered and primarily operated in Florida) non-governmental public or private institution of higher education (lead PI from same) or other not-for-profit institution. The Florida-based headquarters must primarily operate in Florida in the area of ocean and coastal research, support an established infrastructure capable of receiving and administering a federal grant, and have a history of successful grant management. NGOs with national headquarters elsewhere may utilize their Florida offices that meet these conditions. Other partnering entities (including non-profit or for-profit entities, government agencies, and public or private companies) from in or outside Florida are encouraged. Successful applications will have diverse teams with complementary skillsets and include student, early career researchers, and end-users. Women, minorities and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. 

RFP IV Resources

Please send questions, LOIs, & applications to:

RFP IV Webinar Recording 

FLRACEP RFP IV Funding Application Package

Revised FLRACEP Rules & Policies (2019)

FLRACEP Sample Annual Budget Form

FLRACEP Standard Terms and Conditions

Environmental Checklist

Paid Participant Conflict of Interest Form

Quarterly Report Invoice Template

RFP IV References

Brooks, S. and Alfasso, A., 2022. An Accounting and summary of oyster restoration projects in the Gulf of Mexico funded by Deepwater Horizon oil disaster funds. Report to: Florida Wildlife Federation Inc.

NAS, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, 2022. An Approach for Assessing U.S. Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration: A Gulf Research Program Environmental Monitoring Report, Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

NOAA Gulf Spill Restoration