Grants and cooperative agreements awarded by the NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office follow a process set by the U.S. Department of Commerce and NOAA. NOAA encourages all applicants to submit their applications through, the federal government’s single access point for grants, rather than by mail, fax, or email.

In order to apply for a grant through, you and/or your organization must first complete the registration process. If you are an organization, please review the Organization Registration User Guide. If you are an individual, please review the Individual Registration User Guide. Once your application has been received at, it will be passed along to NOAA's Grants Management Division, which will handle the rest of the application and selection process in partnership with the NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office. The NOAA Grants Management Division also handles many of the formal aspects of the process, including making the final awards.

The NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office also awards contracts.