U.S. Department of Commerce - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
11/29/21 11:59 PM ET
Grants and cooperative agreements to USA and Compact Free Associations nonprofit organizations, corporations, and individuals for research and development projects related to U.S. fisheries. An initial-stage proposal is required prior to the submission of the full proposal. In addition, applicants are advised that the pre-registration process may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended to support projects that address the needs of fishing communities, optimize economic benefits by building and maintaining sustainable fisheries, and increase other opportunities to keep working waterfronts viable.
The Saltonstall-Kennedy Act established a fund (known as the S-K fund) used by the Secretary of Commerce to provide grants or cooperative agreements for fisheries research and development projects addressing aspects of U.S. fisheries, including, but not limited to, harvesting, processing, marketing, and associated business infrastructures. Grants and cooperative agreements are made to assist in carrying out projects to expand domestic and foreign markets related to U.S. commercial and recreational fisheries. The term “fisheries” encompasses wild capture, marine aquaculture, and recreational fishing.
The objective of the S-K Research and Development Program (known as the S-K Program) is to address the needs of the fisheries and fishing communities in optimizing economic benefits by building and maintaining sustainable fisheries and practices, dealing with the impacts of conservation and management measures, and increasing other opportunities to use existing infrastructure to support keeping working waterfronts viable. U.S. fisheries include any fishery, commercial or recreational, that is, or may be, engaged in by citizens or nationals of the United States or other eligible applicants. The competition is open to applicants from a variety of sectors, including individuals, industry, academia, and state and local governments.
The objective of the S-K Program is to address the needs of fishing communities in optimizing economic benefits by building and maintaining sustainable fisheries and practices, dealing with the impacts of conservation and management measures, and increasing other opportunities to keep working waterfronts viable.
NMFS seeks applications that demonstrate direct benefits to the U.S. fishing industries and applications which involve fishing community participation aimed at helping fishing communities to resolve issues that affect their ability to fish. U.S. fisheries include any marine fishery (including the Great Lakes), commercial or recreational, that is, or may be, engaged in by citizens or nationals of the United States or other eligible applicants. The S-K Grant Competition is open to applicants from a variety of sectors, including individuals, industry, academia, and state and local governments.
Applications may address one or more of the two priorities listed below.
More about these priority areas can be found in the NOFO, page 6. See Attached Files, below.
GrantWatch ID#: 186128
Expected Number of Awards: 50
- Award Ceiling: $300,000
- Award Floor: $25,000
Applications beyond a 24 month duration will not be considered. The requested award start date must begin on the first day of the month and end on the last day of the month. Project start dates will be no earlier then September 1, 2022 and no later then March 1, 2023, dependent upon availability of Federal funding as provided by Congress, acceptable completion of all NOAA/applicant negotiations including National Environmental Policy Act analysis and permit requirements, and the provision of other supporting documentation as requested. Applicants selected to receive funding may be asked to modify the project start date.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Regional S-K Program point of contacts:
- Headquarters - Program Manager – Clifford Cosgrove, telephone (301) 427-8736 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Alaska Region: Shawn Carey, telephone: (907) 586-7845; email: Shawn.Carey@noaa.gov
- West Coast Region: Desmond Gelman, (206) 526-6131, email@example.com
- Pacific Islands Region: Scott Bloom, telephone: (808) 944-2218; email: Scott.Bloom@noaa.gov
- Greater Atlantic Region: Nicole MacDonald, telephone (978) 281-9330; email: Nicole.MacDonald@noaa.gov
- Southeast Region: Kim Raneses, (727) 551-5760, firstname.lastname@example.org
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