U.S. Department of Commerce - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
11/12/19 11:59 PM EDT
Grants starting at $25,000 to USA and Compact Free Associations individuals and non-federal associations, corporations, and nonprofits for research and development projects related to U.S. fisheries. Applicants must submit a pre-proposal and complete required registrations before applying. Proposals submitted to this competition must address at least one of the following priorities: Promotion, Development, and Marketing; Science or Technology that Promotes Sustainable U.S. Seafood Production and Harvesting.
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 (see section IV, F; Funding Restrictions). Under this authority, grants and cooperative agreements are made on a competitive basis (subject to availability of funding) 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 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.
Successful applications will be those aimed at helping fishing communities to resolve issues that affect their ability to fish; making full use of those species that are currently under Federal or state fishery management plans; and addressing the socioeconomic impacts of overfishing and overcapacity.
For more information on the program priorities, see page 5 of the FFO Report document in Attached Files below.
GrantWatch ID#: 186128
Award Ceiling: $300,000
Award Floor: $25,000
Grants or cooperative agreements will be awarded for a maximum period of two years (24 months), but shorter term project proposals are welcomed.
The earliest start date for projects will be September 1, 2020.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Saltonstall-Kennedy Program Manager
Office of Management & Budget
Shawn Carey, telephone: (907) 586-7845; email: Shawn.Carey@noaa.gov
West Coast Region: Kim Raneses, telephone: (206) 526- 6131; email: Kim.Raneses@noaa.gov
Pacific Islands Region: Scott Bloom, telephone: (808) 725-5055; email: Scott.Bloom@noaa.gov
Greater Atlantic Region: Susan Olsen, telephone (978) 281-9330; email: Susan.Olsen@noaa.gov
Southeast Region: Robert Sadler, telephone: (727) 551-5760; email: Robert.Sadler@noaa.gov.
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