The Saltonstall-Kennedy Act established a fund, commonly 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 infrastructures.
Under this authority, and subject to the availability of funding, grants and cooperative agreements are made on a competitive basis to assist in carrying out projects 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 Grant 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 keep working waterfronts viable.
U. S. fisheries means any fishery, commercial or recreational, that is, or may be, engaged in by citizens or nationals of the United States, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Republic of Palau, or the Federated States of Micronesia.
Proposals submitted under this competition must address at least one of the following:
(1) maximize fishing opportunities and jobs; (2) improve the cost effectiveness and capacity for observations; (3) increase the supply, quality, and diversification of domestic seafood; and (4) improve the quality and quantity of fishery information from the U. S. territories.
Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories
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You are eligible to apply for a grant or a cooperative agreement under the S-K Grant Program if: 1.
You are a citizen or national of the United States; 2.
You are a citizen of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Republic of Palau, or the Federated States of Micronesia; or 3.
You represent an entity that is a corporation, partnership, association, or other non- Federal entity, non-profit or otherwise (including Indian tribes).
We recognize the interest of the Secretaries of Commerce and Interior in defining appropriate fisheries policies and programs that meet the needs of the U. S. insular areas, so we encourage applications from individuals, government entities, and businesses in U. S. insular areas.
We support cultural and gender diversity in our programs and encourage women and minority individuals and groups to submit applications We are also committed to broadening the participation of Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), which include Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, and Tribal Colleges and Universities, in our grant programs.
To find out more about MSIs go to: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/edlite-minorityinst.html.
We encourage applications from members of the fishing community and applications that involve fishing community cooperation and participation.
We will consider the extent of fishing community involvement when evaluating the potential benefit of funding a proposal.
Non Eligible Applicants You are not eligible to submit an application under this program if you are an employee of any Federal agency; a Regional Fishery Management Council (Council); or an employee of a Council.
However, Council members who are not Federal employees can submit an application to the S-K Grant Program. Full Opportunity Web Address:Contact:
Headquarters - Program Manager Daniel Namur, telephone (301) 427-8730 email: Dan.Namur@noaa.gov.Alaska Region: 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 Islan Agency Email Description:
Work Agency Email:
Dan.Namur@noaa.gov, Shawn.Carey@noaa.gov, Kim.Raneses@noaa.gov, Scott.Bloom@noaa Date Posted:
2014-10-16Application Due Date: