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.
Under this authority, grants and cooperative agreements are made on a competitive basis (subject to availability of funding) 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 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.
Proposals submitted to this competition must address at least one of the following priorities:
Marine Aquaculture; Fisheries Data Collection; Techniques for Reducing Bycatch and other Adverse Impacts; Adapting to Climate Change and Other Long Term Ecosystem Change; Promotion, Development and Marketing; Socio-Economic Research; and Territorial Science.
This Federal Funding Opportunity includes information on application and criteria for research proposals requesting a maximum of $300,000 in total federal funding for up to a two-year period.
Matching funds are not required.
Awards are anticipated to start no earlier than September 1, 201 7.
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You are eligible to apply for a grant or a cooperative agreement under the Saltonstall- Kennedy Grant Program if: 1.
You are a citizen or national of the United States; 2.
You represent an entity that is a corporation, partnership, association, or other non- Federal entity, non-profit or otherwise (including Indian tribes), if such entity is a citizen of the United States within the meaning of section 2 of the Shipping Act, 1916, as amended (46 U.S.C.
802); or 3.
You are a citizen of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Republic of Palau, or the Federated States of Micronesia.
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: 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.
Eligible Applicants must submit a pre-proposal.
Full proposals will not be reviewed or evaluated if a pre-proposal was not received and ranked.
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 Program.Full Opportunity Web Address:Contact: Agency Email Description: Agency Email:
Dan.Namur@noaa.gov Date Posted:
2016-07-22Application Due Date: