The National Sea Grant Office (NSGO) anticipates between $1,000,000 and $2,000,000 of federal funds will be available to support approximately 2-5 awards in order to develop and execute local, regional, and national programs, workshops, and services to enable fishermen to enter career paths and make a living supplying seafood from our oceans, coasts, and Great Lakes. Awards will be made for no more than $400,000 in federal funds per project, and may be for one or two years, though for no more than $200,000/year.
Applications require 25% non-federal match.
To be eligible to receive a grant under this program a recipient shall be a collaborative State, Tribal, local, or regionally based network or partnership of public or private entities, which may include— (A) a Sea Grant Institution; (B) a Federal or State agency or a Tribal organization; (C) a community-based nongovernmental organization; (D) fishermen’s cooperatives or associations; (E) an institution of higher education (including an institution awarding an associate’s degree), or a foundation maintained by an institution of higher education; or (F) any other appropriate entity.
Projects may benefit from engaging with the planning frameworks developed by Sea Grant programs in FY21-23. More information can be found here.
Read the formal announcement on Grants.gov NOAA-OAR-SG-2023-2007535
Letters of intent are required in order to be eligible to submit a full proposal.
Letters of Intent Due: December 1, 2022
Full Proposals Due: February 15, 2023
Questions about this opportunity may be submitted to email@example.com.
- Sea Grant is authorized for $2M per year beginning in 2022 as stated in the law.
- Sea Grant held a competition in FY2021 to support the development of regional planning frameworks for implementing the YFDA.
- To maximize coordination with federal regulators, the regions used will correspond to the NOAA Fisheries regions, plus the Great Lakes:
- Great Lakes (Lake Superior to Lake Champlain)
- New England/Mid Atlantic (Maine to Virginia)
- Pacific Islands (Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa, and other US Pacific Island territories)
- Southeast/Gulf of Mexico (North Carolina to Texas, including Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands)
- West Coast (Washington to California)
- These six month long projects are intended to catalyze regional planning efforts in advance of potential future funding.
NEW: Sea Grant announced a funding opportunity to develop and execute local, regional, and national programs, workshops, and services to enable fishermen to enter career paths, in support of the Young Fishermen's Development Act and other initiatives. Learn more here.