Archived information below, the deadline for this opportunity has passed.
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.