Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 5/26/2023

NOAA -- Saltonstall-Kennedy Competitive Research Program

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 “U.S. fisheries” refers to any marine fishery (including the Great Lakes) that encompasses commercial, recreational, charter, subsistence, wild capture, and aquaculture that is, or may be, engaged in by citizens or nationals of the United States or other eligible applicants. The objective of the S-K Research and Development Program, referred to throughout this document as the S-K Program, is to promote U.S. fisheries by assisting the fishing community to address marketing and research needs.

Proposals submitted to this competition must address at least one of the following priorities: Promotion, and Marketing; Development, Infrastructure and Capacity Building; Science or Technology that Enhances Sustainable U.S. Fisheries. This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) includes information on application and criteria for proposals requesting a maximum of $500,000 in Federal funding for up to a two-year period. Matching funds are not required, nor will they be considered during the evaluation process. Awards are anticipated to start no earlier than September 1, 2024.

Multiple full proposal submissions from the same entity or applicant are limited to three. NMFS will only accept three full proposals from the same entity or individual, if more than three full proposals are submitted from the same entity or applicant NMFS will accept the first three in the order they are received. Interested applicants from within Duke should contact fundopps@duke.edu as early as possible.

Deadline for Pre-proposals: July 24, 2023

Areas of Interest

Priority #1 – Promotion and Marketing

Priority #2- Development, Infrastructure, and Capacity Building

Priority #3- Science or Technology that Enhances Sustainable U.S. Fisheries

Eligibility Requirements

You are eligible to apply for a grant or a cooperative agreement under the Saltonstall Kennedy Grant Competition 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. app. 802); or 3. You are a citizen of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Republic of Palau, or the States of Micronesia.

Amount Description

Project proposals requesting less than $25,000 or greater than $500,000 in federal funding, will not be accepted or reviewed. The number of awards made as a result of this solicitation will depend on the number of eligible applications received, the amount of funds requested for each project, the merit and ranking of the proposals, and the amount of funds made available to the S-K Program.

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