NOAA Fisheries officials are accepting pre-proposals through Aug. 16 for this year’s Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program, which funds projects to address the needs of fishing communities and increase opportunities to keep working waterfronts viable.
The deadline for new pre-proposals was announced on June 28.
The competition through the National Marine Fisheries Service awards grants in marine fishery projects ranging from a minimum $25,000 to a maximum of $300,000.
The program, when signed into law in 1954, established a fund to provide grants and cooperative agreements for fisheries research and development projects addressing any aspect of U.S. fisheries, including but not limited to harvesting, processing and marketing.
Agriculture-focused projects in particular are encouraged to apply this year.
The solicitation falls into one of two priorities:
• Promotion, development and marketing;
• Science or technology that promotes sustainable domestic seafood production/ harvest.
Interested applicants must submit a two-page pre—proposal through the Notice of Funding Opportunity posted at grants.gov.
There are two competition links and applicants must be sure to submit pre-proposals to the “Pre-Proposals FY22 Saltonstall-Kennedy” link within the dates specified in the funding opportunity notice.
Full proposals are to be submitted under the Full Proposals FY15.
More information about the Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program and how to apply is available at www.fisheries.noaa.gov.