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Saltonstall-Kennedy Program

NOAA is Seeking Proposals for FY 2014/2015 Saltonstall-Kennedy Competition

NOAA is requesting proposals for the FY2014/2015 Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program. The solicitation is open for 60 days and closes on December 15, 2014.

Research priorities for 2014/2015 include: maximizing fishing opportunities and jobs, improving the cost effectiveness and capacity for observations, increase the supply, quality, and diversification of domestic seafood,and improve the quality and quantity of fishery information from the U.S. territories.  More detail about these priority areas can be found in the grant solicitation.

A Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) document and the grant application for download are available at  

Applicants can find the solicitation by clicking the "Search" Tab at the top of the page. On the "Search" page enter "NOAA-NMFS-FHQ-2015-2004246" into the the "Funding Opp #:" box then click "search" .  The FFO can also be found by entering "Saltonstall" into the search box at the top of the homepage where it says "Enter Keyword" then click "GO"

The FFO provides important information for grant applicants, including program priorities, eligibility requirements, amount of available funding, instructions for submitting proposals, review criteria and review process, and more. Prior to submitting proposals, the FFO should be read in its entirety.

The Saltonstall-Kennedy (S-K) Grant Program is a national competitive program administered by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce. The program provides grants or cooperative agreements for research and development projects to benefit the U.S. fishing industry. Projects that primarily involve business start-up or infrastructure development are not eligible for funding under the S-K Program. The program's statutory authority is the S-K Act, as amended (15 U.S.C. 713c-3). Go to the S-K National Program webpage or click on the documents below to obtain more information about how to apply.


Saltonstall-Kennedy Grants Information

Information from FY2013 Saltonstall-Kennedy grant solicitation