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NOAA Announces 2013 Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Availability

Contact:         Maggie Mooney-Seus                                    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

                        978-281-9175                                                  August 5, 2013


NOAA Seeking Proposals for FY 2013 Saltonstall-Kennedy Competition

NOAA is requesting proposals for the FY2013 Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program. The solicitation will be open for 60 days, and closes September 29, 2013.

Research priorities for 2013 include: aquaculture, optimum utilization of harvested resources under federal or state management, fisheries socioeconomics, conservation engineering, ecosystem studies and territorial science. Details about these priority areas can be found in the grant solicitation.

The Saltonstall-Kennedy Act established a 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. The objective of the Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program is to address the needs of the fisheries and fishing communities in optimizing economic benefits within the context of rebuilding and maintaining sustainable fisheries and in dealing with the impacts of conservation and management measures.

A Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) document is associated with this competition and is available at (FFO# - NOAA-NMFS-FHQ-2013-2003834) along with the full application for download. 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.

For further information on research priorities and details on how to apply, please visit the Grants.GOV weblink at:

NOAA Fisheries Northeast Regional Office also plans to host a Webinar/telephone Townhall on Thursday, August 8, 2013 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 pm EST to provide an overview of the application process and to answer questions from members of the public who are interested in applying for funding through this grant opportunity.

      To join the Webinar/Telephone Townhall:

Webinar info:

To join the online meeting (Now from mobile devices!) 
1. Go to 
2. If requested, enter your name and email address. 
3. If a password is required, enter the meeting password: Fish123 
4. Click "Join". 
5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.    
 (note:  Webinar does not have audio so you will need to call in with the info below).

      Dial in Number: 1-888-469-1091

      Participant Password:  Grants

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