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Announcing the 2018 Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Funding Opportunity

August 15, 2017

NOAA Fisheries is pleased to announce that the 2018 Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant competition is currently open. 

This year's solicitation consists of two separate submission processes. All interested applicants must submit a two-page pre-proposal to the Federal Funding Opportunityposted at

Pre-proposals are due by October 10, 2017.

Applicants interested in submitting a full application after the pre-proposal review process must submit the full application by January 8, 2018.

The goal of the SK program is to fund projects that address the needs of fishing communities, optimize economic benefits by building and maintaining sustainable fisheries, and increase other opportunities to keep working waterfronts viable. The FY18 solicitation seeks applications that fall into one of four priorities:

  • Marine Aquaculture
  • Adapting to Environmental Changes and Other Long Term Impacts in Marine Ecosystem
  • Promotion, Development, and Marketing
  • Territorial Science 

Please visit the Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office's SK Program web page for more specific application information.

Questions? Contact Daniel Namur at, or Susan Olsen at