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Saltonstall-Kennedy Program

August 14, 2017

The 2018 Saltonstall-Kennedy (SK) Grant competition is currently open. 

This year's solicitation consists of two separate submission processes. All interested applicants must submit a 2 page Pre-Proposal to the Federal Funding Opportunity posted at www.Grants.gov under FFO# NOAA-NMFS-FHQ-2018-2005332.

Applicants must submit a complete and timely pre-proposal and meet all requirements to submit a full proposal.

Applicants interested in submitting a full application after the pre-proposal review process must submit the full application also through www.grants.gov under the same FFO # listed above.  

Please note that under this one Federal Funding Opportunity there are two competition links. 

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:

SK Frequently Asked Questions

June 6, 2017

NOAA Fisheries announces more than $10 million in recommended grants through the 2017 Saltonstall-Kennedy (SK) Grant competition.

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 FY17 solicitation sought applicants that fall into seven priorities. The applications recommended for funding fall into these seven priorities:

Of the 41 projects selected nationally, 14 projects are in the Greater Atlantic Region requesting over $3.6 million in federal support.

A list of recommended projects in the Greater Atlantic Region is now available.

Go to the S-K National Program webpage for a full list of projects recommended for funding in FY17.

*At this point in the selection process, application approval and obligation is not final. An application being recommended is not an authorization to begin performance of the project, and is not a guarantee of funding. Final approval is subject to funding availability as well as final review and approval by both NOAA Grants Management Division and DOC Financial Assistance Law Division. No application is “awarded” until it has been signed by the official Grants Officer. The Grants Officer will notify successful applicants in writing when their application has been approved.

June 2, 2016

NOAA Announces FY2016 Recommended Projects

NOAA is announcing over $11 million in funding for 50 recommended projects under the FY16 Saltonstall-Kennedy Grants Program.  Projects  will be funded in every region of the country and in the territories including Alaska; the Greater Atlantic; the West Coast; Pacific Islands, the Southeast, Gulf and Caribbean; and in US territories.

The recommended projects fall into seven research priorities and touch on every aspect of marine research, including fishery data collection, socioeconomics, fishing gear and bycatch, aquaculture, seafood promotion, development and marketing, and the effects of climate change. 

Of the 50 projects selected nationally, 22 projects are in the Greater Atlantic Region requesting over $4.6 million in federal support.

The list of recommended projects are in the Greater Atlantic Region is now available. For summaries of work to be performed under these recommended projects, click here.

Go to the S-K National Program webpage for a full list of funded projects.

 

S-K Townhall Webinar

On October 22, 2015 NOAA Fisheries held an informational webinar to provide an overview of the Saltonstall-Kennedy Grants Program application process and to answer questions from interested applicants.  Please find a copy of the presentation HERE.

NOAA Announces FY2014 Recommended Projects

NOAA is announcing over $25 million in funding for 88 recommended projects under the FY14-15 Saltonstall-Kennedy Grants Program.  Projects  will be funded in every region of the country and in the territories including Alaska; the Greater Atlantic; the West Coast; Pacific Islands, the Southeast, Gulf and Caribbean; and in US territories.

Research priorities for 2014/2015 included: 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. 

Of the 88 projects selected nationally, 33 projects are in the Greater Atlantic Region requesting over $8.8 million in federal support.

The list of recommended projects are in the Greater Atlantic Region is now available. For summaries of work to be performed under these recommended projects, click here.

Go to the S-K National Program webpage for a full list of funded projects.

Information from FY2013 Saltonstall-Kennedy grant solicitation