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June 28, 2018

Today, NOAA is recommending almost $9 million in funding for 38 projects across the nation.

For more than 40 years, NOAA has awarded grant funding under the Saltonstall-Kennedy (S-K) program to organizations across the country. Funds address needs of fishing communities, support economic opportunities, and build and maintain resilient and sustainable fisheries.

Demand for innovation, information, service and funding from federal agencies continues to grow. This year, NOAA received 155 applications requesting nearly $40 million. In order to better match research and development proposals with S-K goals and mission needs, this year’s recommended projects fall into four priorities:

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

Proposals underwent a rigorous three-phase evaluation process beginning with Pre-Proposal Review where the 517 pre-proposals received were reviewed by both internal and external subject matter experts. NOAA encouraged 150 of the top scoring applications to submit a full review and accepted 155 full proposals. These moved to the second phase, the Technical Merit Review, where each proposal underwent an extensive technical review by at least three subject matter experts. The top 87 scoring proposals moved on to the Constituent Panel Review, the third phase of the S-K review process. At panel, each proposal was reviewed and scored by 15 subject matter experts from the fishing industry and community and the top 38 have been recommended for funding.

At this point in the selection process, the application approval and recommended funding is not final. Divisions of NOAA and the Department of Commerce, NOAA’s parent agency, must still give final approval before successful applicants receive funding near the end of the fiscal year.

For more information please contact the Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office SK Manager, Susan Olsen at 978-281-9330 or at Susan.Olsen@noaa.gov

Attachment 1 - GAR projects recommended for funding
Attachment 2 - GAR project summaries

June 26, 2018

NOAA Offers July 12 Webinar on How to Apply for Saltonstall-Kennedy Grants

If you'd like more information on how to apply for Saltonstall-Kennedy Grants, please join the upcoming webinar on July 12, 2018.

WHAT: Public Webinar - Application Process for SK-2019 Funds
WHEN: July 12, 2018, 2 -3 p.m. EST
HOW: Listen in or join the webinar

CALL-IN INFO
Audio:  888-989-8139 or 1-630-395-0194 (International)
Participant Passcode:  4709100

WEBINAR
If you don’t have it already, you will need to  download the Event Manager from the WebEx Downloads page

URL: Join the event
Conference Number: PWXW7726687
Participant Passcode: 4709100 

May 24, 2018

NOAA Fisheries is pleased to announce the 2019 Saltonstall-Kennedy (S-K) 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 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) posted at www.grants.gov under NOFO #NOAA-NMFS-FHQ-2019-2005591. Applicants interested in submitting a full application after the pre-proposal review process must submit the full application through www.grants.gov.

Please note that under this one NOFO there are two competition links.  Please be sure to submit your pre-proposals to the “PRE PROPOSALS FY19 Saltonstall-Kennedy” link by 11:59 p.m, Eastern Standard Time, July 23, 2018.

Please be sure to submit your FULL Proposals to the “FULL Proposals FY19 Saltonstall-Kennedy” link prior to the date specified in this NOFO. Be sure to read and follow the directions closely.

The goal of the S-K 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 FY19 solicitation seeks applications that fall into one of three priorities:

For more information please contact the Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office SK Manager, Susan Olsen at 978-281-9330 or at Susan.Olsen@noaa.gov

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