Hawaii Sustainable Fisheries Development (Aquaculture Program)

The development of commercially feasible technology for high-value marine finfish in the United States.

The ultimate goal of the Hawaiian Fisheries Development project is to increase the availability of marine finfish for aquaculture and stock enhancement purposed in the U.S., with the secondary
goal of promoting the development of a sustainable commercial aquaculture industry for high-value species.

Agency - Department of Commerce

The Department of Commerce fosters and promotes the nation's economic development and technological advancement through vigilance in international trade policy, domestic business policy and growth, and promoting economic progress at all levels.

Office - Pacific Island Fisheries Science Center: Bruce Mundy, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, 2570 Dole Street, Honolulu, HI 96822.

Telephone: (808) 983-5374.

Fax: (808) 983-2902.

E-mail: Bruce.Mundy@noaa.gov.


Program Accomplishments

The goal of the Hawaiian Fisheries Development (HDF) Project is the generation and transfer of aquaculture information, technologies and products that can be applied to restoration and maintenance of sustainable fish production, reef ecosystems, and fisheries of the United States.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Establish a consistent source of supply to satisfy the growing market for marine finfish.

Funds are appropriated by Congress for the Oceanic Institute.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Private nonprofit institution operating for scientific purposes.

Beneficiary Eligibility

The beneficiaries of the aquaculture program would be anyone/general public.

Credentials/Documentation

Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular Nos. A-21 for institutions of higher education, A-87 for State and local governments, and A-122 for nonprofit organizations.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

None.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

Proposals are submitted through Grants.Gov. Applicants will need to enter the Funding Opportunity Number and/or CFDA number to access the application package and instructions. Application package will then be submitted directly to the (Name of your Office - Example Coastal Services Center). Proposals are subject to the requirements of 15 CFR Parts 14 and 24, as applicable.

Award Procedures

Projects approved for funding will be submitted to the NOAA Grants Office for review and approval.

Deadlines

Completed application package must be received at the following address at least 90 days before the requested start date of the project: National Marine Fisheries Service, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2570 Dole Street, Honolulu, HI 96822.

Authorization

16 U.S.C. 758b; Executive Order No. 13-089.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Approval time for awards is expected to range from 90 to 150 days. That includes processing of the award through the NMFS, NOAA Grants and DOC.

Appeals

None.

Renewals

This program is expected to be renewed through fiscal year 2005.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Projects are funded at up to 100 percent Federal share.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Awards are normally awarded for a 12-month period. Financial status reports are completed and submitted. Funds are released in advance or by reimbursement, as agreed to in the Standard Terms and Conditions document required for each grant.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Semiannual progress and financial reports are due 30 days after each calendar half.

An annual report is due 90 days after each award period.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), recipients that are States, Local Governments, Nonprofit Organizations, nonfederal entities that receive financial assistance of $500,000 a year or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.

Records

All financial and programmatic records, supporting documents statistical reports, and other records of grantees or subgrantees are required to be retained in accordance with provisions of 15 CFR Part 14 for institutions of higher education or other nonprofit organizations, and with 15 CFR Part 24 for State and local governments from the date of the financial report. Generally, a recipient is required to retain records relating to a particular grant for three (3) years from the date of submission of the final financial report. In cases where litigation, claim or an audit is initiated prior to expiration of the three-year-year period, records must be retained until the action and resolution of any issues associated with it are complete or until the end of the three-year retention period; whichever is latest.

Financial Information

Account Identification

13-1450-0-1-306.

Obigations

(Grants and Cooperative Agreements) FY 07 $525,000; FY 08 est not available; and FY 09 est not reported.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$439,800 to $869,000. Average: $654,000 per year.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Pacific Island Fisheries Science Center: Bruce Mundy, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, 2570 Dole Street, Honolulu, HI 96822. Telephone: (808) 983-5374. Fax: (808) 983-2902. E-mail: Bruce.Mundy@noaa.gov.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

Pacific Island Fisheries Science Center: Bruce Mundy, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, 2570 Dole Street, Honolulu, HI 96822. Telephone: (808) 983-5374. Fax: (808) 983-2902. E-mail: Bruce.Mundy@noaa.gov.

Headquarters Office

Not applicable.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Proposals are selected from several sources: Unsolicited proposals; special solicitations in the Federal Register or Commerce Business Daily; or Congressionally-mandated projects. Regardless of source, proposals must undergo rigorous technical review and comply with all OMB, DOC, and NOAA grants policies and procedures.



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