Submission requirements in this NOFO may change from previous year's announcements.
The S-K Program recommends reading the full announcement carefully, paying close attention to Section IV Application and Submission Information, for changes to application submission requirements.The
objectives of the S-K Program and, therefore, the funding priorities for the S-K Grant Competition, have changed over the years since the program began in 198 0. The program has evolved as Federal fishery management laws and policies and research needs have evolved in response to changing circumstances.The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act requires fishery managers to undertake efforts to prevent overfishing, rebuild overfished fisheries, ensure conservation, minimize by-catch, protect essential fish habitats, and realize the full potential of U. S. fishery resources.
It further requires that the Federal government take into account the importance of fishery resources to fishing communities; provide for the sustained participation of such communities; and, to the extent possible, minimize the adverse economic impacts of conservation and management measures on such communities.The objective of the S-K Research and Development Program, referred to throughout this document as the S-K Program, is to promote U. S. fisheries by assisting the fishing community to address marketing and research needs.NMFS seeks applications that demonstrate direct benefits to U. S. fisheries and meaningful participation of fishing communities .
The S-K Grant Competition is open to applicants from a variety of sectors, including individuals, industry, academia, and state and local governments.
Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories
Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AA-23-002.htmlAdditional Information of Eligibility:
You are eligible to apply for a grant or a cooperative agreement under the Saltonstall Kennedy Grant Competition if: 1.
You are a citizen or national of the United States; 2.
You represent an entity that is a corporation, partnership, association, or other non Federal entity, non-profit or otherwise (including Indian tribes), if such entity is a citizen of the United States within the meaning of section 2 of the Shipping Act, 1916, as amended (46 U.S.C.
802); or 3.
You are a citizen of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Republic of Palau, or the States of Micronesia.
We recognize the interest of the Secretaries of Commerce and Interior in defining appropriate fisheries policies and programs that meet the needs of the U. S. insular areas, so we encourage applications from individuals, government entities, and businesses in U. S. insular areas.
We support cultural and gender diversity in our programs and encourage women and minority individuals and groups to submit applications.
We are also committed to broadening the participation of Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), which include Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, and Tribal Colleges and Universities, in our grant programs.
To find out more about MSIs go to https://www.doi.gov/pmb/eeo/doi-minority-serving-institutions-program We encourage applications from members of fishing communities (including the Great Lakes) and applications that involve fishing community cooperation and participation.
We will consider the extent of fishing community involvement when evaluating the potential benefit of funding a proposal.
Eligible Applicants must submit a pre-proposal that meets the submission requirements listed in this NOFO by the established due date.
Full proposals will not be reviewed or evaluated if a pre-proposal was not received on time and ranked.
Non Eligible Applicants You are not eligible to submit an application under this program if you are an employee of any Federal agency; a member of the American Fisheries Advisory Committee; a Regional Fishery Management Council (Council); or an employee of a Council.
However, Council members who are not Federal employees can submit an application to the S-K Grant Competition.
Multiple full proposal submissions from the same entity or applicant are limited to three.
NMFS will only accept three full proposals from the same entity or individual, if more than three full proposals are submitted from the same entity or applicant NMFS will accept the first three in the order they are received.Full Opportunity Web Address:http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AA-23-002.htmlContact: Agency Email Description:
Regional S-K Program point of contacts Agency Email: Date Posted:
2023-05-25Application Due Date: Archive Date: