NOAA Launches New Aquaculture Funding Opportunity

NOAA Fisheries is pleased to announce that the 2020 Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant competition is now open.


The Saltonstall-Kennedy Program will award up to $300,000 for projects that encourage the development of environmentally- and economically-sound marine aquaculture as well as relieve fishing pressure and improve market availability of U.S. seafood products.  

The FY20 solicitation seeks applications that fall into one of two priorities:
  • Promotion, Development, and Marketing.
    • Promote better business practices to increase market demand for, and value-added of, U.S. commercial (wild caught and farmed) and recreational fish species.
    • Develop collaborative and improved regional, national, and global public relations and marketing opportunities that can position the U.S. seafood industry to increase domestic production and better compete in global markets.
    • Include marketing strategies which involve participation of the seafood industry locally, regionally, or nationally.
  • Science or Technology that Promotes Sustainable U.S. Seafood Production and Harvesting.
    • Directly impact fisheries (to include commercial, recreational, wild capture, and marine aquaculture) through the development of science and technology-based pilot projects that lead to the strengthening of existing, or the creation of new markets and opportunities in U.S. fishing and aquaculture communities.
    • Demonstrate a direct need or benefit to the fishing and aquaculture community that connects all segments of the wild capture, marine aquaculture, and recreational fisheries supply chain from growing/harvesting to processing and marketing.
    • Include, within the scope of the project, participation of the seafood industry and/or fishing and aquaculture community.
    • Pre-proposals: July 30, 2019 by 11:59 PM Eastern Time
    • Full Proposals: November 12, 2019 by 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Please see the Federal Funding Opportunity for complete proposal details, qualifying requirements, and submission instructions.

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