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FY25 Saltonstall-Kennedy Pre-Proposal Competition

ID: NOAA-NMFS-FHQ-2025-26840 • Type: Posted

Description

The Saltonstall-Kennedy Act established a fund (known as the S-K fund) used by the Secretary of Commerce to provide grants or cooperative agreements for fisheries research and development projects addressing aspects of U.S. fisheries, including, but not limited to, harvesting, processing, marketing, and associated business infrastructures (seesection IV, F; Funding Restrictions). Under this authority, grants and cooperative agreements are made on a competitive basis (subject to availability of funding) to assist in carrying out projects to expand domestic and foreign markets related to U.S. commercial and recreational fisheries. The term U.S. fisheries refers to any marine fishery (including the Great Lakes) that encompasses commercial, recreational, charter, subsistence, wild capture, and aquaculture that is, or may be, engaged in by citizens or nationals of the United States or other eligible applicants. The objective of the S-K Research and Development Program, referred to throughout this document as the S-K Competitive Grant Program, is to promote U.S. fisheries by assisting the fishing community to address marketing and research needs. The term fishing community means harvesters, marketers, growers, processors, recreational fishermen, charter fishermen, fishermen, and persons providing them with goods and services. Proposals submitted to this competition must address at least one of the following priorities: Promotion, and Marketing; Development, Infrastructure and Capacity Building; Science or Technology that Enhances Sustainable U.S. Fisheries. This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) includes information on application requirements and criteria for proposals requesting a maximum of $500,000 in Federal funding for up to a two-year period. Matching funds are not required, nor will they be considered during the evaluation process. Awards are anticipated to start no earlier than September 1, 2025.

NOTE: No awards will be funded under this current NOFO. Pre-Proposal submissions under this NOFO are eligible to submit a full proposal under a separate Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), NOAA-NMFS-FHQ-2025-26868, which will post in Grants.gov on September 26, 2024.

NEW REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS:

All applicants must complete and maintain three registrations: Sam.gov, Grants.Gov, and eRA Commons.

The registration process for all three systems can take 4 to 6 weeks, so applicants should begin activity as soon as possible.

SUBMISSION CHECKLIST FOR ERA REQUIREMENTS

Below is a submission checklist for eRA Requirements. This is not an exhaustive list of everything you need for a successful application. All items below should be checked before you submit your application in Grants.gov.

SAM.gov Registration and approved UEI

eRA Commons Registration

Grants.gov Registration

PD/PI Account Created

PD/PI Commons ID entered exactly on Box 4 on the SF-424

UEI entered exactly on Box 8c. of the SF-424

Congressional District formatted correctly (ex. VA-001)

All PDFs flattened

File sizes are less than 100 MB

File page sizes are 8 1 2 x 11

File names are shorter than 50 characters (including spaces)

File names do not include invalid characters (&, diacritical marks)

If you have any questions, please reach out to the eRA HelpDesk or the Agency Contact listed in your NOFO.

Background
The Saltonstall-Kennedy Act established a fund (known as the S-K fund) used by the Secretary of Commerce to provide grants or cooperative agreements for fisheries research and development projects addressing aspects of U.S. fisheries, including, but not limited to, harvesting, processing, marketing, and associated business infrastructures. The objective of the S-K Research and Development Program is to promote U.S. fisheries by assisting the fishing community to address marketing and research needs.

Grant Details
The program priorities include Promotion and Marketing, Development, Infrastructure, and Capacity Building, and Science or Technology that Enhances Sustainable U.S. Fisheries. The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) includes information on application requirements and criteria for proposals requesting a maximum of $500,000 in Federal funding for up to a two-year period. Matching funds are not required. Awards are anticipated to start no earlier than September 1, 2025.

Eligibility Requirements
Eligible applicants include citizens or nationals of the United States; entities that are citizens of the United States within the meaning of section 2 of the Shipping Act, 1916; or citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Republic of Palau, or the States of Micronesia. Applications from individuals, government entities, businesses in U.S. insular areas, women, minority individuals and groups, and Minority Serving Institutions are encouraged.

Period of Performance
Grant awards will be for a maximum period of two years (24 months), with project start dates no earlier than September 1, 2025 and no later than March 1, 2026.

Grant Value
Project proposals requesting less than $25,000 or greater than $500,000 in federal funding will not be accepted or reviewed. Approximately 50% of available funds may be awarded to projects addressing Promotion and Marketing priority; approximately 25% each may be awarded to projects addressing Development, Infrastructure, and Capacity Building priority and Science or Technology that Enhances Sustainable U.S. Fisheries priority; approximately 10% of available funding may be allocated for projects requesting up to $100,000 in Federal funding.

Place of Performance
The grant opportunity is open to applicants from various sectors including individuals, industry, academia, and state, local, and Indian Tribal governments.

Overview

Category of Funding
Natural Resources
Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Instruments
Cooperative Agreement
Grant
Grant Category
Discretionary
Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement
False
Source
On 5/24/24 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration posted grant opportunity NOAA-NMFS-FHQ-2025-26840 for FY25 Saltonstall-Kennedy Pre-Proposal Competition. The grant will be issued under grant program 11.427 Fisheries Development and Utilization Research and Development Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program.

Timing

Posted Date
May 24, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT
Closing Date
July 23, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT Past Due
Last Updated
May 24, 2024, 9:02 a.m. EDT
Version
3
Archive Date
Aug. 22, 2024

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Info
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. app. 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. 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 (AFAC); 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.

Award Sizing

Ceiling
$500,000
Floor
$25,000
Estimated Program Funding
Not Provided
Estimated Number of Grants
Not Listed

Contacts

Contact
Maria Aguiniga Grantor
Email Description
S-K Program Manager
Contact Phone
(301) 628-1384

Documents

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