Fisheries Development and Utilization Research and Development Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program


To increase greatly the Nation's wealth and quality of life through sustainable fisheries that support fishing industry jobs, safe and wholesome seafood, and recreational opportunities.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Commerce
Office: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Saltonstall-Kennedy Act, 15 U.S.C 713c 3(c).
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Any U.S. citizen or national, or any citizen of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Republic of Palau, or the Federated States of Micronesia; or group including State and local governments, except that employees of Federal agencies, and Regional Fishery Management Councils and their employees, are not eligible.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Any U.S. citizen or national, or any citizen of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Republic of Palau, or the Federated States of Micronesia; or group including State and local governments.
Proposal with statement of work and budget estimate. See annual solicitation published in the Federal Register for details. Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-21 for institutions of higher education, with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments, and with OMB Circular No. A-122 for nonprofit organizations. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
A listing of State single points of contact under E.O. 12372 is available at Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Submit Standard Form 424, project proposal and budget following the format specified by the funding office in the annual solicitation. Proposals are submitted through 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 NOAA. Proposals are subject to the requirements of 15 CFR Parts 14 and 24, as applicable.
Award Procedure
Proposals are reviewed after the submission deadline in competition with all other proposals submitted. To the extent that funds are available, those proposals judged to best meet priorities are funded. Either grants or cooperative agreements will be awarded.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 3 to 4 months.
Not Applicable.
Projects of up to 24-month durations will be considered. Proposals for continuing work must be competed.
How are proposals selected?
Significance of the issue addressed in the proposal, methodology proposed, responsiveness to published priorities, cost proposed, etc.
How may assistance be used?
Proposals must respond to funding priorities in the annual solicitation. Applicants should demonstrate an awareness of the fisheries resources in the region over which the resource extends as well as the issues/problems involving such fisheries. Issues/problems addressed in the project should be supported by industry experience.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Program reports are not applicable. Cash reports are not applicable. Semiannual progress and financial reports shall be due within 30 days after the end of the 6-month period. Final reports shall be submitted within 90 days after the end of the project. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-133. Commercial organizations shall be subject to the audit requirements as stipulated in the award document.
Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to an agreement shall be retained for a period of three years.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grants are not to exceed 24 months. Financial status reports are completed and submitted. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: As determined in agreement.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Northeast: Harold C. Mears, State, Federal and Constituent Programs Office; Northeast Region, 55 Great Republic Dr., Gloucester, MA 01930-2276. Telephone: (978) 281-9243. Fax: (978) 281- 9117.; Telephone: (978)281-9243; Fax:
(978) 281-9117; Email:
Southeast Region: Robert Sadler, Federal Program Officer, State/Federal Liaison Branch, National Marine Fisheries Service, 263 13th Ave S., St. Petersburg, FL 33701. Telephone: (727)824-5324. Fax (727)824-5364. E-Mail:
Headquarters Office
Dan Namur Headquarters Office: Dan Namur, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service,, Office of Management and Budget, 1315 East-West Highway, Rm. 14358, Silver
Spring, MD 20910 .
, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 Email: Phone: (301) 713-2259 Fax: (301) 713-1306.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 11 $0; FY 12 est $0; and FY 13 Estimate Not Available
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
For costs principles, see OMB Circular No. A-87 (State and local governments) and OMB Circular No. A-122 for other receipients. For grants management principles, see 15 CFR 24 (States and local governments) and 15 CFR 14 for other recipients.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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