Fisheries International Cooperation and Assistance Program


The purpose of this notice is to request applications for special projects and programs associated with NMFS Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection (IASI) strategic plan and mission goals (, as well as to provide the general public with information and guidelines on how IASI will select proposals and administer discretionary Federal assistance under this National Marine Fisheries Service Fisheries International Cooperation and Assistance Program (FICAP) - FY 2016 Announcement. This program is a mechanism to encourage research, policy, and outreach, innovative projects, or sponsorship that are not addressed through our other competitive discretionary programs. Funding for potential projects in this notice is contingent upon the availability of Fiscal Year 2016 appropriations. Applicants are hereby given notice that funds have not yet been appropriated for any potential activities in this notice. Publication of this announcement does not oblige IASI to review an application, or to award any specific project, or to obligate any available funds.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Commerce
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreement, Grant
Number of Awards Available
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible applicants are institutions of higher education, nonprofits, for-profit commercial organizations, international or foreign organizations or foreign public entities, organizations under the jurisdiction of foreign governments, individuals, and state, local and Indian Tribal governments. If the applicant is a university that has a NOAA Joint or Cooperative Institute (CI), the institution is encouraged to submit an application that will be associated with the CI. The application must specify the name of the CI, its most recent award number, and the NOAA- approved research theme applicable to the work to be performed in the project narrative. The application must use the facilities and administrative rate (F&A or Indirect Cost Rate) associated with most recent CI award. If the application is selected for funding, NMFS will notify the university that a separate competitive award will be issued with its own award number. However, the competitive award will include a Special Award Condition (SAC) that evidences the link between it and the CI award. The SAC will provide (1) that the university has submitted the proposal to be associated with the CI; (2) that any existing University/NOAA Memorandum Of Agreement will be incorporated by reference into the terms of the competitive award, and (3) that any progress report(s) for the competitive award must follow the timetable of and be submitted by the CI directly to the funding program. Copies of these progress reports will be attached to the CI's performance report as an appendix.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
For further information about IASI, please visit NOAA Fisheries Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection website at:
Or contact:
National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Christopher Rogers
Phone Number: 301-427-8375
Email: Christopher.
E-mail Address
Financial Information
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards range from $25,000.00 to $100,000.00


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