Fishermen's Contingency Fund


To compensate U.S. commercial fishermen for damage/loss of fishing gear and 50 percent of resulting economic loss due to oil and gas related activities in any area of the Outer Continental Shelf.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
D - Direct Payments With Unrestricted Use
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act Amendments of 1978, Title IV, Section 402
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Applicant must be a U.S. commercial fisherman.
Beneficiary Eligibility
U.S. Commercial fishermen.
Financial statements, records, logbooks, receipts, and estimates which establish that the applicant is a fisherman and owned the property for which compensation is claimed.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. 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. Refer to program guidelines
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Submit applications to Chief, Financial Services Division, National Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910.
Award Procedure
Review and approval by Financial Services Division, NMFS.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
For two months.
Assistant Administrator, National Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
To compensate fishermen at specific geographic locations negatively impacted by oil and gas obstructions in these fishing grounds.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
N/A As determined in contract
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Headquarters Office
Jeffrey Kulnis
1305 East West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Silver Spring, MD 20910 US
Phone: (301) 427-8771
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Direct Payments with Unrestricted Use) FY 22$0.00; FY 23 est $0.00; FY 24 est $0.00; FY 21$0.00; FY 20$0.00; FY 18 est $0.00; FY 16$0.00; FY 17 est $0.00; - This is an active listing. Estimates have been made per prior year funds. We would like to keep this active for FY24 even though USA Spending shows 0 funds the last two FY. If there are no awards funded to this listing in FY24, we plan on archiving next year.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable/available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Available from Chief, Financial Services Division, National Marine Fisheries Service. 43 U.S.C. 1841 et seq; 50 CFR Part 296.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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