Interjurisdictional Fisheries Act of 1986


To assist States in managing interjurisdictional fisheries resources.

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
A - Formula Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Interjurisdictional Fisheries Act of 1986, Title 3, Public Law 99-659, 16 U.S.C. 4106
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
The agency of a State government authorized under its laws to regulate commercial fisheries, and the Pacific, Atlantic, and Gulf Interstate Marine Fisheries Commissions.
Beneficiary Eligibility
The agency of a State government authorized under its laws to regulate commercial fisheries.
The Governor of each State shall notify the Secretary of Commerce which State agency is authorized to regulate commercial fisheries. An official of the State agency shall certify as the official(s) authorized in accordance with State law to commit the State to participation under the Act, to sign project documents, and to receive payments. Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments.
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. Proposals are submitted through Grants.Gov. 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 the (Name of your Office - Example Coastal Services Center). Proposals are subject to the requirements of 15 CFR Parts 14 and 24, as applicable.
Award Procedure
Applications reviewed by the National Marine Fisheries Service Regional Program Office and processed by the NOAA Grants Management Division (OA32).
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 75 days or less.
No formal appeal procedure. If application is unacceptable the reasons are fully stated to the applicant. If the applicant desires to resubmit application, project must be revised in accordance with recommended changes.
No renewal. However, an approved on-going project can be extended by submission of an amendment request.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Funds can be used for research and enforcement of interjurisdictional fishery resources, for the development of Fishery Management plans, and for restoration of resources damaged by a natural resource disaster.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Generally, a recipient is required to retain records relating to a particular grant for three (3) years from the date of submission of the final financial report. In cases where litigation, claim or an audit is initiated prior to expiration of the three-year period, records must be retained until the action and resolution of any issues associated with it are complete or until the end of the three-year retention period; whichever is latest.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching is voluntary. Apportionment to States is based on average value and volume of raw fish landed by domestic commercial fishermen. No State that qualified for funding may receive less than 1/2 of 1 percent or more than 6 percent of funds appropriated in any fiscal year based on conditions of the act. Federal funding is not to exceed 75 percent of approved project costs, except where a project supports an approved interstate or Federal Fishery Management Plan, up to 90 percent Federal funding may apply. The statistical factors used for fund allocation are: (1) Three year average of value of commercial fish landed, the source is the "Fishery Statistics of the U.S."; and (2) volume of fish landed, the source is the "Fishery Statistics of the U.S." No matching requirements for commission grants.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Awards are normally for a 12 month period but in some instances, award periods may extend beyond 12 months, or may be completed in less than 12 months. Award funds must be spent in the indicated budget period and is expended in accordance with DOC/NOAA finance and reporting procedures. According to grant agreement
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Regional or Local Office: Potential applicants should make initial contact relative to this program at the region or area offices of the National Marine Fisheries Service listed. Alaska: Alaska Regional Office, Barbara Fosburg, NMFS, P.O. Box 12668, Juneau, AK 99802-1668. Telephone: (907) 586-7273. Use the same numbers for FTS. Email: 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. Email: Northwest Regional Office, Kevin Ford or Stehpen Freese, 7600 Sand Point Way, NE, Seattle, WA 98115-6349. Telephone: (206) 526-6115 or 6113). E-mail or Stephen Pacific Islands Region: Scott Bloom, Federal Program Officer, 1601 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96814-4700. Telephone: (808) 973-2941. E-mail: Southeast: Cynthia Binkley, Federal Program Officer, State/Federal Liaison Branch, 263 13 Ave. South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 Telephone: (727) 824- 5324.. Fax: (727) 824-5364 E-mail: Southwest: Patricia Culver, Federal Program Officer, Southwest Region Office, 501 West Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802- 4213. Telephone: (310) 980- 4239. Fax: (562) 980-4047. E-mail:
Headquarters Office
Steve Meyers
Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine, Fisheries Service, 1315 East-West Highway,
Silver Spring, MD 20910 US
Phone: (301) 713-2334
Fax: (301) 713-0596
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Formula Grants) FY 22$6,820,055.00; FY 23 est $4,632,521.00; FY 24 est $5,000,000.00; FY 21$5,945,482.00; FY 20$6,251,404.00; FY 18 Estimate Not Available FY 16$3,386,604.00; FY 17 est $3,386,604.00; - FY23 and FY24 are estimates using percentage increase of past funding
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable/available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
50 CFR 253 available from Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries (F/SF), National Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 East West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. or from regional offices without cost.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2016 A Collaborative Approach to Prevention and Control of Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species; Fishery Independent Assessment of Adult Red Drum and Coastal Sharks in South Carolina; Monitoring and Management of Coastal and Pelagic Specie


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