Pacific Fisheries Data Program


This cooperative program provides support to State fishery agencies to enhance their data collection and analysis systems to respond to coast wide and insular area fisheries management needs. The program supports fisheries data collection and analysis projects that provide catch, effort, economic and biological data on federally managed species to the Fishery Management Councils as needed for continuing management of Pacific fisheries.

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.
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, , Public Law 94-265, 16 U.S.C 1854e.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
State governments (including territories of Guam and American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands) and quasi-public nonprofit institution/organizations.
Beneficiary Eligibility
The agency of a State government authorized under its laws to regulate commercial and recreational fisheries.
Proposal from a State or an Interstate Fishery Agency should be submitted in accordance with 15 CFR Part 24. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. 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
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. 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 are evaluated by the receiving National Marine Fisheries Service Regional Office and processed by the NOAA Grants Office. Pursuant to Section 404 of Public Law 102-567, financial assistance awards to a State or Interstate Fishery Commission may be provided on a sole-source basis.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 120 working days.
No formal appeal procedure. If applications are unacceptable, the reasons are fully stated to the applicants. If the applicants desire to resubmit applications, projects must be revised in accordance with recommended changes.
Continuation grants on an annual basis for approved multi-year projects. Future or continued funding will be at the discretion of NMFS based on the availability of each fiscal year funding and satisfactory performance. Procedures for renewals are the same as application procedures.
How are proposals selected?
Priority consideration is given to State projects that provide the Fishery Management Councils with the timely information needed to make the management decisions required under fishery management plans.
How may assistance be used?
Funds can be used to enhance State fishery data collection and analysis systems to respond to Federal fisheries management needs.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Program reports are not applicable. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Reporting requirements are outlined in the Terms and Conditions of the Financial Assistance Award. The Department of Commerce Financial Assistance Standard Terms and Conditions generally requires that performance and financial reports be submitted semi-annually unless a waiver is provided by the NOAA Grants Officer.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
Generally, a recipient is required to retain records relating to a particular grant for three 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
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 normally made for one year. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Funds are released in advance or by reimbursement, as agreed to in the Standard Terms and Conditions document required for each grant.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Regional or Local Office: Alaska: Alaska Regional Office, Shawn Carey, NMFS, P.O. Box 12668, Juneau,AK 99802-1668. Telephone: (907) 586-7845. Use the same numbers for FTS.
Email: Northwest Regional Office, Stehpen Freese,7600 Sand Point Way, NE, Seattle, WA 98115-6349 Telephone: (206) 526-6115or 6113). Email Stephen Northwest Center, Northwest: Dr.Robert Iwamoto, OMI Director, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, 2725 Montlake Boulevard East, Seattle, WA 98112-2097. Telephone: (206) 860-3200. Fax: (206) 860-3442. Email: Pacific IslandsRegion: Scott Bloom, Federal Program Officer, 1601 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu,
HI 96814-4700. Telephone: (808) 944-2218. Email: Southwest: Martha Kawai, Federal Program Officer, Southwest Center,
Telephone: (858) 546-7007. Email:
Headquarters Office
n/a n/a, n/a, Non-U.S. n/a Phone: n/a
Website Address
Alaska: http//
Financial Information
Account Identification
13-5284-0-2-306; 13-1450-0-1-306.
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 11 $33,617,192; FY 12 Not Separately Identifiable; and FY 13 Estimate Not Available
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
15 CFR Part 24, Magnuson Fishery Conservation and Management Act. Allowable cost will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular A-87 for State and local governments and Indian Tribes; OMB Circular A-122 for nonprofit and for- profit organizations; OMB Circular A-21 for institutions of higher education; and 48 CFR Part 31 for commercial organizations. Financial assistance management will be in accordance with 15 CFR Part 14 for institutions of higher education, hospitals, and other non-profit and commercial organizations, and with 15 CFR Part 24 for State and local governments.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2011: This cooperative agreement provides support for data collection for the West Coast groundfish trawl catch share fisheries of the West Coast of the United States and collection of the coast-wide, year round discard rates. Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available


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