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
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
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.
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 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 location, 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?
Performance Reports: 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.
Not applicable.
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
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
Grants are normally made for one year. 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
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
Jeffrey Kulnis
1305 East West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Silver Spring, 1 20910 US
Phone: 301-427-8771
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 22$25,876,298.00; FY 23 est $25,719,185.00; FY 24 est $28,200,000.00; FY 21$24,051,414.00; FY 20$22,860,150.00; FY 16$30,441,769.00; FY 18 Estimate Not Available FY 17 est $30,441,769.00; - FY22 is actual and FY23 and FY24 are estimates based on a percentage increase pf prior year funding
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable/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 2016 IPHC Commercial Fishery Sampling Costs associated with the Pacific halibut IFQ Program;Developing an Electronic Logbook to Census For-Hire Angler-Trip Effort, Catch and Harvest in Alaska. EDR Collection Program for the BSAI Rationalized Crab, BSAI Factory Trawl Fleet under Amendment 80 and Amendment 91


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