Southeast Area Monitoring and Assessment Program


To maintain a cooperative program which engages State and Federal agencies in the coordinated collection, management, and dissemination of fishery - independent information on marine fisheries in support of State Territorial Sea and U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone fisheries management programs.

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.
Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956, 16 U.S.C. 753 a.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible applicants are the Marine Fishery Conservation agencies of the States of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Atlantic and Gulf States Marine Fishery Commissions.
Beneficiary Eligibility
This program benefits Federal, State and interstate marine resource conservation and management agencies; U.S. and foreign commercial and recreational fishing industries; conservation organizations; academic institutions; international and Indian Tribal treaties; private and public research groups; consumers; and the general public.
Applicants are required to satisfy all DOC/NOAA standards and regulations, including routine and special terms and conditions for financial assistance programs application and conduct. Applicants may be required to show proof that they are mandated by their own State to monitor fishery resources and to manage or participate in the management of these resources.
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. An environmental impact assessment is not required for this listing. 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. The standard application forms as furnished by the agency. This program is covered 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 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
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
In FY 2003, the SEAMAP program changed to multi-year grants. Funding continues to be awarded annually, however, grant recipients submit three year proposals, that are reviewed and evaluated by the pertinent NMFS Office/Region/Science Center, and are subject to review for technical merit, soundness of design, competency of the applicant to perform the proposed work, potential contribution of the project to national or regional goals, and appropriateness and reasonableness of proposed costs. Projects approved for funding will be submitted to the NOAA Grants Management Division and the Department of Commerce's Office of Federal Assistance for review and approval. Subsequent years of the grant do not require proposals. All requirements for funding are worked by the Program Officer. Recipients receive notification when funding has been approved for the current fiscal year.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Approval time is expected to range from 30 to 90 days, which includes processing of the award through the NMFS, NOAA, and DOC financial assistance procedures. Subsequent funding for the multi-year grant is typically awarded 30 days after the Program Officer completes all funding requirements.
Not applicable.
Multiple year awards of up to five years may be approved. Funding for multi-year projects beyond the first year is contingent upon the availability of program funds in subsequent fiscal years, and the extent to which the recipient meets project objectives and reporting requirements.
How are proposals selected?
Proposals are selected based on the results of SEAMAP committee activities and on negotiations between NMFS and cooperators. The nature and scope of cooperative activities are based on the needs of the cooperating agencies. Funding is allocated by NMFS based on SEAMAP committee recommendations and on the level of activities that are planned for accomplishment. Regardless of source, proposals must undergo rigorous technical review and comply with all OMB, DOC, and NOAA grants policies and procedures.
How may assistance be used?
Funding through cooperative agreements involve regional member organizations in fishery - independent sampling projects. Projects are restricted to fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic and U.S. Caribbean. Cooperators are State and territorial governments, Interstate Marine Fishery Commissions.
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 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
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 are to be expended in accordance with DOC/NOAA finance and reporting procedures. 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
Kelly Donnelly, Federal Program Officer, State/Federal Liaison Branch, National Marine Fisheries Service, 263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. Telephone: (727) 824-5324. Fax: (727) 824-5364. E-mail:
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
(Project Grants) FY 22$4,458,202.00; FY 23 est $5,992,632.00; FY 24 est $6,600,000.00; FY 21$4,006,587.00; FY 20$4,063,684.00; FY 16$3,653,166.00; FY 18 Estimate Not Available FY 17 est $3,653,166.00; - FY22 is actual and FY23 and FY24 are estimates based on a percentage increase pf prior year funding
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$71,500 - $1,372,023. Average: $337,845.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Allowable costs will be determined in accordance with 2 CFR 225 for state, local, and Indian tribal governments; 2 CFR 230 for nonprofit organizations; 2 CFR 220 for educational institutions; and 48 CFR 31 for profit-making organizations.


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