Unallied Industry Projects


To provide grants and cooperative agreements for biological, economic, sociological, public policy, and other research and administration projects to benefit U.S. fisheries industries and contribute to the economic and social welfare of the Nation; also, to award grants and cooperative agreements to develop innovative approaches and methods for ensuring the safety, quality and integrity of U.S. fishery products; also, to provide funds to the five States bordering the Gulf of Mexico, for projects or other measures designed to alleviate the long-term effects of disasters on the Gulf's fishery resources and associated habitat. To facilitate the administration, coordination and implementation of the research activities of the Cooperative Institute for Fisheries Molecular Biology (FISHTEC). The goal of FISHTEC is to develop, test, and apply new technology in molecular biology for use in management of commercial and recreational marine fisheries. Emphasis of the research program is placed on development of molecular genetics techniques to identify and evaluate the status of fish stocks/populations subject to fishing pressure and/or environmental impacts. To support the implementation of community-based demonstration projects in the U.S. western Pacific that promote the development of fishery-related industries and the economic self-sufficiency of native Pacific islanders and communities.

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.
Department of Commerce Appropriation Act of 1999, Public Law 103-211
Saltonstall-Kennedy Act, 15 U.S.C. 713c-3(d).
Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act of 1956, 16 U.S.C. 661-666c
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible applicants for assistance include State and local governments, including their universities and colleges; U.S. territorial agencies; Federal and State-recognized Indian Tribal governments; private universities and colleges; private profit and nonprofit research and conservation organizations and/or individuals.
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.
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. A listing of State single points of contact under E.O. 12372 is available at www.hhs.gov/grantsnet/lawsregs/eo.htm.
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
Proposals are initially evaluated by the pertinent NMFS office/region/science center, or their component laboratories, 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 recommended for funding will be submitted to the NOAA Grants Management Division for review and approval.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days. Approval time is expected to range for 90 to 120 days, which includes processing of the award through the NMFS, NOAA and DOC financial assistance procedures.
Not applicable.
Grants and cooperative agreements are approved on an annual basis, but may be continued beyond the first segment, subject to approved time frame and scope of work, satisfactory progress, and availability of funds. Renewal of an award to increase funding, extend the period of an award to increase funding, or extend the period of performance is at the total discretion of the Department.
How are proposals selected?
Proposals may be selected from several sources, e.g., unsolicited proposals, Congressionally-mandated projects, applications received as a result of notices published in the Federal Register. Recipients and sub recipients are subject to all applicable Federal laws and Federal and Departmental policies, regulations, and procedures applicable to Federal financial assistance awards.
How may assistance be used?
Funds can be used by recipients to support a wide variety of research and management activities for high- priority marine and estuarine resources, especially for species and/or their habitat currently under, or proposed for future Federal or interjurisdictional management.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: Reports are due in accordance with the terms and conditions of the award. The Department's financial assistance standard terms and conditions generally require that financial and performance reports be submitted semi annually. Progress reports summarize work accomplished and explain situations where expected work has not been
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. 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 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
Alaska: Shawn Carey, NMFS, Alaska Regional Office, P.O. Box 12668, Juneau, AK 99802. Telephone: (907) 586-7280. E-mail: shawn.carey@noaa.gov 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. E-mail: Grants.Information@noaa.gov. Northwest: Kevin Ford, National Marine Fisheries Service, Northwest Region, 7600 Sand Point Way NE., Seattle, WA 98115. Telephone: (206) 526-6115. Fax: (206) 526- 4461. Email: Kevin.Ford@noaa.gov. Southeast: Jeffrey Brown, State/Federal Liaison Branch, 263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. Telephone: (727) 824-5364 Fax: (727) 824-5364. E-mail: jeff.brown@noaa.gov. Southwest: Patricia Culver, Federal Program Officer, 501 W. Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802. Telephone: (562) 980-4033. Fax: (562) 980-4047. E-mail: trisha.culver@noaa.gov. PIRO: Scott Bloom, 1601 Kapiolani Blvd, Suite 1110, Honolulu, HI 96814. Telephone: (808)944- 2218. Fax: (808)973-2941. E-mail: scott.bloom@noaa.gov.
Headquarters Office
Dan Namur
Office of Management and Budget,, National Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 East-West Highway,
Silver Spring, MD 20910 US
Phone: (301) 713-1364
Fax: (301) 713-2258
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 22$250,164.00; FY 23 est $535,627.00; FY 24 est $590,000.00; FY 21$220,941.00; FY 20$482,837.00; FY 16$757,640.00; FY 18 est $750,000.00; FY 17 est $728,151.00; - FY22 is actual and FY23 and FY24 are estimates based on a percentage increase of prior year funding
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range and Average of Financial Assistance: $50,000 to $1,361,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular Nos. A-21 for Institutions of Higher Education, A-87 for State and Local Governments, and with A-122 for Nonprofit Organizations. For grants management principles, see 15 CFR 24 (States and local governments) and 15 CFR 14 for other recipients.


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