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Funding Opportunities

hatchery tanks Key scientific, environmental, and socio-economic questions for marine aquaculture are being answered with the help of the NOAA National Marine Aquaculture Initiative competitive grants program. [credit: NOAA Aquaculture Office]

NOAA and other federal agencies administer a variety of financial assistance programs that support sustainable aquaculture in the United States.  Funding may address a variety of issues such as environmental monitoring, recirculating aquaculture systems, shellfish farming, alternative feeds for aquaculture, new species research, and offshore aquaculture.  The programs below outline NOAA-managed funding opportunities for aquaculture and funding opportunities available through other agencies or venues.

NOAA Competitive Grants Programs for Aquaculture

NOAA Financial Assistance Programs

Programs Offered Through Other Federal Agencies

For information about all federal funding opportunities