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Applying to Saltonstall-Kennedy Grants

How to Apply


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   Daniel Namur, S-K Program Manager 
    NOAA Fisheries Headquarters
    1315 East West Highway
    SSMC3, Room 14358
    Silver Spring, MD 20910
    telephone: (301) 427-8730

   Susan Olsen
    NOAA Fisheries Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries 
    Gloucester, MA 
    telephone: (978) 281-9330

    Robert Sadler 
    NOAA Fisheries Southeast Region
    St. Petersburg, FL 33701 
    telephone: (727) 551-5760

   Scott Bloom
    NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands Region
    Honolulu, Hawaii 96818 
    telephone: (808) 725-5055

   Kim Raneses
    NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region
    Seattle, WA 98115
    telephone: (206) 526-6131

    Shawn Carey
    NOAA Fisheries Alaska Region
    Juneau, AK 99801
    telephone: (907) 586-7845


Step 1: Pre-proposal

For this solicitation all applicants are required to submit a pre-proposal in advance of a full proposal submission.  The pre-proposal process is intended to provide an indication to potential applicants of the technical merit and the relevancy of the proposed project to the SK program before preparing a full proposal.  When drafting a pre-proposal, applicants should clearly convey the management impact and applicability of their proposed research for the priority area to which they are applying. Late or incomplete pre-proposals, as well as those that deviate from content or format requirements, will not be reviewed by NOAA.  

The SF-424 form will serve as a cover page to the pre-proposal. Each pre-proposal may not exceed two pages, single-spaced in at least 12 point font and must provide:

Pre-proposal must be received at under the competition link named “PRE PROPOSALS FY18 Saltonstall-Kennedy,” postmarked, or provided to a delivery service by 11:59 pm, Eastern Standard Time, October 10, 2017, 60 days after the posting date of the Federal Funding Opportunity.  NOAA will inform applicants, within 30 days of the pre-proposal due date, if the SK Program encourages or discourages submission of a full proposal.

Step 2: Full Proposal

Full proposals will not be reviewed or evaluated if a pre-proposal was not received and ranked. Full proposals must be received by, postmarked, or provided to a delivery service by 11:59 pm, Eastern Standard Time, January 8, 2018.. The submission of your full SK application through, the online portal to all Federal grant opportunities, is strongly encouraged.

Please note applicants must be registered with in order to apply for funding electronically. The registration process can take up to two weeks, so we recommend that applicants start this process as early as possible. Further instructions on how to register with are available.

Detailed guidance on how to prepare proposals is provided in the SK FFO. This document should be read carefully to ensure that proposals meet eligibility requirements and are complete upon submission. Complete instructions for preparing and submitting proposals are also available through

Who Can Apply

You are eligible to apply for a grant or cooperative agreement under the SK Grant Program if:

For the full eligibility requirements please review section III Eligibility Information, of the SK FFO.

When to Apply

The annual SK solicitation, published this year on on August 11, 2017, is generally published in the fiscal year before the fiscal year in which the awards are made.  The FY18 solicitation will close on January 8, 2018.  Successful applicants are typically announced in August of the following year.

Additionally, NOAA Fisheries will be conducting a webinar on how to find and apply for Fiscal Year 2018 Saltonstall-Kennedy Funding. 

Frequently Asked Questions


Updated: August 2017